2020 Homecoming

It’s on! Check this schedule often for frequent updates!

Student decorates with flags and balloons.

Photo by Margaret McKinney


All HU Talks, virtual class reunions and trivia tournaments are free! Come join us!

Saturday, October 17:

1 p.m. – Make a Mardi Gras mask to show your NMHU School Spirit with CARES staff. Click here to register.

Sunday, October 18:

4 p.m. – 7th Annual New Mexico Painters’ Show Reception. Click here to join.

Monday, October 19:

Your turn: suggestions to make Homecoming Week even more meaningful! Today, contact a classmate or friend!

All day long:
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Online Art, Alumni and Athletics Auction

Virtual Cowboy Gallop & Trot 10K•5K•KidsK – Register for this free event by clicking here. Your run can be completed anytime during Homecoming Week, October 17-25. Post your photos to social media #nmhucowboyrun

Edible Book Contest sponsored by Donnelly Library – Click here to see the amazing entries and to vote for your favorite!

Register for these free events:

11 a.m.  – HU Talk with Charles Padilla – From Mora, and why everyone you meet somehow came from here
1 p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Peter Linder – History of Las Vegas & Highlands University
2 p.m. – HU Talk with Shantini Ramakrishnan – The Power of Place: The immersive learning experience at Rio Mora Conservation Area
3 p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Sam Minner – Plato goes Fly Fishing
4 p.m. – Virtual Class Reunion: All class years before 1975, hosted by NMHU Alumni Board
5 p.m. – Trivia Tournament

Tuesday, October 20:

Your turn: suggestions to make Homecoming Week even more meaningful! Today, thank a teacher!

All day long:

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Online Art, Alumni and Athletics Auction

Virtual Cowboy Gallop & Trot 10K•5K•KidsK – Register for this free event by clicking here. Your run can be completed anytime during Homecoming Week, October 17-25. Post your photos to social media #nmhucowboyrun

Edible Book Contest sponsored by Donnelly Library – Click here to see the amazing entries and to vote for your favorite!

Register for these free events:

9 a.m. – Yoga with Diane Lay  Click here to register.
10 a.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Jennifer Lindline – The Mountain and the Legend of the Hermit
11 a.m. – HU Talk with NMHU Regents Bill Garcia & Frank Marchi, joined by Dr. Ian Williamson & Dr. Eric Romero – Strategic Plan for NM Highlands University Review
1 p.m. – HU Talk with Victoria Evans – Archeology and the Navajo Nation
2 p.m. – HU Talk with Elmo Baca – Heroes and Villains in Las Vegas, NM Films
3 p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Felipe Gonzales – Remembering Oñate:  Strategies in Symbolic Combat, sponsored by the School of Social Work
4 p.m. – Virtual Class Reunion Years 1975 – 1990, hosted by NMHU Alumni Board
5 p.m. – Trivia Tournament
6 p.m. – HU Video Presentation with Kathy Hendrickson, Southwest Detours – Premier of Haunted Las Vegas; Exploring Paranormal Activity in Historic Las Vegas, NM Click here to watch!
6:30  p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Merryl Kravitz – Teaching the COVID Generation

 

Wednesday, October 21:

Your turn: suggestions to make Homecoming Week even more meaningful! Today, donate to an important cause!

All day long:

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Online Art, Alumni and Athletics Auction

Virtual Cowboy Gallop & Trot 10K•5K•KidsK – Register for this free event by clicking here. Your run can be completed anytime during Homecoming Week, October 17-25. Post your photos to social media #nmhucowboyrun

Edible Book Contest sponsored by Donnelly Library – Click here to see the amazing entries and to vote for your favorite!

