‘Lobo Luau’ shakes up Homecoming Oct. 18-23
The University of New Mexico’s 79th annual homecoming – today through Oct. 23 – packs a tropical punch, celebrating the theme “Lobo Luau.”
Homecoming week features more than 50 events, all leading up to the football game Saturday, Oct. 23, at University Stadium when UNM takes on San Diego State.
The festivities get underway with a variety of student activities. A complete list can be found at: www.unm.edu/~homecome/.
On Tuesday, Oct. 19, departments across campus will decorate lobbies and offices as part of the campus decorating contest. Judging will begin at 2 p.m.
On Wednesday, Oct. 20, students will vote for UNM Homecoming royalty in the Student Union Building from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“The Lobo Howl,” a longtime homecoming tradition, along with other games, are part of the Cherry/Silver Spirit Cup competition set for Thursday, Oct. 21.
The induction of the Class of 1954 will be the highlight of the Heritage Club dinner at the Albuquerque Country Club on Thursday at 6 p.m.
On Friday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., a campus luau is scheduled. In addition, the unveiling of the 2004 Homecoming Court takes place at a noon pep rally.
Twelve alumni “Luau” reunions will take place from
6 to 8 p.m., followed by a “Tiki Dance” on Friday from
8 to 11 p.m. at the large Tiki Pavilion in the northeast corner of University Stadium.
Events for Saturday, Oct. 23, include the All-University Breakfast, UNM Alumni Lettermen’s Tailgate Party, a Lobo Luau (tailgate party) and the 11th annual UNM Alumni Association Silent Auction.
Other homecoming highlights include the annual UNM faculty/staff alumni luncheon, affinity group reunions, lecture series, various student activities, College Enrichment Program’s 35th anniversary, and more.
Advanced tickets for the Lobo Luau and other events can be purchased by calling 277-5808 or online at http://www.unmalumni.com/homecoming/.