Homecoming Weekend Events

Welcome Home, Tar Heels

While our plans are contingent on University approval, current public health guidance and COVID-19 infection rates remaining low, the UNC General Alumni Association is hopeful that Tar Heels will be able to enjoy Homecoming traditions.

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Friday, Nov. 5

7-11 p.m. – This event has been canceled.
Class of 2000 20th +1 Reunion Reception
The Story, 450 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
Price: $50; GAA member price: $35

Reminisce and reconnect with your class of 2000 classmates at The Story. Hors d’oeuvres catered by Mediterranean Deli. Cash bar. Registration required.

7-11 p.m
Class of ’86 Meet Up
Gizmo Brew Works, 157 E. Franklin St., #100, Chapel Hill
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Meet up with classmates from the class of ’86. More details will be shared on the class of ’86 Facebook page. No registration required.

Saturday, Nov. 6

Class of 1986 Tailgate
Kenan Pines, 104 Stadium Driver between gates 2 and 3

Enjoy a tailgate picnic with your classmates at Kenan Pines, 104 Stadium Dr., between gates 2 and 3.  All are invited, regardless of football game attendance.  The picnic will start 3 hours before kickoff (TBA) and continue through the end of the third quarter. After the game, we will walk to another location of our choosing to keep celebrating — likely the Carolina Inn porch.

Tickets to the tailgate picnic are $40 per person, and include yard games, food and beverage, TVs to watch the game and more. Each ticket includes a pre-game meal, with the option to purchase discounted beverages throughout. Water, lemonade, and popcorn will be provided.  When you buy your ticket, please add “1986” after your last name. Buy tickets.

Please RSVP for the tailgate so we will know to expect you.


UNC vs. Wake Forest Football Game
Kenan Stadium
Kickoff is 12 p.m.

Wear your Carolina blue, and get ready to cheer on the Heels. Purchase game tickets in the Homecoming block.

The Bell Tower Tailgate will return in 2022.

Other Homecoming Weekend Events

The following events will take place during Homecoming weekend, but are not planned by the UNC General Alumni Association.

Monogram Day 2021
Time to be announced
  • The UNC Letterwinners Picnic will be held during Homecoming Weekend.  Visit for additional information and to sign up.

Official Homecoming T-shirt

Oh, it’s a thrill alright. Celebrate Homecoming, wherever you are, with our new It’s a Thrill to Be in Chapel Hill Homecoming 2021 T-shirt. Available in short-sleeved ($20) and long-sleeved ($25), shipping is included in the price. T-shirts ordered by Oct. 1 will be shipped to arrive by Nov. 5. T-shirts ordered after Oct. 1 cannot be guaranteed by game day. While both T-shirts and football tickets are on the same registration form, you can order a Homecoming T-shirt only on the registration form without purchasing a football ticket. Select ‘General Homecoming’ on the registration form. Buy your T-shirt today. 

T-shirts are Carolina blue. The Homecoming logo is on the front, and the back reads: “It’s a Thrill to Be in Chapel Hill.” Shirts are unisex and are available in sizes small to 4X.

See You on Social

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