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Events and Traditions

Connect with the University of Northern Colorado and your UNC Alumni Association during an upcoming alumni or campus event. Events are hosted in Colorado and around the country, connecting you with fellow Bears of all generations. Find events focused on alumni below.


Campus Event


Return to campus this October

UNC Bears Fans

Alumni & Athletics

Football Tailgates

Join us this season

Find a Reunion

Alumni Groups

Reunion Events

Reunite with Fellow Bears

 Upcoming Events

    Visit the university calendar for more events


    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.



    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.



    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.



    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.



    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


    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