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The Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sep 20

Carolina Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month!
As a student preparing for college one day, you might be interested to learn how the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrates diversity, culture, and community.

On behalf of Carolina and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, we invite you to join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. With the collaboration of many of our Latina/o student organizations, we’re hosting more than 20 events, from dance performances to discussions and cooking lessons, all to recognize the advancements made by Latin Americans and the traditions and topics relevant to the Latin American community.

Listed below are some of the events that will be offered.

  • Sept 22: Heritage month dinner at Top of Lenoir (one of our campus dining halls). In collaboration with Carolina Dining Services, we will host a special dinner with dancing, music, and wonderful food inspired by our Hispanic community.
  • Sept 28: Making Pupusas 101: Join us in our Nutrition Kitchen to learn to make this delicious and authentic Salvadorian cuisine.
  • Sept 30: Key note event with Rita Moreno at the Union’s Great Hall. We are pleased and honored that Rita Moreno will be joining us and delivering an inspirational keynote address.
  • Oct 3: Latina/o Studies Minor Information Session: Hear from current faculty and students about their experiences with the Latino/a Studies program and its importance at UNC.
  • Oct 15:Nuestra Carolina: Offers Latina⁄o high school seniors an opportunity to experience diverse aspects of Carolina life. The program will provide you with information about admissions, financial aid, academic support, housing and social life at Carolina. Some sessions are bilingual.
  • Oct 15: “Carnaval”: This event will feature many different types of music, dance, performances, food, and games all celebrating the Latina/o culture!

If these experiences interest you, we hope that you will also consider applying to Carolina.

Ready? If so, you may apply directly through the Common App website. First-year students may apply by either October 15 or January 15; transfer applicants may apply now through February 15.

Already applied? Thank you very much for your interest in Carolina. We look forward to reading your application!



Office of Undergraduate Admissions
UNC’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Written by Jenn Morrison

Spanish version below:

La Universidad de Carolina del Norte en Chapel Hill y la Oficina de Diversidad y Asuntos Multiculturales, le invitan a celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. Gracias a la colaboración de varias organizaciones de interés latino/a se han preparado más de 20 eventos que van desde danza, discusiones y talleres hasta clases de cocina. Todo esto con el fin de reconocer los avances realizados por los latinoamericanos, así como las tradiciones y temas de interés en la comunidad latinoamericana.

Esta es una gran oportunidad para visitar y experimentar cómo Carolina celebra la diversidad, la cultura y nuestra comunidad. A continuación algunos de los eventos preparados:

  • Cena del Mes de la Herencia Hispana en el Top de Lenoir (uno de nuestros comedores del campus)(22 de Sept.) En colaboración con Carolina Dining Services, les ofreceremos una cena especial con baile, música y deliciosa comida inspirada en la cocina latinoamericana.
  • Cocinando Pupusas 101(28 de Sept.) Acompáñenos a degustar y aprender sobre la deliciosa y auténtica cocina salvadoreña.
  • Rita Moreno en Union’s Great Hall (30 de Sept.) Nos sentimos honrados y gustosos de anunciar que Rita Moreno ha aceptado nuestra invitación para dar el discurso de apertura.
  • Nuestra Carolina (15 de Oct.) Nuestra Carolina es un evento que ofrece la oportunidad de conocer diversos aspectos de la vida en Carolina a los latinos/as que se encuentran en último año de la secundaria. El programa le ofrecerá información sobre requisitos de admisión, ayuda financiera, apoyo académico, estadía y la vida social en UNC Chapel Hill. Algunas sesiones son bilingües.
  • Carnaval (15 de Oct.) En Carnaval se compilan una variedad de eventos que van desde música, danza, espectáculos, comida y juegos que celebran la herencia hispana.
Si estas experiencias le interesan, esperamos que también considere a aplicar a Carolina.

Si es así, llene su solicitud directamente a través del sitio Common App website. Los estudiantes de primer año pueden enviar su solicitud el 15 de octubre o el 15 de enero. Los estudiantes que vienen de otras universidades y quieren ingresar a Carolina pueden aplicar hasta el 15 de febrero.
¿Ya ha enviado su solicitud?

Muchas gracias por su interés. ¡Esperamos pronto leer su solicitud!  

Oficina de Diversidad y Asuntos Multiculturales de UNC

Sep 14

Our Luncheons for Counselors & Colleagues Were a Great Success!

This past Monday, we held the final event in our series of luncheons for Counselors & Colleagues. From Asheville to Wilmington, representatives from our office went all across the state to provide information on helping students be as successful as possible as they apply to Carolina this year.




With your help, the events were a huge success! We had almost 600 counselors register for one of our nine events across the state. Events were held in Asheville, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Rocky Mount, Statesville, Wilmington and right here on campus in Chapel Hill.

We hope that everybody who attended felt the event was helpful and informative. We’re happy to assist, however, as we approach the heat of application season.

Sep 13

Financial Aid Makes Big Dreams Come True – Meet UNC Student Jesse Sykes!

We know Carolina students have big dreams. It is nothing short of marvelous to watch them make these dreams come true. Learn how Jesse Sykes, first-generation college student and Carolina Covenant Scholar, and now a 2017 M.S. Candidate in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at the UNC School of Medicine, took advantage of the aid offered at Carolina to make her dreams come true.

She spoke at a gathering on Sept. 1 for a presentation from Barnes & Noble College Booksellers presenting a check to UNC for $1 million in scholarships.

“There are no words to express what this means to me,” said Jesse. “Student aid is not an abstract concept. It can make the difference between staying in a small town all your life or going out into a big city or other parts of the world and making a difference…. Thank you, UNC, for everything you have given me. It’s literally been a life-changing experience to be here for 6 years. And thank you for the future students that will come and that will need you. And who will come asking questions, about hey, what can I do or hey, can you help me with this? Because you never know where somebody will end up.”

