The University of New Mexico will be putting their own twist on the 1969 Woodstock festival for this year’s week-long Wolfstock, homecoming celebration.
Starting Sept. 24, the UNM Alumni Association will work with campus staff, faculty and student organizations to put on events everyday starting at 11:30 p.m. that will continue throughout the week. Students can participate in 50 different homecoming week events.
Starting at 11 p.m., the Alumni Association will partner with the Southwest Canine Corps of Volunteers to bring their Peace, Love and Puppies pet therapy to campus for students to cuddle with canines. The event will take place at the cactus garden, West of Zimmerman Library.
There will also be a presentation on the history of the biogeography of cannabis hosted by Professor Chris Duval from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Duval will share his knowledge on plant-people relationships that people have with cannabis. The presentation will take place in Hodgin Hall, and you can RSVP on the UNM Alumni website.
On Sept. 25 at noon, the Alumni Association will host Picnic on the Plaza inviting all members of the campus community to grab a green chile cheeseburger and take a picture with Lobo Louie. Tickets will be $5 and can be purchased at the event.
At night Lobo Spirit will be putting on Neon Skate Down. Students can roller skate around a portable roller-skating rink in the Student Union Building ballrooms from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event welcomes students with a UNM ID, where they can check out a pair of skates for free, and skate around to music provided by Lobo Spirit.
Like the late night roller skating rink, Lobo Spirit will be putting on Silent Lights, an immersive light experience and silent disco. Silent Lights will start at 8:30 p.m. in Zimmerman Plaza where three DJ’s will be spinning three different genres for students to dance to. The event is free to students with a UNM ID.
Dr. Mark Stone, an associate professor of UNM’s Construction and Environmental Engineering department, will put on an event discussing the science of beer. The Lobo Living Room event starts at 5:30 p.m., highlighting the craft of beer making and how the four ingredients of beer (water, yeast, hops and malts) come together to create the chemistry of the beverage.
At the end of the week, the Lobo football team will take on Liberty University at 4 p.m. at the Dreamstyle stadium. During halftime the coronation of the 2018 homecoming court will also take place.
Wolfstock merchandise can also be purchased throughout the week. Homecoming posters, pins and Tie-Dye t-shirts will be sold by the alumni association. A full list of the homecoming events for this week can be found on the UNM Alumni website.
Shayla Cunico is the culture editor for the Daily Lobo. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @ShaylaCunico.