Class of ’73 50th Reunion

We had a Heel of a time seeing you in Chapel Hill to celebrate Spring Reunions Weekend, May 11-14, 2023.

See who went to the reunion:
Photo gallery from the weekend
Class of ’73 attendees
All reunion weekend attendees

Join the conversation with your classmates in the official class of ’73 group on Facebook.

The historic photos below were shared in a slide presentation during the weekend and were provided via Wilson Library and the UNC Photo Lab.

Letter From Your Class

Welcome! We cordially invite you to come home again to Chapel Hill, May 11-14, 2023, for the 50th Reunion of UNC’s class of 1973.

We are planning a fantastic weekend to celebrate, renew old friendships, develop new ones, reminisce and remember those years we spent here a half century ago (can it really have been that long?). Years when we learned to think, to question, to explore, to challenge and to be open and tolerant of new ideas and people. Those years transformed and molded us and prepared us for the multi-faceted lives we have lived over the last 50 years. None of us would be who we are without our time together in Chapel Hill.

Our host hotel is the Sheraton Chapel Hill where the weekend will kick off with a 50th Reunion Opening Reception on Thursday evening, May 11.

There will be plenty of social events where you can meet and catch up with old friends culminating in dinner and dancing just for our class in the Blue Zone of Kenan Stadium on Saturday evening, May 13. On Commencement Sunday, adorned in specially designed Alexander Julian sashes, our class will lead the graduation processional into Kenan Stadium.

Friday and Saturday will offer a myriad of additional activities and programs including three enrichment sessions focusing on UNC athletics; cutting edge medical research ongoing at UNC in the areas of the aging brain, behavioral health and the READY program which is preparing for the next pandemic; and a discussion of the extraordinary role women have played in shaping our national dialogues on critical issues over the last five decades.

So, how can you help?

First, and most importantly, come to the reunion – sign up and reach out to your friends and classmates and encourage them to attend.

Share your memories with us via our class Facebook group at

Help us choose the processional music for our entry into Kenan Stadium on May 14. Submit your favorite song from our time in Chapel Hill. We will review all submissions and then provide the top entries for you to vote on. (Note that your song suggestions should have either been released or at peak popularity in 1973. As a guide, take note that the Tams “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy” and Martha and The Vandellas “Dancing in the Street” were selected by the classes of ’70 and ’72.)

We invite you to become a Class of 1973 Reunion Patron. We are working hard to keep costs low and the weekend very affordable, and we would love your help to make that possible. You can find the link to donate on this page, below. A separate email and letter will go out explaining our fundraising goal, so be on the lookout for that.

We will frequently update this page with information about plans, social events, enrichment activities, lodging (blocks of rooms and rates), parking, etc., so watch this space for further details.

We hope you will join us and come home to Carolina in May – it’s going to be a blast. We can’t wait to see you.

Your Steering Committee for the Class of ’73 50th Reunion,

Nancy Jones Armstrong
John Fraley
Jim Henderson
David Kirby
Joe Loveland
Martha Gabriel Peck
Holly Pritchard
Marjorie Spruill

Point of Contact

Allison Deem '10
Coordinator of Alumni Reunions
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Allison joined the GAA staff in May 2022. She is excited to be back home at Carolina planning events for fellow Tar Heels to reunite in Chapel Hill. Allison enjoys live music, spending time at the beach, a good cup of tea and playing with her cat, Alice.

Class of 1973 Reunion Committee

Nancy Armstrong

Angela R. Bryant

John Fraley

Jim Henderson

David Kirby

Joe Loveland

Martha Peck

Holly Pritchard

Marjorie Spruill