Homecoming 2023

Homecoming 2023 - Cheers to 50 Years

September 29-30



Featured Events


September 29 - 9am

Cypress Lakes Golf Club
1311 E 6th St, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
Jack Karnes graduated from Springdale High School in 1996, received the Dwight Collins Memorial Golf Scholarship from Springdale Country Club in Springdale, Arkansas. Jack accepted a golf scholarship from the University of North Alabama, where he was later named to the All-Academic Team of the Gulf South Conference with a 3.81 GPA in the College of Business and was member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Jack had two impactful years at UNA, until his untimely death on September 20th, 1998.
In 1999, the UNA Alumni Association Homecoming Golf Tournament was renamed in Jack's memory and is now known as The Jack Karnes Memorial Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the tournament aid in underwriting the Fifth Year Scholarship Program for deserving student athletes. The purpose of the Fifth Year Scholarship is to provide continued scholarship support for student-athletes whose athletic eligibility has expired but who have not yet completed their degree requirements.

UNA Homecoming
Alumni Celebration

Presented by: Florence-Lauderdale

Convention and Visitors Bureau

September 29 - 6 - 9pm

Marriott Shoals Conference Center


UNA Homecoming
Pep Rally

September 29 - 9pm

UNA Practice Field
Open to Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends

SGA Past Officers Breakfast

September 30 - 8am

Guillot University Center Loft

Register by September 15

Special invitation to former student body leaders

North Alabama Athletics - Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

September 30 - 9am

Guillot University Center Performance Center
UNA Campus | Florence, Alabama

Free and open to the public.

ACONHP 50-year Celebration of Excellence

September 30 - 9am

Laura M. Harrison Hall


LaGrange Society, Golden Girls & Ambassadors Anniversary

September 30 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Coby Hall Lawn on Court Street Side
UNA Campus | Florence, Alabama

Come join us for the 30th anniversary of the LaGrange Society and the 50th anniversary of the Golden Girls & Ambassadors! Bring your family and friends and stay and watch the parade with us!

Delores and Weldon Cole Honors College Homecoming Open House

September 30 - 11am - 1pm

Coby Hall
UNA Campus | Florence, Alabama

All Honors Program, Honors College, and Cole Honors College alumni are invited to a Homecoming Open House.
Watch the parade, mingle, and catch up with friends. Light refreshments. Guests, spouses, and children are heartily welcome.

ACONHP Nursing Alumni Parade Viewing

September 30 - 11:30am

Colby Hall Lawn - North Court Street

 Please make plans to attend the ACONHP breakfast event before attending the Homecoming Parade together.

UNA Homecoming Parade

September 30 - 11:30am

Downtown Florence, Alabama

Registration for Floats

Feel the spirit, sense the rhythm of the band, observe UNA students, and applaud honored Alumni Guests. Watch the parade on Pine Street or Court Street.

Lunch On the Lawn - Alumni & Friends Reunion

September 30 - 12:30pm

Rogers Hall (Alumni House)

Complementary BBQ lunch for the first 200 attendees

 Sanders College of Business and Technology

Tour of Joel R. Anderson Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Studies

September 30 - 1:30pm

541 W College Street

This new 6,000-square-foot facility houses The Generator, which is the Sanders College student incubator and maker’s space. The Center has more than $300,000 in equipment for students to use to create product prototypes for the business plans they are developing through the mentoring of our faculty. The Center is on the 1st floor of UNA’s new building at 541 W College Street, approximately one mile from campus. The Center is available for use by all UNA students. Parking is available. 

Tailgating with the Lions - Homecoming Reunion

September 30 - 3pm

Spirit Hill

FSL Greek Alumni Reunion

September 30 - 3pm

UNA Alumni Pavilion

Host: UNA Fraternity & Sorority Life
Open to all UNA Greek Alumni

UNA Lion Walk

September 30 - 3:45pm

Royal Avenue to Braly Stadium

Featuring North Alabama Football Team, Coaches, Cheerleaders, Leo & Una, and UNA Marching Band

Homecoming Pre-Game Show

September 30 - 5:30pm

Braly Stadium

Recognition of North Alabama Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2023
Recognition of UNA Alumni Awards Class of 2023
Crowning of Homecoming King and Queen
Pre-Game Performance by UNA Marching Band

North Alabama vs. Eastern Kentucky University (EKU)

September 30 - 6:00pm

Braly Stadium

Click to Purchase Tickets

Call: (256) 765-LION (5466) 
Email: athleticstickets@una.edu

"The Gold Rush" Game 
Join alumni and friends and showcase your Lion fan spirit by filling Braly Stadium in a sea of gold to support our North Alabama football team to a Homecoming win. 


Get Ready to Roar

UNA Merch
Campus Map

Office of Admissions
Office of Alumni Relations
Mailing Address:
UNA Box 5047, 
Florence, AL 35632

Rogers Hall 
P: 256.765.4201
Bishop Alexander
Director of Alumni Relations
Mary Ramey
Coordinator, Alumni Relations
Zane RonaldAllan Mooney
Graduate Assistant