Homecoming 2013

October 21 – 27, 2013

Reunions and Gatherings

Parking for all events on Friday and Saturday during Homecoming 2013 is free in the Walker, Oakland and McIver parking decks and all surface lots.

Annual Alumni Awards Dinner – WC Women of Distinction

Thursday, October 24, 2013
6-9 p.m.
Cone Ballroom, Elliott University Center

Join us for this annual celebration of alumni achievement at UNCG. This year, we will honor Woman’s College Women of Distinction.

To register for this event, click here.

For more information, contact Melissa Potter at 336.334.4024 or mlpotte2@uncg.edu.

Alumni Tent Receptions – Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons

Saturday, October 26
4-8 p.m.
Kaplan Commons
West Lawn, EUC

Bryan School of Business & Economics

Join Dean Mac Banks and fellow Bryan School alumni for a fun filled Homecoming weekend that includes the 20th Annual Bryan School Golf Tournament on Friday and a tent reception on Saturday at Kaplan Commons in front of Elliott University Center.

A BBQ meal from the Backyard Bistro will be provided by the UNCG Alumni Association for just $5. (Students eat free)

There is no cost to attend the Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

For more information contact Brent Forsythe at baforsyt@uncg.edu.

College of Arts & Sciences

Join Dean Tim Johnston and fellow College of Arts & Sciences alumni for a fun filled Homecoming weekend that includes a tent reception on Saturday at Kaplan Commons in front of Elliott University Center. As part of Homecoming weekend, the Sociology Department is celebrating 100 years at UNCG!

A BBQ meal from the Backyard Bistro will be provided by the UNCG Alumni Association for just $5. (Students eat free)

There is no cost to attend the Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

For more information contact Ches Kennedy at ches.kennedy@uncg.edu.

School of Health & Human Sciences 

The School of Health and Human Sciences invites you to join Dean Celia Hooper and the HHS Alumni Association for a tent reception during the Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons on Saturday, October 26th.  The fun begins at 4pm. Back by popular demand we will have a petting zoo of therapeutic animals by therapeutic recreation alumna Deborah Meridith! Enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card to the UNCG bookstore! Get your HHS T-shirt!

A BBQ meal from the Backyard Bistro will be provided by the UNCG Alumni Association for just $5. (Students eat free)

There is no cost to attend the Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

For more information contact Frankie Jones at fajones@uncg.edu.

School of Education 

Join Dean Karen Wixson and fellow School of Education alumni for a fun filled Homecoming Saturday that includes an Alumni Awards & Reception in the School of Education building and later a tent reception at Kaplan Commons in front of Elliott University Center.

School of Education Alumni Awards & Reception – 2013-2014
Saturday, Oct. 26
1-3 p.m.
Room #120, School of Education Building – Open to the public, free admission

Please join Dean Karen Wixson and the UNCG School of Education in honoring alumni who have made significant contributions to the field of education. Dr. Larry Coble, Executive Director of the Piedmont Triad Education Consortium and recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Career Award, will be the keynote speaker. Reception immediately following Awards presentation.

SOE Alumni Tent reception
Saturday, Oct. 26
4-8 p.m.
Kaplan Commons – EUC, West Lawn

Join fellow School of Education alumni for a tent reception and Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons in front of Elliott University Center. Games will include: No Golf Balls Left Behind, Back to Basics Bocce, Common Corn Hole and EOG Toss.

A BBQ meal from the Backyard Bistro will be provided by the UNCG Alumni Association for just $5. (Students eat free)

There is no cost to attend the Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

For more information contact Terri Jackson at 336.256.0496 or t_jacks2@uncg.edu.

Lloyd International Honors College

Join Dean Jerry Pubantz and fellow Lloyd International Honors College alumni for a fun filled Homecoming weekend that includes a tent reception on Saturday at Kaplan Commons in front of Elliott University Center.

A BBQ meal from the Backyard Bistro will be provided by the UNCG Alumni Association for just $5. (Students eat free)

There is no cost to attend the Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

For more information contact  Melvalyn Pate at melvalyn_pate@uncg.edu.

