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Homecoming 2021: The Bears Are Back in Town

October 6, 2021

Homecoming 2021 is here, and the Bears are Back in Town. Unlike last year’s virtual celebration from home, UNC’s Homecoming traditions, some of them dating back to 1923, are returning to in-person again. Get ready for a weekend of fun events that will help students connect with their fellow Bears, and for alumni to remember the great experiences they had as a student. Homecoming only comes once a year, so come embrace the chance to create memories that will last all year. 

Here’s all the upcoming events for alumni, students and residents to look forward to:

BearSynch Dance Competition 

Thursday, Oct. 7, from 7 - 9 p.m., at the Garden Theatre  

Welcome Black Cookout 

Friday, Oct. 8, from 4 – 7 p.m., at the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center 

Bonfire & Fireworks 

On Friday, Oct. 8, at 6:15 p.m., students and community members are invited to gather in Bishop-Lehr and Doubenmeir Field G Lot for a bonfire and fireworks show.  

Homecoming 5K 

Saturday, Oct. 9, at 9 a.m., hosted by the Campus Recreation Center 

Registration costs $20. You’ll get a limited edition Homecoming 5K shirt and, by completing the race, you’ll have the chance to win a variety of prizes. 

Sign Up

Pepsi Bears Fan Fest Tailgate 

Before the homecoming football game, be sure to stop by the Alumni Association Tailgate to reconnect with old friends. The tailgate is near the north endzone on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m., in the Nottingham Field Parking Lots.

Buy Parking Pass 

Football Game 

Saturday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m., at Nottingham Field. 

The traditional Saturday homecoming football game this year pits the Bears against Eastern Washington.

Buy Tickets

Class of 1971 Lunch and Game Ticket 

Saturday, Oct. 9, at 1 p.m., at the Nottingham Field North Terrace  

Black Greek Kick Back 

Saturday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m., at the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center 

1996 National Championship 25th Anniversary Reunion 

Friday, Oct. 8 – Saturday, Oct. 9.

 Additional Reunion Information


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