2020 Alumni Print Directory

2020 Alumni Print Directory FAQ

Our partner in our print directory project, Publishing Concepts (PCI), is helping us via email, phone and postcards to make sure your University record is up to date. When you hear from them, know it is legitimate and one way we keep this big family of more than 336,000 #UNCAlumni connected.

Why is the GAA publishing an Alumni Directory?

For many years, the Alumni Association has published alumni directories in book form which helps the Alumni Association keep the most accurate and up-to-date records possible on all alumni so we can help you stay connected to friends and classmates and let you know what’s happening at Carolina.

How can I verify and update my information?

If you have received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call the number to speak with a dedicated representative for the UNC General Alumni Association project. The representative will verify all the information we have on file for you and make any updates where needed.  If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information. If you have questions, you may call PCI’s customer service desk at (800) 982-1590.

Can anyone purchase a directory?

The 2020 UNC Alumni Directory is available for sale only to UNC General Alumni Association alumni and non-alumni members.

How do I know my information will only be used for directory purposes?

The UNC General Alumni Association has a contractual agreement with PCI that states:

  1. The names, addresses and information provided to PCI by the UNC General Alumni Association for the publication of the Directory will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Directory and except as required by court order or law.
  2. The 2020 UNC Alumni Directory will be made available only to alumni and non-alumni members of UNC General Alumni Association. Upon completion of the project, PCI will return to UNC General Alumni Association any and all electronic files that have been supplied to UNC General Alumni Association or produced by PCI in connection with the production of the Directory.

Can I choose some or all of my information not to be printed in the directory?

When you call to update your information, you can tell the representative what information you would prefer to have excluded. You may also communicate this information to the PCI customer service desk (800) 982-1590 or to the Institution.

I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information for the UNC General Alumni Association. Is this a legitimate project?

We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts) to produce our 2020 UNC Alumni Directory. PCI is a company located in Dallas, TX and Virginia Beach, VA that publishes directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities and military organizations across the nation. This project allows the UNC General Alumni Association to receive important updates to our database.

Doesn't the GAA offer an Online Alumni Directory of all UNC alumni as a benefit of GAA membership?

Yes. This printed directory project allows the Alumni Association to update everyone’s information through this major data-collection effort and to provide a directory to alumni who don’t have Internet access or prefer to have this information printed as well as online.  The decorative covers make the print directory a beautiful addition to any home.

How often will you publish a printed directory?

The GAA plans to publish a directory about every five years.

How will Carolina benefit from the project?

An up-to-date database of all UNC alumni benefits the entire University in many ways. It also is invaluable for helping us keep you up-to-date with Carolina news and events.

I ordered a directory/package over the phone and would like to cancel my order. How do I do this?

Call the PCI customer service help desk at (800) 982-1590, and they will take care of this for you.

GAA Membership

I have made a donation to the University, doesn’t that mean I’m also a member of the General Alumni Association?

No. We are grateful that you are a generous supporter of the University. Joining other organizations associated with or part of the University, however, does not include membership in the Alumni Association. The GAA is a not-for-profit, self-governed membership organization that supports that fosters alumni participation in support of the University. Alumni activities, communications and services are not a line item in the University budget but are funded by GAA member dues.

What is included with a GAA membership?

GAA members have exclusive access to a number of perks including a subscription to the award-winning Carolina Alumni Review magazine, a scenic Carolina wall calendar, a complimentary session with the GAA’s certified career coach, premium access to all Alumni Career Services, priority invitations to select events and valuable discounts.

Will membership in the GAA improve my athletic-event ticket assignments?


I did not complete my UNC degree, why do I continue to get alumni calls?

Anyone who attended Carolina for one semester in a degree-earning program is considered an alumnus/a of the University.