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UNC Homecoming

Show your Blue and Gold spirit and join the UNC Bears in celebrating 2019 Homecoming! It’s more than a weekend, we have a full week of events for Spirit Week (October 14 -19). Homecoming is where the UNC Bear family, past and present, gets together to share their Bear Pride in a place they feel at home.

Students selected #BEAREA51 as this year’s homecoming theme. This theme is a play on Area 51, however, it’s to celebrate our Bears coming home. Current UNC Bears can follow the UNC Undergrad Community (@UNCundergrad) Facebook page for daily social media drawings during Spirit Week. Be sure to look for clues around campus and photo opportunities during Spirit Week and tag them #BEAREA51.

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On-Campus Accommodations

Would you like to stay on campus during Homecoming? UNC’s Housing & Residential Education has limited guest housing available that is also affordable. Reserve your stay in Decker Hall Guest Housing online at Housing & Residential Education or calling 970-351-2721.

Spirit Week Packet

Download the 2019 Homecoming Spirit Week Packet

  • Homecoming Banners will be ready to be picked up this Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at the University Program Council Office (2nd Floor of the UC, room #2052 
  • Banners need to be submitted no later than Monday, October 14 at 5:00 pm

Homecoming Spirit Week 2019 Schedule

October 14-19

  • Monday, October 14

    Open Mic Night
    Hosted by UPC
    7 p.m.
    Campus Commons
    Join UPC for a night of fun as members of the UNC Community express themselves through a number of arts media, including spoken word, poetry, music, comedy, and dance! Open Mic Night will take place in the Campus Commons on the Social Stairs. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Tuesday, October 15

    Hosted by UPC
    10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Mckee Breezeway
    Visit UPC in the McKee Breezeway as competing student groups from Fraternity & Sorority Life, RHA, Athletics, and Student Organizations create their best can structure. Students will create structures relevant to this year’s Homecoming theme (to be announced), and all can goods will be donated to Bear Pantry and Weld County Food Bank.

    Sex Trivia
    Hosted by CPE and UPC
    8 p.m.
    UC Ballrooms
    The Center for Peer Education presents Sex Trivia! Bring a team of 4, win prizes, and learn what your high school sex ed didn’t teach you. Doors open at 7:45. First 25 attendees get a free t-shirt!

  • Wednesday, October 16

    Spectrum’s 10th Annual Drag Show - "Dragged Through the Looking Glass"
    Co-hosted by Jessica L’Whor and Khrys’ta Aal
    Sponsored by RHA
    7 p.m.
    UC Ballrooms
    Free Admission
    Bring 1 & 5 dollar bills for tipping the performers, if you choose. 100% of tips will go towards Spectrum Student Organization’s annual Queer Prom fund.

  • Thursday, October 17

    Bear Sync
    Hosted by UPC
    7 p.m.
    UC Ballrooms
    Join UPC as competing student groups lip sync for. Their. LIFE. Competing teams will prepare a lip sync routine and vie for the best score from our faculty and staff judge panel. To the competing teams; “Good luck… and don’t mess it up!”.

  • Friday, October 18

    Bonfire and Fireworks
    7-10 p.m.
    Bishop-Lehr Field and Doubenmier Field
    Join us for our traditional bonfire and fireworks display at Bishop-Lehr and Dobenmier Field. Start the UNC Homecoming celebration by warming up near the bonfire listening to UNC’s marching band playing your favorites and hanging out with fellow Bears. Then stick around for more entertainment with fireworks lighting up the sky.

    Note: The bonfire and fireworks are weather permitting.

  • Saturday, October 19

    Annual Homecoming 5K
    Hosted by Campus Rec Center. Sponsored by Altitude Running
    Registration/Check-In: 8 a.m.
    Race: 9 a.m.
    At the Campus Rec Center
    Join UNC Campus Recreation as they kick off Homecoming Game Day with the Annual UNC Homecoming 5K Fun Run & Walk. Registration is $20 (cash, check or credit card is acceptable).
    Register on the Campus Rec website, or at the Campus Rec front desk from now until day of the race. Registration includes: long sleeve shirt, Altitude Running coupon, snacks and more! Medals awarded to Overall Winners & Age Group Winners.

    UNC Football VS Portland State
    1 p.m.
    Nottingham Field
    Cheer on the Bears to a Homecoming victory this year! Questions about tickets? Call 970-351-4849
    Reserve your tickets

    Homecoming Dance
    Hosted RHA
    UC Ballrooms


From Spirit Week to the High Bridge Society, there are many opportunities for students to get involved in the Homecoming tradition.


Homecoming is the ideal time to return to your alma mater and relive your college days. Visit the Alumni Events page to find Homecoming opportunities for Alumni.

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