Spotlight

Day in the Life: Resident Advisor Deanna Zhong

Senior Deanna Zhong works a “live-in” job.  As a resident advisor for the past two years under the Department of Housing and Residential Education, her primary job responsibility is to be a 24/7 resource available to residents. Zhong juggles a psychology and economics double major in the College of Arts and Sciences with ensuring student safety, remedying flooded…

First day, first sip

Few places signify Carolina like the Old Well and few occasions bring as much excitement to the campus landmark as the first day of class. Learn why this signature Old Well tradition has Carolina students lining up to take a sip. Video by Rob Holliday and Carly Swain, Office of Communications and Public Affairs Published…

Summer Reading author brings empowering message to campus

For decades, Bryan Stevenson has been fighting against a criminal justice system he believes is biased against minorities and the impoverished — a compelling story read by all incoming first-year UNC-Chapel Hill students as part of the Summer Reading program. Aug. 17, the lawyer’s message was lifted off the pages of “Just Mercy” and brought…

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…