School of Nursing 

Join Dean Robin Remsburg and fellow School of Nursing alumni for a tent reception on Saturday at Kaplan Commons in front of Elliott University Center. In partnership with Cone Health and UNCG Student Health Services, the SON will be offering free flu vaccines in the tent. There will also be a fun game of “bones” – a life-sized version of the popular game Operation.

A BBQ meal from the Backyard Bistro will be provided by the UNCG Alumni Association for just $5. (Students eat free)

There is no cost to attend the Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

For more information contact MaryK McGinly at 336.256.1054 or maryk_mcginley@uncg.edu

The Graduate School

Join Dean Bill Wiener and fellow Graduate School alumni for a fun filled Homecoming weekend that includes a tent reception on Saturday at Kaplan Commons in front of Elliott University Center.

A BBQ meal from the Backyard Bistro will be provided by the UNCG Alumni Association for just $5. (Students eat free)

There is no cost to attend the Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

For more information contact Melissa Staples at mmstaple@uncg.edu.

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Athletics Alumni Weekend – register here.

Friday, October 25

Alumni Golf Outing
12:00 p.m.
Grandover Resort

Kick off the weekend with lunch and a round of golf with other former student-athletes at Grandover – Cost is $65 per golfer. To register, click here.

Saturday, October 26

Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons with the Spartan Club and Alumni Association
4-8 p.m.
Kaplan Commons
West Lawn, EUC

  • Join the Spartan Club and Alumni Association at Kaplan Commons in front of EUC for live music, food, beer and family fun.
  • Pick up your free beverage coupons from the Spartan Club/UNCG Athletics tent!
  • A BBQ meal from the Backyard Bistro will be provided by the UNCG Alumni Association for just $5

There is no cost to attend the Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

Men’s Soccer vs. Georgia Southern
7:30 p.m.
UNCG Soccer Stadium

Join the crowd for senior night, Homecoming King & Queen coronation at halftime and fireworks immediately following the game!

Baseball Reunion – register here.

Friday, October 25

Alumni Golf Outing
12:00 p.m.
Grandover Resort

Kick off the weekend with lunch and a round of golf with other former student-athletes at Grandover – Cost is $65 per golfer. To register, click here.

Saturday, October 26

Baseball Alumni and Family Day
Noon – 4 p.m.
UNCG Baseball Stadium

Come enjoy lunch provided by the UNCG Baseball program and the Spartan Club with former players and family. A tour of the Baseball Facility is included.

There is no cost to attend the Baseball Alumni and Family Day but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons with the Spartan Club and Alumni Association
4-8 p.m.
Kaplan Commons
West Lawn, EUC

  • Join the Spartan Club and Alumni Association at Kaplan Commons in front of EUC for live music, food, beer and family fun.
  • Pick up your free beverage coupons from the Spartan Club/UNCG Athletics tent!
  • A BBQ meal from the Backyard Bistro will be provided by the UNCG Alumni Association for just $5

There is no cost to attend the Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

Men’s Soccer vs. Georgia Southern
7:30 p.m.
UNCG Soccer Stadium

Join the crowd for senior night, the Homecoming King & Queen coronation at halftime and fireworks immediately following the game!

Softball Reunion – register here.

Friday, October 25

Alumni Golf Outing
12:00 p.m.
Grandover Resort

Kick off the weekend with lunch and a round of golf with other former student-athletes at Grandover – Cost is $65 per golfer. To register, click here.

Saturday, October 26

1st Annual Softball Alumni Home-run Derby
3 – 4 p.m.
UNCG Softball Stadium

Come knock a few out of the park with former players, friends and family! All equipment will be provided.

There is no cost to attend the Alumni Home-run Derby but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons with the Spartan Club and Alumni Association
4-8 p.m.
Kaplan Commons
West Lawn, EUC

  • Join the Spartan Club and Alumni Association at Kaplan Commons in front of EUC for live music, food, beer and family fun.
  • Pick up your free beverage coupons from the Spartan Club/UNCG Athletics tent!
  • A BBQ meal from the Backyard Bistro will be provided by the UNCG Alumni Association for just $5

There is no cost to attend the Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

Men’s Soccer vs. Georgia Southern
7:30 p.m.
UNCG Soccer Stadium

Join the crowd for senior night, the Homecoming King & Queen coronation at halftime and fireworks immediately following the game!

