For the past several months, the UNCG Alumni office has been laser-focused on Homecoming 2021. We were so excited to bring our Spartan alumni back home once again.

But as the term “delta variant” started to enter our day-to-day conversations, we began hearing concerns from alumni, volunteers, and campus partners about hosting a large, in-person event in October. Naturally, our top priority remains the health and safety of our Spartan community.

Now COVID cases and hospitalizations are once again on the rise in North Carolina and many other parts of the country. And according to experts from UNCG’s School of Nursing, this increase is expected to peak at the end of September and early October — perfectly timed with Homecoming 2021.

Therefore, in collaboration with campus leadership, we have made the decision to celebrate Homecoming 2021 as an exclusively student-centered event.

We will help host a one-day celebration for our “future alumni” community here on campus, giving them a chance to experience a bit of the Homecoming magic you know and love.

While this is not the news we had hoped to deliver, we believe it is the most responsible course of action.

Keeping campus up and running — and maintaining the safety of our student, faculty, and staff communities — is the best way to honor our Spartan sense of service to one another.

In keeping with one of our favorite Homecoming traditions, we’re excited to give away some limited-edition alumni swag as our way of saying thanks for helping to Shield Our Spartans.

[NOTE: The link above is ONLY for UNCG alumni — not current students. Students are not required to sign up to attend Homecoming through that link. To RSVP for student Homecoming events, please use SpartanConnect.]

We hope you enjoy this small token of appreciation for helping to keep campus a safe place for students.

So for now, make sure you sign up for your limited edition swag and do know we are thinking of each and every one of you during this time.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

– UNCG Alumni