Why Join

It’s a Tradition

And, we know you’ll make the most of your alumni experience when you live it up with Carolina Alumni member perks. Alumni activities, communications and services are not a line item in the University budget but are funded by Carolina Alumni member dues. Every single member makes a difference.

Top Five Reasons to Join

When you’re a Carolina Alumni member, you’ll enjoy perks and plenty of fun. But, it’s more than just a membership. Five things you may not know:

  1. We’re a self-supporting, nonprofit organization serving alumni, students, parents and friends. Member dues directly support alumni events – like Homecoming and reunions.
  2. When you’re looking for objective reporting on issues affecting the University, the Carolina Alumni Review is a trusted resource. Membership includes print and digital subscriptions.
  3. Whether you want to make a career change or just need career advice,  Alumni Career Services is here to help you with career coaching, webinars and the Heels Engage Advising Network.
  4. We help bring the best to Carolina through scholarships. Each year, local Carolina Clubs raise money from club activities to support scholarships for UNC students from their communities.
  5. Our Tar Heel Network ensures legislators advocate for funding competitive faculty salaries and state-of-the-art facilities. These priorities keep Carolina top ranked in public higher education, enhancing the value of your diploma.

Membership Types

As a Carolina Alumni life member, your dues support our University and preserve its great traditions — for your lifetime and beyond. Unlike annual dues, life member dues go into a permanent endowment. The life member dues you pay today will serve and strengthen Carolina Alumni and future generations of Tar Heels. Leave a lasting Carolina legacy by becoming a life member today and never pay dues again.

If you’d like to support the Association year after year but need a membership that fits into your yearly personal budget, become an annual member. You also have the option to use a free and flexible automatic renewal feature, so you’ll never have to worry about your membership lapsing. We’ll remind you each year before we charge your card, but you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your annual commitment will be set up on a recurring basis.

If you are a Carolina student who wants to enhance your undergraduate experience with programs designed to provide leadership training, social and professional opportunities to interact with Carolina’s alumni family, begin your relationship with Carolina Alumni as a student member.

Join Today

Carolina Alumni membership is open to all graduates, former students, current students, parents and friends.

Points of Contact

If you have any questions about membership in the GAA, call us at (800) 962-0742, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EST).

Diana Koonce '02
Manager of Membership Operations
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Diana has been working with the membership team since 2008. She adores fabulous footwear and has amassed a large collection of shoes. Diana’s fashion mantra is that clothing trends may come and go, but a fantastic shoe can last forever.