Our affinity and class-based reunions reinforce the mission of the GAA, to keep alumni involved with and informed about their University.
Reunions provide occasions for alumni to return to Chapel Hill, renew acquaintances with classmates, have fun, strengthen ties with Carolina and perhaps leave with ideas for making those ties with their alma mater and friends more meaningful.
The GAA facilitates two types of reunions:
Affinity reunions are gatherings of alumni based on their involvement in or affiliation to a particular group, experience or common connection, such as fraternities, sororities, student government, sports teams or other student organizations. A reunion can be as simple as a cookout, cocktail reception or weekend full of activities.
Class-based reunions are gatherings of alumni based on their graduation year (e.g. class of 1967, class of 1957, etc.). Spring commencement weekend typically hosts our more seasoned class celebrations, such as the 40th, 45th and 50th class reunions.
Looking to plan a reunion but aren’t sure where to start? Let us help. Your GAA welcomes the opportunity to assist alumni from a particular group (affinity reunion) or specific class (class-based reunion).