Enjoy Homecoming 2017 next week!

Posted on October 13, 2017

Homecoming 2017 is almost here! Next week, the Spartan community from near and far will come together to celebrate our 125th anniversary and the spirit of UNCG.

I hope you will join fellow alumni, students, faculty and staff for a fun week of events honoring some of our greatest traditions – and maybe make a few new ones along the way. Here are some Homecoming highlights:

  • Monday, October 16 – Homecoming kick-off for students at Kaplan Commons, 3-7 p.m.
  • Friday, October 20 – Join us as we “light up Kaplan Commons” with the annual bonfire featuring food trucks, fireworks, music and more beginning at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 21 – The Block Party at Kaplan Commons starts at 3 p.m. with something for everyone: live music from Sleeping Booty, free photo booths, great food and more – students eat free! Cheer on the Spartans when men’s soccer takes on SoCon rival Mercer at 7 p.m.

We’re calling all Spartans to come together and celebrate UNCG. Wear your Blue and Gold all week long. Participate, share your experiences and help UNCG make this special 125th-anniversary edition of Homecoming a week to remember.

Visit homecoming.uncg.edu for details.

I’ll see you there!

Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.