Pharmacy Alumni Reunion

Alumni Reunion

Homecoming Weekend 2020 – details coming soon

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina for the 2020 Pharmacy Alumni Reunion. Reconnect with old friends, network with fellow alumni and current students, and help us cheer on the Tar Heels during Carolina’s Homecoming football game against TBA.

Take a look at our 2019 schedule – 2020 information coming soon

Schedule of Events

We’re excited to share new and exciting activities with you this year. Click below to expand the schedule of events.

Lodging and Parking

Room blocks have been reserved at the following locations. Please let hotels know you will be visiting for the Pharmacy Alumni Weekend for the group rates.

Comfort Inn University Durham/Chapel Hill

  • (919) 490-4949

Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill, 100 Marriott Way, Chapel Hill

Hampton Inn and Suites, 6121 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill

Marriott Springhill Suites Durham Chapel Hill, 5310 McFarland Drive, Durham


  • Parking for Homecoming weekend will be limited.
  • Please refer to the University’s list of approved parking areas.
  • Individuals who need handicap-accessible parking may contact Heather Lewis at (919) 966-1929 for assistance.

Friday, Oct. 25 | Morning Activities

9 a.m.
Donuts With the Dean, Location TBA 
Join us for an opportunity to meet our new dean, Dr. Angela Kashuba, and hear about updates from your school. There is no cost to attend this event but registration is required.

10 a.m.
Continuing Education Class, Student Union Room 2420 (1-hour CE credit)
Introduction to Integrative Medicine with Amanda Corbett, Pharm.D., clinical associate professor, assistant dean, associate director of global engagement, assistant dean, professional curriculum and clinical assistant professor. There is no cost to attend but registration is required as space is limited to 65.

11:30 a.m.
Sam Hitt Medicinal Garden and Genome Sciences Greenhouse Tour
The tour will be led by Dr. Alan Jones beginning at the Medicinal Garden located across from the School of Pharmacy. This garden is used to educate the public on the botanical sources for most of the drugs used by humans over the last 2,500 years. Compounds such as vinblastine (Hodgins, advanced breast and testicular cancers) and metformin (high blood sugars) had as their original source some of the plants that you will see in this garden. Afterwards, we will walk (10 min.) to visit a state-of-the art greenhouse located atop the new Genome Science Building. There you will glimpse at some of the basic research that UNC faculty are doing to improve human health and agriculture. There is no cost to attend but registration is required as space is limited to 30.

Friday, Oct. 25 | Afternoon Activities

1 p.m.
Lenoir Hall, Lunch on Your Own
With 13 unique food stations – including a burrito bar and sushi station – there are a variety of lunch options available. Be sure to visit UNC Student Stores (located right across The Pit) to use your 20 percent discount coupon.

2 p.m.
Pharmacy Alumni Golf Outing at Finley Golf Course ($46 walking/$57 cart rental)
To register, email Heather Lewis at or call (919) 966-1929. This event has a limit of 28 and registration is required. Please note, this activity is not listed on the registration form.

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill
The Ackland, UNC’s art museum since 1958, houses a very distinguished collection of art from almost all cultures and time periods, including special concentrations in art from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. This tour will focus on  highlights of the some 300 works currently on view, as well as introducing participants to the many – and sometime surprising – ways that the Ackland engages with professors and students across UNC’s health sciences schools. There is no cost to attend but registration is required as space is limited to 15.

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Edible Campus UNC
Take a walk with the Coordinator of Edible Campus UNC, a community outreach program of the North Carolina Botanical Garden that converts gardens across the campus to incorporate edible, medicinal and pollinator-friendly plants. We’ll see and taste from the gardens, learn how the program supports food justice initiatives at the University and more. There is no cost to attend but registration is required as space is limited to 40.

4 – 5 p.m.
BEAM Maker Space
A student-led tour of BeAM’s flagship makerspace in Murray Hall will provide a great overview of what makes this program so special. You’ll see the exciting and vibrant collaborative work area, classroom, 3D printer room, metal and wood shops, and our impressive collection of tools and materials. Wrapping up with a Q&A session, you’ll leave with a clear understanding of why excitement is growing around this program, where everyone in the Carolina community is invited to Be A Maker!  There is no cost to attend but registration is required as space is limited to 15.

4 – 5 p.m.
Herbarium Tour
The modern herbarium is used not only by scientists discovering new plant-based drugs, but also to document biodiversity.  The herbarium was founded in 1908 by mycologist Dr. William Chambers Coker, and today is the second largest herbarium in the southeastern United States (only the Smithsonian Institution’s herbarium is larger).  The herbarium, located in 401 Coker Hall, the center of campus, curates over 700,000 specimens of fungi, lichens, algae, mosses, and plants from around the globe with a focus on the native flora of the southeastern United States.  Herbarium Curator Carol Ann McCormick will give a tour of the herbarium and will discuss some of the current research projects. There is no cost to attend but registration is required as space is limited to 15.

5:30 p.m.
Student Speed Networking in Kerr
Join us for engaging conversations with our pharmacy students. Share your experience, and help our future Carolina pharmacists learn more about the wide range of career opportunities in the fields of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. Light refreshments provided. There is no cost to attend but registration is required.

7:30 p.m.
Class Reunions, La Residence, 202 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill
The classes of ’74, ’84, ’89 and ’09 will gather to network and socialize during Homecoming Weekend. There is no cost to attend but registration is required.

Saturday, Oct. 26

1-3 p.m.
Bell Tower Climb
The Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower is one of Carolina’s most beloved landmarks. Take this opportunity to climb four levels, an opportunity few get to experience. There is no cost to climb, and registration is not required.

1-3 p.m.
Bell Tower Tailgate, Bell Tower (Price: $30; GAA member price: $15)

The menu will include chopped pork barbecue, fried chicken, fried fish, baked beans, green beans, coleslaw, hush puppies, beverages and dessert. For registrants who are 21 and older, tailgate tickets will include two beer tickets. Don’t forget to bring your ID. Registration is required.

4 p.m.
UNC vs. Duke
, Kenan Stadium (Tickets: $25) 

The Homecoming football game is SOLD OUT. The Homecoming sections are 101/102/220. Game time is typically released by the ACC  7-10 business days prior to game day. Football tickets are nonrefundable.

The UNC Ticket Office suggests visiting  StubHub, their official secondary ticket partner, for possible game tickets. Please note the cost of tickets via StubHub may be higher and may not be in or near the Homecoming blocks.

Class of ’94 25th Anniversary On-field Recognition, Kenan Stadium
The UNC class of 1994 will be recognized on the field during the Homecoming football game. Please note, participants must have a game ticket for field access. Guests (who are not members of the class) and children will not be allowed on the field. There is no cost to participate but registration is recommended.

Immediately following the game
GAA Bell Tower Bash, Bell Tower
(Price: $15; GAA member and Jr. Tar Heel price: $5)
Win or lose – we still party. Celebrate the Greatest Rivalry on Earth right after the game at this two-hour, family-friendly bash at the Bell Tower. Featuring a DJ, gourmet popcorn bar, sweet treats and lawn games. Lemonade, water and two (2) beer tickets (thanks to alumni-owned Big Boss Brewing) for each adult, 21 and over, who purchases a ticket. Registration is required.


Have questions about an event? Or maybe about registration? Click below to see who to contact for reunion information.

Events and Programs

For questions related to reunion events and programs, contact Heather Lewis, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, or (919) 966-1929.

Registration or Payments

For questions related to registration and or payments, contact Tanea Pettis ’95, GAA staff, at or (919) 843-9694.