A Bulldog’s Guide to Homecoming 2014

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UNC Asheville Homecoming 2014

Not just your average athletic celebration, UNC Asheville’s Homecoming 2014, “Bulldogs on Broadway: Lift Your Voices High” includes art openings, a chamber symphony performance, and the chance to stretch your creative muscles to engineer the world’s greatest Big Wheel Bike. (And don’t worry; your favorite classic Homecoming events like the annual parade and tailgate haven’t gone anywhere.)

There’s something for every Bulldog at Homecoming this year. Check out the full event schedule below:


Thursday, February 27

Men's Baseball & Tennis Pep Rally

5 p.m.

Alumni Way


Women's Basketball Game vs. Campbell

7 p.m.

Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena


Third Annual Nearly Naked Mile

10 p.m.

University Heights/Sherrill Center

Join the Student Alumni Association as they rip off (most of) their clothes, donate them to charity, and run a mile in their bathing suits. This student philanthropic event benefits the Asheville Homeless Network.


Friday, February 28

Baseball vs. Eastern Kentucky

3 p.m.

Greenwood Field


Homecoming Parade

4 p.m.

University Heights

This is your big chance to share that Bulldog pride. Roll down University Heights in your original, beautiful, school-spirited float—and don’t forget to come up with a skit! Look over the guidelines to find out how to register.


Men's & Women's Basketball Pep Rally

4:30 p.m.

Justice Center Lawn, Bulldog Statue


Emily Ellison- Alumni Art Exhibit

5:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m.

Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery

Experience pottery in a whole new way at this year's alumni art exhibition. Alumna and ceramicist Emily Ellison '13 will be the guest artist for this year's show, which runs from Feb. 13 –March 4 in the Highsmith gallery. Drop by during Homecoming for a chance to meet the artist and connect with members of the Department of Art faculty.


UNC Asheville Athletics Hall of Fame presented by "TD Bank"--A Celebration of Champions and Leaders"

5:30 p.m. -Reception open to the public

6:30 p.m. -Ticketed program begins (by invitation only)

Room 417, Sherrill Center


LipSync Competition

7 p.m.

Lipinsky Auditorium

Grab your friends and your favorite album and get ready to (pretend to) sing your heart out. Be sure to read over the guidelines to find out how to enter.


Alumni Welcome Social 

7:30 p.m.

aLoft wxyz lounge


Greek Step Show

8 p.m.

Lipinsky Auditorium

Cheer for the Bulldogs in the annual step show competition.


Saturday, March 1

Bulldog Big Wheel Race

11 a.m.
Main Quad

Form your team. Craft your Big Wheel masterpiece. Get ready to roll. Check out the guidelines to get started (and be inspired by a great video).


Homecoming & Alumni Association Tailgate

11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Karpen Hall Parking Lot  

Pull in, kick back and enjoy music, games, and the company of fellow student and alumni Bulldogs! The Alumni Association will be providing burgers and hot dogs, but don't forget to bring your own lawn chairs, coolers, and snacks.


Baseball vs. Eastern Kentucky

2 p.m.

Greenwood Field


Women's Basketball Game vs. Coastal Carolina

2 p.m.

Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena      


Men's Basketball Game vs. Gardner-Webb

4:30 p.m.

Sherrill Center, Kimmel Arena


Alumni Post-Game Cocktail Party

8 - 10 p.m.

Pack's Tavern


Homecoming Dance

10 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Tickets available at Highsmith Information Desk.

To obtain tickets and enter the dance, students must have a OneCard, driver’s license, and ride the shuttles to and from campus.


Sunday, March 2

UNC Asheville Wind Ensemble and Chamber Symphony

4 p.m. 

Lipinsky Lobby

UNC Asheville students perform in this Homecoming-finale, Beethoven Symphony No. 1 and Sousa's Madness for Marches Medley, under the direction of Milton Crotts.


For more details, visit the Homecoming 2014 website