Women’s Soccer Reunion – 25th Anniversary Season – register here.

Friday, October 25

Alumni Golf Outing
12:00 p.m.
Grandover Resort

Kick off the weekend with lunch and a round of golf with other former student-athletes at Grandover – Cost is $65 per golfer. To register, click here.

Women’s Soccer vs. Samford
6 p.m.
UNCG Soccer Stadium

  • All Women’s Soccer Alumni are invited to join the Spartan Club for a pre-game reception on the field across from the stands beginning at 5:30 p.m. (No Charge)
  • Celebrate 25 years of the Women’s Soccer program at UNCG!  The first UNCG Women’s Soccer team will be recognized at halftime.
  • After the game join the coaches other former players at Old Town Draught House.

Saturday, October 26

Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons with the Spartan Club and Alumni Association
4-8 p.m.
Kaplan Commons
West Lawn, EUC

  • Join the Spartan Club and Alumni Association at Kaplan Commons in front of EUC for live music, food, beer and family fun.
  • Pick up your free beverage coupons from the Spartan Club/UNCG Athletics tent!
  • A BBQ meal from the Backyard Bistro will be provided by the UNCG Alumni Association for just $5

There is no cost to attend the Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

Homecoming Parade
4:30 p.m.
Women’s Soccer Float

  • Help celebrate 25 years of UNCG Women’s Soccer by riding the UNCG Women’s Soccer Float in the Homecoming Parade

Men’s Soccer vs. Georgia Southern
7:30 p.m.
UNCG Soccer Stadium

Join the crowd for senior night, the Homecoming King & Queen coronation at halftime and fireworks immediately following the game!

Sunday, October 27

Women’s Soccer vs. Chattanooga
2 p.m.
UNCG Soccer Stadium

There is no cost to attend the Women’s Soccer Reunion but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

Men’s Soccer Reunion – register here.

Friday, October 25

Alumni Golf Outing
12:00 p.m.
Grandover Resort

Kick off the weekend with lunch and a round of golf with other former student-athletes at Grandover – Cost is $65 per golfer. To register, click here.

Saturday, October 26

Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons with the Spartan Club and Alumni Association
4-8 p.m.
Kaplan Commons
West Lawn, EUC

  • Join the Spartan Club and Alumni Association at Kaplan Commons in front of EUC for live music, food, beer and family fun.
  • Pick up your free beverage coupons from the Spartan Club/UNCG Athletics tent!
  • A BBQ meal from the Backyard Bistro will be provided by the UNCG Alumni Association for just $5

There is no cost to attend the Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

Men’s Soccer vs. Georgia Southern
7:30 p.m.
UNCG Soccer Stadium

Join the crowd for senior night, the Homecoming King & Queen coronation at halftime and fireworks immediately following the game!

Men’s Soccer Post-Game Gathering
9:30 p.m.
The Loft at Natty Greene’s

Join men’s soccer alumni, current coaches and players at Natty’s for a post-game celebration.

There is no cost to attend the Men’s soccer reunion but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

All home athletic events are free of charge. If you have any questions, please contact the Spartan Club office at 336.334.3576.

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Chemistry & Biochemistry Reunion: Mardi Gras!
Friday, October 25, 2013
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Mountain Dew Lobby, 4th Floor – Sullivan Science Building

Join fellow chemistry and biochemistry alumni for a reception on Friday, Oct. 25. Mardi Gras is the theme so wear your beads and masks!

There is no cost to attend but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

For more information contact  Delight Morehead at ddmorehe@uncg.edu.

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Neo-Black Society 45th Anniversary Weekend

Friday, October 25

NBS Jazz Reception
8 p.m. Until midnight
Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House

Kick off the NBS 45th Anniversary Celebration weekend with a night of jazz as Thomas Taylor ’91 and friends entertain – heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Tickets are $15 – a cash bar with wine and beer will be available. Click here to register.

Saturday, October 26

Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons
4-7 p.m.
Kaplan Commons – Elliott University Center, West Lawn

Join fellow NBS alumni for a party at Kaplan Commons including the Homecoming Parade, music from Sleeping Booty, a BBQ feast from Backyard Bistro, the Children’s Festival and more! Tickets for the BBQ meal are only $5 and can be purchased on site.

