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.








Honored Alumni 2017

Join the University of Northern Colorado Alumni Association in celebrating the 2017 Honored Alumni award winners Saturday, March 25, 2017. 

Hosted at the University Center, the opening reception begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m.

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2017 Honoree Announcement



Bear Network

You are one of more than 130,000 living UNC alumni and one of the easiest ways to find fellow Bears is through a UNC Bear Network alumni group.  The Alumni Association sponsors and supports Bear Network Alumni Groups around the country and based on academic or special interest. 


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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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Vintage UNC

Connect with the rich history and nostalgic traditions of your alma mater. Explore UNC through the eyes of the Alumni Association when you scroll through old photos, listen to the sounds of campus and remember the pride of cheering for the Bears.

Alumni History and Traditions