Spotlight

Welcome back, Carolina!

Few times of year have the same energy and excitement as the start of classes each fall at Carolina. From students reuniting in the Pit to scientists experimenting in the labs, UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus is buzzing with activity. Using unique perspectives from a GoPro camera, we take you inside the moments and movements that have…

Convocation: An evening of firsts

Convocation at Carmichael Arena on August 16 was the first time Carolina’s Class of 2019 came together as a group. It may also be the last time they will gather as a class until Commencement in four years. “If you think about convocation and graduation, they’re really two bookends of a very, very precious time…

New students, new excitement

More than 4,000 first-year students started moving in to their new dorms at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this week, adding new excitement to campus. As they were decorating their rooms and picking up some last-minute gear, we were out watching the new Tar Heels begin their Carolina careers. For more on…

Carolina welcomes nearly 7,000 new students

The 4,081 first-year students expected to start classes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill next week were chosen from 31,955 applicants. An additional 749 students are joining the Carolina community as transfer students. “We’re glad and grateful these students chose Carolina,” said Stephen Farmer, vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions. “We’re…

Advice at the Old Well

Between meal plan decisions, stocking up on scantron forms and finding twin XL sheets, new students need to learn plenty before they even crack open their first college textbook. While they can find answers about the meal plan choices, scantron sheets at Student Stores and a complete dorm life checklist, there are some things they…

New year, new faces

As UNC-Chapel Hill prepares to begin a new fall semester, we introduce you to some of the new Tar Heels who will be looking to innovate, educate, serve – and change the world. Zach Johnson: Marine veteran brings commitment to Carolina Tia Holmes: Holmes brings message of inclusion Casey Berger: From Hollywood to physics Colin…

Finding a niche

New Year, New Faces: As UNC-Chapel Hill prepares to begin a new fall semester, we introduce you to some of the new Tar Heels who will be looking to innovate, educate, serve – and change the world. Where Carlos Perez-Heydrich grew up, everybody knew everybody. No matter where Perez-Heydrich went in the Cuban communities of…

Carolina celebrates record-breaking fundraising

Members of Carolina’s Office of University Development joined Chancellor Carol L. Folt at the Rizzo Conference Center Aug. 12 to celebrate the University’s largest fundraising year in history. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received nearly $447 million in commitments in fiscal 2015, which ran from July 2014 through June 30. The 44-percent…

Your excuse or your story

New Year, New Faces: As UNC-Chapel Hill prepares to begin a new fall semester, we introduce you to some of the new Tar Heels who will be looking to innovate, educate, serve – and change the world. It’s early August. Twenty-year-old Colin Thompson sits at a table in front of Merritt’s Store & Grill on…

From Hollywood to physics

New Year, New Faces: As UNC-Chapel Hill prepares to begin a new fall semester, we introduce you to some of the new Tar Heels who will be looking to innovate, educate, serve – and change the world.  Right after graduating from Boston University with a degree in film and television production, Casey Berger packed up…