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.


A note to our guests: the Visitors’ Center will open at 1pm on August 17 and August 18. Due to the Morehead Planetarium’s Solar Eclipse Celebration, our office will also be closed on Monday, August 21. Tours have been cancelled for each of these dates. We apologize for this inconvenience, and we are happy to provide visitors with self-guided tour materials as well as an introduction to the Carolina campus. 


High school students, transfer students, and high school groups are encouraged to schedule a campus visit with the Office of Admissions. Admissions is a 7-8 minute walk from UNC Visitors’ Center.



Argyle 3 Carolina Sense of Place Tours – Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides introduce 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! To sign up for a tour, please submit our scheduling form.
Argyle 3 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? Please come 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. Click here to explore our interactive campus map.

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Join us for an exploration of the historic campus at the heart of our community! From the stories that make up the fabric of our university to opportunities and resources available for faculty and staff, our orientation tours offer a thorough introduction to Carolina for both new and longtime employees. Orientation tours are held every Monday at 1:00 pm.  To register, please contact UNC Visitors’ Center at (919) 962-1630 or uncvisitorscenter@unc.edu

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We offer regular graduate tours to both enrolled students and prospective applicants! Led by a current graduate student, this tour introduces our campus 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.

Beginning January 4, 2017, graduate tours will be on the following:
Argyle 3 Wednesdays at 2 pm
Argyle 3 Thursdays & Fridays at 4 pm

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We encourage middle school educators to explore our First Look program. Offered throughout our fall and spring semesters during the academic year, First Look is designed to give middle school students an inspiring introduction to the world of college.

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K-12 Educators are welcome to contact our office 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. Additionally, we offer an A-Z Resource List for Educators with further information regarding educational programming at UNC-Chapel Hill.




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