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Pride at Carolina

This week, we celebrate the decades-long efforts from students, staff and leaders to foster a welcoming environment for all Tar Heels.

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230 years of public service

UNC-Chapel Hill is at the heart of what’s next, preparing talented students from different perspectives and life experiences to become creators, explorers, entrepreneurs and leaders. Tar Heels develop a voice for critical thought and the courage to guide change.

Carolina’s nationally recognized teaching, groundbreaking research and dedication to public service continue a legacy that began when the University was chartered in 1789 and opened to students four years later.

  • 1stand only public university in the United States to award degrees in the 18th century.
  • No. 1public university in the South (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2022 College Rankings)
  • No. 4public school in the country in U.S. News & World Report's 2024 Best Colleges rankings.
  • 60national championships won by the Tar Heels

Meet a Tar Heel

Explore Carolina

See what Tar Heels are up to on campus and beyond.
  • A group of graduate students walking on a brick pathway on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.

    Graduate Student Appreciation Week

    Read about the many contributions graduate and professional students make to research, teaching, and service at Carolina.

  • Four students talking and sitting on the lawn of McCorkle Place on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill

    It's a great day to be a Tar Heel

    Every day, Tar Heels are creating a positive impact on the world by improving communities and inspiring change through their extraordinary talents.

  • People hold photos of women at Carolina.

    Women's History Month at Carolina

    More than half of the Tar Heels enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill today are women, but that hasn't always been the case. Take a closer look at how women’s history progressed at Carolina.

The Well

News from Carolina

University Calendar

  1. Multi-colored floaties in a pool.

    Merfolk Shell-O-Bration

    Bowman Gray Swimming Pool

    Fri, April 1208:00 pm

    Merfolk Shell-O-Bration
  2. Artwork of two individuals being greeted in doorway.

    TIAA Consultant Onsite

    Office of Human Resources

    Thu, April 1808:30 am

    TIAA Consultant Onsite
  3. UNC Wind Ensemble and UNC Symphony Band

    UNC Wind Ensemble & UNC Symphony Band | MFE 23-24

    Memorial Hall

    Tue, April 2307:30 pm

    UNC Wind Ensemble & UNC Symphony Band | MFE 23-24
  4. Red Cross technician and UNC blood donor

    Carolina Blood Drive

    Dean E. Smith Center

    Wed, May 107:00 am

    Carolina Blood Drive