Welcome Home, UNCG Spartans! Homecoming Events: October 19-23, 2016

Welcome Home, UNCG Spartans!

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Welcome home, Spartans!  The University of North Carolina at Greensboro celebrates homecoming October 19-23, 2016 with a long list of the following activities.

    Alumni of Distinction Awards Dinner
    Bonfire and Food Truck Rodeo
    Homecoming 5K
    Parade of Chariots
    Children’s Festival
    Homecoming Party at Kaplan Commons
    Alumni tent receptions and gatherings
    39th Annual Rugby Alumni Reunion
    12th Annual All Black Attire Party
"UNCG Homecoming is expected to be one of the largest in school history," said Donegan Root, the associate director of alumni engagement.  "Homecoming is a time to visit your alma mater, reconnect with old classmates and friends and take part in all of the great things that UNCG offers.”
According to the school's website, festivities include beloved Spartan traditions – such as the Rugby Alumni 39th Annual Past vs. Present Match – as well as new events, like this year’s UNCG Legacy Reception, an event specifically for legacy students, alumni and their families.

The annual bonfire on Friday night is also getting a makeover. In addition to the traditional hot cocoa and s’mores, the event – now known as the Bonfire and Food Truck Rodeo – includes a variety of local food trucks serving great food.

After the bonfire, UNCG is hosting the 2nd Annual Spartan Hop for graduates of the last decade – or GOLD alumni. The event was a huge success last year, with more than 100 alumni participating in the tavern tour and trivia challenge on Spring Garden Street.

The university has a lot to celebrate.  UNCG just installed the school's 11th chancellor October 7, 2016.  Dr. Franklin D. Gilliam, who took office in September 2015, follows a long line of outstanding leaders since the university's inception in 1891.
Spartans far and wide will once again gather to remember the school's rich history and fellowship with new and old friends Oct. 19-23.  You can find more information about homecoming activities in the video included in this article and also on the school's website, here.   

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