A Reason for Every Bear to Come Home

Homecoming 2017

Author NameOffice of Alumni Relations
October 09, 2017

Homecoming is the perfect opportunity for alumni to return to the University of Northern Colorado. This year the Alumni Association has expanded our programming to ensure there is a reason for every Bear to come home on October 20-21. Register today to let us know what events you plan to attend.

  1. Bears who like to be in the know
    Homecoming is a great way for history buffs and visionaries alike to celebrate UNC’s excellence. The UNC Past, Present, and Future panel is your opportunity to revisit the social and academic traditions at UNC while learning about what it’s like to be a student at UNC today, and asking questions about where we’re headed as an institution.
  2. Bears who haven’t visited campus in a while
    A lot has changed since the last time you saw your alma mater, even if you graduated last year. The campus is as beautiful as ever, but you may not recognize everything you see. Campus Commons construction has us all buzzing with excitement as we see our landscape transformed. We’ve partnered with the Visitors Center to have ambassadors available to take you on a tour of your choice of Central Campus or West Campus.
  3. Hungry Bears
    Do you remember choosing from a variety of foods in an all-you-care-to-eat setting? Relive your dining hall days in the newest dining hall on campus. Enjoy lunch in Holmes Hall for only $7, and eat like you’re 18 all over again.
  4. Bears who might want to plan a gift to UNC
    Giving back to your alma mater can be one of the most fulfilling ways to show your appreciation for your UNC education. Attend this informational session about leaving a gift to UNC in your will and learn all about the different ways you can contribute to a transformational education for the next generation of UNC Bears.
  5. Golden Bears
    The Class of 1967 will have a full weekend of reunion activities, including a private campus tour in vans, a luncheon with President Kay Norton, your induction into the 50-year society, and a chance to see UNC football against Montana State on the North Terrace of Nottingham Field.
  6. Bears who graduated in 1992 or 2007
    Congratulations on your milestone anniversary since graduating from UNC! Celebrate with fellow graduates in downtown Greeley at one of our local happy hours. 2007 grads are invited to relive their days as a student at The Jager Bar and Pizzeria, and Alumni from 1992 reconnect with your classmates at Gentry’s.
  7. Athletic Bears
    For those who still look for a finish line wherever you go, UNC Campus Recreation is hosting their annual Homecoming 5k on Saturday morning. The route will take you through campus, so get your gear, and get ready to take in your alma mater on a crisp autumn morning.
  8. Bears who are fans of Bears athletics
    Homecoming football is one of the most iconic traditions of Homecoming weekend. The university’s first Homecoming football game was played against Montana State in 1923, and this year’s game renews the rivalry started more than 90 years ago. Stay on campus after the game because Saturday evening the volleyball team will be hosting Idaho State.
  9. Bears with cultural ties
    The Marcus Garvey Cultural Center will be hosting the Kickback Before Kickoff tailgate to welcome back black alumni as they prepare to celebrate the center’s 35th anniversary on the UNC campus.
  10. Greek Bears
    The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life has teamed up with your Alumni Association to host a tailgate just for our Greek Bears past and present. Find out what your chapter is doing these days, sign up to receive news, and meet the current members.
  11. Bears who like to share
    As always, we invite you to share your Homecoming experiences with us and fellow bears while you’re back at UNC. Remember to tag, comment, like, and hashtag #UNCBears across all of our social media channels. We want to know you’re having a great time during Homecoming 2017.

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