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First Year Events

Class Crawl

August 20, 2017: Class Crawl is a first year event aimed at helping students identify their classroom locations prior to the first day of school. Our wonderful UNM student leaders guide small groups of students around campus. Meet the many UNM staff members ready to help all our new Lobos. The best part? There will be plenty of FREE snacks! Get a close look at Class Crawl by viewing our video. Can it get better? Weather permitting, there will be a free movie screening on Johnson Field!


August 17 & 18, 2017: ExceedU, a two day event designed to help students have everything they need to start their UNM experience on the right paw.  To succeed at UNM, students will need to understand that college is more than simply going to class.  You need to know:

  • the tips and tools help you do well in classes,
  • programs and services available to teach you how to budget, get a job, protect your health and wellness, and develop relationships.  

Some of the activities are designed to jumpstart your academic experience, and the others are completely centered around just having fun and meeting new people. Visit the ExceedU website for more information.

Freshmen Convocation

August 20, 2017: Freshmen Convocation is a symbolic and traditional event marking the beginning of the academic year and most importantly, welcoming incoming students to the institution. The ceremony, usually a combination of the serious and the light-hearted, recognizes student achievement and introduces them to the University’s culture, to its history and traditions, to its administrators, faculty and staff.

Freshmen Week!

Freshman Week is a time to celebrate the beginning of the freshman class’s college career. The Dean of Students Office along with the Student Activities Center and ASUNM’s Emerging Lobo Leaders hosts various events for freshmen to enjoy. This week includes free music, the annual Celebration of Student Writing, Mocktails and Music, the student involvement carnival, the Class Banner Hanging Ceremony, and more! Like the UNM Class of 2019 Facebook Page, our New Student Orientation Facebook Page, and follow our NSO Twitter Page for event updates and freebies all week!

Phi Eta Sigma Induction

Coming Soon.