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We Take Pride in Being UNC Bears

In fact, you won’t find a bigger, bolder group of graduates than the network of UNC alumni.

We may live in different cities, be graduates of different class years, and pursue different careers, but together we are UNC's Bear Network and we believe in the power of giving back.

Once a Bear, Always a Bear

Congratulations Class of 2022

Celebrate December Commencement

Congratulations to UNC's newest alumni, the Fall Class of 2022 graduates. We look forward to celebrating with you during the December Commencement Ceremonies.

Stay connected to learn how UNC will continue supporting you after graduation.


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Drive with Bear Pride

Show your pride while supporting student scholarships. Your $50 donation to the UNC License Plate Scholarship Fund provides you the option to purchase UNC plates for your Colorado-registered vehicle.

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Upcoming Events

Fall 2022 Commencement Ceremonies

Friday, December 9 & Saturday, December 10

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Cumbres Alumni Meet-up

Thursday, December 15, 2022
Virtual via Zoom

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Colorado Legislative Preview

Friday, January 6, 2023

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Find additional university events and opportunities at calendar.unco.edu

UNC Monthly News

Alumna, Teacher Encourages Future Teachers

November 7, 2022 - Last February, high school teacher and UNC education alumna Lauren Appelhans '14 returned to campus with her students for the Future Teachers Conference. As registration opens for the February 2023 conference, Appelhans and her former student (and current UNC Bear) Nayzeth Hernandez share their experiences from the 2022 event

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Alumni Establish Scholarship Support for Student-Athletes

October 24, 2022 - Mark '94 and Tammy '94 Berven learned so much about leadership and gained essential life skills while at UNC. These experiences inspired them to establish the Berven Athletic Leadership Scholarship and this fall, they had an opportunity to see the impact of their support first-hand when they met students who received the scholarships.

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UNC Celebrates First Generation Students

November 2, 2022 - With its highest fall-to-fall retention rates for first-generation students in over a decade and a number one ranking in social mobility in Colorado, UNC has much to celebrate during the sixth annual national First-Generation College Celebration month.

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Visit the Newsroom and Alumni Blog to find more stories highlighting UNC success stories.