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Enjoy the fun: Homecoming 2017 next week

The bonfire and food trucks are back, and so is our campus’ most festive week.  

Homecoming 2017 will be in full swing Monday, Oct. 16, through Sunday, Oct. 22. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends are invited to come out and enjoy the many activities in store and celebrate the university’s 125-year history.

The weekdays will feature a Kick-off Party, a Homecoming Royal Court Contest, Glow Party and many departmental get-togethers and reunions. Friday will include a big bonfire and food trucks at Kaplan Commons at 7 p.m., as well as a women’s soccer match against Mercer also at 7 p.m. in the UNCG Soccer Stadium and the GOLD Alumni 3rd Annual Spartan Hop in Kaplan Commons.

Saturday, Oct. 21, will be packed with fun events starting at 8 a.m. Festivities include:

  • Cars and Coffee – Ferrari’s to Fiats, 8 a.m.
  • Homecoming 5k run, 9 a.m.
  • Children’s Festival, 3-6 p.m.
  • Performances by the Sleeping Booty Band, 4 and 5:30 p.m.
  • 13th Annual All Black Attire Party Masquerade, 10 p.m.
  • Homecoming Soccer Match vs. Mercer, 7 p.m., UNCG Soccer Stadium

Homecoming 2017 is a great opportunity to reconnect with fellow Spartans while also showing your school pride in this 35-year-old tradition.

The campus community is encouraged to wear Spartan blue and gold all week long.

Also one note: UNCG Nursing faculty and students will be offering free flu shots starting at 3 p.m. in Kaplan Commons – until they’re all gone.

Have questions or want to volunteer? Visit https://homecoming.uncg.edu/hmcmng/2017/ or contact Donegan Root ‘87 at d_root@uncg.edu.