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Dinner With Tar Heels

Bringing the Carolina Family to the Dinner Table

Dinner with 12 Tar HeelsThe SAA is proud to offer Dinner With Tar Heels each semester. The premise of Dinner With Tar Heels is based on one idea: to connect the Carolina family around the dinner table.

Local alumni host a dinner for our current Carolina students. It sounds simple. One simple meal, however, can spark a lifelong connection. Alumni feel closer to the University, students feel closer to home and the Carolina tradition continues for years to come.

These dinners are held the fall and spring semesters each academic year. SAA members are notified of/invited to upcoming dinners via email.

Upcoming Dinners

Fall 2019 dinner registration not yet available.

Attending a Dinner

“I’d like to attend a dinner…”

As a member of the Student Alumni Association, you have access to unique opportunities to ensure your Carolina experience is memorable. As part of the Carolina family, you now have the chance to connect with local UNC alumni through Dinner With Tar Heels.

The premise of the program is to bring GAA alumni and student members together for a meal where a good time is guaranteed. Dress is casual.

If you RSVP to attend a dinner, your host will be expecting you, and you should only cancel due to an emergency. All dinners are announced via SAA email updates, and you may RSVP using the provided email address.

Hosting a Dinner

“I’d like to host a Dinner…”

As a member of the UNC General Alumni Assocation and a part of the Carolina family, you now have the unique opportunity to enhance your lifelong connection to the University of North Carolina through its current students.

The Dinner With Tar Heels program is an initiative to bring  GAA  alumni and student members together for a meal and mutually beneficial fellowship.

We are looking for all alumni friends who would like to connect with current UNC students and who enjoy entertaining guests. Alumni hosts can choose almost any night throughout the academic year to welcome students into their home for dinner.

If you’re interested in opening your home as an alumni dinner host, please contact Caroline Bowers to view available dates.

Point of Contact

Caroline Bowers '16
Coordinator of Student Enrichment and Young Alumni Engagement
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Caroline graduated from UNC in 2016 and joined the GAA team soon after. From the mountains of North Carolina, Caroline enjoys getting outside and adventuring with her dogs, Holden the Golden and Sophie. She also loves going to the beach, photography, making others smile and anything that has to do with dogs.