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.



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

Give Back

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


Congrats Class of 2017

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 and welcome to your UNC Alumni Association! With Commencement over you may now wonder - what's next.

Learn more about your first steps as a recent graduate, access resources, attend events and find out how to connect with and build your Bear Network.

Recent Graduate Check List


UNC License Plate

Drive with Bear Pride when you join the UNC License Plate Program. The UNC Alumni Association is proud to offer Colorado drivers a chance to share their Blue and Gold pride while supporting student scholarships.

UNC license plates are a great graduation gift, mother's or father's day present or maybe a 'just because' opportunity to show your UNC pride. 

Learn more and join today



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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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