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. #UNCAlumni #UNCHC

Friday, Nov. 2

3 – 7 p.m.
Registration Zone, George Watts Hill Alumni Center

Visit us at the Alumni Center to pick up your packet that will include event tickets (tailgate party and postgame party) and apparel. Football tickets are being emailed this year.

9 p.m.
Young Alumni Reunion (YAR), Top of the Hill’s Great Room and Back Bar
Complimentary event

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.

Pre-purchased party packs (two drink tickets, wristband for heavy appetizer buffet and a Carolina-themed party coaster that is also a bottle opener) can be picked up at the check-in table just up the stairs from the Franklin Street entrance. Please note that the deadline to purchase party packs has passed, and they will not be available at the door. 

Huge thanks to Top of the Hill for sponsoring this event. 

Saturday, Nov. 3

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Registration Zone, 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 event tickets (tailgate and postgame party) and apparel. Football tickets are being emailed this year.

9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
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. Then head to Tar Heel Town which includes our complimentary face painting and your chance at a photo with Rameses.

9:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Bell Tower Tailgate Party, Bell Tower

Gather with classmates and friends to enjoy barbecue, beer and banana pudding – all 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. To redeem your tailgate party beer tickets, bring your driver’s license and check in at the ID table to get the wristband that validates your beer tickets. Huge thanks to Big Boss Brewing for sponsoring the beer beneath the Bell Tower. 

12:15 p.m.
Carolina Football vs. Georgia Tech, Kenan Stadium
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.

Class of ’93 25th Anniversary: On-field Recognition, Kenan Stadium

The class of ’93 will be recognized on the field before the Homecoming football game. Meet us at the top of section 128 at 11:30 a.m. so you can enjoy your on-field recognition. Please note, participants must have a game ticket for field access. Guests (who are not members of the class) and children will not be allowed on the field.

Immediately following the game
Postgame Party, The Carolina Inn
Complimentary event 

Continue the party 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. Cash bar. Huge thanks to The Carolina Inn for sponsoring this event.

Immediately following the game
Postgame Party Lounge, The Carolina Inn Front Porch and Terrace 

This lounge is sold out. New this year: Upgrade your Postgame Party experience to the Postgame Party Lounge. This is a VIP section offering the best seats near the lawn plus a Heel of a lot more. Lounge ticket includes: two drink tickets with little to no wait at the private bar, access to food trucks, photo booth, exclusive access to Rameses and RJ for photos and a “Cheers to You” party pack (color-changing cup and straw, koozie, coaster set, Tar Heel bottle opener).

Get the App. Be in the Know.

Be in the know on all the latest Homecoming happenings when you download the new UNC Alumni app. Registrants enjoy a Homecoming-specific tile with easy access to the schedule plus event notifications so you’re truly in the know all weekend long.

See You on Social Media 

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

Celebrating a Class Anniversary? Get Your Class Button.

Here’s the rundown on where you can get your class button … ’13: Pick up at your Welcome Home Gathering at He’s Not Here on Friday at 5 p.m., as well as at the Young Alumni Reunion (YAR) on Friday night. Class of ’18 and ’08: Pick up at YAR on Friday night or at the Postgame Party/Lounge check-in table on Saturday. ’93: Available for those participating in on-field recognition, pick up before heading onto the field; also available at the Postgame Party/Lounge check-in table. All other classes (’88, ’98, ’03) can pick up at the Postgame Party/Lounge check-in table. All while supplies last.

Additional Weekend Events

Friday Nov. 2 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
13th Annual Carolina in Women’s Business Conference: BREAKING BARRIERS
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
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 Smith Center
  • Come out and cheer on the Tar Heels against Mt. Olive.
Saturday Nov. 3 | 10 a.m. 
UNC Monogram Day
Polk Place
Saturday, Nov. 3 | 9 p.m.
Carolina Pride Alum Network’s Inaugural Homecoming Drag Show
CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio

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