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Back-to-School Fact Sheet

For immediate use 

Aug. 22, 2005 -- No. 366


Final fall enrollment figures for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will not be available from the registrarís office until early September. Below are projected estimates for fall 2005.

Recent freshman classes at Carolina have set new standards of excellence as measured by the rigorous coursework students have taken in high school, as well as their grades and SAT scores. The most academically qualified class ever is headed to Carolina in fall 2005 with an average SAT score of 1301, up 14 points over last yearís class. Admitted freshmen hail from every N.C. county, each of the nationís 50 states and 44 other countries.

Estimated fall 2005 freshmen class breakdown

Estimated annual undergraduate expenses

For updates on tuition and fees schedules, click to

Housing update

The reopening of Cobb Residence Hall has been delayed until early October. Students assigned to Cobb will be temporarily housed in the newly completely student family housing apartments, located on Baity Hill off Mason Farm Road. Cobb was closed for complete renovation in May 2004. Upon completion, the hall will be updated with modern fire alarms and a sprinkler system. New plumbing and electrical systems also are being installed. For updates on the project, visit the "This Just In" section

Residents of Cobb will have the opportunity to participate in the Connected Learning Program, a joint project of Housing and Residential Education and the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence. Students will develop projects that connect personal interests with academic experiences and campus activities. Upper-class students will serve as mentors to first-year students and will develop the projects.

The Service and Learning Program is a new addition to theme housing at UNC this fall. Students on the fourth floor of Ehringhaus Residence Hall will work with the Public Service Scholars Program and the Service-Learning Initiative. The Public Service Scholars Program, which began in 2003, provides a framework for service, connects students who care about similar issues and guides participants through training that can make their service more effective.

Participants in the Service and Learning Program will complete 15 hours of public service a semester and attend leadership development workshops.

Roads update

The final stage of construction on Cameron Avenue is expected to be completed by Wednesday (Aug. 24). The construction, which closed the road to through-traffic between Raleigh and South Columbia streets, is part of a utility infrastructure upgrade for a new chiller plant and parking deck.

The following roads will be under construction throughout the fall, with expected dates of construction completion given:

During move-in times for students living on campus, the following will be one-way roads from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 27-28:

During move-in, most of the spaces at residence halls will be held for unloading. Students have 35 minutes to unload their vehicles. These spaces are reserved for short-term unloading only. Once belongings have been taken to studentsí rooms, they should then move cars to non-unloading spaces elsewhere in the parking area and then return to their rooms to unpack. Motorists will not need a permit to park in these non-unloading spaces on Saturday or Sunday, but will need a temporary permit from UNCís Department of Public Safety for parking in these spaces on other days.

Other construction will affect traffic at various campus locations throughout the year. The UNC Department of Public Safety provides up-to-date traffic and parking information on its Web site,, under "breaking news." Related link:

Academic Calendar

Fall 2005


Spring 2006

Aug. 29, 2005

Summer Reading Program sessions


Aug. 30, 2005

Classes begin

Jan. 11, 2006


MLK Jr. Holiday

Jan. 16, 2006

Oct. 12, 2005

University Day: No classes 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Oct. 19, 2005 at 5 p.m.

Fall Break begins


Oct. 24, 2004 at 8 a.m.

Fall Break ends


Nov. 23, 2005 at 1 p.m.

Thanksgiving Break begins


Nov. 28, 2005 at 8 a.m.

Thanksgiving Break ends


Spring Break begins

March 10, 2006 at 5 p.m.


Spring Break ends

March 20, 2006 at 8 a.m.


Spring Holiday

April 14, 2006

Dec. 9, 2005

Last day of classes

April 28, 2006

Dec. 11 and Dec. 14, 2005

Reading days

April 29 and May 3, 2006

Dec. 10-17, 2005

Final Exams

April 30 - May 9, 2006

Dec. 18, 2005


May 14, 2006

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