Homecoming Weekend Events

Welcome Home, Tar Heels

Homecoming 2023, Greatest Rivalry on Earth, happening Nov. 10-12 in Chapel Hill. You’ve come to the right spot to get your tickets to the Bell Tower Tailgate and to order this year’s epic Homecoming T-shirt. Carolina Alumni members save on the Bell Tower Tailgate. #CarolinaAlumni

Looking for UNC vs. Duke football tickets? You’ll want to head here. Have Homecoming registration questions? Visit our FAQ.

Friday, Nov. 10

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Class of ’83 40th Anniversary Meet Up

401 Main, 401 E. Main St., Carrboro

Meet up with classmates for a fun evening of reminiscing. Pick up your ’83 class button and Homecoming swag, and get ready to cheer on the Heels. Be sure to post your photos on social throughout the evening and tag @CarolinaAlumni and #CarolinaAlumni.

Saturday, Nov. 11

Time TBD
Bell Tower Climb

Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower

Climbing the Bell Tower with us adds 256 steps to your day (128 going up, 128 coming down). From ground to the fourth-floor landing, you can say “I climbed the Bell Tower.”  The climb starts three hours prior to kickoff and closes one hour before the start of the game. Learn more.

Time TBD
Bell Tower Tailgate

Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower
Price $35; Carolina Alumni members $20; Jr. Tar Heels (ages 5-12) $15; Little Tar Heels (ages 4 and under) are free

Meet up with Tar Heels at the Bell Tower Tailgate. Tailgate menu includes: barbecue, fried chicken, green beans, potato salad, coleslaw and rolls. Vegetarian and vegan options include: barbecue jack fruit, black beans and braised kale. Gluten-free options also available. Enjoy a variety of cakes for dessert. Beverages include iced tea and water. Don’t miss the #BeatDuke balloon photo op or picking up the official Homecoming button. Register to attend by Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).

Milestone Class Anniversaries
Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower

Are you celebrating a milestone class anniversary in 2023? Carolina classmates from ’78, ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98, ’03, ’08, ’13, ’18 and ’23 should stop by the Bell Tower to pick up their celebratory class year button and snap a photo with their class year sign beneath the Bell Tower.

Time TBD
Class of ’98 25th Anniversary Recognition
Kenan Stadium

Meet up with your ’98 classmates to celebrate your 25th anniversary. To participate, class members must have a ticket to the UNC vs. Duke football game. Participation is restricted to members of the class of ’98. There is no additional fee to participate. Classmates will meet in the band section of the stadium (Section 115) with 10 minutes on the second quarter game clock for half time recognition. Access the section using the aisle between sections 115-114.

Time TBD
UNC vs. Duke Football Game
Kenan Stadium

Wear your Carolina blue, and get ready to cheer on the Heels for the Greatest Rivalry on Earth. The game is SOLD OUT. The preferred ticket reseller for UNC Athletics is SeatGeek. Visit for more information.

Game-Day Information

Stadium policies, parking information and more can be found at

Official Homecoming T-shirt

It’s Carolina vs. Duke, the Greatest Rivalry on Earth, and we have the official Homecoming T-shirt to celebrate it. T-shirts are available in short sleeved ($25) and long sleeved ($30) in sizes S-5XL with free shipping. T-shirts are white with the Greatest Rivalry on Earth artwork on front, Carolina Alumni logo on sleeve and Carolina Homecoming logo on back, under collar. T-shirts are adult / unisex / cotton. Order by Oct. 1, and your shirt will be shipped to arrive by Nov. 11. T-shirts ordered after Oct. 1 cannot be guaranteed by game day.

While both T-shirts and Bell Tower Tailgate tickets are on the same registration form, you can order a Homecoming T-shirt only on the registration form without purchasing a Bell Tower Tailgate ticket. Purchase your T-shirt today. There will be a $5 processing fee included with all orders.

See You on Social

When you post your photos throughout the weekend, be sure to tag us @CarolinaAlumni for a repost and use #CarolinaAlumni.