Once a Bear, Always a Bear

When you're ready to kick-start your career. Ready for an opportunity to connect and celebrate Bear Pride. Ready to contribute to current student success. Then we're here, ready for where ever your UNC relationship takes you next. The UNC Alumni Association is an inclusive, non-dues based alumni program focused on connecting UNC Bears of all generations together, with one another and their university.  Our global network of Bears is more than 130,000 strong and growing.








Bear Network Office Hours

One of the greatest benefits of being a UNC Bear is accessing the professional power of the Bear Network.  And  now you can access your network one-on-one online.

Introducing the new Bear Network Live Office Hours. Each month the Alumni Association will host a one hour online chat for alumni with career services representatives and alumni staff. You'll have a chance to ask career questions, learn about opportunities for involvement and in doing so build your Bear Network

Online Office Hours


Recent Events

We love connecting alumni with one another and the university. Alumni Association and university events are one way we do it. Learn more about upcoming and recent events on campus and in your area.

Honored Alumni Recap

Congratulations to the 2017 UNC Honored Alumni. If you missed our big event, you can still watch all of our tribute videos now online.

Also announced uring the Honored Alumni Ceremony was the public launch of the Campaign for UNC. Learn more about the campaign and how you can get involved when you visit the new Campaign for UNC website.

Campaing Kick-Off

Telephone Town Hall

Thank you to the alumni and friends who took our call March 28. 

If you missed the 2017 Telephone Town Hall phonecast event, not to worry. You can catch up on teh conversation with President Kay Norton, Provost Robbyn Wacker and Vice President Wayne Webster online.

Listen to the Conversation


From Our Alumni

"I love my school so much. Once a bear, always a bear!"

Vicky Garza '09

"I want students to know that I was in their shoes one time, trying to figure out who you are from the unknown...It was people like Dr. Fitzpatrick...people who understood what the future could look like. UNC and the professors there really helped shape that for me and made sure I was pointed in the right direction."

LTC Isaac Martinez '96

"Generosity is a very real thing. Our alumni have a lot of power. As alumni, if enough of us come together and give, even just a little bit, that really starts to support program building. It's amazing what can happen when we come together."

Patricia Jolly '99

"UNC has changed a lot since 1980 - it's stunning, it really is. UNC has been able to keep the old, rich tradition on the outside and become so thoroughly modern on the inside."

Lisa Bogdanski '80

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A Philanthropic History

Greeley's early leaders came together to open the State Normal School in the late 1800's. Their effort and philanthropy built UNC's first building, Cranford Hall.  Although decades have passed and the campus has changed, the spirit of community and philanthropy lives on. Join UNC in setting the cornerstone for our future, join the Campaign for UNC.

Campaign Video