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Back-to-School Fact Sheet

For immediate use

Aug. 17, 2006 -- No. 381


Final fall enrollment figures for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will not be available until early September. Below are final enrollment figures from fall 2005 as a point of reference.

Estimated fall 2006 freshmen class breakdown

Annual undergraduate expenses

Move-in welcome plans in residence halls

The following pairs of UNC administrators will greet students and their families in residence hall lobbies on Manning Drive as the students move in:

Saturday (Aug. 19) 10 a.m. to noon, Chancellor James Moeser, Dr. Peggy Jablonski, vice chancellor for student affairs, Craige.

Friday (Aug. 18) 1-3 p.m., General Alumni Association President Doug Dibbert and Marty Pomerantz, director of campus recreation, Ehringhaus.

Friday (Aug. 18) 10 a.m. to noon, Dr. Christopher Payne, associate vice chancellor of student affairs, and Dr. Kathy Hotelling, director of campus wellness services, Ehringhaus.

Housing update

With the opening this year of Ram Village off Manning Drive, Carolina will house 7,866 students on campus - 674 more than last year. The village, offering apartment-style living in 253 furnished units, comprises three four-story buildings behind the Craige Residence Hall parking deck and two five-story buildings behind Hinton James Residence Hall. Each site contains a community office, study space, laundry facilities, recreation room, multipurpose room, conference room and game room. The buildings are co-ed, with apartments of same-sex roommates.

Ram Village will be home to 917 students, mostly juniors and seniors. Four of the five buildings offer private bedrooms, with the fifth containing double rooms. Each apartment also includes two bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room. Internet access is available via outlets in all bedrooms and living rooms.

Theme housing this year will include Connected Learning Programs in Cobb Residence Hall, a partnership of Housing and Residential Education and the James E. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence. The programs allow students to pursue interests outside the classroom. Connected Learning projects will include groups encouraging sustainable development on campus, pursuing research projects and creating a Carolina video scrapbook.

Other theme housing programs will include academic enhancement, in Teague; business, numerous residence halls; French, Spanish and German languages, in Carmichael; Unitas, which pairs students of different backgrounds and cultures as roommates, in Carmichael; and service and leadership, in Ehringhaus.

Participation in theme housing is voluntary.

Good Neighbor Initiative

The Good Neighbor Initiative welcomes students who live off campus in Chapel Hill and reminds them that public service is based on respect for one's neighbors.

The initiative is carried out by Chapel Hill Police officers, permanent neighborhood residents and representatives of the UNC Division of Student Affairs and student government. "Good Neighbor" teams will visit students in neighborhoods near campus to welcome them, share descriptions of their new neighborhoods and encourage them to meet its residents.

The teams also will inform students of local resources, ways to get involved in the community, town ordinances on litter, noise and front-yard parking and whom to call if they encounter problems.

10th annual Fall Fest

Free pizza, games and entertainment will welcome an estimated 18,000 students to campus at Fall Fest, to be held from 9 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 20) to 2 a.m. Monday (Aug. 21) on South Road.

The Marching Tar Heels will kick off the alcohol-free block party, followed by a welcome from Chancellor James Moeser. Head coaches John Bunting (football), Sylvia Hatchell (women's basketball) and assistant coaches C. B. McGrath and Jerod Haase (men's basketball) will introduce members of their teams to students at a pep rally.

Students will gather in the area between Country Club Road and Raleigh Street. Now in its 10th year, the event has continued to grow and expanded to take over the School of Government's parking deck last year.

More than 200 student organizations and campus departments will set up booths to provide information to new students, and students can participate in games and competitions on Michael Hooker Field. Two stages will be set up for student performances.

Roads update

University officials expect construction to affect the following roadways this fall:

To accommodate student move-in throughout campus, the following traffic patterns will be altered Saturday (Aug. 19) and Sunday (Aug 20).

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 2006


Spring 2007

Aug. 23, 2006

Classes begin

Jan. 10, 2007

Sept. 4, 2006 Labor Day  

MLK Jr. Holiday

Jan. 15, 2007

Oct. 12, 2006

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


Oct. 18, 2006 at 5 p.m.

Fall Break begins


Oct. 23, 2006 at 8 a.m.

Fall Break ends


Nov. 22, 2006 at 1 p.m.

Thanksgiving Break begins


Nov. 27, 2006 at 8 a.m.

Thanksgiving Break ends


Spring Break begins

March 9, 2007 at 5 p.m.


Spring Break ends

March 19, 2007 at 8 a.m.


Spring Holiday

April 6, 2007

Dec. 6, 2006

Last day of classes

April 27, 2007

Dec. 7 and Dec. 13, 2006

Reading days

April 28 and May 2, 2007

Dec. 8-15, 2006

Final Exams

April 30 - May 8, 2007

Dec. 17, 2006


May 13, 2007

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