UNCP to celebrate ‘Spirit of Pembroke’ starting Tuesday

October 22, 2013

PEMBROKE — The University of North Carolina at Pembroke will welcome alumni and friends to celebrate its “Spirit of Pembroke” Homecoming 2013.

It will be a week of events beginning on Tuesday with an After Hours Mixer with the Pembroke Area Chamber of Commerce. There will be a pep rally at 6 p.m. in the Main Gym. After the pep rally, the volleyball team plays at 7 p.m. in the Main Gym. Admission is free.

On Oct. 30, the men’s and women’s soccer teams play the University of South Carolina at Aiken on the Varsity Grounds. Admission is free.

The Spirit of Pembroke Homecoming Parade is on Oct. 31. It will begin lining up at 2:30 p.m. on Jones Street. At 4 p.m. the parade will progress through downtown Pembroke and end on campus. Those interested in entering should visit

Following the parade, the Alumni Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. in the U.C. Annex. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased by calling the Office of Advancement at 910-521-6252.

On Nov. 1, the Class of 1963 will meet for an invitation-only luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. The S.O.S. Band, a 1980s funk band, will play at the Givens Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for alumni and $25 for general admission.

On Nov. 2, the Braves football team will take on the Pioneers of Tusculum College at 3:30 p.m. Tailgating for the football game will begin at noon. General admission football tickets are $10 and available at the Givens Performing Arts Center Box Office.