Whether you're looking for fellow Bears in your area, want to connect with alumni from the same academic specialization, or want to revive connections you made through extra curricular or student activities, then this is the place for you.
Volunteer to Lead an Alumni Group and help fellow bears find their home in a new city, strengthen their career connections, or share UNC's spirit of service in local communities around the US.
Using Groups to Build Your Bear Network
Introductions and Referrals
Did you know that you can use your Bear Network to request an introduction or referral to connect with a fellow Bear. This is especially useful if you are a recent graduate, moving to a new city, or just want to build a stronger network. Reach out to a member of the alumni relations staff for assistance and let us know how we can help in facilitating a connection or introduction.
Planning an Event?
The Office of Alumni Relations has a variety of resources we can provide to alumni groups who are planning events around the Bear Network, including hosting registration pages, distributing email invitations, sharing information on social media, and more! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 6-8 weeks prior to the event to be connected with a member of our team.
The Division of University Advancement provides a variety of brand tools that can be used to develop invitations, social media posts, or other UNC-related digital or print content including logos, fonts, and other elements. Campus photographers have also put together a great collection of UNC photography.
Alumni on LinkedIn
While you build your Bear Network around where you live and work, or what you studied, don't forget to broaden your network to include alumni from all backgrounds.
UNC's LinkedIn Alumni Group gives you the perfect place to connect with fellow grads, follow university and alumni news, and post your own topics for conversation.
Connect with Us
Connect with a member of the alumni relations staff. We'll help you build your LinkedIn network.