We hope you will return home to experience the tradition and excitement that encapsulates the University of North Texas! Alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends come together to celebrate old friendships, make new memories and cheer on the Mean Green.
This year’s Homecoming is scheduled for the week of October 31-November 5, 2016, and will culminate with the Homecoming football game on November 5 versus Louisiana Tech. This year’s theme, selected by students, is “Mean Green Eaglempics.”
Highlight of the week’s activities for alumni include:
Nov. 3 (Thursday)
Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards Ceremony: 6 p.m. inside the ballroom of the University Union, 1155 Union Circle. This ceremony will showcase the caliber of the university’s alumni and celebrate their professional accomplishments and service to the community. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling 940-369-7001 or emailing email@example.com.
Yell Like Hell: 7 p.m. at the UNT Coliseum, 600 Ave. D. The Progressive Black Student Organization and Student Activities are putting on this event full of dancing, stepping and UNT spirit.
Nov. 4 (Friday)
Spirit March: 7 p.m. The march is led by the UNT Talons and will begin at Fraternity Row on Maple Street. It will proceed to the bonfire site at Eagle Point on the northwest side of UNT’s Apogee Stadium.
Bonfire: 8 p.m. at the Alumni Pavilion, 2323 N. Interstate 35 E. The Homecoming Bonfire has been a tradition for more than 50 years and is built entirely by the UNT Talons. Alumni can attend a special bonfire event that includes reserved seats and dinner from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Tickets are required for the alumni event and must be purchased by Oct. 31 (Monday) for $25.
Nov. 5 (Saturday)
Homecoming Fun Run: 7 a.m. beginning in front of the Pohl Recreation Center, 1900 Chestnut Drive. The run takes place on campus in distances of .75 miles, 1.5 miles and 5K. Call 940-565-2275 or visit the Pohl website for information.
Golden Eagles Class of ’66 Breakfast/Reunion: 9 a.m. at the University Union Ballroom, 1155 Union Circle. Alumni from the class of 1966 will celebrate their Golden Eagle 50th year reunion with breakfast, parade viewing and a campus tour. To participate, purchase tickets by Nov. 2 (Wednesday).
College of Public Affairs and Community Service Alumni Brunch: 10 a.m. The brunch for PACS alumni will held at UNT on the Square, 109 N. Elm St. RSVP online.
Parade: The parade starts at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Highland Street and Avenue C and will travel west to Welch Street before heading north on Hickory Street. Review the full parade route, which is new, before choosing the best spot to view the parade. Community members and UNT students, faculty and staff are encouraged to create floats and enter them in the parade. The registration deadline is Oct. 24 (Monday).
Mean Green Village Tailgating: 1:30 p.m. at the Hill at Apogee Stadium, 1251 S. Bonnie Brae St. Organizations, departments and colleges will host tents to add to the homecoming spirit, along with live music, the Junior Mean Green Fun Zone and the Mean Green March featuring the cheerleaders, dancers, marching band, head coach Seth Littrell and the Mean Green football team.
Alumni GameDay Grille: 2:30 p.m. at the Alumni Pavilion, 2323 N. Interstate 35 E. The UNT Alumni Association will offer free admission to all during homecoming. There will be food, drinks, live music, lawn games, face painting and lots of Mean Green spirit. Call 940-565-2834 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Homecoming Football Game: 4:30 p.m. at Apogee Stadium, 1251 S. Bonnie Brae St. The Mean Green will face the Louisiana Tech football team. Tickets are free for students and start at $12 for other fans. For more information about game tickets and packages for tailgating before the game, visit Mean Green Sports.
Registration for homecoming tailgate tents ends Oct. 21 (Friday) and community registration for the homecoming parade, which has a new route, ends Oct. 24 (Monday). Visit the homecoming website or contact email@example.com for registration forms for the two events and details about additional events.