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Collaborating across the state

UNC-Chapel Hill is partnering with other UNC system schools on a number of exciting initiatives, educating the next generation of leaders and helping solve problems across the state.

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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

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University Calendar

  1. After Stories: Transnational Intimacies of Postwar El Salvador

    Fedex Global Education Center

    Mon, March 406:00 pm

    After Stories: Transnational Intimacies of Postwar El Salvador
  2. Directives from the Deep Sea | Carolina Science Cafe

    Haw River Tap & Table

    Tue, March 506:00 pm

    Directives from the Deep Sea | Carolina Science Cafe
  3. Dasan Ahanu

    Dasan Ahanu Presents Writin' Dirty: Southern Lyricism and Storytelling

    CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio

    Thu, March 707:00 pm

    Dasan Ahanu Presents Writin' Dirty: Southern Lyricism and Storytelling
  4. stylized illustration of people in front of flowering bushes, the Old Well and campus buildings

    Total WellBeing Expo

    Fetzer Hall

    Wed, March 1311:00 am

    Total WellBeing Expo