UNC Crew 50th Anniversary

UNC Crew Turns 50 | April 3-5, 2020

Dear Friends and Fellow Rowing Alumni,

Back in February of 1970, UNC Crew took receipt of its first two shells. Rowing had officially come to Carolina. Five decades later, rowing at Carolina continues to flourish. Between three distinct crew programs, nearly 2,000 men and women have bent an oar at University Lake.

We invite all rowing alumni to Chapel Hill to celebrate UNC Crew’s Golden Anniversary the weekend of April 3-5, 2020. We want to celebrate our rowing past, present and future.

Why should you attend? Fifty years is a milestone for any organization but we want you back to feel the swing. Remember what it was like when we were all younger versions of our current selves? We may not be in as good of shape now, but our individual narratives have grown. Your teammates all want to hear to your story, relive past glories, shake your hand or give you a hug. Once connected by the oar, now connected for life.

Our event attendance goal is lofty. We are hoping to welcome back 500-800 of the known 1,600+ alumni of whom we have contact information. We are further hoping that you will assist us in spreading the word to your peers, particularly if you see that their names absent from our rowing honor roll.

The weekend will be full of activities. We are planning an informal gathering on Franklin Street on Friday night, a family-friendly alumni regatta on Saturday morning, a banquet on Saturday night and a crew alumni association meeting on Sunday morning.

This event will be special if we can count on you to reach out to those who made a difference in your life. Please join us in Chapel Hill April 3-5, 2020.

UNC Crew 50th Anniversary Planning Committee