Alumni Events

Homecoming Weekend: Nov. 2-4

Return to Chapel Hill for Homecoming 2018. Revisit your favorite spots, tailgate with Tar Heels, reminisce with friends and make lasting memories. Stay tuned for registration details. #UNCHC

Friday, Nov. 2

BAR Golf Tournament, TBD
Cost: TBD

This year’s golf tournament takes place at Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill. Finley is one of the most enjoyable courses you will ever play. Course designer Tom Fazio has created a layout that, from the proper tees, will provide a positive experience to anyone from a touring pro to a high handicapper. The 18-hole course features five tee boxes that challenge every level golfer. Its 7,328 yards of golf from the Tar Heel Tees and 5,017 yards from the red tees gives the course versatility. The Par 72 has a memorable layout, practice facility and grill. A portion of each golf fee will be donated to the Light on the Hill Society Scholarship.

2-7 p.m.
Registration Packet Pick Up, George Watts Hill Alumni Center

Visit us at the Alumni Center to pick up your packet that will include event tickets and apparel.

9 p.m.
Young Alumni Reunion, Great Room and Back Bar
Purchase your party pack for the ultimate YAR experience.

Classes of ’08 – ’18 get ready to party. Return home and party with us on Franklin Street at Top of the Hill’s party spots, the Great Room and Back Bar. With DJs in each room, a photo booth, cash bar and a great atmosphere, you don’t want to miss this. Preregistration preferred. Huge thanks to Top of the Hill for sponsoring this event. Upgrade your experience and purchase your party pack ticket today. This includes two drink tickets, access to food at the event and a Carolina-themed party coaster that is also a bottle opener (seriously!). Party pack tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

Saturday, Nov. 3

Registration Packet Pick Up, George Watts Hill Alumni Center

Didn’t pick up your registration packet on Friday? Visit us at the Alumni Center to pick up your packet that will include game tickets and apparel.

Bell Tower Climb and Tar Heel Town, Bell Tower and Polk Place

The Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower is one of Carolina’s most beloved campus landmarks. All are invited to make the climb and take in the views, beginning three hours prior to kickoff.

Tar Heel Town opens at Polk Place three hours prior to kickoff, too, and activities include complimentary face painting, games and more. Tar Heel Town is held before every home football game and is open to the public.

Bell Tower Tailgate Party, Bell Tower
Price: $25; GAA members $15

Gather with classmates and friends to enjoy great food, music, pregame activities and giveaways beneath the Bell Tower – all in the heart of campus. Enjoy the ultimate pregame experience catered by Carolina Barbecue. Menu includes chopped pork barbecue, fried chicken, fried fish, baked beans, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, hush puppies, dessert and beverages. Back by popular demand, alumni-owned and operated Big Boss Brewing will be serving up beer at our Bell Tower Tailgate Party. Huge thanks to Big Boss Brewing for sponsoring the beer beneath the Bell Tower. 

Carolina Football vs. Georgia Tech, Kenan Stadium
Cost: $25
Sections 110 and 101

The Yellow Jackets will be swarming the field, and it will be one Heel of a good time in Kenan Stadium. Wear your Carolina blue, and get ready to cheer on the Heels. Please note, we are unable to accommodate specific seating requests. Reminder: Football tickets are nonrefundable.

Immediately following the game
Postgame Party, The Carolina Inn
No cost to attend.

Continue your victory celebration at The Carolina Inn. This two-hour celebration is the official Postgame Party featuring live music from The Castaways. Kick back or dance it out on the lawn. A cash bar will be available. Huge thanks to The Carolina Inn for sponsoring this event.

Immediately following the game
Postgame Party Lounge, Ann Hill Courtyard at The Carolina Inn
Price: $25; GAA members $15

Upgrade your Postgame Party experience to the Postgame Lounge. At The Carolina Inn Ann Hill Courtyard you can continue your Homecoming celebration. Featuring live music from The Castaways, enjoy two drink tickets with no wait at the bar, access to food and exclusive photo ops with Rameses and RJ. Kick back or dance it out near the lawn. No entrance is permitted without a ticket.

Immediately following the game

Class Bash – Tacos at the Tower

  • $5 – includes non-alcoholic beverages and event access only
  • $10 – includes access, two drink tickets and non- alcoholic beverages
  • $15 – includes access, taco bar with dessert and non – alcoholic beverages
  • $25 – includes access, two drink tickets, taco bar with dessert and non – alcoholic beverages

Classes of ’08, ’03, ’98, and ’93 it’s your milestone year and we’re celebrating you. Meet us at the Bell Tower immediately following the game. Reminisce by one of our treasured landmarks, pick up exclusive Class Bash swag, enjoy music and capture photos with your classmates at a photo booth.  GAA members will receive an additional swag item. Must purchase a ticket to enter, kids enter for free. Food and alcoholic drink tickets will not be sold at the door, must be purchased in advance.

Additional Weekend Events

Friday Nov. 2 | 6 – 8 p.m.
UL 50th Birthday Party
R.B. House Undergraduate Library
  • Meet up with classmates and friends at the UL to celebrate the 50th birthday of this beloved library with food, festivities and giveaways. No studying required.
Friday, Nov. 2 | 7 p.m.
NPHC Step Show
Memorial Hall
  • NPHC sponsors the annual Homecoming Step Show, come out and support Carolina’s historically Black Greek letter organizations on campus.
Friday Nov. 2 | 7:30 p.m.
UNC Men’s Basketball Exhibition Game
Dean E. Smith Center
  • Watch the Tar Heels take on Barton College.
Saturday Nov. 3 | Two hours prior to kick off
UNC Monogram Day
Polk Place
Saturday, Nov. 3 | 9 p.m.
Carolina Pride Alum Network’s Inaugural Homecoming Drag Show
CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio
Point of Contact

Rachaele Andrews
Coordinator of Homecoming, Young Alumni and Affinity Reunions
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Rachaele joined the GAA in 2016. In an attempt to escape the scorching Texas heat, she found her home deep in the heart of Carolina. In her spare time, Rachaele enjoys critiquing movies, playing with her pup and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.

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