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.

Load More Events

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 1968, class of 1953, etc.). Spring commencement weekend typically hosts our more seasoned class celebrations, such as the 50th, 55th and 60th 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).

Plan an Affinity Reunion

Tanea Pettis '95
Assistant Director of Enrichment Programs
read my bio

Tanea has been a member of the GAA staff since 1998. She currently serves as assistant director of enrichment programs overseeing the Light on the Hill Society Scholarship, athletics, Homecoming and reunions. She’s a dedicated member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., carries her NOOK with her wherever she goes and has a large collection of Coca-Cola bottles from across the world in her office.

Plan a Class-Based Reunion

Jennifer Guy '09
Coordinator of Alumni Reunions and Special Events
read my bio

Jennifer joined the GAA in January 2017. She is thrilled to be back at Carolina and loves bumping into fellow Tar Heels on her (almost) daily walks around campus. In her spare time, Jennifer can be found chasing her daughters with her college sweetheart Shawn ’08, dining with friends at their favorite restaurants, playing the piano or getting lost in a good book.

Jean Service '85
Coordinator of Alumni Reunions and Special Events
read my bio

Jean joined the staff of the GAA in May 2019. She loves connecting people and planning opportunities for fellow Tar Heels to return to Chapel Hill. Jean enjoys spending time with family and friends at the lake, taking walks with her dogs and gardening.