Alumni Events

Homecoming Weekend: Oct. 27-29

Return to Chapel Hill for Homecoming 2017, One Heel of a Storm. Revisit your favorite spots, tailgate with Tar Heels, reminisce with friends and make lasting memories. Registration for Homecoming 2017 is now closed. #UNCHC

Friday, Oct. 27

9 a.m.
BAR Golf Tournament, UNC Finley Golf Course
Cost: $130GAA members pay $100

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.

5 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Snap a Photo With Tar Heel Santa
Cost: $20; GAA members pay $10

Tar Heel Santa will make an appearance at Homecoming. If you’re interested, sign up to take your photo or family photos with the one and only Santa decked out in Carolina blue. Fifteen minute time slots will be designated to each family upon confirmation of purchase. You will receive one professional photo per group which will be emailed following Homecoming. 

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Class Milestone Celebration, La Residence
No cost to attend.

Classes of ’92, ’97 and ’02, meet us at La Residence (right off Franklin Street) to celebrate your class milestone. Bring your guests, and enjoy an evening in the company of Tar Heels. Enjoy tunes, a photo booth and drink specials. We will have swag bags featuring class buttons, color-changing straws and a Tar Heel Favorites coupon book for alumni who preregister. Cash bar available. Preregistration preferred.

9 p.m.
Young Alumni Takeover, Great Room and Back Bar
No cost to attend.

Classes of ’07- ’17 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.

Saturday, Oct. 28

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
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.

9 a.m. – 11:30 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, 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.

9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Bell Tower Tailgate Party, Bell Tower
Cost: $25; GAA members pay $15; Tar Heel Jr. $10

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. Miami Hurricanes, Kenan Stadium
Sections 100, 110, 111, 112, 202, & 203

The ‘Canes are coming, and it will be One Heel of a Storm 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.

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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