School Group Tour Reservation

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

Elementary educators should contact the UNC Visitors’ Center at 919-962-1630 or email 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.

FIRST LOOK:  A Program of College Access for North Carolina’s Middle School Children

Our school group schedule is filled for the fall semester with more than 2,600 school students from across North Carolina!

We are happy to provide scavenger hunt brochures, self-guided tour brochures and other suggestions for educational experiences on campus for school groups.  Please email about these options.

Online registration for spring semester 2016 for First Look opens November 2.  We are unable to schedule groups for the spring semester until that time.  GROUP SIZE MUST BE 50 – 100 students, please.  We schedule on a “first come, first serve” basis.


  1. There has been a room CHANGE this year. We can accommodate no more than 100 children each day and are unable to “squeeze” more due to limits of the room. Therefore, you may need to schedule your group for multiple days.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

  1. The First Look calendar fills up quickly! However, we certainly try to accommodate as many requests as possible.
  1. 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 learn more and/or to contribute, please click here.  And please read/share our blog about First Look.

To fill out your school group request form, click here.

Reservation Form

  • School/Organization Information

  • Field Trip Contact/Leader Information

  • Attendee Information

  • ($8.50 per person including tax at Rams Head Dining Hall)