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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.
  • Person walking by rainbow-colored wall

    Pride at Carolina

    During Pride Week, Carolina highlights the history, inclusion, intersectionality, expression and advocacy within LGBTQIA+ communities.

  • A group of graduate students walking on a brick pathway on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.

    Celebrating our graduate students

    This week we recognize 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.

The Well

News from Carolina

University Calendar

  1. Artwork of two individuals being greeted in doorway.

    TIAA Consultant Onsite

    Office of Human Resources

    Thu, April 1808:30 am

    TIAA Consultant Onsite
  2. 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
  3. Beyond Spring Cleaning: Confronting the Strange Magic of Personal Possessions

    The Friday Conference Center

    Tue, April 3006:00 pm

    Beyond Spring Cleaning: Confronting the Strange Magic of Personal Possessions
  4. Red Cross technician and UNC blood donor

    Carolina Blood Drive

    Dean E. Smith Center

    Wed, May 107:00 am

    Carolina Blood Drive