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George Watts Hill Alumni Center 25th Anniversary Brick Campaign


Beginning  Oct. 1, 2018, confirmed orders will be included in the second installation scheduled for Spring 2019.

In 2018, the George Watts Hill Alumni Center celebrates 25 years as the home to Carolina alumni and friends. Located in the geographical center of campus, the Alumni Center is the crossroads where students, faculty, alumni and friends intersect.

To commemorate the building’s silver anniversary, GAA members are invited to purchase personalized bricks to recognize their connection to our nation’s oldest public university. Please note:  Only Alumni Association members or deceased Carolina alumni can have their names inscribed on a brick.

The first installation of bricks will be laid as a medallion outside the main entrance to the Alumni Center. Entryway space is limited so place your order early. Orders placed Oct. 1, 2018, or later will be installed late Spring 2019.

Please read our frequently asked questions for full details before placing your order.

Purchase Online Print Order Form (PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions

Who can purchase a brick?

Any GAA member can purchase a brick.

Who can have their name inscribed on a brick?

Only Alumni Association members or deceased Carolina alumni can have their names inscribed on a brick.

Specific details: The names of individuals fitting at least one of the following criteria may be inscribed on the brick:

  1. A current member of the UNC General Alumni Association whether the individual is an alumnus, alumna, student, faculty/staff, parent or friend.
  2. A deceased UNC alumnus or alumna. Alumni status will be verified by the GAA’s Alumni Records Department.
  3. A family surname (i.e. The Smith Family), provided that one immediate family member (mother/father/child)  is a current member of the UNC General Alumni Association.
  4. Any UNC alumnus/friend (18 or older) not currently a member of the UNC General Alumni Association, but the cost of an annual ($50) or life membership (varies) will be added to the price of the brick.
  5. Other individuals or groups not outlined above who in the determination of the President have a close affiliation with the UNC General Alumni Association.

Can non-alumni buy a brick?

Yes, all members of the General Alumni Association including friends, parents, faculty/staff and students may purchase a brick.

Can non-members purchase a brick as a gift for GAA members?

Only members may purchase a brick.  If you wish to purchase a brick as a gift, you may do so after joining the Alumni Association. All UNC friends, parents, faculty/staff and students are welcome to join the Association.

Can current Carolina students purchase a brick or have their name inscribed on a brick?

Current Carolina undergraduate students who are members of the Student Alumni Association (SAA) or students who are members of the General Alumni Association (GAA) may purchase a brick or have their name inscribed on a brick.

Can I request that my brick be placed next to my friend’s?

Brick placement will be assigned as bricks are delivered.  We will be unable to accommodate specific placement requests.

How much text can be placed on the brick?

Up to three lines of text can be inscribed, and only 18 characters per line. Character count must include punctuation and spaces. Spaces between words or punctuation cannot be omitted to make an inscription fit within the character limit. All inscriptions shall be centered on the brick in capital letters (except for names that include a small “c” as in McCoy). Punctuation is limited to any keyboard symbol.  Class years should be depicted as four numbers (1983) or two digits with an apostrophe (’83).

What can be inscribed on the brick?

Inscriptions are limited to member names, class years, degrees and University department or school names. Class years should be depicted as four numbers (1983) or two digits with an apostrophe (’83). Please limit your inscription to  academic not extra-curricular affiliations.  

 

Samples:

THE DIBBERTS
DOUG, DEBBIE
MICHAEL, BRIAN

THE MILLERS
STEPHANIE AND BRAD
CLASS OF 1983

BRAD MILLER
DEPT. OF PHYSICS
CLASS OF 1983

ANDREW DUNCAN
ALISON DUNCAN
CLASS OF 1996

ANDREA AND HANK
2008

KATIE THORE
CLASS OF 2015

MAGHON TAYLOR ’08
CHRIS TAYLOR

THE AGUIARS
ANN-LOUISE ’76
NEWMAN ’04

TAMMY SASSER ’85
LOUIE SASSER ’83

RACHEL WILLIS
SCOTT CAIN ’94
NOLAN CAIN ’14

JANET SOUTHERLAND
CLASSES ’82, ’84,
’89, ’94, ’05

DR. DICK BLACKBURN
KENAN-FLAGLER
BUSINESS SCHOOL

KRAIG HOLT
CLASS OF 1982 BSBA
CLASS OF 1984 MBA

SMITH FAMILY
1944 – 2014

Will I receive a proof of my brick?

No. Bricks will be personalized based on your order form submission.

Will all the bricks be the same color?

No. The color will be full range of red to dark charcoal colors to match other campus bricks. We will be unable to accommodate color preferences/requests.

When will the bricks be installed?

We anticipate the first installation to occur sometime in late 2018, but this date will be dependent upon sales.

Is the price of the brick tax deductible?

Yes the entire amount is tax deductible.  The purchaser of the brick will receive a gift receipt.

Note: Donations are lump-sum payments. There are no installment payment options.

How will I be notified when my brick is installed?

An email with a photo of your brick will be sent after installation.

 

Will the recipient receive a card telling him/her that a brick was purchased in his/her honor?

Yes. If we are informed that a brick is being inscribed in honor of a current GAA member or deceased UNC alumnus/a (see “Who can have their name inscribed on a brick” section), we will send a notification card, as appropriate.  An email photo of the brick will be sent to both brick purchaser and the person being honored on the inscription after installation if emails are provided.

For additional assistance, please email brickcampaign@unc.edu