BAR: Black Alumni Reunion

A Season of Change | Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2022

BAR Heels,

It is hard to believe that the 2019 Black Alumni Reunion was the last time we were together in person to enjoy a full-scale reunion. Since 2019, we have experienced many changes in our lives at work, at home and amongst our families. During that period, we were fortunate to continue the BAR tradition with virtual and hybrid versions. We are a resilient group in the face of change, which brings me to this year’s reunion. Here are the details:

  • Dates: Sept. 28 – Oct. 2
  • Hotel: Sheraton Chapel Hill
  • Football: UNC vs. Virginia Tech
  • Please note the following:
    • This is NOT Carolina’s Homecoming Weekend. (BAR was moved to an earlier weekend due to lack of hotel availability.)
    • The awards gala will be on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 instead of Friday.
    • The Student Alumni Dinner will be on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022.

Now about that change. We are planning for a full-scheduled, in-person reunion this year. I have challenged this year’s BAR Planning Committee to develop creative events and activities to be enjoyed by the many who have consistently attended BAR and attract those who might not have attended regularly, if at all. We are also looking for good representation from all classes from our Black Pioneers to our recently minted alumni from the class of 2022.

Long story, short, expect some change, good change. You might even consider pre-scheduling a vacation immediately following BAR 2022 to recover. We are going to keep you apprised of our reunion agenda as it develops. As you receive additional updates, we ask that you embrace change and consider the opportunities and possibilities. Together, we can make BAR 2022 the best.

Follow us on social media (uncblackalumni) and watch your email for reunion updates.

Go Heels!

Hugh Holston ’82, Chair
Black Alumni Reunion Planning Committee
GAA Life Member #38295