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Homecoming, Family and Friends Weekend 2022

Spirit Week: September 19-23

Weekend Celebrations: September 23-25

Students, alumni, parents, families and friends are invited to join together this fall for UNC's 99th Homecoming celebration. 

Homecoming Events

Alumni, Students, Family and Friends are invited to a series of events. Build your week and weekend around the activities that interest you most.
Additional events and details coming soon!

UNC Spirit Week for Students

All week long

Calling all UNC Bears! Show your school spirit and join in on the community activities all week leading up to Homecoming weekend. Details coming soon.

Great FOr: Students

Build for Bear Pantry

Monday, September 19 | start time 10am
McKee Breeze Way

Come and participate with your group or organization in the annual Build for Bear Pantry. Build a sculpture or art piece while also helping the Bear Pantry, our food pantry on campus.
Judging will be on going as they finishing but between 11:30am and 12pm. Food will then be transported by the team at 12:30  to Bishop Lehr 1508A.

Every year students love to participate, and we love the creativity the comes from this event. Sign up with your student organization or your group and lets get creative! Points will go towards winning homecoming overall.

Great for: Students

Volleyball game Staff v. Students

Thursday, September 20 | doors open 6:30pm, 7pm start
BOCA

UNC Homecoming Volleyball Game: Faculty, Staff, and Graduate students vs. Undergraduate Students. Come enjoy the Homecoming volleyball game where students get an opportunity to play against staff! Faculty, Staff, and Graduate students email jesus.garciaramos@unco.edu to be on the roster. Undergraduate students email malik.osborne@unco.edu

Great FOr: Students

BearSync

Thursday, September 22 | 7pm
Garden Theater

Immediate scavenger hunt after for additional points
This is a lip sync and dance battle that happens every homecoming on campus. Come show off your moves and compete against other groups on campus. Let’s see who has the best moves. Sign up and you will receive the rubric for points. Points will also go towards the overall homecoming score. 

Great FOr: Students

Blue and Gold Friday

Friday, September 23 | all day
West Campus

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

Alumni Campus Employees

Friday, September 23 - 8:00 - 9:00 am
Carter Hall Lobby

Did you know that UNC is one of the largest employers of alumni? Alumni Campus Employees are invited to stop by the alumni office in the Carter Hall lobby for coffee and donuts Friday morning. Don't forget to wear your Blue and Gold. 

Great for: Alumni

Alumni Campus Tour

Friday, September 23 | 10:00 am
Beginning at Carter Hall

Explore what's new at UNC and share your favorite memories on a walk through UNC's campus. Walkting tours will begin at the alumni office in Cater Hall. Pelase email alumni@unco.edu to indiciate your plan to attend and receive a complimentary parking pass upon arrival.

Great for: Alumni

Alumni Campus Tour

Friday, September 23 | 3:30 pm
Beginning at Carter Hall

Explore what's new at UNC and share your favorite memories on a walk through UNC's campus. Walking tours will begin at the alumni office in Carter Hall. Please email alumni@unco.edu to indicate your plan to attend and receive a complimentary parking pass upon arrival.

Great for: Alumni

UNC Soccer

Friday, September 23 | 7:00 pm
Jackson Field

Enjoy free admission to cheer on UNC Soccer at Jackson Field as they defend against the Portland State Vikings.

Visit UNC Soccer

Great for: Alumni, Students, Family and Friends

Inflatable Obstacle Course| Pep Rally, Bonfire and Fireworks

Friday, September 23 - Time 4pm (obstacle course)
Bonfire start 8pm
Bonfire pit in the parking lot between Ross and Bishop

Come join us for the Bonfire and Pep Rally the night before our Homecoming game against Idaho. The entire UNC community is invited to celebrate Homecoming's best campus tradition, the Pep Rally and Bonfire organized by UNC's Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services. Reservations not required.

Great for: Alumni, Students, Family and Friends

Tailgate with athletics and BearDen

Saturday, September 24 | 10am

  • Food
  • DJ
  • Games
Great for: Alumni, Students, Family and Friends

Fan Fest and Football

Saturday, September 24 | 10:00 am Fan Fest 1:00 pm. kickoff
Nottingham Field

Celebrate Homecoming and Family Weekend when the Bears defend against Idaho State Bengals. Fan Fest Tailgates open 3 hours prior to kick-off at Nottingham Field. Head over to the Alumni Tailgate next to Gate 9 for free tailgate drinks and games.

Get Tickets at UNC Ticket Central

Great for: Alumni, Students, Family and Friends

1997 Football Reunion

Saturday, September 24 | 10:00 am. tailgate
Nottingham Field

Celebrate 25th since the 1997 Division National Football Championship. Team alumni will receive a complimentary Homecoming football game ticket and their guests can purchase discounted tickets.

Learn more

Great for: Alumni

UNC Volleyball

Saturday, September 24 | 7:00 pm.
Bank of Colorado Arena

Cheer on UNC Volleyball as they defend against the Montana State Bobcats in Bank of Colorado Arena.

Get Tickets at UNC Ticket Central

Great for: Alumni, Students, Family and Friends

5k 

Saturday, September 24 | 8am - 11am.
Campus Rec

Start at the Campus Rec end at the Campus Rec.
Sign up with the Eventbrite link

Details and Ticket Information

Great for: Alumni, Students, Family and Friends

Parent and Support People Education Sessions

Saturday, September 24 | 8:30 am - 11 am.
Campus Commons

Free Continental Breakfast starting at 8:30am. Sessions run concurrently from 9-9:50 am & 10 - 10:50 am

Supporting Student Mental Health & Wellness (Campus Commons - Prosperity Room)
UNC’s Counseling Center staff will discuss student Mental Health and Wellness as well as tips for ways to best support your student.

Academic Support & Student Success
Staff from UNC’s Writing Center, Tutorial Services, and University 101  will share student support tips and strategies and facilitate a conversation about how to support student success in and out of the classroom.

Registration is required as space limited.

Great for: Family and Friends

A Musical Odyssey with the GPO

Saturday, September 24 | 7:00 pm.
Sunday, September 25 | 2:00 pm. Campus Commons Performance Hall

The Greeley Philharmonic joins the UNC Symphony Orchestra for two side-by-side concerts in the Campus Commons.

Details and Ticket Information

Great for: Alumni, Students, Family and Friends

Community Add-On Activities

UNC is deeply connected to the growing Greeley community. Take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy dinner or lunch in town and leave time for a community event like OktoBREWfest.

Checkout the details below.

Great for: Alumni, Students, Family and Friends

Show Your Spirit

Show up to Homecoming in style when you pick up fan favorite spirit items and Bear gear at the UNC Bookstore.

Bookstore

50th Class Year

Golden Graduation

Welcome Home Class of 1972

Welcome back to campus Class of 1972. To recognize your 50th year, pick up a commemorative Golden UNC hat from the alumni office Friday, September 23 (Carter Hall 1002) or at the Alumni Football Tailgate September 24. Wear your hat to all your weekend activities as a special designation to recognize your golden graduation year.

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. Learn more

2022 OktoBREWfest

Head to Greeley's historical downtown for OktoBREWfest September 23 and 24. Learn more

Greeley Scavenger Hunt

Get to know Greeley - or what's new about Greeley - through the self directed scavenger hunt. Learn more