UNC Asheville Homecoming Weekend 2019

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UNC Asheville

Asheville, NC 28804

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Join the UNC Asheville community for Homecoming Weekend, February 22-23, 2019! From the Alumni Awards Banquet to a double-header basketball match up to a Closeout Celebration at the Orange Peel presented by Smith Edwards Group, there will be something for everyone!

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What is the Homecoming Weekend Alumni Package? *SOLD OUT*

This all-inclusive package is best for alumni planning to attend most or all of the events during Homecoming Weekend, as it provides the most bang for your buck. It includes: The Alumni Awards Banquet (2/22); Doubleheader Ticket for both Basketball Games (2/23); and the Closeout Celebration at the Orange Peel presented by Smith Edwards Group (2/23). For alumni who choose this option, we're including 1 drink ticket for the Closeout Celebration and a complimentary UNC Asheville Pint Glass.

Can I register for individual events?

Alumni may absolutely 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 Alumni Awards Banquet, Doubleheader + Alumni Zone, and the Closeout Celebration presented by Smith Edwards Group.

How can I contact the organizer with questions?

Call 828-251-6512 or e-mail alumni@unca.edu

What's the refund policy?

Contact us via EventBrite or alumni@unca.edu to request your refund. Refunds will only be processed up to 24 hours before the weekend begins on Friday, February 22, 2019.

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

We will have a check-in table at each event, so there is no need to bring your ticket or printed e-mail. If you purchase a doubleheader + alumni zone ticket, you will be able to pick them up at Will Call or at our Alumni Tent at the tailgate.

Can faculty and staff attend Homecoming Weekend?

Yes! Faculty and staff wishing to attend events should purchase the Homecoming Weekend Alumni Package or individual event tickets.

Can I bring my kids to Homecoming Weekend?

Yes! The more (future) bulldogs, the better! Your children may attend all events throughout the weekend, all we ask is that you register them under the appropriate ticket type. Children are invited to attend the Alumni Awards Banquet and have discounted tickets for $15 (Children Ages 1-16). Please register them under Alumni Awards Banquet Child ticket. Children Ages 5 and under will get into the Doubleheader games free. Please register them under the Doubleheader + Alumni Zone Child Ticket. If you have children ages 6 and older, please register them for the Doubleheader + Alumni Zone Ticket which is $7. This ticket will get them into two games and access to the Alumni Zone where snacks and drinks will be provided. Children are invited to attend the Closeout Celebration presented by Smith Edwards Group, but there is only one ticket option for $5. If your student is interested in taking a tour of UNCA while here for homecoming, please contact coneil1@unca.edu.


Friday, February 22

6:00 p.m. National Alumni Awards Banquet *SOLD OUT*

Alumni and the rest of the Bulldog community are invited to celebrate the 2019 Alumni Awards recipients. A reception will begin at 6:00 p.m., with the dinner and program beginning at 6:30 in Highsmith Union. Ticket required.

Saturday, February 23

11:30 a.m. Student Organization Parade & Tailgate

Come watch as UNC Asheville student organizations compete for the best float during the annual Homecoming Parade. Following the parade, student organizations will host a tailgate that alumni are welcome to attend. Pull in, kick back, and enjoy food and games with your fellow Bulldogs. Don't forget to bring your own lawn chairs, coolers, and snacks! No ticket or registration required.

2:00 p.m. Women’s Basketball Game

Cheer on your Bulldogs as they take on USC Upstate. Ticket required.

3:45-4:30 Alumni Zone

The Alumni Zone is a family-friendly, special access zone where all UNCA Alumni and Friends can gather to enjoy food, drinks, and fun with fellow bulldogs. The zone will be open from the conclusion of the women's game until the beginning of the men's game. Ticket required.

4:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball Game

Cheer on your Bulldogs as they take on Presbyterian College. Ticket required.

9:30 p.m. -12:30 a.m. Closeout Celebration at the Orange Peel in Downtown Asheville presented by Smith Edwards Group

Raise a glass to UNC Asheville as we close out Homecoming Weekend at the historic Orange Peel in Downtown Asheville. We know that for many of you the Orange Peel holds many memories during your time in Asheville. We've rented out the whole space for alumni that night and will have our alumna Andrea Jackson '92 and her husband Jimmy Jackson as our DJ's and over 40+ beer taps (cash bar) and food available for you! Ticket required.

For more details about each event, please visit homecoming.unca.edu

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Asheville, NC 28804

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