The University of Texas at El Paso welcomed alumni back to campus during the weeklong Pete’s Arcade-themed Homecoming festivities from Oct. 23-29, 2016.
During the week, thousands of students, alumni and friends of the University mixed, mingled and brought their best game to the various Homecoming events. The Miner Nation beamed with spirit and pride as members reflected on the past, made lasting new memories and reveled in Miner glory.
Participants dusted off their running shoes and ushered in Homecoming week at the annual Miner Dash and Family Fitness Fiesta. UTEP students eagerly took part in the Registered Student Organization Olympics, the Student Government Association’s Homecoming Pageant, the Student Organization Lip Sync Battle and even an arcade tournament. The University’s schools and colleges celebrated their esteemed Gold Nugget recipients throughout the week, and UTEP’s Distinguished Alumni received a warm Miner welcome.
The week wrapped up with a day of fun and comradery that started with the Homecoming parade to Centennial Plaza, featuring future Miners from Mesita Early Childhood Development Center at Vilas and Mesita Elementary School. That evening, alumni cheered on their Miners at the Homecoming football game versus Old Dominion.
- Christina Rodriguez