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Social Hours Events:

Graduate Student Reception 

Friday, August 11th @ 3:30 pm - 6 pm in Hodgin Hall *FREE*

This is an opportunity to meet the new incoming graduate international students for the semester or meet your fellow students. A fun reception at the first building of UNM, the Alumni building. Get ready to enjoy summer evening relaxing and socializing.

Friday Night Live

Friday, August 18th @ 8 pm in Student Union Building (SUB) *FREE*

Join over 2,500 fellow students in the SUB for the 11th annual Friday Night Live! The entire building will be full of great events. This year there will a Photo Booth, Casino Games, Henna Tattoos, Karaoke, Student Organizations, Video Games on Projection Screens, Lobo Sports Teams, a Dance, and Free Food!

Welcome Picnic

Saturday, August 19th @ 1 pm - 4 pm in Lawn by Duck Pond and Zimmerman Library *FREE*

All new and current international students are invited to join us at this welcome picnic.  Bring a blanket and come meet fellow international students, get some free food, and enjoy a sunny day under the trees!

Movie on the Field

Sunday, August 20th @ 8 pm in Johnson Field *FREE*

Join us on Johnson Field and see a movie on a huge movie screen under the stars at this Welcome Back Days tradition. This is the closest you may ever get to a drive-in style movie! Bring a blanket and your friends, this event is open to the public and is FREE!

Lobo Thirstday at the Red Rally 

Thursday, September 7th @ 8 pm in Johnson Field *FREE*

For our first Lobo Thirstday we will gather for a very important UNM tradition. Red Rally  burning a 25’ tall Aggie ((NMSU’s mascot)at the stake to get pumped up for the game vs. New Mexico State University (NMSU). Red Rally was rated #55 in Sports Illustrated’s “102 Things You Have To Do Before You Graduate” article. 

Football Tailgate

Saturday, September 9th @ 12:30 pm in South Lot *FREE*

Let’s have some fun before joining the cheering for our UNM Football Team! We will have free food, music, and lots of fun! UNM bus service can take you there with just showing your UNM ID.

1$ State Fair Day

Wednesday, September 13th @ 6:00 pm in Book Store

It is an American tradition! Joins us for the $1 day at the State Fair, $1 entrance and $1 every ride, you cannot ask for a better deal! Bring your UNM ID with the bus sticker to ride the bus to the Fair and get ready to enjoy games and delicious food!

Lobo Thirstday! (Monthly Social Hour)

Thursday, October 5th @ 7 pm in Brickyard Pizzaa

Let’s gather for pizza, chicken wins, drinks, and fun! All students are welcome: International, domestic, underage, everyone! Just take a break of studies to see everyone and get ready to start the weekend.

Halloween Party

Friday, October 31th @ 9 pm in NobHill Bar & Grill *FREE* +21

Wear your best custom and get ready to party on with your friends!

*This is an event for students over 21 years old*!

Lobo Thirstday! (Monthly Social Hour)

Thursday, November 2nd @ 7 pm in Brickyard Pizza

Let’s gather for pizza, chicken wings, drinks, and fun! All students are welcome: International, domestic, underage, everyone! Just take a break of studies to see everyone and get ready to start the weekend.

Marigold Parade- Dia de los Muertos

SSunday, November 5th @ 10:30am in Bandido Hideout *FREE*

The Marigold Parade “Dia de los Muertos” is one of the most unique experiences to have in Albuquerque! We will meet at Bandido Hideout (located on 2128 Central Ave SE, in front of the Communication and Journalism Department) for some traditional bread and drinks and then we will ride the bus over there.

Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 16th @ 5:00 pm in UNM Main Campus

Feel and enjoy like a kid and join the Easter Egg Hunt in UNM Main Campus!

Global Get Down

Friday, November 17th @ 7:00pm in Bandido Hideout *FREE*

Let’s celebrate the International Education Week with a big International party! Join us for free food, music, and some performances. Free to all UNM students!

Hanging the Greens

Friday, December 1st @ 6 pm in Book Store *FREE*

Join one of the oldest tradition in New Mexico and UNM, a walk through campus luminarias and the end in Alumni with a hot Posole and Chocolate. An event that you cannot misss!

Farewell Party

Thursday, December 7th @ 9:30 pm in Effex Night Club 

Join us for the FINAL PARTY of the semester! Let's have one more chance to have a blast and enjoy the eternal friendships. See ya all there!

*This is an event for students over 21 years old

Late Night Breakfast

Sunday, December 10th @ 8:00pm in Student Union Building *FREE*

Take a little break of that hard study for finals and join the entire UNM student community for food, gifts, photo booths, games, music, dance, and so much more! Give your last bye to the UNM activities before the crazy final week and holidays break!

ABQ Shopping Tour

Saturday, January 13th @ 10:00 am 

This is a 5 hour shopping tour around Albuquerque, we will stop at Talin Market, Coronado Center, Walmart, Old Town Plaza.

Welcome Dinner/Party

Friday, January 19th @ 6:00 pm 

Party at Hokona Hall to welcome the students. We provide dinner, play international music, meet ang reet all of the students and this year we are breaking a piñata. 

Red River Ski Trip 

Friday, February 2nd to Sundary February 4th 

Go on a Gateway Adventure to Red River, New Mexico. Explore the mountain, ski down the slopes, or just hang out by the snow and drink some hot chocolate. Get the chance to watch and support the UNM Ski team in the Red River Competition! The base fee for this trip is $116.00 which includes 2 hotel nights, a lunch, and transportation. For more information on the trip and the different packages visit

Moab, Utah

Sunday, March 11th to Tuesday, March 13th 

This amazing Spring Break Road Trip with REC Services takes you from New Mexico to Moab, Utah!!! On the way you will visit the Canyonlands National Park, the Aztec Ruins National Monument, and Arches National Park (look it up its awesome). This trip is an amazing opportunity to travel and see the scenic landscape of the west! The cost includes lodging, transportation, and 7 meals.

Field Day 

Friday March 30th @ 4:00 pm

Cook and bring your favorite side dish, snacks, or dessert and meet up with all of the international students on the volleyball courts of Casas Del Rio (North of Johnsons Field)! Apart from getting a taste of different international food, GEO will cater a main dish and organize soccer, volleyball, and Frisbee games!

Isotopes Game

Saturday, April 28th @ 6:00pm 

International students and lobo friends are invited to watch an isotopes game for free. Whether you know anything about the game or not, going to a baseball game is a fun American experience that you can’t miss out on! We have a space reserved for everyone to sit together and enjoy the game!

Farewell Party 

Saturday, May 5th @ 6:00pm 

The final activity will be the farewell party! This is the student’s last get together before finals week, it’s a great way to see your international friends and relax before exams begin!