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Welcome to Bear Country!

Bear Welcome 2019 will be Thursday, August 22 - Friday, August 30

*Some events and details below may change. New events may be added. Check back often for updates on the schedule.*

Any person requesting disability accommodations for these events please contact 970-351-2289 at least 3 business days in advance.

  • Thursday, August 22

    8:00 a.m.
    Residence Hall Move-In Begins

    6:00 p.m.
    Asian/Pacific American Student Services (A/PASS) Bowling & Laser Tag Social
    Chippers Lanes, Greeley
    30 spots available for 2 hours of unlimited bowling and 1 round of laser tag - FREE. Others may join, but will need to pay their way in. To sign up, email: PeterRay.Concepcion@unco.edu.

    8:00-10:00 p.m.
    University Program Council (UPC) Presents: Comedian, Vladimir Caamaño
    University Center Ballrooms

  • Friday, August 23

    5:00-7:00 p.m.
    Taste of UNC & Bear Fest
    Turner Lawn

    7:00 p.m.
    Rec Fest
    Campus Rec Center

  • Saturday, August 24

    11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
    Student Involvement Fair
    Candelaria Lawn
    Registration now open

    5:00 p.m.
    Northern at Night
    Garden Theater, Central Campus
    Join the Residence Hall Association for food, drinks, games, inflatables, and live music.

  • Sunday, August 25

    11:00 a.m.
    Class of 2023 "Class Picture"
    Location TBD

    3:00-5:30 p.m.
    Game Night at Michener
    Michener Library, 1st Floor
    Pizza, prizes, crafts, games!

    4:30-6:30 p.m.
    Native American Student Services (NASS) Welcome Reception
    Kohl House 924 20th Street

  • Monday, August 26


    11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    UNC Local Business Fair
    McKee Breezeway

    7:00 p.m.
    RHA & NRHH Meet n’ Greet
    University Center Council Room

    9:00 p.m.
    UPC Presents Open Mic Monday
    Campus Commons Social Stairs (inside)

  • Tuesday, August 27

    4:00– 6:00 p.m. & 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Chill at the Garvey
    Marcus Garvey Cultural Center
    Come and have ice cream and popsicles with us at the Garvey as we chill and watch movies!

    7:00-9:00 p.m.
    Student Organizations Night, Welcome
    Table in the University Center Fireside Lounge

  • Wednesday, August 28

    3:30-5 p.m.
    A/PASS API Social
    Kohl House 924 20th Street
    Free appetizers, games, music, and social interactions with current students and A/PASS Staff members.

    4:00-6:00 p.m.
    Outdoor Pursuits: Free S’mores
    Campus Rec Center

    4:00-7:00 p.m.
    GSRC Welcome Back Field Day
    GSRC House, 2215 10th Ave., Greeley

    4:30 p.m.
    Meet the Greeks
    Turner Green

    5:30 p.m.
    Student Senate Meeting
    University Center Council Room

  • Thursday, August 29

    5:00-6:30 p.m.
    Marcus Garvey Cultural Center Presents - For the Love of Music: Test your Knowledge of Music
    University Center Columbine B
    Are you musically savvy? Do you know songs from the 90s and 2000s? Come and showcase your knowledge at our event.

    7:00-9:30 p.m.
    GSRC Movie Screening: Bohemian Rhapsody
    GSRC House, 2215 10th Ave., Greeley

  • Tuesday, September 3

    3:30-5:30 p.m.
    Cultural Services Welcome Back Extravaganza
    César Chávez Cultural Center

  • Friday, September 6

    Outdoor Pursuits
    Climbing Shuttle to ‘Ascent Climbing Studio’ in Ft. Collins. Departure from Outdoor Pursuits Gear Shop at 5:00pm. Advance $10 registration required.
    Outdoor Pursuits webpage

  • Saturday, September 7

    Outdoor Pursuits
    Rocky Mountain National Park Day Hike. Beginner and Intermediate Routes. Advance $15 registration required.
    Outdoor Pursuits webpage

    10:00 a.m.-4 p.m.
    NBA 2K20 XBOX One Tournament
    UC Suites
    Join us for a weekend videogame competition to win an XBOX One and a copy of NBA 2K20! Everyone is welcome to join and play. Registration coming soon.

Dining Services

Thursday, Aug. 22
Dining Dollars will be active first thing in the morning.
Meal plans will be active starting at dinner at Holmes, Tobey-Kendel, and Bears Bistro.

Monday, September 9 at 5:00 p.m.
Deadline for students to change their meal plan.
Visit unco.edu/dining for hours at all dining locations and daily menus in the dining rooms.


New to Football games this year? FREE admission for UNC students, $5 tickets for their guests, to all UNC Athletic games. Free tailgating to football!

Friday, August 23
Soccer vs. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville
7pm at Jackson Stadium

Saturday, August 24
Bears Bash
10:30am.-1:30pm at Nottingham Field

UNC Bears Football Scrimmage
TIme TBD, at Nottingham Field

Volleyball Alumni Match
6pm at Bank of Colorado Arena

Friday, August 30
Volleyball vs. Rutgers
7pm at Bank of Colorado Arena
Free food for the first 100 students! Get your official Bear Den t-shirt!

Saturday, August 31
Volleyball vs. New Mexico
12pm (noon) at Bank of Colorado Arena

Volleyball vs. Grand Canyon
7pm at Bank of Colorado Arena

Sunday, September 8
Soccer vs. Austin Peay
12pm (noon) at Jackson Stadium