Join the GAA

Career. Community. Connection.

Transitioning from student to alumnus/alumna is a big step. We know, and we want to help.

Your Alumni Association is your one-stop resource for life after Carolina. With member access to the GAA’s Carolina Alumni Nation of 336,000+ former students – it’s a network like no other.

Plan for life beyond your Carolina days. Join your General Alumni Association.

Every GAA membership provides valuable resources:

  • Unlimited consultations for three years with our career coach for Class of 2020 new grads who maintain a GAA membership
  • GAA’s Online Alumni Directory of UNC alumni
  • Subscription to our award-winning Carolina Alumni Review magazine
  • Priority invitations to fun events with Tar Heels

Save on:

  • Diploma frames at UNC Student Stores – new grad members get a 20% discount
  • National discounts at your fingertips on the UNC Alumni App
  • Moving expenses with Budget Truck Rental
  • Carolina merchandise at Johnny T-shirt

We celebrate you:

  • Class of 2020 swag exclusively for GAA new grad members will be available for pickup at the rescheduled Commencement. Stay tuned for details.

Special rates available for new grads.  Join online or call Katie Thore ’15 at (800) 962-0742.

Become a GAA life member and save $50. 

Use a convenient, affordable payment plan to receive a lifetime of valuable perks and access to a vast network of supportive Carolina alumni.  Class of 2020 life members can pick up a Tar Heel for Life gift bag at the rescheduled Commencement that includes a stainless travel mug, leather padfolio, an alumni koozie, an Old Well key ring and more.

Or, save $20 on auto-renewing GAA annual membership for the first three years.

Only $30/year for each of your first three years of membership. (In year four, your membership will start renewing each year at the prevailing rate.) Class of 2020 auto-renewing members receive Carolina tech stickers to decorate your phone, tablet and laptop.

Point of Contact

Katie Thore '15
Coordinator of Membership Services Annual Membership Processing
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Katie graduated from UNC in 2015, and we call her lucky as her Carolina memories are so very fresh. Katie enjoys the adventurous side of life including traveling and hiking but she likes to kick back too and watch a documentary or work on that next puzzle (or both at the same time). You’ll find her cheering on our beloved Tar Heels any chance she gets. Rah, rah, Carolina!