UNCG’s biggest bash is almost here.

The university’s annual Homecoming features enough activities to ensure there’s something for everyone. From the Founders Day kickoff celebrations to the festivities of Spartan Village and ending with the men’s soccer game Saturday night, Homecoming 2011 promises to be jam-packed.

The university’s annual Homecoming features enough activities to ensure there’s something for everyone.

Parents can bring their children for family-friendly games, inflatables, face painting and the music of Big Bang Boom. Alumni can reconnect with old friends. Students can be a part of the pep rally and watch the coronation of the new Homecoming queen and king.  And everyone can enjoy live music with Mr. Potato Head and Brice Street Band as well as take in a number of games from volleyball to rugby to soccer. Food and drinks are available for purchase, and all events are free and open to the public.

A sampling of events include:

Monday, Sept. 19

Founders Day Celebration, including UNCG Iced student cake decorating contest, Founders Day ceremony and cake cutting, Taylor Garden, EUC, noon

Wednesday, Sept.  21

Comedy Show, Cone Ballroom, EUC, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 22

New School of Education building, community dedication, corner of Spring Garden and Stirling streets, 4:30 p.m.

2011 Run MS 5K, presented by the UNCG Alumni Association, UNCG soccer stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 23

Family Weekend begins, 4:30 p.m.

Rugby Alumni Weekend, 34th Annual Past vs. Present Game, Campus Rec Field, 6:30 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball , UNCG vs. Elon, Fleming Gym, free admission, 6 p.m.

Women’s Soccer, UNCG vs. Chattanooga, UNCG soccer stadium, free admission, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept.  24

Spartan Village at Kaplan Commons  – Bands, Food, Beer Garden, Games and more, 11 a.m.-6:45 p.m.

Children’s Festival, Spartan Village at Kaplan Commons, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

All Greek Reunion 30th Anniversary Celebration, Spartan Village at Kaplan Commons, 1-7 p.m.

Homecoming Parade, passes by Spartan Village around 3:30 p.m.

Homecoming King and Queen Coronation, 6:30 p.m.

Homecoming Men’s Soccer Game,  UNCG vs. Gardner Webb, UNCG Soccer Stadium, free admission, 7 p.m.

7th Annual All Black (attire) Party, Lotus Lounge, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 25

Women’s Soccer, UNCG vs. Samford, UNCG Soccer Stadium, free admission, 2 p.m.

To see the full list, visit homecoming.uncg.edu and click “see it all” in the top menu bar.

Photography by Chris English, University Relations