Student Traditions

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A picture of the PAC Homecoming Countdown flyer, entitled Rodeo Night on Sunday October 22, 2023 from 10 PM to Midnight in the Main Gym. Wear your best rodeo outfit for entry. Food, fund, bull riding, games, contest

Homecoming Countdown

Date & Time: Sunday, October 22, 2023; 10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location: Main Gym

Can't wait for the start of homecoming? Neither can we. Join us late night as we enjoy music, games, free food, and tons of giveaways in preparation of our running countdown for UNCP Homecoming 2023!

A graphic of the Aux Cord Wars indicating that this event is being presented by the Division of Student Affairs, Campus Engagement & Leadership & Pembroke Activities Council on Monday, October 23 at 7 p.m. in the Givens Performing Arts Center with cash prizes, giveaways, and more.

Aux Cord Wars

Date & Time: Monday, October 23, 2023; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Givens Performing Arts Center

Aux Cord Wars Live is a brilliantly packaged musical experience that is perfect for ALL crowds, large and small. For over two hours, audience members get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to control the music and win cash or prizes on the spot! Hosted by nationally and internationally touring entertainers, Jay Dukes and Trizzy; with their ACW official DJ’s positioned side by side keeping the experience live. This event has an old-school DJ competition vibe, with YOU in control, to see who can move the crowd by playing the best songs, while the audience decides your fate. 

A flyer for Homecoming 2023 Spiritfest sponsored by Residence Hall Association, Food, Fames, Music, Prizes, Come out and show your Brave Pride, October 24, 2023, 5 PM, UC Lawn

SpiritFest 2023

Date & Time: Tuesday, October 24, 2023; 5:00 pm 
Location: Student Center Lawn

Come out and enjoy one of BraveNation Homecoming traditions sponsored by Residence Hall Association. Join us for an evening of music, games, food, and giveaways. You might even get a sneak peek of what the NPHC greeks have up their sleeves for Battle of the Yards Step in the Future. Braves come dance the night away BraveNation Style with DJ Gizmo.

Two Students Wrestling

Black & Gold Intrasquad

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 25, 2023; 7:00 pm 
Location: Lumbee Guaranty Bank Court

Enjoy this BraveNation Homecoming tradition of getting the first peek at our 2023-2024 Men’s Wrestling Team. Come to see them go head-to-head and to see how Brave strong we really are. 

A picture of Brave Hawk with the pep squad and the parade floats behind him while onlookers watch with the UNCP logo at the top

BraveNation Homecoming Parade

Date & Time: Thursday, October 26, 2023; 4:00 pm
New Line-Up Location: The intersection of East Railroad Street and N. Jones Street
Viewing Location: Downtown Pembroke & UNCP Faculty Row

Come out and enjoy the time-honored tradition of showcasing our school pride through the streets of Pembroke and through the campus of UNCP. All are welcomed to participate and spectate at this year’s BraveNation Homecoming Parade, which features alumni, faculty, staff, Greek Life organizations, our dynamic marching band, the 1887 Society, and local Lumbee, regional, and state royalty.

Want to participate? Register for the BraveNation Homecoming Parade HERE! 

Onlookers also have a shot of winning one of three prizes for Best School Spirit during the parade. Student organizations and offices with the best parade school spirit will be judged and could win a prize of up to $250! We'll see you and your team at BraveNation Homecoming Parade 2023!

Graphic for Countdown to Madness, Music, Games, Desserts and More, October 26, 5-7 PM, Student Center Lawn

Countdown to Madness

Date & Time: Thursday, October 26, 2023; 5:00 pm
Location: Student Center Lawn

Join us after the parade for music, games, specialty desserts and a lot of fun as we get prepared for 2023 Moonlight Madness basketball showdown.

A picture of two of UNCP's 2023-2024 basketball players.

Moonlight Madness

Date & Time: Thursday, October 26, 2023; 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
Location: Lumbee Guaranty Bank Court

Enjoy this BraveNation Homecoming tradition of getting the first peek at our 2023-2024 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams with a family-friendly atmosphere, and an interactive chance for the audience to show off their skills.  

GameDay, Grace P. Johnson Stadium, Saturday, October 28

Homecoming Game

Date & Time: Saturday, October 28, 2023; 3:00 pm
Location: Grace P. Johnson Stadium

Now this is what Homecoming is about! Students, staff, faculty, alumni, and the surrounding community, come and show your UNCP spirit as you join us for an electrifying Homecoming game between the Glenville State Pioneers and your 2023 UNCP Braves!                                                                                    

A picture of the Battle of the Yard Steps Into The Future Step Show, Saturday, October 28, at the Givens Performing Arts Center, at 7:00 PM, Special Host, Emmanuel Hudson

Battle of the Yard Steps Into The Future

Date & Time: Saturday, October 28, 2023; 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)
Location: Givens Performing Arts Center
Admission: $15
Purchase Tickets HERE

Presented by the UNCP National Pan-Hellenic Council