Prospective Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in Carolina! Graduate tours begin at UNC Visitors’ Center and last 1 – 1.5 hours. The tour introduces the campus and community to prospective graduate students and includes a packet of information on housing, dining, recreation and life in Chapel Hill. The tour does not visit individual departments, so please direct questions about your program of interest or meetings with potential professors and/or advisors to the specific department.

No tours are scheduled during UNC’s fall break or spring break (Friday, March 6, 2015 at 5 pm until Monday, March 16, 2015 at 9 am.), University holidays, exam periods and University-wide events such as December and spring commencements. Use the form below to request a tour.

The summer schedule will begin May 1st and last through August 15th. Tour schedule is as follows:

  • Mondays at 4:30pm
  • Tuesdays at 4:30pm
  • Wednesdays at 9am
  • Thursdays at 9am
  • Fridays at 9am and 4:30pm (starting July 10th)
  • Saturdays at 9:30am (starting July 10th)

UNC graduate students lead the tours. Family and significant others are encouraged to join us!

When you request a tour, please allow Visitors’ Center staff 24 hours to send a confirmation email. In case of inclement weather, please call 919-962-1630, Monday-Friday (9am-5pm), for tour status. If your tour is scheduled on a Saturday, please email India Dunn at for tour status.

Thank you.