We have a full year of Alumni Events planned!


July 8-August 23
Student Print Collection Art Exhibit 
Daily 8-5, weekends by appointment.
Kennedy Alumni Gallery

August 29 
Faculty & Staff Campaign Kickoff Celebration 
Kennedy Alumni Gallery
Let us show you our appreciation for everything you do for our students. Join us for refreshments and thank you gifts.


September – November
Donnelly Library Book Club
Join this scholar-led reading group for a series of fantastic books and discussions. Contact April Kent for the schedule and to reserve your books (505) 454-3139.

September 8 – October 31
6th Annual New Mexico Painters Exhibition
Daily 8-5, weekends by appointment.
Kennedy Alumni Gallery.
Artists’ reception September 8, 4-7 pm. All are welcome.

September 13-21
Homecoming Week
Celebrating The Heart of Highlands
Full schedule of events:
*RSVP for some events.


October 3 
Los Alamos Happy Hour
5-7 pm Pajarito Brew Pub & Grill, 614 Trinity Dr.
Come connect with some Cowboys in the beautiful city of Los Alamos. We’ll provide the appetizers and soft drinks, you provide the Highlands memories. *RSVP Please.

October 26 
Highlands Oktoberfest 
5:30-8:00 pm Student Union Ballroom
”Ach du lieber!” Enjoy a traditional German celebration of the season with flights of beer, sausage, pretzels and all the special dishes you know and love. Nonalcoholic and vegetarian options available. Dance the polka to a live band and raise money for a good cause…our students! Lederhosen and yodeling are optional, but encouraged. $50/ticket. *RSVP required.


November 12 – December 31
Portrait Exhibit
Daily 8-5, weekends by appointment. Kennedy Alumni Gallery

November 14 
Las Cruces Happy Hour 
5-7 pm Cantina @ Hacienda de Mesilla, 1891 Avenida de Mesilla
We’re heading south to find some Cowboys! Appetizers and soft drinks, our treat; fun memories of Highlands, your treat. *Please RSVP.


December 3 

Giving Tuesday Celebration
Kennedy Alumni Gallery
It feels so good to give back to Highlands! Come help us share our gratitude with all our supporters. Live music, delicious refreshments, thank you gifts. More info TBA.

December TBA 
Alumni Mixer in the Other Las Vegas
Connect with some Highlands Cowboys in Las Vegas, Nevada. More info TBA.

December 14 
Harry Potter Holiday Tea Party 
3-5 pm Kennedy Alumni Hall
We are pleased to inform you that you have a place at the Harry Potter-themed holiday party. Enjoy butter beer, golden snitches, and magical activities. Costumes optional.  Parking available for brooms and flying motorcycles. Admission $5/person or FREE with the donation of a children’s book.

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 the Foundation office at (505) 454-3248 or

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Be a Cowboy Host!

We’re looking for hosts for networking events! It can be in your home, your place of business, or a public venue. The Alumni Office will provide support.

Interested? Contact us at today!

Thank you to Extreme Canopy for our high quality custom canopy.

The mission of the New Mexico Highlands University Foundation is to provide support to benefit students of the University and the University as a whole through the acquisition, development, and administration of financial and other resources.