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. Carolina Alumni members save $15 on the Bell Tower Tailgate. #CarolinaAlumni

Have Homecoming registration questions? Visit our FAQ.

Tailgate registration is now closed

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

11 a.m. virtually
UNC vs. Duke Rivalry Peloton Ride
Ride with us on Nov. 11, and get an epic button. Details.

4-6 p.m.
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.” Learn more.

4-6:30 p.m.
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. Registration for the Bell Tower Tailgate closed Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m. (ET).

Homecoming Giveaway for Carolina Alumni Members

This Homecoming, we’re delighted to announce an exclusive giveaway for our Carolina Alumni members coming home for Homecoming, limited edition motel keychains. Bring your Carolina Alumni member card – wallet or app – and meet us beneath the Bell Tower to get yours on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., prior to UNC vs. Duke – all in celebration of you, our alma mater and the Greatest Rivalry on Earth.

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.

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.
As soon as the band leaves to go on field (at the 5 minute mark on the game clock), we may enter the section 115/116. Access the section using the aisle between sections 115-116.

8 p.m.
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 Schedule and Parking

Stadium policies, parking information and more can be found at

Additional Homecoming Weekend Events

Friday, Nov. 10 3-5 p.m.
ACC Huddle Live in Kenan Stadium

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
Check out their fun family events from Friday, Nov. 10 – Sunday, Nov. 12.

First Generation Student/Alumni Mixer
Happening Nov. 9. Details.

UNC vs. Duke Rivalry Peloton Ride
Ride with us on Nov. 11, and get an epic button. Details.

5th UNC Sports & Entertainment Summit
Blue Zone on Friday, November 10th
ALL UNC Alumni panels from the Sports and Entertainment industries. Tickets are $23 and include breakfast, lunch and networking opportunities in addition to the panels.
For more information, visit

Official Homecoming T-shirt Is Sold Out

Homecoming T-shirts are sold out. All orders placed prior to Oct. 1 have shipped. Thank you for your 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.