We have a full year of Alumni Events coming!


October 5-30
Student Print Exhibition
Daily 8-5 pm, weekends by appointment
Kennedy Alumni Art Gallery

October 12-20
Homecoming Week
Celebrating 125 Years: Highlands Strong
Full schedule of events:
RSVP for some events.

October 14-November 8
5th Annual NM Painter’s Exhibition Santa Fe
Daily 8-5
Santa Fe County Building, 102 Grant Ave., Santa Fe
Artist’s reception October 14, 4-7 pm. All are welcome.

October 21
Alumni Day at Cowgirls Soccer
1 pm Sanchez Family Stadium
Help our Cowgirls pluck the Westminster College
Griffins. Stand and be recognized as a proud alum. RSVP for free tickets and alumni gift.

October 30
Happy Hour in Las Cruces
5-7 pm Sal & Christine Wright, 2335 Tuscan Hills Lane
Hey, Cowboys! Join us for a glass of wine and some great memories. All donations to the Alumni Association will be matched by the Wrights up to $1000. Come show your Highlands pride! RSVP for this event.


November 2
Alumni Day at Cowgirls Volleyball
7 pm Wilson Complex
Cheer our Cowgirls to victory against Colorado State University, Pueblo. Show your proud alumni spirit!
RSVP for free ticket.

November 5 – December 11
Barbara Lawrence Retrospective
Daily 8-5. Weekends by appointment
Kennedy Alumni Art Gallery
Gallery reception November 18, time TBA. All are welcome.

November 6
Cookies & Milk
1-3 pm Kennedy Alumni Hall
Alumni offer home baked cookies and support to our students. Volunteer to bake or come meet our students.

November 10
Veteran’s Day Celebration
Planning is underway! Time and location TBA.

November 27
Giving Tuesday Celebration
It feels so good to give back to Highlands! Come help us share our gratitude with all our supporters.
Stay tuned for more information.


December 1
Hogwarts Holiday Tea Party
We are pleased to inform you that you have a place at the Harry Potter-themed holiday party. Enjoy butterbeer, golden snitches, and magical activities. Costumes optional. Parking is available for brooms and flying motorcycles. 3-5 pm Kennedy Alumni Hall. The muggle Electric Light Parade follows at 5 pm.

December 4
Gingerbread Houses
1-3 pm Kennedy Alumni Hall
Alumni come join our students in making a delicious gingerbread house to devour right away or take home!

December TBA
Rio Rancho Alumni Family Skating Party
5:30-8:30 p.m. Santa Ana Star Center, 3001 Civic Center Circle, Rio Rancho
Join us for pizza, hot cocoa, and skating!
RSVP for this free event.

Ongoing Events

Alumni Zumba
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:15-6:05 pm, Wilson Complex
Join us for a low-impact energizing workout. Free to alumni and community. Donations to the Alumni Association gratefully accepted. Call for more information.

Free Movies at Ilfeld
Each Wednesday and Friday enjoy recently released Hollywood movies.


Some dates and times may change.

If an RSVP is required, contact Lyla Maestas at (505) 454-3248 or

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