Students can expect to see plenty of alumni at parties and even in some classes trying to relive their UNC experiences during this year's Homecoming weekend.
Alumni are already getting nostalgic by printing up their old class T-shirts and making plans for weekend poker games with old UNC buddies.
The General Alumni Association began planning the alumni weekend -which happens to coincide with Homecoming - last spring with the release of the fall football schedule.
Linda Rainey, GAA events coordinator, said the planning process focused on making the weekend interesting for all alumni.
"It's new and different because we're not just sponsoring milestone reunions this year," she said.
"This year, it doesn't matter whether it's a milestone year or not, everyone should come."
Rainey estimated that students can expect to see from 800 to 1,000 alumni descend on Chapel Hill this weekend.
That total includes the alumni returning for the Black Alumni Reunion 20th Anniversary Celebration.
Alumni will be able to choose from more than eight different pregame parties before the Saturday football game against the University of Maryland.