October 11, 2013 by Samuel Horstman, NMSU News Center
New Mexico State University alumni and students will be treated to various events during the 2013 Homecoming celebration, “NMSU: The Wild West,” Oct. 21-27.
Kicking off the event will be the ASNMSU Car Smash from noon-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, between Hardman Hall and Guthrie Hall.
The NMSU Alumni Association will host an Alumni Open House during the week from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the NMSU Alumni Relations Office and Visitor Center.
The ASNMSU student organization door display contest will be at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Corbett Center Student Union.
The College of Health and Social Services will hold its Distinguished Alumni reception at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Las Cruces Convention Center Exhibit Hall I.
ASNMSU “Movie on the Green” will be held at Corbett Center Student union at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 and will feature “The Lone Ranger” starring Johnny Depp.
The Honors College will hold their Crimson Scholar/Crimson Alumni Picnic at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, on the front lawn of the Conroy Honors Center.
The class of 1953 will have their reunion dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at Zuhl Library.
The class of 1963 will hold their reunion dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Danny Villanueva Victory Club.
The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences door decorating contest will start at 2 p.m. Oct. 24 at Gerald Thomas Hall, Skeen Hall and Neale Hall.
There will be a bonfire, pep rally and concert by country singer Aaron Watson at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the tailgate lot, south of the soccer field and east of Aggie Memorial Stadium.
Campus tours with University Admissions and NMSU Police Chief Steven Lopez will be given at 9 a.m. Oct. 24-25. Those interested will meet at the Alumni and Visitor Center where they will ride golf carts around campus to see what’s new.
In celebration of Crimson Day, members of the Aggie community are asked to wear crimson Friday, Oct. 25, to show their Aggie Pride. Prizes will be given away by the Crimson Mobile golf cart to those who are spotted wearing crimson gear.
The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will hold their Alumni, Emeritus and Donor Recognition Breakfast at 8 a.m. Oct. 25 in a tent by the windmill in front of Gerald Thomas Hall.
The College of Education will hold a Distinguished Alumni reception at 3 p.m. Oct. 25 in the O’Donnell Hall Atrium.
The College of Business will hold a Distinguished Alumni reception at 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at Traders Plaza located outside the Business Complex.
The College of Arts and Sciences will hold a Distinguished Alumni Reception at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Alumni and Visitor Center Courtyard.
The College of Engineering will hold an alumni recognition at 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Engineering Clock of Dreams. A reception at 4 p.m. will follow at the Ed and Harold Foreman Engineering Complex lobby.
The NMSU Alumni Association will hold a Distinguished Alumni dinner to honor the outstanding service of alumni in their field at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 in the third floor ballrooms of Corbett Center.
The “Celebration of Traditions,” special tribute to former students who gave their lives in defense of the U.S., will take place at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Memorial Tower.
A parade viewing party will be held at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 26 at the NMSU Barnes & Noble Bookstore Patio. Alumni will have a chance to enjoy a beverage while socializing with fellow alumni.
The Homecoming parade will start at 10 a.m. Oct. 26. The parade will begin at the Pan American Center and follow University Avenue, ending at Knox Street.
Aggies who have celebrated more than 50 years since graduation are invited to attend the “Golden A’s Luncheon” at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26 at Corbett Center.
A student tailgate will begin at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at Lot 34 across from Aggie Memorial Stadium.
The Alumni and Friends Tailgate Party will be at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the northeast entrance of Aggie Memorial Stadium.
The day will end with the football game at 6 p.m. where the NMSU Aggies will take on the Abilene Christian Wildcats. NMSU Distinguished Alumni will be recognized at halftime and the Homecoming king and queen will be crowned.
Closing out Homecoming 2013 is the Young Alumni Breakfast for recent NMSU graduates who are interested in the Alumni Association, or who just want to reconnect with former classmates. The breakfast will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Alumni and Visitors Center.
NMSU celebrated its first Homecoming in October 1926 and only had a few events during the two-day celebration. Prior to 1926, Homecoming was known as “Pep Day” at the university. Since then, Homecoming has expanded to a weeklong celebration.
For more information on this year’s Homecoming events, contact the NMSU Alumni Association at 575-646-3616 or visit alum.nmsu.edu.