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SOCORRO, N.M. October 10, 2012 – The annual New Mexico Tech homecoming festivities are set! The 49ers Celebration will see a variety of activities organized for alumni, students and community members, beginning Thursday evening.

The theme for this year’s parade is “123 Years of Miners Fighting Pirates.” The parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday. Following last year’s change, the ‘M’ Mountain Run is again on Friday morning, which is an academic holiday. Anyone interested in participating must email paintm@nmt.edu before noon Thursday, Oct. 18.

Thursday October 18, 2012
Alumni Registration
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Sign in with the Advancement Office/Alumni Office in the atrium of Fidel Center.

ASME Field Day
3 to 5 p.m. on the Tech field

Nerf Club Event
5 to 7 p.m. between Fidel Center and Speare Hall

Alumni Reception
6 p.m. Alumni and faculty reception at the President’s Residence. Come meet and mingle with current faculty members as well as your friends.

Music Night at the Bistro
7 to 10 p.m.  Old Town Bistro. A night of original music featuring alumni and current Tech musicians. On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/449404978411171/

Comedy Night
8 p.m. Jay Mattioli will make you laugh! At Macey Center. http://www.jaymattioli.com/

Outdoor Tetris
8 p.m. to midnight at La Raj. Hosted by the Tech LAN Club.

Minute to Win It
8 p.m. at Macey Center

Vigilante Band
10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The Vigilante Band returns to the Capital Bar. The band features Tech alumni who have been playing music together for more than 30 years

Friday, October 19, 2012
Alumni Registration
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Sign in with the Advancement Office/Alumni Office in the atrium of Fidel Center.

Annual SPE Gold Rush Golf Tournament.
9 a.m. shotgun start at the golf course. Benefits the student chapter of Society for Petroleum Engineers. 4 man scramble. $249 per team, $65 individual. Cost includes cart, greens fees and appetizers after the tournament. To sign up or RSVP, contact the Petroleum and Chemical Engineering Department at 575.835.5412.

Paint the ‘M’ Run
9 a.m. start.  RSVP by noon October 18 at paintm@nmt.edu. Participants must be at the Athletic Field by 8 a.m.

Campus department tours.
Alumni are invited to take a one-hour tour of the campus. Morning tours will be at 10 and 11 a.m. Afternoon tours will be at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Meet on the first floor of Fidel and a Hi-Tech ambassador will guide you.

Tailgate Food Party  
Noon to 6 p.m. Southwest corner of the Athletic Field. Barbecue starts at 2 p.m.

Black and Blue Rugby
The Tech Pygmies take on the Ancestors. 4:30 p.m. at the Athletic Field.

Undie Run
6 p.m. at the Tech Field. Hosted by the Alpha Sigma Kappa sorority. Help raise money and donated clothes for the less fortunate in our community.

Decades Alumni Reunion.
The reception will be on the third floor of Fidel. We have an area reserved for each decade of graduates. Appetizers will be served and a cash bar made available. 6 p.m.

Mystic India
7:30 p.m. at Macey Center. Performing Arts Series Show features a stunning show fusing classical and contemporary Indian dance with jazz, hip hop and ballet, opulent costumes and special effects. Free for students.

Waffle and Tea Club Rave
8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the SAC. Drink tea, eat waffles, make friends and rave it up!

The Vigilante Band
10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The Vigilante Band returns to the Capital Bar. The band features Tech alumni who have been playing music together for more than 30 years.

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Knife Throwing
9 a.m. on the south end of the Tech field. Join the club or just come learn about knife throwing.

Annual 49ers Parade.
This year’s theme is “123 years of Miners fighting Pirates.” 11 a.m. Parade travels south on California Street from Sedillo Park to the Plaza. Line-up begins at 10:00 a.m. at Sedillo Park. Prizes awarded after the parade at the plaza. To enter contact Mike Olguin, Jr 575.835.5618 or molguin@admin.nmt.edu.

Car Show
Noon at Macey Center parking lot. Hosted by the New Mexico Tech Auto Racing Club

Alumni Soccer Game
Noon at the Tech field.

Annual Alumni Association Meeting.
1 p.m.

Co-Ed Soccer Game
2 p.m. at the Tech Field

Reunion at the Bistro
Join past and present techies at the Old Town Bistro for a gathering hosted by the Alumni Association. Free food and drinks, donations to the Victor J. Saracini Memorial Scholarship are welcomed! On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/398053826909151/
Live music at the Old Town Bistro, featuring Tech students! The bands Audio Frenzy, breakingthecode, Creamy Goodness, Island, Los Unusual Suspects, Studio 2656 will perform. The evening will close with an all-star jam with members of all the bands. On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/326350070778630/

Casino Night at Macey Center. Come play casino games with faux money to support campus clubs. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Macey Center.

Belly Dance. 7:30 to 8 p.m. at Macey Center

Bordello competition. Vote for your favorite Techie dressed to the nines. Begins at 8 p.m. in the auditorium. The auction will follow the show.

The Vigilante Band at the Capital Bar
10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The Vigilante Band returns to the Capital Bar. The band features Tech alumni who have been playing music together for more than 30 years

Sunday, October 21, 2012
Alumni farewell breakfast. 9 to 11 a.m. at the Fidel Center Come say goodbye to all your old and new friends. In the coffee shop of Fidel Center. For more information, contact Mike Olguin Jr. at 575.838.5618 or mologuin@admin.nmt.edu, or www.nmt.edu/advancement

Tech Dash
11 a.m. at the Athletic Field, with a barbecue to follow

Fun Field Events
1 to 4 p.m. at the Athletic Field, hosted by Residential Life