NBS 45th Anniversary Celebration
7 – 9 p.m.
Cone Ballroom, EUC

Celebrate 45 years of the Neo Black Society at a grand reception and program in Cone Ballroom. Tickets are $25 and include the dessert reception. Click here to register.

NBS Dessert Reception
9-10 p.m.
Auditorium Lobby, EUC

Continue the NBS 45th Anniversary celebration with conversation, coffee and dessert.

9th Annual All Black Attire Party
10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Cone Ballroom, EUC

The fun continues into the wee hours at this annual gathering of alumni featuring DJ Capital J, dancing and a full cash bar. For more information or to register for the All Black Attire Party, click here.

Sunday, October 27

Gospel Choir Mixer with Paul Scott & One-Way, Kendall & Raw and the NBS Choir
2 p.m.
Cone Ballroom, EUC

Close out Homecoming weekend with fellowship and gospel performances.

For more information about the NBS 45th Anniversary Celebration, contact Linda Dunston-Stacey at linda_dunston@uncg.edu or (336) 334-5592.

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Political Science Alumni/Student Networking Event

Friday, Oct. 25, 6–10 p.m. – Curry Building, 3rd Floor

Join UNCG political science alumni and current political science majors who are juniors and seniors for a networking reception on the third floor of the Curry Building, the new home of the political science department!

There is no cost for this event but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

For more information contact Jeff Colbert at mjcolber@uncg.edu.

Elliott Hall Reunion

Saturday, Oct. 26, 3-4 p.m. EUC Auditorium – Lobby

Join former Elliott University Center student employees for an alumni reception.

There is no cost to attend but please register here so we may plan accordingly.

For more information contact Kathleen McGirty at kmmcgirt@uncg.edu.

36th Annual Rugby Alumni Weekend

Join fellow Rugby alumni for a fun filled weekend of events back on campus including the Past vs. Present match on Friday and on Saturday, join the party at Kaplan Commons and enjoy a BBQ feast from Backyard Bistro and live music from Sleeping Booty while the little ruggers play at the Children’s Festival.

Thursday, Oct. 24

  • 6-7:45 p.m. – Dinner at Natty Greene’s Brewing Co. – 345 South Elm Street, 2nd Floor  – Dutch Treat
  • 8 p.m. – Two man blind draw pool tournament – Longshank’s Billiards – 106 W. McGee St. (across from Natty Greene’s Brewing Co.)

Friday Oct. 25

  • 6–9 p.m. 36th Annual Past vs. Present Rugby Match – Campus Rec field.

Beer garden opens at 6 p.m. – game kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Hot dogs, soft drinks and G Rugby gear will also be available for purchase during the match.

Saturday, Oct. 26

  • 1 p.m. – Sore man’s lunch – Old Town Draught House -Dutch Treat
  • 4-9 p.m. – Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons with live music from Sleeping Booty, BBQ feast from Backyard Bistro, Children’s Festival,  beer garden and more.
  • 9 p.m. – midnight –Survivor party Old Town Draught House. Enjoy DJ music and $2 pints under the big tent.

For more information contact Jim Wilkie at (336) 510-1328 or jwilkie@compassfp.com.

9th Annual All Black Attire Party

Saturday, October 26, 2013
10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Elliott University Center, Cone Ballroom

Get decked out in your finest black attire for this annual gathering of alumni featuring DJ Capital J mixing tunes, dancing and full cash bar. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Pamela Wilson Scholarship, Fiona Lawrence Diversity Scholarship in Public Health and NPHC Annual Sholarships. If you would like to make a gift now to one or all three of these funds, click here.

Parking is free in the Walker Avenue and Oakland Parking Decks.

Cost: $20 in advance or $25 at the door (cash or debit/credit cards only). All sales are final and non-refundable.

Click here to register for this event.

No tickets will be distributed. Present your picture ID at the door for admission and wristband.

**Only those 21 and older will be admitted**

For more information contact Mary Swantek at m_swante@uncg.edu or 336.256.2011.