Welcome to UNC Homecoming!

It’s more than a weekend. It’s the excitement you bring and the pride you share. Homecoming is a celebration of your UNC experience. Get all the information you need to plan your Homecoming.

Spirit Week 2017 ~ "Live Gold, Be Bold"

October 16th - 21st | UNC Football VS Montana State University

  • Monday, October 16


    10:00 am-2:00 pm
    McKee Breezeway

    Please collect cans for sculpture, which will also be collected by the Food bank, as soon as possible. Food Bank will be at this event to collect all cans from sculpture, and any drop-offs. Any items collected after CanSculpture can be dropped off at the Cans-to-Candelaria event on Friday, October 27, 8am-3pm.

    RHA Lobby Decoration Judging

    6:00-9:00 pm
    Residence Hall Lobbies

  • Tuesday, October 17

    UPC & UNC Athletics Meet & Greet Picnic

    4:00-6:00 pm
    Bishop-Lehr Field

    Come out and hang/meet with UPC, Athletics, and the Blue & Gold Crew while enjoying Jimmy's John sandwiches, yard games, and more! 

  • Wednesday, October 18

    UPC Reality Check Game Show

    7:00 pm
    University Center Ballrooms

    Test your knowledge in this trivia-based game show with drug and alcohol topics. Everyone is welcome to particpate!

  • Thursday, October 19

    UPC Bear Sync

    8:00 pm
    University Center Ballrooms

    Join UPC for a night of song and dance performed by UNC students! Students will compete for Spirit Week points; top three performers will be selected.

  • Friday, October 20


    The Classes of 1967, 1992, and 2007 will return to campus for a weekend full of activities.

    UNC Past, Present, & Future

    10:30 am
    University Center Panorama Room (3rd access by Fireside Lounge)
    Learn how UNC’s past shapes our future during a discussion led by Provost Robbyn Wacker.

    Lunch in Holmes

    11:30 am-1:30 pm
    Holmes Dining Hall
    Alumni have the opportunity to enjoy lunch in the dining hall. Lunch will be $7.

    Weld Project Connect

    12-4:30 pm
    Island Grove Park, Greeley
    One Day. One Place. One Person at a Time.
    Volunteer Navigators are needed to support Weld Project Connect. Navigators are paired one-on-one with a guest; Navigators guide the guest through the event to receive services.
    If you have participated in both the 2015 and 2016 Weld Project Connect events, you will NOT be required to attend a mandatory training for the October20, 2017 event. Specific orientation updates for 2017 will be emailed to you. A waiver will need to be signed by you at time of check in.

    Training is required for all other Weld Project Connect volunteers. Training will be available the day of the event. Please check-in at the volunteer table on the west side of the exhibition hall before noon.

    Register to Volunteer
    For more information on Weld Project Connect

    RHA Presents Pep Rally, Bonfire, & Fireworks

    Bishop-Lehr Field
    Bring the whole family for an evening of fun, fireworks and UNC spirit!

  • Saturday, October 21


    The Classes of 1967, 1992, and 2007 will return to campus for a weekend full of activities.
    More information on the Alumni Events Page.

    Homecoming 5K

    9:00 am
    5K Sign Up

    Join UNC Campus Recreation as they kick off Homecoming Game Day with the Annual UNC Homecoming 5K Fun Run & Walk. The registration fee of $20 will include 5K entry, 5K t-shirt, Eastbay apparel coupon, UNC Campus Recreation water bottle and a voucher for a post-race burrito. Check-in will open in front of the Campus Recreation Center at 7:30 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. race time. Lockers and towels will be available inside the CRC.
    Contact TaJuan.Bell@unco.edu for more information.

    Pepsi BEARs FAN FEST

    9:30 am
    Y Parking Lot north of Nottingham Field
    Join UNC Athletics for a family-friendly tailgate including games, inflatables, and more. Be sure to stop by the Alumni Association tent and say hello.

    Spirit Board Display

    10:00 am
    Y Parking Lot north of Nottingham Field
    Visit the Pepsi Bears Fan Fest to see the Live Gold, Be Bold themed pomp boards!

    UNC vs. Montana State

    Kick-off at 12:30 pm
    Nottingham Field
    Cheer on your Bears to a Homecoming victory!

    UNC Volleyball vs. Idaho State

    Bank of CO Arena

    Present your football ticket stub for a $3 volleyball ticket!

    RHA Homecoming Dance

    8:00 pm
    University Center Ballrooms


Welcome Home Alumni

Homecoming is the ideal time to return to your alma mater and relive your college days. Of course there's tailgating and Bears football, but you can also eat lunch in the dining hall and see how Downtown Greeley has changed. Visit the Alumni Events page to find more Homecoming opportunities for Alumni.

Any person requesting disability accommodations for these events please contact 970-351-2289 at least three business days in advance.