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  • Candice Powell standing outside.

    Setting a course for a stronger future

    The Carolina Covenant has helped more than 10,000 Tar Heels graduate debt-free and ready to make an impact in their communities. Covenant director Candice Powell shares how the program is changing lives.

  • Juan Castro by the Old Well.

    Belonging and empowerment

    Senior Juan Castro wasn't sure that he'd find his place at Carolina. But through the Carolina Covenant, the Latinx Center and volunteer opportunities, the Tar Heel found a sense of belonging in Chapel Hill.

  • People on the stage.

    Hark the silence

    With classes canceled for a day devoted to mental health, Carolina observed a somber 228th birthday that leaders called a time for reflection, reckoning and resilience.

  • A black and white photo of a man at the Old Well.

    The Old Well you never knew

    On University Day, a story about how one man’s need for beauty inspired the Old Well’s creation and nearly 125 years of traditions and changes.

  • Student throw their graduation caps.

    Class of 2020 returns to their second home to celebrate Commencement

    The Class of 2020 was honored at a one-of-a-kind, three-day celebration that featured tailgates, Bell Tower Climbs, reunions, a special recognition at Saturday’s football game and Commencement in Kenan Stadium.

  • A student poses for photos by the Old Well.

    What does the Class of 2020 stand for?

    Ahead of the Class of 2020's long-awaited Commencement ceremony this weekend, Roy Williams reflects on the class' journey and welcomes the Tar Heels home.

  • Cole Mueller by the Old Well.

    Taking in Tar Heel traditions

    Cole Mueller has seen all of Carolina's storied traditions up close as a member of the Order of the Bell Tower. But when the pandemic cut his time at Carolina short, he missed out on experiencing some of the biggest milestones for himself. This weekend, he'll be crossing them off his bucket list.

  • Lydia Rowen outside in a garden.

    #GDTBATH: Lydia Rowen

    Co-founded by sophomore Lydia Rowen, CompostMates is a Carolina student organization dedicated to expanding access to composting for off-campus Tar Heels through a free, curbside food scrap collection service.