Our Traditional Events
This annual fall campus clean up is organized to beautify UNM's campus each year the Friday before Homecoming Week. Hundreds of volunteers will spread out across campus to rake leaves, pull weeds, plant flowers and trees, lay mulch, and more! Afterwards, volunteers gather for a celebration luncheon and picnic with free food, games, and prizes.
Community Experience partners with Vitalent (formerly United Blood Services) to put on the largest blood drive on campus! Blood donors and volunteers are encouraged to donate blood and spread the word about the drive. CE Volunteers work hard each semester to sign up hundreds of blood donors to make a lasting effort on the people of New Mexico.
CE Volunteers set up an annual food drive each fall to benefit the hungry families of the Albuquerque area. They have partnered in the past with Albuquerque's Roadrunner Food Bank and the Storehouse. Collection Bins are distributed around campus, including the Student Union Building and the Residence Halls areas.
Each year, CE coordinates a campus wide giving tree where the UNM community donates gifts and supplies to be given to area charities and families who cannot afford to purchase gifts for the holidays. The tree is located in the Student Union Building atrium and gift tags decorate the tree. Simply take a tag and return it with the requested item to donate to the Giving Tree. CE volunteers then distribute the donations to the arranged charities.
The Community Experience holds an annual event known as The Spring Storm. Hundreds students, staff, and faculty from UNM participate in a half-day service project. This event offers a fun way of giving back to Albuquerque through a massive volunteer force. The day starts in the Main Gym of Johnson Center and breakfast is provided. Then everyone heads out to projects across Albuquerque. After a half day of work everyone heads to the Duck Pond for Lunch, prizes, and fun.