Register for these free events:
10 a.m. – HU Talk with Sean Weaver – Photographic journeys: Northern New Mexico by motorcycle
11 a.m. – Virtual Class Reunion – Golden Class of 1970 hosted by NMHU Alumni Board
12 noon – H-Club Annual Meeting – Members and friends of NMHU Athletics are welcome. Click here to attend.  Passcode=8-312212
1 p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Edward Martinez – Hispanic Serving Institutions – A Brief History on their Importance and Current Status
2 p.m. – Discussion with Leon Bustos, alumni and students – Highlands First Year Experience Click here to register.
3 p.m. – HU Talk with Kathy Hendrickson, Southwest Detours – The Fred Harvey Legacy in Las Vegas, NM
4 p.m. – Virtual Class Reunion Years 1991 – 2000, hosted by NMHU Alumni Board
5 p.m. – Trivia Tournament
6 p.m. – HU Talk with Felicia Ortiz – How Highlands Paved the Path to Public Service

 

Thursday, October 22:

Your turn: suggestions to make Homecoming Week even more meaningful! Today, enjoy a delicious dish that reminds you of New Mexico!

All day long:

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Online Art, Alumni and Athletics Auction

Virtual Cowboy Gallop & Trot 10K•5K•KidsK – Register for this free event by clicking here. Your run can be completed anytime during Homecoming Week, October 17-25. Post your photos to social media #nmhucowboyrun

Edible Book Contest sponsored by Donnelly Library – Click here to see the amazing entries and to vote for your favorite!

Register for these free events:
10 a.m. – HU Talk with Tina Cordova – 75 Years and Waiting: The Down Winders Perspective of the Trinity Test
12 p.m.  – Yoga with Diane Lay Click here to attend.
1 p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Roxanne Gonzales-Walker – Innovations to Serve Military and Veterans and Distance Learning During COVID
2 p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Robert Bell – Kids, Kittens, and Canines: A survey of Historic Art Prints
3 p.m. – HU Talk with Veronica Black – Anyone Can Be an Artist – Art in the Time of Corona
4 p.m. – Virtual Class Reunion Years 2001 – 2010, hosted by NMHU Alumni Board
5 p.m. – Trivia Tournament
6 p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Brandon Kempner – Zombies and Pandemics
6 – 8 p.m. – Environmental Geology Program Virtual Reunion, hosted by the Natural Resources Management Department faculty. Click here to attend.
8 p.m. – Biology Department Jeopardy Tournament – all are welcome!

 

Friday, October 23:

Your turn: suggestions to make Homecoming Week even more meaningful! Today, add something amazing to your bucket list!

All day long:

8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Online Art, Alumni and Athletics Auction

Virtual Cowboy Gallop & Trot 10K•5K•KidsK – Register for this free event by clicking here. Your run can be completed anytime during Homecoming Week, October 17-25. Post your photos to social media #nmhucowboyrun

Register for these free events:
9:00 a.m. – President’s Coffee Click here to register.
10 a.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Daniel Chadborn – Together at the Final Frontier: UFO Interest and Global Citizenship
12 p.m. – NMHU Alumni Board Meeting  Click here to register.
1 p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Rodney Rock – Social and Emotional Wellbeing
3 p.m. – HU Talk with Dr. Eric Romero – New Mexico Food Traditions
4 p.m. – Virtual Class Reunion Years 2011 – 2020, hosted by NMHU Alumni Board
5 p.m. – Trivia Tournament
5 p.m. – Highlands Athletics live-streamed event – Cowboy football scrimmage, interviews with coaches of all sports, highlights. Check the NMHUAthletics.com schedule for updates and click here to attend! 
6 p.m. – HU Talk with Mike & Anna Pabst – Transformational Highlands; Share your own Success Stories

 

Saturday, October 24:

Your turn: suggestions to make Homecoming Week even more meaningful! Today, recommend Highlands to a student!

The last day for the Alumni, Art and Athletics Auction!

5:45 p.m. Cowboy Drive-in: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

At the Historic Fort Union Drive-In Movie Theater in Las Vegas, NM for a gourmet drive-in-spired meal prepared by The Skillet, video awards presentation, online auction, screening of a locally-filmed movie “Paul”, alumni gifts and more.