Weekend Events

Updated March 12, 2020: For precautionary measures due to the coronavirus, the 50th anniversary reunion that was to be held April 3-5, 2020 has been rescheduled.  The new date is Oct. 2-4, 2020 (view date change refund information).

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UNC Crew 50th Anniversary Schedule

Friday, Oct. 2, 2020

2:30-5 p.m.
Boathouse Tour/Alumni Row, Michael Nicholls Crew Club Boathouse
Alumni and families are welcome to visit the boathouse at University Lake. Club and reunion representatives, as well as current athletes, will be present to provide a tour and answer questions. Alumni interested in taking a boat out for practice are encouraged to do so.

5:30-6:30 p.m.
Chancellor’s/Dean’s Reception, Location TBD
Join us to hear from a University senior administrator. Alumni, family, friends and volunteers are welcome.

8-10 p.m.
Reunion Meet Ups, Multiple Locations
A trip back to Chapel Hill would not be complete without a walk down Franklin Street. Informal gatherings will be planned at local establishments.

  • Carolina Brewery, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Top of the Hill’s Back Bar, 6:30-10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020

9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Alumni Regatta, University Lake
Break out that old uniform and show up in all your glory! In a reprise from the 40th Anniversary event, we will be racing 8+s on University Lake.  Bring the family and some appropriate rowing apparel. A light lunch will be served. Come as an individual or arrange your own team, we will put all interested alumni athletes back into boats for a 500m race and some serious bragging rights!  This event is sponsored by Campus Recreation and hosted by the Carolina Masters rowing program.

6-10 p.m.
50th Anniversary Dinner, George Watts Hill Alumni Center, The Carolina Club
Good food, renewed friendships and more than a few tall tales about races won or lost, we promise an evening to remember. Please join us in celebrating rowing’s 50 year history at Carolina.

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020

9-11 a.m.
UNC Crew Alumni Association Meeting, Location TBA
In order to usher the rowing programs into the next half century, we are holding a meeting of all individuals interested in supporting UNC Crew.