Events and Traditions

Connect with the University of Northern Colorado and your UNC Alumni Association during an upcoming alumni, campus or campaign event. Events are hosted in Colorado and around the country, connecting you with fellow Bears of all generations.

Homecoming

UNC’s Homecoming tradition goes back to 1923 when the Bears football team took on Montana State. Today’s Homecoming celebration includes some activities with decades of history and others that engage our university community in fresh and exciting ways.

Homecoming 2017

Reunions

Reconnect to classmates and the University of Northern Colorado during a reunion celebration. Academic programs, athletic teams, and student life organizations from every area of the university host events throughout the year designed to bring alumni together.

Reunions

Bears Fan Fest

Join Bear fans of all ages for tailgating, travel, spirit and fun when you attend an upcoming Bears Fan Fest. Events are held during all home football games, select away football games and select basketball games and are open to all Bears alumni, fans and friends.

Bears Fan Fest

Honored Alumni

The University of Northern Colorado boasts outstanding alumni and dedicated friends from all walks of life who embody the university's tradition of excellence. Each year the UNC Alumni Association recognizes some of our most distinguished alumni and friends with Honored Alumni Awards.

Honored Alumni

Digital UNC

Digital UNC is a digital repository service offered by the University Libraries to preserve and provide public access to the University of Northern Colorado's information resources and intellectual output. Be sure to explore the yearbook archive, which encompasses more than seventy years of school history.

Digital UNC

 

Traditions

 Normal School Baseball Team

Since the university was founded in 1889 as the State Normal School of Colorado, our alumni community has grown from an initial graduating class of twelve into an alumni association which engages over 130,000 UNC graduates around the world.

History and Traditions