UNC Visitors’ Center


Morehead Planetarium Building
250 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC
Phone: (919) 962-1630
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

There’s no place on earth quite like Carolina. Our history is a living, breathing presence on campus, connecting our contemporary community to a legacy as old as our nation. Here at UNC Visitors’ Center, we want to share the many stories of our extraordinary university and introduce you to the innovation, impact, and accessibility that define Carolina’s identity today. Whether you’re well-acquainted with UNC or setting foot on campus for the first time, there’s something here for everyone! We invite you to stop in for guidance, recommendations, and insights—let us tailor your visit to make sure that yours is a True Blue Carolina Experience.


High School and Transfer Students
High school students, transfer students, and high school groups should schedule a campus visit via the Office of Admissions. Admissions is a 7-8 minute walk from UNC Visitors’ Center.

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General Visitors
Argyle 3 Welcome to Carolina Tours – Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides offer a true Carolina Experience, introducing the University’s impact, hallmarks, and traditions on a one-hour walking tour of campus. We believe Carolina is a very special place indeed and we are excited to share it with you! Summer tours are held at 10 am Monday – Friday.  Please register here or call (919) 962-1630 to confirm.
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Priceless Gem Tours – Offered on Fridays during the academic year, these tours are an extraordinary opportunity to explore specific topics in depth with an expert in the field. Please click here for more information.
Argyle 3 Can’t join us for a tour? No problem! Guests are welcome to stop by anytime during our open hours. We can introduce you to Carolina, orient you to campus, and provide you with all the information you need to make the most of your visit to UNC-Chapel Hill!

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Graduate Students
Led by a current graduate student, this tour introduces the campus to prospective and enrolled graduate students and includes a review of helpful information on housing, dining, recreation, and life at Carolina. Please register here by choosing UNC Visitors’ Center as the sponsor from the drop-down menu to access available tour times. The tour does not visit specific programs, so please contact the department directly with questions about your program or to request to meet with professors and/or advisors.  Check the department’s website for the appropriate program contact.

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Middle School Groups/FIRST LOOK
We encourage middle school educators to explore our FIRST LOOK program. FIRST LOOK is designed to give middle school students an inspiring introduction to the world of college. Online registration for Fall 2016 will open from this page on Monday, August 1 at 9 am. We schedule sessions on a “first come, first serve” basis with preference for Title I and GEAR UP schools. Groups should be between 50-100 students, and confirmation will be sent via email the week of August 15. REGISTER HERE FOR FIRST LOOK. 


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Elementary School Groups
Elementary educators should contact UNC Visitors’ Center at (919) 962-1630 or email uncvisitorscenter@unc.edu to inquire about educational experiences on campus. We are happy to provide scavenger hunt brochures, self-guided tour brochures and other suggestions on campus for school groups.


For questions, please call UNC Visitors’ Center at (919) 962-1630.