Alumni Events

Come back to your alma mater for Homecoming Weekend, February 22-23! We've got athletic games, special alumni events, an alumni zone, and more. Take a look at our schedule and register below!


Friday, February 22

6:00 p.m. National Alumni Awards Banquet

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! Please use the link below to register with Student Affairs for this event.

Register for tailgate

2:00 p.m. Women’s Basketball Game

Cheer on your Bulldogs as they take on USC Upstate.


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.


9:30 p.m. -12:30 a.m. Closeout Celebration at the Orange Peel in Downtown Asheville
Presented by the 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.