Almost party time
Homecoming is a little more than a month away. Have you marked your calendars yet?
Last year's Homecoming featured lots and blue and gold spirit. This year promises to be the same.
The sheer number of activities planned throughout the week of Sept. 19-25 ensures there's something for everyone. Want to reconnect with your class or others in your major? Check. Want to take in some soccer, rugby or volleyball? Check. Want to have fun with the kids? Check. Want to catch a parade and feel some Spartan pride? Check.
From the Founders Day kickoff celebrations to the soccer game Saturday night, Homecoming promises to be jam-packed.
A sampling of events include:
Monday, Sept. 19
- Founders Day Celebration, including UNCG Iced student cake decorating contest, Founders Day ceremony and cake cutting, Taylor Garden, EUC, noon
Wednesday, Sept. 21
- Comedy Show, Cone Ballroom, EUC, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 22
- New School of Education building, community dedication, corner of Spring Garden and Stirling streets, 4:30 p.m.
- 2011 Run MS 5K, presented by the UNCG Alumni Association, UNCG soccer stadium, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23
- Family Weekend begins, 4:30 p.m.
- Bryan School Reunion, meet the new dean, Dr. McRae C. Mac Banks II, Bryan Building, Room 416, 5:30 p.m.
- Chemistry Reunion, including a reception to honor Dr. Terry Nile's retirement, Sullivan Science Building, fourth floor lobby, 5:30 p.m.
- Rugby Alumni Weekend, 34th Annual Past vs. Present Game, Campus Rec Field, 6:30 p.m.
- Women's Volleyball , UNCG vs. Elon, Fleming Gym, free admission, 6 p.m.
- Women's Soccer, UNCG vs. Chattanooga, UNCG soccer stadium, free admission, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24
- Spartan Village at Kaplan Commons - bands, food, beer garden, games and more, 11 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
- Children's Festival, Spartan Village at Kaplan Commons, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Family Weekend Chancellor's Lunch, Cone Ballroom, EUC, 11 a.m. seating
- All Greek Reunion 30th Anniversary Celebration, Spartan Village at Kaplan Commons, 1-7 p.m.
- Homecoming Parade, passes by Spartan Village around 3:30 p.m.
- Homecoming King and Queen Coronation, 6:30 p.m.
- Homecoming Men's Soccer Game, UNCG vs. Gardner Webb, UNCG Soccer Stadium, free admission, 7 p.m.
- 7th Annual All Black (attire) Party, Lotus Lounge, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 25
- Women's Soccer, UNCG vs. Samford, UNCG Soccer Stadium, free admission, 2 p.m.
But that's not all. To see the full list, visit http://homecoming.uncg.edu/ and click see it all in the top menu bar.