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Carolina Family Weekend

Carolina Family Weekend 2019

Carolina Family Weekend 2019 will be Friday, September 20 - Sunday, September 22, 2019 in conjunction with the Appalachian State vs. UNC home football game.

Carolina Family Weekend is full of tradition and excitement. It is a wonderful time for families to reconnect with their student(s), meet other Carolina families, and connect with faculty and staff. There are exciting programs and events to explore and enjoy all within the vibrant, Carolina community.


Registration* will open in late July/early August 2019.

Family members will be notified via email and the UNC Family Experience online portal. If you are not currently receiving emails from us, please sign-up for the UNC Family Experience by visiting  

*Registration will include opportunities to purchase additional tickets for events, including limited tickets for the UNC vs. Appalachian State football game (first-purchased, first served).

Carolina Family Weekend Highlights:

  • The Annual Carolina Family Weekend Kick-Off Meeting (all participants will be presented a chance to win a semester of free, in-state tuition)
  • Relay For Life Kickoff Concert
  • Carolina Family BBQ 
  • Tar Heel athletic events, including a Carolina football game
  • Carolina Inn Brunch
  • Carolina Legacy Pinning Ceremony
  • Kilometers for the Kids one-mile fun run and 5K
  • Start with Art Breakfast Tour
  • Carolina Skies at Morehead Planetarium
  • Self-Defense with Shotokan Karate
  • Open houses, cultural performances, specialized tours, and more!

For a more detail oriented schedule of events please click here or see the PDF under Related Files on the right.