Pembroke Day, one of the longest active traditions at UNC Pembroke, continues on September 27.
A large turnout of students, community members and university supporters are expected to fill the University Quad near Old Main. Activities will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be informational booths, food vendors, crafts, promotional giveaways, speakers and entertainment.
In case of inclement weather, Pembroke Day will be moved to October 4.
More than 150 vendors representing local businesses, nonprofits, campus organizations and academic departments have registered for the event.
The university’s Student Health Services will also sponsor a Health Fair as part of the event, which will include free health screenings. Several health agencies will have representatives available to answer questions and provide information on a variety of health-related topics.
Since 1989, UNC Pembroke has joined with the town of Pembroke to showcase the university, the town and the local business and community partners.
Pembroke Day is also billed as an opportunity for students to learn about the area businesses and resources and for the community learn more about the university.
Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings will offer welcoming remarks. He will be joined by other university and local dignitaries.
UNCP’s Music Department will provide entertainment with performances by the Spirit of the Carolinas Marching Band and the University Chorale.
Miss UNCP DeAndrea Crockwell will make an appearance, along with performances from the Lumbee Ambassadors and Southern Sun.
For more information, call Paula Cummings at 910.522.5717 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.