After a year of distancing, alumni were back in town this past weekend, ready to cheer on the Bears, catch up on campus and celebrate Homecoming as a community.

Here’s a look back at the weekend through the lens of UNC photographer and alumnus Woody Myers ’92.  

President Andy Feinstein welcomes the campus community during the annual Homecoming pep rally and bonfire

Homecoming 2021

President Andy Feinstein welcomes the campus community during the annual Homecoming pep rally and bonfire held Friday night

Pride of the Rockies Marching band drummer

Homecoming 2021

Pride of the Rockies Marching Band drummer gets ready to perform during bonfire and pep rally

Football coach Ed McCaffrey speaking

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UNC Football Head Coach Ed McCaffrey energizes the crowd during the bonfire and pep rally event

Pride of the Rockies Marching Band performer

Homecoming 2021

Pride of the Rockies Marching Band entertains the campus community with performances throughout the Homecoming bonfire and pep rally

Hi Bridge Society members

Homecoming 2021

Hi Bride Society members, UNC's revamped Homecoming royalty, are selected for their campus leadership, service and academic achievements

Pride of the Rockies Marching Band drums

Homecoming 2021

Pride of the Rockies Marching Band getting ready to perform during the bonfire and pep rally

Sugar Bears dance team

Homecoming 2021

UNC's Sugar Bears dance team welcome students and friends during the bonfire and pep rally

UNC students

Homecoming 2021

The bonfire and pep rally offers students, alumni and the campus community a fun and spirited gathering Friday night

Pride of the Rockies Marching Band performing

Homecoming 2021

Pride of the Rockies Marching Band perform during bonfire and pep rally

Fireworks explode in the sky

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Fireworks explode across Bear Country during the bonfire and pep rally

Pride of the Rockies Marching Band jumping

Homecoming 2021

Pride of the Rockies Marching band jump and cheer during bonfire and pep rally

UNC students gather

Homecoming 2021

UNC students gather during bonfire and pep rally

Sugar Bears Dance Team

Homecoming 2021

Sugar Bears dance team perform during bonfire pep rally

Pride of the Rockies drum line

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Pride of the Rockies Marching Band drum line perform during bonfire pep rally

Bonfire

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Homecoming bonfire

UNC Cheerleader

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UNC Cheerleaders share pride and spirit

Fans join the tailgate fun

Homecoming 2021

Fans join the tailgate fun

Student with pompom

Homecoming 2021

Bears Bears

UNC Cheerleader

Homecoming 2021

UNC Cheerleaders share pride and spirit

UNC Sugar Bears dance team

Homecoming 2021

UNC Sugar Bears dance team entertain fans

Pride of the Rockies Marching Band

Homecoming 2021

Pride of the Rockies Marching Band

Fans join the tailgate fun

Homecoming 2021

Fans join the tailgate fun

UNC students gather at Homecoming

Homecoming 2021

UNC students gather at Homecoming

Thank to the alumni and friends who returned to celebrate their UNC ties and Bear Pride; and to the campus community for providing a welcoming experience for all members of the Bear family.

We invite you to share your experiences from Homecoming by using #UNCBears #BearCountry when you post your photos on social media.