The University is currently operating under Reduced Campus Services and Operations due to COVID-19
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Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.
In Chapel Hill, students develop a voice for critical thought and the courage to guide change. They connect to the future they’re already shaping. Carolina is committed to access for all, providing life-changing opportunities such as the Carolina Covenant, which promises a debt-free education to low-income students.
In its third century – an era of groundbreaking study and research – UNC-Chapel Hill is harnessing the very best of our fast-changing world. We’re proud to advance knowledge for this and each generation to come.
The ranking is the second this week that places Carolina among the top five public universities in country.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced adjustments to any number of Carolina traditions in 2020, and that will include University Day in October. In a historic event, Kevin Guskiewicz will be formally installed Carolina's 12th chancellor on Sunday, Oct. 11.
Although Carolina won't be hosting a traditional University Day celebration on Oct. 12, we will celebrate the anniversary of the nation's first public university through special content posted on unc.edu and our social media channels.