Event Schedule

Schedule of Anniversary Events

Friday, June 14: The Project Uplift Experience

4:30-6:30 p.m.
Registration at the Carolina Union, West Lounge and Art Gallery
Guests will have a chance to interact and mingle with other alumni with a photo booth, popcorn machine and music. This will be a chance for guests to check-in and make sure they have all the details for the weekend.

6:30-7:45 p.m.
Alumni Dinner Buffet at the Carolina Union, West Lounge and Art Gallery
Guests will have an opportunity to enjoy dinner with other alumni, Project Uplift Buffet Style, before settling in for the Culture Show.

8-9:30 p.m.
Culture Show at Carolina Union, Great Hall
The classic Project Uplift Event—The Culture Show. Join current PU participants and enjoy performances from student organizations.

9:45-11 p.m.
Alumni Reception at Lula’s on Franklin Street
This is an opportunity for fellow alumni to meet each other as well as leaders of affinity groups (on-campus coordinators, student admins and other counselors). Groups will host this informal gathering in a semi-private space. This is a great opportunity for those who aren’t participating in the reunion but want to engage.

Saturday, June 15: The Tar Heel Experience

Alumni Sessions at Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Room
Guests will hear from the PU 50 Advisory Board, UNC Senior Administrators and other keynote speakers.

9:30-10:30 a.m.
State of Diversity at UNC with Campus Leadership
Join key campus leaders for a panel discussion.

10:30-11:30 a.m.
The Current Student Experience
PU Video and Student Panel

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Collecting Oral Histories
A special performance of the Black Pioneers Project.

1-3 p.m.
Cookout at Kenan Stadium
Enjoy a family, friendly cookout in the Pope Box of Kenan Stadium. Come reminisce about your days at Project Uplift with Dr. Archie Ervin ’99 (PhD) as you eat good food, chat with good people, play family friendly games and have fun.

3-5 p.m.
Optional Tours
More information to come.

9-11 p.m.
Gathering at the Carolina Coffee Shop
Enjoy a night out and network with the PU 50 Advisory Board, the visionaries of the PU Reunion.

Sunday, June 16

9 -11 a.m.
Founders Brunch, Top of the Hill, Great Room
Enjoy a unique, closing brunch.