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 wherever 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.


Alumni Association events are a great way to meet fellow Bears, reconnect with UNC and celebrate your Bear Pride. 


Actively build the Bear Network when you connect with a group or volunteer to support a campus cause.

Give Back

Become one of the many alumni who choose to give back in support of a university scholarship.




Navigating as a Student

Part of UNC's student success strategy, GPS+ will become the university's new student services one stop. Located in the future the Campus Commons, GPS+ will help students navigate the complexities of university business operations. [READ FULL POST]


President Norton

UNC President Kay Norton to Retire in June

Highlighting both university opportunities and challenges, President Norton shared why she was proud to lead the university and looks forward to helping recruit UNC's next leader. [READ FULL POST]


Stephanie Torrez

What Does Student Success Look Like?

As UNC's student body grows, its commitment to supporting students and providing necessary services must evolve. Stephanie Torrez, the university leader - and alumna - is setting the strategy and direction for the future of student success. [READ FULL POST]


Career Connections

Access career support and guidance with UNC's digital career services for alumni. Monthly career chats connect you to a professional career counselor; career how to's prepare you to take the next step in your career; and Linked Alumni resources help you build your professional Bear Network.

Digital Career Resources for Alumni



From Our Alumni

"One goal that stands out for me is student scholarships and in particular scholarships for first generation college students and other underserved populations. UNC is near and dear to my heart for many reasons, not least of which is that while growing up on a farm in central Nebraska it was beyond my wildest imagination that some day I would attend and graduate from this exceptional institution with an advanced degree."

Dr. Robert L. Ripp '80

"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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