FIRST LOOK: A Program of College Access for North Carolina’s Middle School Children
Thank you for your interest in bringing your school group to visit our campus. We are delighted you are interested in exploring Carolina with your students! We have many options & suggestions for you!
High school groups should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in Jackson Hall at 919-966-3621 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elementary educators should contact the UNC Visitors’ Center at 919-962-1630 or email email@example.com to inquire about educational experiences on campus.
Middle school educators should explore the First Look program. First Look is a program designed to give middle school students an inspiring introduction to the world of college.
Online registration for FALL 2015 OPENS THURSDAY, AUGUST 6.
We schedule on a “first come, first serve” and we hope to email confirmation to you by Friday, August 21.
- There has been a room CHANGE this year and we can accommodate no more than 100 children each day. We are unable to “squeeze” more due to limits of the room. Therefore, you may need to schedule your group for multiple days.
- The program runs every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday throughout the semester starting on Tuesday, September 22 and ending Friday, November 20. The following dates are unavailable due to Fall Break: October 13, 14, 15, and 16.
- Tuesdays this year are reserved for our local middle schools in Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Orange County. Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Orange County schools: Please only reserve for Tuesdays.
Non-Chapel Hill-Carrboro and Orange County schools: Please DO NOT reserve for Tuesdays.
- The First Look calendar fills up quickly! However, we certainly try to accommodate as many requests as possible.
- Our first priority for the First Look experience is middle school students in grades 6 – 8.
We are working to expand First Look! Last year we scheduled 4,980 kids – and turned away almost as many. Our goal is a First Look campus experience within a 90-minute bus ride from every middle school in North Carolina.
To fill out your school group request form, click here.