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ASUNM Student Special Events (SSE) is the branch of student government (ASUNM) that provides the University of New Mexico with multicultural, diverse events that include concerts, speakers, a spring festival (Fiestas), and community outreach activities. For an idea of what types of events SSE produces, please go to our events section.


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Friday Night Live!

Student Union Building

Join over 2,500 fellow students in the SUB for Friday Night Live! The entire building will be full of great events. This year there will be Casino Games, Photo Booths, Henna Tattoos, Karaoke, Student Organizations, Laser Tag, Lobo Sports Teams, DJ/Dance, and Free Food every half hour!  To see a video of a past Friday Night Live, click HERE!


Class Crawl Campus Tour

Cornell Mall

1st Year Students!  Come print out your class schedule and we'll help you find where your classes are on a campus tour.  Look for us outside on the Mall just north of the Student Union Building (north of Popejoy Hall) after the Freshman Convocation for a personalized campus tour!Sponsored by the Student Activities Center, Dean of Students Office and Residence Life.


Movie on the Field: Top Gun (2): Maverick

Johnson Field

Never been to a drive-in movie? Here's your chance to get as close to that experience as possible! Bring a blanket and friends for this movie under the stars! Sponsored by ASUNM SSE & SWFC, UNM Greek Life, Student Activities Center, and the VP of Student Affairs.


Welcome Back Days - UNM Departmental and Programs Day / President's Ice Cream Social

Duck Pond

Start the first day of school off right by stopping by the Duck Pond for the President Stokes' Ice Cream Social! President Stokes, and other campus administrators, will be on hand to give you your choice of vanilla, strawberry or chocolate!  Popsicles will be available too!  Visit the booths to get great information from campus departments, programs and colleges from 10am to 2pm.  Live entertainment will take place from Noon to 1pm.  The food is generously sponsored by the Office of the President.


Welcome Back Days - Safety, Health and Wellness Day

Duck Pond

Enjoy free watermelon courtesy of the UNM Children's Campus from Noon until it is gone!  There will be booths from the Safety, Health, Wellness and Recreation departments on campus located at the Duck Pond. New this year: Sports Club Fair! Stop by the Duck Pond to speak with representatives of the different sports clubs at UNM. Great Live Music from Noon - 1 p.m. 


Welcome Back Days - Campus Communities Day / Green Chile Stew

Duck Pond

Stop by the Duck Pond for information about all of the Cultural, Veteran, LGBTQ and Women's programs and departments at UNM. UNM's favorite free food tradition of Green Chile Stew will continue from Noon until it is gone.  UNM's food service provider, UNM Food, Chartwells and Nusenda, are the sponsors and provider of the free food today.  Cultural entertainment will run from Noon - 1:00 pm by the Duck Pond. Look for UNM museums, student art displays and performing arts information as well.


Welcome Back Days - North Campus Day

North Campus

HSC Courtyard between Fitz Hall and Nursing & Pharmacy Building

North campus will celebrate its Welcome Back Day in the Basic Medical Sciences Building plaza area in the Health Sciences Complex from 11:30 - 1:00 with great information booths!  Free Watermelon will be served from 11:30 until it is gone courtesy of the UNM Children's Campus.


Welcome Back Days - Student Organization Day / Dion's Pizza

Duck Pond

Meet student leaders from around campus and learn how to get involved with the over 350 student organizations on campus.  Stop by the Welcome Back Days food tent for FREE DION'S PIZZA from Noon until it is gone.  The free pizza is sponsored by ASUNM Undergraduate Student Government and Dion's. Listen to great live music at the Duck Pond from 12 - 1 p.m.


Mentalist Mark Toland

Ballroom A

Are you ready to get freaked out??? Mark Toland is an international award winning mind reader. Stop by the SUB Ballroom at 7:30 pm to see Mark's amazing mental powers. To see a video on what Mark can do, click here. Click here to go to his website. This Free Show open to the public.


Welcome Back Days - Campus Employment and Community Service / Donuts

Ortega Hall

Looking for a campus student job? Interested in helping out in the community? Stop by! University departments looking to hire students will be set up at an On-Campus Jobs Fair north of Ortega hall from 10 am - 2 pm. They will have information about their workstudy and student employment positions. Community organizations will be recruiting volunteers for their worth while events and causes. The Alumni Association will be serving free Donuts from 9:00 am until they are gone in the Welcome Back Days food tent. Enjoy more live music from Noon - 1 pm.


Comedy Magic Show with Trent James

Ballroom C

Stop by the SUB Ballroom starting at 7:30pm for this free show! Open to the public. Visit Trent's website and watch a video to see what he will be doing.

Comedy magician, Trent James is bringing a fresh feel to the classic magic show! Having received over twenty high honor awards, as well as being the youngest recipient of The Milbourne Christopher Award (Past winners include David Copperfield and Penn & Teller) Trent is quickly becoming one of the top magicians in the country. Trent’s fast-paced show is loaded with humor, audience participation and mind-boggling magic that will entertain all ages. Each performance is flexible and can range from fifteen to seventy-five minutes in length. While sometimes a formal show might not be the best fit, Trent’s intimate strolling magic complements nearly any atmosphere, from cocktail parties to business meetings. Guests will witness mysteries right under their noses.


Silent Lights: 3 DJs | 1 Silent Disco | Immersive Light Experience

Zimmerman/Smith Plaza

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind outdoor Silent Disco here, on campus. 3 DJs and a massive light show in the newly remodeled Smith Plaza. At a silent disco or silent rave you get down, but the music won't bump through the speakers, instead it's broadcasted via radio transmitter directly through the headphones we provide. Don't miss this one of a kind experience. Free Admission. UNM Students only. Bring your Lobo ID! 

What is a Silent Disco?

 Check out the video from a previous Silent Lights: Click Here.

 See what it takes to put on Silent Lights: Click Here.

This event is sponsored by ASUNM Student Special Events, ASUNM Lobo Spirit, and University Communications and Marketing.


Red Rally Bonfire and Pep Rally

Johnson Field

Red Rally was rated #55 in Sports Illustrated's "102 Things You Have To Do Before You Graduate" article.  Join over 3,000 students burning a 25' tall Aggie at the stake to get pumped up for the game vs NMSU!  The football team, spirit squads and Spirit Marching Band will be on hand for the pep rally!  Help ASUNM Lobo Spirit build the Aggie by calling 277-0372.


Homecoming Week!

Main Campus

Homecoming Week will run October 17th through October 22nd.


Homecoming Court Election

Student Union Building

UNM main campus undergraduates can vote on the Homecoming Court! Vote via my.unm.edu. Polls close at 5pm!


All-Sports Pep Rally - Homecoming 2022

Lower level

Student Union Building Atrium

Join our student-athletes for our Homecoming Pep Rally with the spirit squad, athletics teams, and the announcement of the 2022 Homecoming Court!


UNM Harry Potter Day

Lower level

Join us for a magical event in the SUB Atrium! Students can make buttons, drink Butterbeer, decorate house cookies, participate in trivia (begins at noon), and an all new DIY Wand Making station! All free, costumes encouraged!


Weekly Volunteer Meetings

SSE is planning for an exciting Fall 2021 semester! We will announce volunteer meetings soon!

Weekly Staff Meetings

SSE holds weekly staff meetings.  This meeting is for co-sponsorship presentations and planning. The dates and time (and location) will be announced here.

Co-Sponsorship Form

Click Here to download the form for Co-Sponsorship (Word Document)  You must also present your request at a staff meeting.

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