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

First Look is an initiative to increase college awareness and access to higher education options. First Look introduces middle school children to the concept of college – academics, the arts, athletics, student life, campus living, global education – as a pathway to a career.

Read more about First Look and see a short video on the program.

First Look Itinerary (Times are approximate)

Learning about college – 10 a.m.

  • Student Life
  • Academics
  • Campus Living
  • Athletics
  • Global Learning
  • Careers

Discussing financial resources / Addressing barriers to going to college.

  • How to pay for college: A Carolina Covenant Scholars’ story & explanation of options
  • Introduction to resources @ college and in schools
  • Q & A with First Look guides

Touring the Campus  – 11:15 a.m.

  • Campus tour to visit classrooms, student union, library, landmarks, etc.
  • Wrap-up in Kenan Stadium

Experiencing college – 12 p.m.

  • Lunch at Rams Head Dining Hall

The First Look calendar for spring 2015 is full. We  have scheduled more than 2,000 children for the upcoming semester!  Please let us know if you would like alternatives to visiting campus, such as the scavenger hunt, “Picture Me in College,” or suggestions for other educational opportunities on campus.

For questions regarding First Look, please call UNC Visitors’ Center at 919-962-1630.

Reservation Form

  • School/Organization Information

  • Field Trip Contact/Leader Information

  • Attendee Information

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