Can you sweat Carolina blue?

Before you learn which bone the leg bone is connected to in Anatomy or what the true meaning of life is in Philosophy class, you’ll have to learn some very important information as a Carolina student – the words to the alma mater – Hark the Sound – and the motions to the Carolina cheers. You’ll need these tools as you stand beside your classmates cheering on student-athletes as they compete in UNC’s 28 varsity athletic programs. The first time you link arms with friends and fellow Tar Heels at a sporting event to sing and celebrate another Carolina Victory will be a memory to cherish forever.

Even if you’re not a varsity student-athlete, there are still plenty of ways to represent UNC on the field/court/track. You could join one of our close to 50 sport clubs, or grab some friends to form an intramural team. Inner tube water polo, anyone? No matter your level of experience, there is a place at Carolina for you to keep up with the sports you love and try something new with friends. If organized sports aren’t your thing, you can head over to one of the fitness facilities on campus to use state-of-the-art equipment or learn some new moves in a group fitness class. If all else fails, nothing beats going for a run around campus on a sunny morning.

At Carolina, athletics help our students not only grow stronger physically, but also grow stronger as a community, because what better way to bond with others than sprinting from the Dean Dome to Franklin Street to celebrate the biggest victories of the year?

Go Heels. Hark the Sound.

View from lobby of Student Union at UNC Chapel Hill
Man studies on laptop inside Genome Sciences building at UNC Chapel Hill