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Homecoming From Home

This UNC tradition may look different this year, but the meaning of homecoming remains the same – we are the UNC Bears, and we are #BearsStrong.

The 2020 athletic season is on hold but it doesn’t mean that we can’t show our Bear pride and support our community of Bears! Homecoming will feature plenty of virtual matchups, social media games, trivia, and more. UNC’s homecoming virtual events to allow our community of Bears to engage with each other from the comfort and safety of their spaces. It’s Homecoming from Home.

Join the Celebration

October 9 - 11, 2020

Celebrate homecoming from with us on social media by tagging @unc_colorado and #UNCHomecoming2020

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Hi Bridge Society

A gift from the 1940 senior class, Hi Bridge is located between Gunter and Gray Hall. The bridge established the tradition that anyone who crossed the bridge, friend or stranger, were to greet each other with a cordial “Hi.” 

Today upper-class delegates for the Hi Bridge Society represent UNC's diverse student body at events and programs throughout the year. Delegates apply each fall and are announced during Homecoming week.

Apply today  Eligibility Requirements

Homecoming Events

View Events on the UNC Calendar

Alumni Events

October 5 - 11

The UNC Alumni Association is hosting virtual events all week long so Bears from the past can join the celebration, no matter where you are.

We know that UNC alumni are the thread that keep our university community tied together across class years, careers and cities. This year is our opportunity to show how close we can be even when we are apart.

View Alumni Events

Blue and Gold Friday

Friday, October 9

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.

If you’re working remotely, download a UNC virtual background to show your Bear pride We want to see that school spirit, so tag unc_colorado and #UNCHomecoming2020

Homecoming 5K Virtual Run

Saturday, October 10

UNC will be hosting the Annual Homecoming 5K, but from home or at least virtually. Enjoy a run in any atmosphere you choose, whether it’s around campus, the Poudre River trail, in the mountains or across the nation. Gear up in blue and gold and celebrate what it means to be a Bear.

Registration coming soon

Registered participants will receive gift bags and there will be winner prizes.

Virtual Team Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, October 10, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (MST)

Join Outdoor Pursuits for a virtual scavenger hunt for Homecoming from Home fun. Team up with your friends and family members to compete against other UNC Bear families!

The winning family will receive a gift card to Scheels for every participating member. Please register everyone who wishes to participate in advance. Must have one UNC student participating to be eligible.

Register your team

Registration deadline is October 6 at 5 p.m.

Homecoming Decoration Contest

October 9 - 11

We challenge Bears from near and afar to show your Bear pride and decorate your space blue and gold. Departments, residence rooms, offices, your yard, your garage, etc. – you name it, you can decorate it to be entered to win prizes.

Just snap a photo, tag unc_colorado and #UNCHomecoming2020 to be entered. We will draw winners for several categories on Monday, October 12.


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Digital Care Packages

Show Your Bear Pride With this Digital Care Package 

Download blue and gold wallpapers for your computer or mobile device, or preview the sounds of UNC for a unique ringtone. We also have Zoom meeting backgrounds for those attending classes or working remotely.

Show your Bear Pride

Wear your Bear Gear

Represent your Bears with UNC gear and more! The UNC Bookstore is following UNC protocols for in-store shopping and online order pickup. Please wear a mask and follow all signs and posted placards to keep the UNC community healthy. For online orders visit our pick-up station located on the west side of the University Center. 


15% off all UNC Bear Jackets at the bookstore

Kids Corner

The Kids’ Corner aims to keep kids mentally active and engaged while at home by providing some digital entertainment and downloads to young UNC Bear fans.  This years cub club membership is free.

Join Klawz's Cub Club

The UNC Kids’ Corner offers kids fun activities to download below to celebrate UNC’s Homecoming from Home.