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Homecoming Committee

Celebrating Carolina.

The Homecoming Committee is responsible for planning and promoting the traditional week-long Homecoming celebration for students. Celebrations include daily Pit events, Mr. and Miss UNC elections, Banner Competition and selling the official Homecoming T-shirt.

Join the Homecoming Committee

Do you want to Celebrate Carolina year-round?

Join the Homecoming Committee and celebrate the greatest Carolina tradition.  The Homecoming Committee is comprised of a small group of qualified, dedicated, and enthusiastic campus leaders behind the largest tradition on campus. This committee embodies school spirit and significant leadership, making it one of the premier student leader opportunities on campus.

If you are looking to:

Celebrate Carolina and what it means to you.
Lead a team of dedicated Tar Heels as they plan Homecoming Week.
Connect with thousands of students and alumni.
Foster alliances with the vast Carolina Community.

Apply Today.

Applications are due Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 5 p.m.

Interested in hearing more about ways to get involved with the committee? Check out our table at the Spring Org fair on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 10-2 p.m. or attend our interest meeting on Monday, Feb. 6 at the Carolina Club in Royall Room at 7 p.m.

Banner Competition

The Homecoming Banner Competition promotes school spirit and unity. All UNC student organizations and clubs are encouraged to participate. Banners will be on display in the Student Union during Homecoming Week and uploaded to the UNC Homecoming Facebook page where all students, alumni and fans will be able to vote for their favorite banner. Banner competition winners receive a monetary award to be used for their organization: first place, $175; second place, $100; third place, $50.

Rules and Information

Mr. & Miss UNC

2015 Mr. and Miss UNC, Dale Bass and Adeline Dorough

2015 Mr. and Miss UNC, Dale Bass and Adeline Dorough

By crowning Mr. and Miss UNC, the student body votes to showcase two seniors, one male and one female, who exemplify scholarship, leadership and service – the pillars of the Carolina Way. The “Royals” then complete a self-generated service project in which they based their election platform upon. The projects, funded by the General Alumni Association, will work to better the University and the greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro community.

Apply today.

Student Organization Involvement

Student Organizations, it wouldn’t be the same without you.  

Have an event during Homecoming Week? Let us know! We are always looking to promote activities that provide campus-wide engagement and show that signature Carolina spirit. The Committee is also excited to partner with organizations around campus to ensure that Carolina Homecoming is meaningful to all Tar Heels.

Week of Homecoming Events

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Sunday, October 30th
“Homecoming Powderpuff Game” Sponsored by BSM and Carolina Fever 7-9 p.m.
“Kick” off Homecoming Week with an epic showdown between two great teams. Watch the girls take the field at Henry Stadium, and stay tuned for special appearances by members of UNCFB, Harmonyx and Tionna Outen.

Monday, October 31st

“Happy Heeloween” 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Come join us in the Pit in celebration of awareness and service. Take a turn in DPS’s Alcohol Awareness obstacle course for a free ride from Uber, grab a treat from the ‘Sup Dog hotdog cart, donate blood for the American Red Cross and learn about Be the Match with the National Panhellenic Council, but not before you purchase the official 2016 Homecoming t-shirt!. P.S. Seniors, don’t forget to donate to the Senior Campaign!

“Homegrown Halloween” Franklin Street 8-10:30 p.m.
Participate in a Carolina Tradition and show your stuff. Join 30,000 of your best friends and celebrate Halloween in style.

“Get on the Ball” Presented by Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity 11 a.m.-1 p.m. each day
ZBT will be bringing back its ‘Get On The Ball!’ event, where local businesses pledge to donate money to the Children’s Miracle Network for every signature gathered from members of the UNC community, to be collected on a giant rolling beach ball!

Tuesday, November 1st

“Class Carnival” 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
See which class reigns supreme with our interactive carnival including: Skee Ball, Strongman Challenge, Football Toss and much more. We’ll track the progress of each class as you enjoy Oscar William cotton candy and popcorn from the Mad Popper. There is still time to pick up the official 2016 Homecoming Shirt!

“Homecoming Cornhole Classic” Sponsored by Campus Recreation 6-9 p.m.
Register your 2 person team for this tried and true tailgating game–cornhole. Join us at Cobb Courts for friendly competition, good food, cool music and some great prizes. We’d love to see you there!

Wednesday, November 2nd

“Woof Wednesday” 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Take a break from your busy schedule and treat yo’self. Cuddle with service-dogs-in-training with Paws4People while meeting service men and women with Carolina Veterans Organization. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or cider while listening to the sweet sounds of Harmonyx and the Loreleis. Don’t forget to purchase the official 2016 Homecoming t-shirt and the 2016-2017 Yakety Yak!

“Art & A Political Party” Sponsored by the Ackland Art Museum 5-9 p.m.
It’s a night at the museum with UNC Homecoming. Visit the new Art & space featuring a photography exhibition entitled Politics As Usual curated by Lauren Turner. Experience this interactive space while enjoying Mellow Mushroom, The Mad Popper and other goodies, making your own political cartoon and more. Come dressed as your favorite political character or symbol and compete for prizes from Olly Oxen!

Thursday, November 3rd

“Tar Heel Tailgate” 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
“First down, Tar!”, “Heels!” Let your Carolina spirit show! See us in the Pit for a turn in the football bouncy house, a game of cornhole and your favorite tailgating food–Bojangles. Take a picture in the Homecoming photobooth and stick around for a special appearance from UNCFB, the Marching Tar Heels, UNC Cheer and the UNC Dance Team. Remember to purchase the official 2016 Homecoming t-shirt while you still can!

“True Blue Trek” Sponsored by The Order of the Bell Tower 7-9 p.m.
Race against other Tar Heels in two person teams decked out in your most spirited gear while you learn about the rich history of Carolina and vie for some great prizes. Limited spots available, so register early!

“Homecoming Comedy Show” Presented by Carolina Union Activities Board 7-8 p.m.
Deray Davis and Chris Redd are dishing out a night of laughs in the first ever #HoCoComedyShow at Memorial Hall. Ticket information is available here.

Friday, November 4th

“Rampagin’” 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Race against the clock for a chance to win some amazing prizes with the Student Alumni Association’s Rampagin’ event and cast your vote for Mr. and Miss UNC. After, pick up a slice of Domino’s Pizza. Don’t miss your last chance to buy the official 2015 Homecoming Shirt!

“Step Show” Presented by National Panhellenic Council 7 p.m.
Come out to witness the UNC-CH National Pan-Hellenic Council’s Annual Homecoming Step Show at Memorial Hall. Grab your tickets here.

Point of Contact

Rachaele Andrews
Coordinator of Homecoming, Young Alumni and Affinity Reunions
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Rachaele joined the GAA in 2016. In an attempt to escape the scorching Texas heat, she found her home deep in the heart of Carolina. In her spare time, Rachaele enjoys critiquing movies, playing with her pup and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.

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