To hear the complete message and to meet Jesse, please view the video below.


Sep 7

Kicking Off C-STEP for 2016-2017!
CSTEP Picture

Erica Wallace from UNC’s Student Success and Academic Counseling Department addresses about 60 attendees at last night’s kick-off meeting for the Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program (C-STEP). Now in its 10th year, C-STEP has helped more than 625 community-college students transfer to Carolina and graduate at an overall rate of 85 percent.



Aug 31

Celebrating our Advisors

We had a blast during our Annual Recruitment Kick off!

We want to thank all who participated in this two-day event. We especially appreciate all the support from our Carolina College Advising Corps who continuously help low-income, First Generation, and underrepresented students in NC find their way to college.  We wish you the best of luck as you start this new academic year!

celebration1Form left to right: Yolanda Keith, Allee Olive,Rickita Blackmon,Brian Woodard, Carla Salas (Advisor at Dalton L. McMichael High School),Russell VanZomeren (Advisor at West Stokes High School), Victoria Chavis, Alexis Duckett (Advisor at Hillside High School) Michael Dyson, Eric Smith, Steve Farmer


Aug 12

UNC Welcomes First-Generation College Students

What do UNC Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Winston Crisp, Professor Mabel Miguel, and Men’s Basketball Coach Roy Williams have in common? They were all the first in their families to go to college. And to welcome new first-generation college students, they’ve joined many other first-generation Carolina faculty and staff in sharing their advice in a special video, First Welcome.

First Welcome
Nearly 20 percent of students at Carolina are first-generation college students along with hundreds of faculty and staff who understand the struggle, excitement, and accomplishment of being the first to go to college.

Interested in finding more stories and advice from first-generation faculty, staff, and university leaders? Please visit

Ready to join our community? Then, we hope you’ll apply to Carolina. Our application for Fall 2017 admission is open on the Common Application website. To learn more, please visit the Apply section of the admissions website.

Aug 11

75+ Majors/Minors, 60 Departments, 1 Tool to Browse Them All

With over 75 majors and minors in 60 departments, students have amazing opportunities to explore their academic interests at Carolina. And with the launch of the new University Catalog, it’s never been easier to discover the programs of study and classes that Carolina offers. As the next generation of the Undergraduate Bulletin, the new website allows students to learn more about each major and minor, department and school as well as the general education requirements that provide the foundation of an undergraduate degree.

University Catalog Homepage

For those of you who suffer from FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), don’t worry. The new website also has a course search tool that allows you to click on each letter of the alphabet to browse classes – from studying sea turtles (BIOL 61) to beat-making class (MUSC 61H).

So trade in your FOMO for the A-B-Cs of the University Catalog.

Aug 8

We speak Spanish / Se habla español

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UNC-Chapel Hill is happy to announce that we have Spanish-speaking representatives on our staff who are qualified to answer questions and concerns in Spanish to all families and students who feel more comfortable using Spanish as their first language. Some of our visitors have appreciated this option and we are happy to announce this initiative. Our desire is to make everyone feel welcome at Carolina. If you have any questions or if you would like to send us an email, please follow this link.


Hablamos español

En la oficina de Admisiones de UNC Chapel Hill, es nuestro agrado anunciar a todas las familias y estudiantes que se sienten más cómodos utilizando el español como primera lengua que contamos con un grupo de representantes dedicados y calificados en nuestro equipo de trabajo que están dispuestos a responder a preguntas e inquietudes en español. Hemos notado que muchos de nuestros visitantes apreciarían esta opción y estamos felices de poder dar la bienvenida a todos.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o si necesita enviarnos un email por favor siga este enlace.

Aug 1

Drumroll…Fall 2017 Application is Open!

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We’re excited to announce that the 2016-2017 Common Application is now live for both first year and transfer applicants. If you’re looking for world-class opportunities and inspiring classmates, we hope you’ll apply for Fall 2017 admission. For more information on how to apply, check out our Apply page and our detailed instructions for first-year and transfer applicants.

About our deadlines: We offer two deadlines for first-year admission and neither deadline is binding. However, please note that select opportunities are only available to first-year students who apply for and are admitted through Early Action. Learn more about our two first-year deadlines.


Early Action* Regular* Transfer
Apply by: Oct. 15 Jan. 15 Feb. 15
Receive Decision by: Jan. 31 March 31 Mid-Apr.

*First-Year Admission

Receiving updates about your application
:  Please note that all communication with you regarding the status of your application, items missing from your application, as well as your admission decision, will be sent electronically. When you apply, we encourage you to use an email address that is unique to you, rather than a family email address. This will help ensure the confidentiality of our communication with you.

After you submit your application,  we will email you instructions for creating a Guest ID to check on the status of your application in the ConnectCarolina Student Center. Don’t forget to check your email regularly for updates.

Looking for application tips? Check out @UNCAdmissions on twitter for #ApplicationTips from UNC2020 students and more!

Have questions? Please call us at 919.966.3621 or email us at

Jul 26

Incoming First-Year Wins World Championship

We have a world champion in our Class of 2020!

(Raleigh News & Observer File Photo, May 2016)

Incoming first-year Marcus Krah of Durham, N.C., took home the gold medal for the 110-meter hurdles at the World Athletic Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland last week. His winning 13.25-second run was a career best.

Rising sophomore Nicole Greene also competed at the high jump, where she finished as the top American in fifth place. Greene was an All-American high jumper for UNC during her first year.

Want to join a community of champions? Apply to Carolina for Fall 2017 admission. Stay tuned to this blog for more details.