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UNC to Celebrate Homecoming Oct. 16-21 with Variety of Events

unc 2016 homecoming file photo

October 10, 2017

Above: UNC cheerleaders and Bears mascot Klawz perform during last year’s Homecoming celebration.

The University of Northern Colorado will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 16-21 with a variety of events for alumni, students and residents.

Public Events
Bears Fan Fest - Saturday, Oct. 21
Bears Fan Fest tailgating from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Y lot, north of Nottingham Field, will include free live music, games, giveaways, student groups' Spirit Boards and more. Bears fans of all ages are welcome to join the fun, hosted by the UNC Alumni Association. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Football Game - Saturday, Oct. 21
The traditional Saturday Homecoming football game this year pits the Bears against the Montana State Bobcats at 12:30 p.m. at Nottingham Field. For ticket information, call 351-4849 or go to the UNC Ticket Office website.

Bonfire and Pep Rally - Friday, Oct. 20
Students and community members are invited to gather in Bishop-Lehr field at 8:30 p.m. for a pep rally complete with a bonfire, fireworks, cheerleaders and the Pride of the Rockies Marching Band. Free and open to the public.

The classes of 1967, 1992 and 2007 will return to campus for a weekend full of activities.
More information is on the Alumni Association's events page.

Student Spirit Week Events
Students will compete for the coveted Spirit Trophy by accumulating points in several competitions available during Spirit Week. Events include:

  • CanSculpture to Benefit Weld Food Bank: Monday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oct. 16; McKee Hall Breezeway
  • Athletics Meet and Greet BBQ: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17; Bishop-Lehr Field
  • Reality Check Game Show: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18; University Center Ballrooms
  • Bear Sync: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19; UC Ballrooms
  • Homecoming Dance: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21; UC Ballrooms

Additional information about Homecoming Week