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UNC Asheville Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017

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Join the UNC Asheville community for Homecoming & Family Weekend, September 22-24, 2017! From soccer games to back-to-class sessions, there will be something for everyone.

Need a place to stay? The Chamber of Commerce is offering special hotel rates for Homecoming & Family Weekend. For full details, visit the Chamber website.


What is the Parents Package?

The Parents Package is for UNC Asheville parents who want to attend Homecoming & Family Weekend programming. It includes: Family Weekend Welcome Reception (9/22); Volleyball Game (9/22); Back to Class Sessions (9/23); Picnic on the Quad (9/23); Pre-game Tailgate (9/23); Soccer Games (9/23); the Closeout Event (9/23); and the Student-Athlete Parent & Alumni Breakfast (9/24). Plus, you'll get exclusive UNC Asheville swag from Transition & Parent Programs. Please register each parent or family member attending.

What is the Alumni Package?

This all-inclusive package is best for alumni planning to attend most or all of the events during Homecoming & Family Weekend, as it provides a package discount. It includes: Volleyball Game (9/22); Alumni Welcome Social (9/22); Back to Class Sessions (9/23); Picnic on the Quad (9/23); Pre-Game Tailgate (9/23); both soccer games (9/23); the Closeout Event (9/23); and the Student-Athlete Parent & Alumni Breakfast (9/24). It does not include the Alumni Awards Dinner- please register for that separately.

Can I register for individual events?

Alumni may register for events individually- we know that sometimes folks can only make it to one or two events! There are individual registration options for the volleyball game; Alumni Welcome Social; the Picnic on the Quad; both soccer games; and the Closeout Event.

Parents cannot sign up for individual events because of the nature of Family Weekend-specific programming.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Alumni: Call 828-251-6512 or e-mail
Parents: Call 828-232-2417 or e-mail

What's the refund policy?

Contact us via EventBrite to request your refund for whatever reason. Refunds will only be processed up to 48 hours before the event (9/19).

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

We will have a check-in table at each event, so no need to bring your ticket or printed e-mail.

Can faculty and staff attend Homecoming & Family Weekend?

Yes! Faculty and staff wishing to attend events should purchase the alumni package or individual event tickets.

Can I bring my kids to Homecoming & Family Weekend?

Yes! All children under 18 can attend Homecoming & Family Weekend for free. Please be sure to register your children.

Pre-Homecoming Events

Wednesday, September 20

7 p.m. – Lecture by documentarian, journalist and author Jack Ford; Sherrill Center


Friday, September 22

5 p.m. – Family Weekend Welcome Reception; Laurel Forum
drop in until 6:30 p.m.

6 p.m. – Alumni Awards Reception; Scholarship Deck

6:30 p.m. ­– Alumni Awards Dinner; SHE 417 in Kimmel Arena

7 p.m. – Volleyball Game; Justice Gym

8 p.m. – Evening Reception at Well Played (Downtown Asheville)

Saturday, September 23

10 or 10:30 a.m. – Hall of Fame Brunch; SHE 417

10:00 a.m. – Back to Class sessions; various classrooms

12:00 p.m. Homecoming & Family Weekend Picnic; Quad

1:30 p.m. – Golf Cart Homecoming Parade

2 p.m. Tailgate w/ Rocky's Kid Zone; Parking Lot P16 (Behind Karpen Hall)

3 p.m. – Women’s Soccer Game; Greenwood Field

5 p.m. – Alumni Zone at the Soccer Game; Greenwood Field

6 p.m. – Men’s Soccer Game; Greenwood Field

8 p.m. – Closeout Event; Green Man Brewery (Downtown Asheville)

Sunday, September 24

9 a.m. Student-Athlete Parent & Alumni Breakfast; Brown Hall

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