Campus Updates

Red, white and Carolina blue

Carolina has a long, proud history as the first public university in the country, and “embedded in that history is the belief in service,” UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt said. There can be no deeper or more profound service to the country or world than that given by the men and women who serve…

Watch Commencement on livestream

UNC-Chapel Hill’s May 10 Commencement ceremony will be available via live webstream on both unc.edu and commencement.unc.edu. Commencement Sunday, May 10, at 9:00 a.m. – Kenan Stadium The full ceremony also will be posted to the University’s YouTube channel a few days after the ceremony. Click here for parking, weather and other information about Commencement.…

Parking, other information for Commencement

Jason Kilar, co-founder and CEO of Vessel and founding CEO of Hulu, and Susan A. Murphy, a 2013 MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant recipient, will speak during UNC-Chapel Hill’s Commencement weekend. More than 4,000 Carolina undergraduate and graduate students will receive their degrees. Chancellor Carol L. Folt will preside over the ceremony, which will begin at…

Day in the life: Whiskey the therapy dog

From the moment Whiskey’s paws hit the pavement on Carolina’s campus, she is ready to work — and play. She is a certified therapy dog and official volunteer at UNC Hospitals and on campus during student reading and exam days. Whiskey’s owner/handler, Silvia Kreda, describes Whiskey’s therapy visits as true work experiences in which she is completely in tune…

Chancellor, campus organizations honor graduates before Commencement

Graduation season is in full swing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Campus organizations are hosting their own graduations leading up to Sunday’s main University Commencement at Kenan Stadium. And the week of events has given Chancellor Carol L. Folt the opportunity to celebrate with the soon-to-be graduates. Carolina’s festivities kicked off…

Five questions with Commencement speaker Jason Kilar

More than a decade after first donning a Carolina blue cap and gown, Jason Kilar will return to Chapel Hill for Commencement on May 10. This time, however, he won’t be one of the nearly 5,000 graduating students. He will be joining Chancellor Carol L. Folt front and center on stage. Kilar, the co-founder and…

Chancellor Folt previews two-year food theme

As the University looks ahead to next semester, Chancellor Carol L. Folt on April 30 previewed the new two-year academic theme of “Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives,” which focuses on resolving food issues throughout the world. “The idea is: how can we look at food the way we looked at water in terms…

UNC-Chapel Hill explores “Food for All” with 2015-2017 campus theme

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will come together at a common table when it examines food and food studies as its 2015-2017 university-wide academic theme. “Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives,” which builds on Carolina’s 2012-2015 “Water in Our World” focus on global water issues, will challenge all areas of the University to…

Chancellor Folt honors 71 students for academic, service leadership

Seventy-one talented, driven students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were honored on April 22 with the University’s most prestigious awards for academic achievement and leadership. Chancellor Carol L. Folt presided at the annual Chancellor’s Awards ceremony. Executive Vice Provost Ron Strauss, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp, and 2014-15 student…