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Celebrate Homecoming plus Family & Friends Weekend


September 23-29, 2024


HOmecoming Events & Activities

Thank you to the alumni, students, parents and friends for a full week of fun. Visit the Homecoming photo album to check out images from various campus and community events.

Homecoming Photo Album


Past Homecoming + Family & Friends Weekend Events

2023 Schedule of Activities


UNC Spirit Week for Students


Calling all current UNC Bears students! Show your school spirit and participate in community, residence life, and student life activities throughout the week. Details coming soon.

Great FOr: Students

Alumni Oral History Project

Launching at Homecoming and running for the next year

The UNC Alumni Association invites all alumni to share their favorite UNC memories - whether from Homecoming or any other campus tradition. UNC is partnered with PCI to collect and produce the alumni Oral History project, which kicks off with Homecoming and will run throughout the next 12 months. The project is a great way to commemorate your chapter in UNC's history and story.

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Great for: Alumni

Alumni Campus Employee Breakfast

Monday, October 9 | 8:30 a.m.
Judy Farr Alumni Center

The UNC Alumni Association wants to thank and recognize the alumni who support students every day as members of the UNC faculty and staff. Kick off homecoming week together for a complimentary homecoming breakfast.

Great for: Alumni

Build for Bear Pantry

Monday, October 9 | 11:30 a.m.
McKee Breezeway

Help the support students by bringing Bear Pantry donations to the Homecoming Build for Bear Pantry event.

Great for: Students, STaff, Faculty, ALUMNI

Paint the Town Blue & Gold

Monday, October 9 | Afternoon

Help welcome alumni "home" to Greeley by showcasing UNC Blue and Gold in your business. The UNC Alumni Association will provide decorations and support to bring Bear Pride to your business.

Great FOr: Students, Alumni and Community

City of Greeley Employees Donuts with Klawz

Tuesday, October 10 | 8:00 a.m.

The UNC Alumni Association invites City of Greeley employees who are also UNC alumni to city hall to enjoy donuts and coffee with the Klawz.

Great for: Alumni and Community

Students vs Staff Football

Tuesday, October 10 | 7:00 p.m.
West Campus Turf Fields

Save the date for the Office of Student Engagement's annual Students and Staff game.

Great for: Students and Staff

MCB Alumni Lunch

Wednesday, October 11 | 11:30 a.m.
University Center

Calling all business alumni, connect with the Monfort College of Business for the quarterly alumni networking luncheon, this time during Homecoming!

Great For: Alumni

FSL Philanthropy Event - Petting Zoo

Wednesday, October 11 | 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Turner Green

Save the date for the Homecoming Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) philanthropy event organized in coordination with Office of Student Engagement. Proceeds will go to a local charity.

Great for: Students

Bear Sync

Thursday, October 12 | 7:30 p.m.
Garden Theatre

Save the date for one of UNC's favorite Homecoming traditions - the Bear Sync contest. Members of UNC Greek life will battle it out through song. A lip sync and choreographed competition, who will take the crown this year?

Great for: Students

Blue and Gold Friday

Friday, October 13 | all day

Whether you’re at work or at home, pull out your favorite Bear gear or Blue and Gold, and wear your UNC spirit with pride. Then head to Downtown Greeley to enjoy lunch at one of Greeley's great dining options.

Great for: Students, Alumni, Family and Friends

1973 Reunion

Friday, October 13 - Saturday, October 14
Judy Farr Alumni Center

The UNC Alumni Association welcomes back the Class of 1973 for their 50th Class year reunion. Celebrate with a reunion lunch joined by UNC Archives, a campus tour to experience what has changed, watch the Homecoming fireworks and bonfire from the UC, then cheer for the Bears on Saturday with a tailgate and football game tickets.

