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Tar Heel traditions

Carolina is filled with traditions — some that date back for decades and others that are new — that students cherish today.

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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. 4public school in the country in U.S. News & World Report's 2024 Best Colleges rankings.
  • 61national championships won by the Tar Heels

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  1. The Music of Rahsaan Barber

    Hill Hall

    Mon, June 2407:00 pm

    The Music of Rahsaan Barber
  2. Meet with a CAPTRUST Financial Advisor

    Administrative Office Building, Human Resources

    Mon, July 108:00 am

    Meet with a CAPTRUST Financial Advisor
  3. Illustration of a laptop with icons representing text, illustration, photo-editing and art apps.

    GenAI 101

    Robert B. House Undergrad Library

    Mon, July 1512:00 pm

    GenAI 101
  4. Playmakers Theater

    The Prom

    PlayMakers Repertory Company

    Wed, July 1707:30 pm

    The Prom