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Due to ongoing concerns and preventative measures regarding COVID-19, alumni events for the spring semester have been canceled and we are exploring potential virtual delivery options. We appreciate your understanding as we prioritize health and safety. Updates will be published to our COVID-19 information page as the situation develops, including campus-wide event cancellations.

Events and Traditions

Alumni events and university traditions provide a meaningful way to connect with your alma mater and the broader Bear Network. Events are hosted on campus, in Colorado and around the country to help you meet fellow Bears; while traditions give us something to share no matter when we graduated.

There's a lot happening at UNC, even if we are not all on campus. Check out upcoming virtual events and engagement opportunities to stay connected with your Bear community.

Bear Connection

HONORED ALUMNI

The University of Northern Colorado boasts outstanding alumni and dedicated friends who embody the university's tradition of excellence. Each year the UNC Alumni Association recognizes some of our most distinguished alumni and friends with Honored Alumni Awards.

HONORED ALUMNI

REUNIONS

Reconnect to classmates and the University of Northern Colorado during a reunion celebration. Academic programs, athletic teams, and student life organizations from every area of the university host events throughout the year designed to bring alumni together.

REUNIONS

BEARS FAN FEST

Join your fellow Bear fans of all ages for tailgating, travel, spirit and fun when you attend an upcoming Bears Fan Fest. Events are held during all home football games, select away football games and select basketball games and are open to all Bears alumni, fans and friends.

BEARS FAN FEST

HOMECOMING

UNC’s Homecoming tradition goes back to 1923 when the Bears football team took on Montana State. Today’s Homecoming celebration includes some activities with decades of history and others that engage our university community in fresh and exciting ways.

HOMECOMING

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Digital UNC

Digital UNC is a digital repository service offered by the University Libraries to preserve and provide public access to the University of Northern Colorado's information resources and intellectual output. Be sure to explore the yearbook archive, which encompasses more than seventy years of school history.

Digital UNC

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University Traditions

Since the university was founded in 1889 as the State Normal School of Colorado, our alumni community has grown from an initial graduating class of 12 into an alumni association which engages more than 130,000 UNC graduates around the world. Get to know the history and traditions of our community.

History and Traditions