Great for: Alumni

¡Celebremos! A Festival of Latinx Music & Culture

Friday, October 13 | 5:00 p.m.
Campus Commons

Join the College of Performing and Visual Arts in launching the new Bachelor of Arts in Latinx Music. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the concert featuring musical guest guest Alfredo Rodríguez begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Commons.

Great for: Students, Alumni, Family and Friends

Greek Alumni Mixer

Friday, October 13 | 5:30 p.m.
University Center

The UNC Alumni Association in collaboration with Fraternity and Sorority Life, invite alumni from UNC's various Greek organizations to return to campus for a Friday night mixer and networking event prior to the Homecoming bonfire and fireworks. 

Great for: Alumni

Alumni & Parents Reception

Friday, October 13 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
University Center 

The UNC Alumni Association invites all alumni, parents and families to celebrate the strength of the UNC Bear Network. Come together at the University Center, overlooking the bonfire and fireworks near Bishop Lehr. Special guests will include the Class of 1973.

Great for: Alumni, Family and Friends

Homecoming Bonfire and Fireworks

Friday, October 13 | 7:30 p.m.
Near Bishop Lehr

The UNC community is invited to celebrate the annual tradition Homecoming's Friday night bonfire and fireworks. Enjoy the Pride of the Rockies Marching Band, and all things UNC Bear Pride.

Great for: Students, Alumni, Family and Friends

Homecoming 5K

October 14  | 9:00 a.m.
1300 23rd Street, Greeley

The UNC Recreation Center invites all members of the UNC community to sign up for the annual Homecoming 5K run/walk. The event is a great way to kick-off Saturday's activities and enjoy the beauty of UNC's campus.

Great for: Students, Alumni, Families and Friends

Homecoming Tailgate

Saturday, October 14 | 10:00 a.m.
Nottingham Field

Get ready to cheer for your UNC Bears during the Homecoming Tailgate, opening 3 hours prior to kickoff. Whether you plan your own tailgate or join the complimentary UNC Alumni Association tailgate, you don't want to miss out on the fun and free give-aways.

Great for: Students, Alumni, Families and Friends

UNC Bears Football vs. Sacramento State

Saturday, October 14 | 1:00 p.m.
Nottingham Field

Wear your best UNC Bear gear and cheer for the Bears as they defend against the visiting Sacramento State Hornets. Students get free admissions with their student ID, alumni, families and friends may purchase tickets through the UNC Ticket office when individual game tickets go on sale.

Great for: Students, Alumni, Families and Friends


Sunday, October 15 | 11:00 a.m.
Holmes Dining Hall

Families and student are invited to finish the weekend events with Brunch organized by the Office of Student Engagement.

Great for: Students, Families

UNC Bears Soccer vs. Montana Grizzlies

Sunday, October 15 | Noon
Jackson Field

Wear your best UNC Bear gear and cheer for the Bears as they defend against the visiting University of Montana Grizzlies. Soccer matches are family friendly events and a great way to end the Homecoming weekend.

Great for: Students, Alumni, Families and Friends

50th Class Year Golden Graduates

Welcome Home Class of 1974

Congratulations to the Class of 1974 for reaching their 50th Class Year Anniversary. We are excited to welcome you Home to UNC this coming fall.

If you are a member of the Class of 1974 and have an interest in helping plan next year's reunion, please reach out to the Alumni Association staff.

Alumni Staff Contacts

Where to Stay and More to Do

Greeley offers several lodging and dining options for alumni, families and friends visiting for Homecoming and Family Weekend.
And beyond events on campus, you can look forward to community activities occurring during the weekend celebration.

Stay and Dine

Access hotel and dining options through UNC partner Visit Greeley. 

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Performing Arts

Take in the cultural and talent of UNC's College of Performing and Visual Arts.

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Greeley Scavenger Hunt

Get to know what's new in Greeley through the self directed scavenger hunt.

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Show Your Sprit

Show up to UNC's Homecoming and Family and Friends Weekend in style! Get your new Bear Gear through the UNC Bookstore.

Online Bookstore