The University is currently operating under Reduced Campus Services and Operations due to COVID-19
The following links can provide information and advice on the challenges facing students and parents.
Starting March 23, the majority of our class offerings resumed remotely and will remain that way for the remainder of the semester.
For remote education resources, visit the University’s Learning Center website.
In an email to campus on March 20, Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz and Provost Bob Blouin outlined an emergency grading accommodation that expanded the pass/fail grading option for undergraduate students.
Undergraduate students can elect the pass/fail option for undergraduate courses they are taking during the spring 2020 semester. Students, including undergraduates, enrolled in professional schools or programs in the Graduate School will follow the decisions of their professional school or of the Graduate School about which courses, if any, are eligible for the pass/fail declaration.
For the spring 2020 semester, students who elect to place a course on pass/fail will do so through the Office of the University Registrar. Students wishing to elect for this option need to do so by Aug. 7.
As of April 2, 2020, the College suspended the regular “no pass/fail” Summer School grading policy and extended the pass/fail option through the Summer 2020 terms (including Maymester, Summer Session I, and Summer Session II courses). The deans of the graduate and professional schools will continue to have full discretion and oversight of courses in their schools or under their purview, including programs with undergraduate students, to make decisions regarding pass/fail.
Carolina’s residence halls and Granville Towers will be closed to all residents for the rest of the academic year, with few exceptions. Students should remain at their permanent off-campus residence.
The UNC System confirmed on March 30 that prorated refunds connected to spring 2020 on-campus housing and dining costs will be issued. The University has issued these refunds and delivered them to students who were set up for direct deposit.
For questions regarding potential adjustments to housing or dining costs related to study abroad, students should contact their study abroad program advisor for guidance.
Student parking costs for registered permit holders are suspended effective the first day after students were told to leave residence halls. Credits for parking permits for students who did not remain on campus will be made to student accounts. More information is available about parking at https://move.unc.edu/news/covid-19/.
Yes. Organizers of these events must postpone, cancel or explore virtual options for any University-affiliated events.
Carolina’s Athletics have suspended athletic-related activities including all competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships until further notice in accordance with the Atlantic Coast Conference’s decision.
Spring Commencement ceremonies have been postponed. Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz is contacting members of the Class of 2020 for feedback on how students would like to move forward
All Summer School courses (Maymester, Summer Session 1 and Summer Session 2) will be delivered only through remote instruction.
Our first concern is your health and your success as a student.
If you participate in a work-study program you will be allowed to continue work-study employment remotely, so long as your employer is able to provide appropriate work and supervision in a remote setting. Please reach out directly to your supervisor to request remote work arrangements. The University realizes that not every work-study position lends itself to remote work. If your supervisor is unable to provide remote work options for you, please ask them to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CDC continues to update their list of higher-risk populations as they learn more about COVID-19. For the most recent list, visit the CDC website.
As a community, we understand there are diverse needs of students, faculty and staff. Individuals with chronic medical conditions may have concerns about their health during this time of uncertainty. Please contact your primary care provider if you have any questions or concerns about your particular situation. Besides taking the usual hand/respiratory hygiene precautions and social distancing, the CDC has additional advice to help keep you healthy and safe on its website.
The CDC recommends following the same guidelines as flu prevention:
Anyone who is sick with fever and a cough, or is having difficulty breathing, should seek medical care immediately and call ahead to the doctor’s office to inform them of symptoms.
Immediately contact Campus Health at 919-966-6603 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) or 919-966-6573 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday). To make arrangements for classwork and other academic obligations, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at email@example.com or 919-966-4042.
Following the UNC System directive to significantly reduce campus operations and services, many of Carolina’s buildings are closed and in-person, non-essential services have been suspended. Classes will be conducted remotely for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester and for all of Summer School.
The University’s Communicable Diseases Working Group is monitoring updates on the situation from the Centers for Disease Control and is using their guidance and recommendations to inform our own campus response. We work closely with local and state officials, Carolina’s Environment, Health and Safety office, and UNC Hospitals to help address communicable diseases and help keep our students, faculty, staff and University community safe and healthy.
It is understandable to feel uncertain or anxious during a public health crisis. It is important to remember to not make assumptions about others’ perceived symptoms, travel history or identity. Students struggling with anxiety can contact Counseling and Psychological Services: 919-966-3658 (24/7). The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a resource available to help employees through stressful situations and events.
As a community, we understand there are diverse needs of students, faculty and staff. Individuals with chronic medical conditions may have concerns about their health during this time of uncertainty. Please contact your primary care provider if you have any questions or concerns about your particular situation. Besides taking the usual hand/respiratory hygiene precautions and social distancing, the CDC has additional advice to help keep you healthy and safe.
Anyone who has concerns about their immediate health or safety should call 911. Anyone who is sick with fever and a cough, or is having difficulty breathing, should seek medical care immediately and call ahead to the doctor’s office to inform them of recent travel and symptoms.
Other incidents or concerns can be reported using the Carolina Ethics Line at 866-294-8688.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion. While the spread of disease may cause fear and uncertainty, we reject xenophobia and any speech or action that would be discriminatory toward any member of our campus community. It is wrong to assume that because of someone’s perceived country or region of origin that they have come in contact with or have contracted the new coronavirus. If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or harassment, contact the University’s Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office.
All shifts of Housekeeping Services staff are wiping all surfaces with disinfectants that are effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria and are virucidal. These products have been used previously on campus for other viruses including coronavirus and are EPA registered.
Our housekeeping staff are provided with training regarding the appropriate and effective use of these disinfectant products. Staff are also provided with PPE (gloves, eye protection) as appropriate for their job duties and products used.
Students who were enrolled in Blue Cross Blue Shield GeoBlue travel health insurance are eligible to enroll in the U.S.-based StudentBlue Plan. Loss of GeoBlue is considered a qualifying life event to obtain StudentBlue. Students have 30 days from the day their GeoBlue coverage ends to elect coverage in StudentBlue.
For more information contact Vicki Warwick, firstname.lastname@example.org, and include your name, PID, date of birth and date that you are canceling GeoBlue.
Students should pursue available remote options with their study abroad provider or host university.
It may take the University additional time to understand and communicate information with you regarding academic credit and program expenses.
Contact the Office of the Dean of Students for assistance: email@example.com,919-966-4042
Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
All summer 2020 study abroad and international education programs are canceled. This includes undergraduate, graduate and professional programs.
There is no set end date to this new arrangement. We will constantly revisit and reevaluate the situation around COVID-19 changes. Our hope is that we, like so many communities, can return to normalcy soon, but we must plan for remote operations through the remainder of the semester, if necessary.