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Friday, February 28, 2014

Emily Ellison- Alumni Art Exhibit

5:30 p.m - 7:30 p.m.
Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery, Highsmith Union 
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 to March 4 in the Highsmith gallery. Drop by during Homecoming for a chance to meet the artist and connect with members of the Art Department faculty.

Alumni Welcome Social

7:30 p.m.
aLoft Hotel’s WXYZ Lounge 

Come kick off Homecoming 2014 in style at WXYZ Bar, one of Asheville's premier bars with a great vibe and inventive cocktails. There will be complimentary appetizers courtesy of the Alumni Association, attentive bar staff, and a great atmosphere for conversations on times past and present!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Homecoming & Alumni Association Tailgate

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Karpen Hall Parking Lot

Get pumped up for the basketball double header with tailgating in the parking lot of Karpen Hall, across from the Justice Center. Pull in, kick back and enjoy music, games, and the company of fellow alumni and student Bulldogs! The Alumni Association will be providing burgers and hot dogs, but don't forget to bring your own lawn chairs, coolers, and snacks. At 2 p.m., head over to the Wilma M. Sherrill Center for some Bulldog Basketball!  Tailgating Policy

Basketball Double Header

Women's Basketball Game vs. Coastal Carolina at 2 p.m.
Men's Basketball Game vs. Gardner-Webb at 4:30 p.m.

Students, faculty, staff and alumni join together to cheer on the Bulldogs as they take on their opponents in the Kimmel Arena! One ticket gets you into both games and can be purchased from

Alumni Post-Game Cocktail Party

8 – 10 p.m.
Pack's Tavern

Continue celebrating after the game at Packs Tavern! This post-game event will include drink specials, complimentary appetizers, and live music. What better way to close out Homecoming 2014 than in the company of friends?

Need a place to stay? Visit our Preferred Accommodations page to get a special UNC Asheville rate. Just ask for the UNC Asheville Friends and Family rate when booking your reservation. 

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