Fall Weekend 2017

Our Fall Alumni Weekends celebrate the contribution of our Loyalty Fund Associates and other donors to the UNC School of Medicine. We also recognize our Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Scholars and their promising futures.

Fall Weekend 2016

Fall Weekend Registration

Autumn in Chapel Hill evokes fond memories of beautiful fall foliage and Tar Heel Football!  Please join us for Fall Medical Alumni Weekend and learn about the latest happenings of your medical school.  You will also have the opportunity to meet our fascinating Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Scholars at the banquet Friday night.  On Saturday, we will do as “Davie did in days of old” and “Fight, fight, fight for Carolina as we rally around the well,” cheering on our beloved Tar Heels from the Blue Zone Terrace in Kenan Stadium.

We encourage you not to miss this opportunity to return home, reconnect with friends, and remember why Chapel Hill is forever embedded in our soul.


Schedule of Events

Friday, October 27

National Loyalty Fund Committee Meeting (open)
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Business casual
McLean Hall Room 300, Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center | 150 DuBose Home Lane | Chapel Hill

National Loyalty Fund Committee: Bill Herndon, MD ’81, Chair; Paul Viser, MD ’84, Chair-Elect and Ted Kerner, MD ’85, Vice Chair, invite all alumni to attend who are interested in advancing the UNC School of Medicine through the Loyalty Fund, Loyalty Fund Scholarship Program and the Campaign for Medical Education.

No cost to attend; pre-registration requested

Medical Alumni Council Meeting (open)
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Business casual
McLean Hall Room 240, Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center| 150 DuBose Home Lane | Chapel Hill

All medical alumni are invited to attend this meeting to learn more about the happenings at the UNC School of Medicine.  Dean Roper will share the state of our medical school and Dr. Sheryl Gillikin Jordan, Associate Professor of UNC Department of Radiology, will discuss, “UNC on the Cutting Edge of Care:  Breast Cancer 2017.”  There will also be an opportunity to hear from our medical student leaders and to learn how your Loyalty Fund dollars are making a difference in the lives of our students and faculty.

No cost to attend; pre-registration requested

Alumni Loyalty Reception and Dinner
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Business attire
Loudermilk West and Magnolia Room, Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center | 150 DuBose Home Lane | Chapel Hill

Special evening with alumni and students celebrating our Loyalty Fund Associates and Loyalty Fund Scholarship Program. Associates are leadership annual donors of $1,000 or more to the Loyalty Fund in FY17 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) and year-to-date FY18 (July 1 – October 27, 2017).

$80.00/person (There is no cost to attend for Loyalty Fund Associates and Scholarship donors). Pre-registration required.


Saturday, October 28

University of Miami Hurricanes vs UNC Tar Heels Football (Homecoming)
Kickoff 12:00 p.m. | Kenan Stadium | Chapel Hill

Terrace seating in Blue Zone event

Regular stadium seating is still available at group rate prices using the code MEDALUM (all caps) through the UNC Ticket Office at the following link:

UNC Ticket Office - Group Rate Seating
(Please contact Daniel Torf at dtorf@unc.edu or by phone at (919) 445-2081 if you have any questions about these tickets)

Tar Heel Town opens at Polk Place three hours prior to kickoff (9:00 a.m.), and activities include the Victory Walk, live music, complimentary face painting, games, food trucks and more. Tar Heel Town is held before every home game and is open to the public.

The Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower is one of Carolina’s most beloved campus landmarks. All are invited to make the climb and take in the views, beginning three hours prior to kickoff.




Pre-registration is required for all events.  Register here!

Questions?  (919) 962-8891 or medalum@med.unc.edu


Directions and Parking Information

Friday – October 27th

The Rizzo Conference Center is located at 150 DuBose House Lane.  From the UNC Campus take Hwy 54 East/Raleigh Rd. toward Raleigh; go about 1.2 miles.  Turn left onto Meadowmont Lane (across from the Friday Center); go about 0.6 miles.  Turn right onto DuBose House Lane.  Parking is to the right at the top of the hill.  The evening activities are in Loudermilk Hall.

Saturday – October 28th

On game days, most parking lots near Kenan Stadium are reserved.

  • Public Parking ($10 fee) options on Manning Drive include:  Cardinal Deck, Manning Lot and Jackson Deck
  • Tar Heel Express Park and Ride is the best solution for your game day experience.  $5 round trip shuttles are available from various locations in Chapel Hill.  For details, visit www.townofchapelhill.org or call (919) 968-2769.



Please make your reservations early, as rates and availability vary on home football weekends.

The following 2 hotels have rooms that have been blocked by the Medical Alumni Affairs Office available on a first come first serve basis

(Please use block description under "Code" when booking via telephone)

HotelRoom TypeRateThursday
Deadline to Reserve
Rizzo Center King/2 Queens $299.00 0 2 3 8/27/2017
150 DuBose Home Ln, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 913-2098
Code: "UNC School of Medicine"
Booking website: Rizzo - Medical Alumni

HotelRoom TypeRateThursday
Deadline to Reserve
Hyatt Place King/
Dbl Queen




Southern Village
1090 US Hwy 15-501 S, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(800) 233-1234
Code: "Fall Medical Alumni Weekend"
Group Code: G-FAL1
Booking website: Hyatt Place - Medical Alumni

Additional area hotels:

Carolina Inn – (919) 933-2001 – www.carolinainn.com

Courtyard Marriott – (919) 883-0700 – www.marriott.com

The Franklin Hotel – (919) 442-9000 – www.franklinhotelnc.com

Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill/Carrboro – (919) 969-6988 – www.hamptoninn.com

Hyatt Place –(919) 929-9511 – www.hyatt.com

Residence Inn by Marriott – (919) 933-4848 – www.marriott.com

Rizzo Conference Center – (919) 913-2098 – www.rizzoconferencecenter.com

The Siena Hotel – (919) 929-4000 – www.sienahotel.com