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Explore Carolina

Trying to decide if Carolina is the right fit for you? Take a day to explore Carolina and meet current students, faculty and staff. You’ll have opportunities to learn more about your academic field(s) of interest, financial aid, study abroad, undergraduate research, internships and career services, and student life. Representatives will also be available from key campus resources such as Housing, the LGBTQ Center, Recreational Athletics, Student Health, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, and Academic Support Services, to name a few. You’ll also enjoy lunch with your future classmates.

Friday, April 22

Time*: 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. plus optional afternoon activities until 5:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided free of charge.

*Exact start times will vary. When you register, you will receive a confirmation of the start time for your session.

RSVP on MyCarolina

Agenda: We recommend that you download a copy of the agenda so that you can plan your day accordingly. You can access a copy of the agenda via the Explore Carolina Agenda page. A note about lunch: You’re invited to have lunch on us either at Rams Dining Hall or at Granville Towers. Please keep in mind that in addition to being a peak time for current students, due to the tremendous response to our Explore event, wait times in our dining halls will most likely be longer than usual. If you prefer a quick bite or would like to check out downtown Chapel Hill, you are welcome to explore on your own and choose one of the many restaurants nearby

Location and Parking: The welcome session will take place in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. Please park in the Rams Head Parking Deck (N-15 on our campus map). You have access to a $5 all-day pass — just be sure to let the attendant know you are here for Explore Carolina. Please note that this pass payment is cash only. Otherwise, parking rates will be $1.50/hour. The parking deck is located at 33 Ridge Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 just behind the Alumni Center.  Look for “Explore Carolina” signs that will point you to the welcome session. See a campus map.

If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact us at unchelp@admissions.unc.edu or at (919) 966-3621. If you need to change your registration or number of guests, please do this through MyCarolina.



Color-coordinated dorm rooms boast spots and stripes of pastel greens, blues and browns
Students prepare plants at Eve Carson Memorial Garden on UNC campus