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Homecoming 2013 Events List

Homecoming 2013 Events List

Celebrating 120 years!
October 10 – 19, 2013

Thursday, October 10

Homecoming Sashing Barbecue/Introduction of Candidates –Central Park– ll a.m.- 1 p.m. – You must present valid HU ID

Office Decorating Contest Begins – Decorate your office and compete for a grand prize – Judging will take place on Friday, winner announced during halftime on Saturday. To enter, please contact the Office of Campus Life at 454.3201/454.3590.

Community Contest Begins – “Paint the Town Purple” – Judging will take place on Friday with the winner announced during halftime on Saturday.
To enter, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 454.3248.

Absentee Voting – Student Center – 9 am – 12 noon and 1 pm to 4 pm. Must present valid HU ID.


Friday, October 11

Painting of the “H” – Meet in front of Student Center at 10:45 a.m. for a caravan up to the “H”. Dress comfortably.

Absentee Voting – Student Center – 9 am – 12 noon and 1 pm to 4 pm. Must present valid HU ID.


Saturday, October 12

Politics as Unusual Variety Show –Ilfeld Auditorium 7 p.m. - Featuring New Mexico elected officials with Master of Ceremonies Congressman Ben Ray Lujan.


Wednesday, October 16

Time Capsule Ceremony – 10 am - Student Center (outside, rear of building)- to be opened up in 2063

Roadway to Perkins Stenciling – 2:30 pm – Meet in front of Stu Clark Building

ESS Swimsuit Glow Run – 8 – 11 pm – Melody Park

The NMHU AYI Reunion


Thursday, October 17

Emeriti Faculty Invite you to meet with your favorite professors, Student Union Theater – 10 a.m.

Voices of the Past by Citizens Committee for Historic Preservation and the Rough Riders Museum, Student Union Theater – 2p.m.

Dedication of Don Gibson Athletic Hall of Honor – 4 p.m.

H-Club Induction Banquet, Student Union Ballroom – 5 p.m.

Chamber of Commerce Dance, Plaza Hotel – 6 p.m.

Homecoming Pageant, Ilfeld Auditorium – 7 pm – General Admission - $3.00, NMHU Faculty/staff/students and children under 10 (accompanied by an adult) - Free.


Friday, October 18

President’s Homecoming Breakfast – 8 – 9:30a.m.

Don Gibson Golf Tournament, Gene Torres Golf Course – 9 a.m. For further information call Mark Bentley at 505.690.5858

Main Street de Las Vegas Bus Tour, starts at the Plaza Hotel –10 a.m.

Reception to honor the gift of Dr. Robert Bell and Drs. George and Sheryl Talbot, Kennedy Lounge – 4 p.m.

120th Birthday Celebration, Ilfeld and Student Union Building – 6 p.m. – Call Alumni Office at 454-3199 for tickets.

Ilfeld Auditorium’s 90th Birthday Party – 6 p.m.

Purple Pride Day – Show your support by wearing PURPLE

Community Contest Judging (winner TBA at halftime) 

Door/Office Decorating Contest Judging (winner TBA at halftime)

Royalty Voting – Student Senate Chambers – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Must present valid HU ID

Door/Office Decorating Contest Judging (winner TBA at halftime)

Donnelly Library Raffle Tickets Available – Drawing at 3 p.m. – Tickets on sale from October 14 – 18 at the Library

National Archives Month Tour of Donnelly Library Special Collections – Lobby – 2 p.m.

Used Book Sale – Donnelly Library Foyer – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m..


Saturday, October 19

Steps to Success–Fun Run/Walk sponsored by Alta Vista Hospital.

Homecoming Parade – Downtown Las Vegas – 10 a.m., lineup at 8:30 a.m.

Tailgating – Music Building Parking Lot – Space on a first come, first served basis – 3 p.m..

Cowboy Football – NMHU vs. Adams State College of Colorado – Perkins Stadium – 6 p.m. – Adults - $10; NMHU Faculty/staff - free; Children, Senior citizens (65+), non-NMHU students with valid ID - $5; NMHU students with valid NMHU ID and children under 5- free.

Homecoming King/Queen Coronation – Halftime – Perkins Stadium


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