A message from the chancellor: The Honor Rolls of this Nation

"We’re a better university because of the talent and experience our student veterans bring to the classroom"

Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz standing next to a veterans memorial that says 'freedom, service, sacrifice'

Dear Carolina Community,

November 11th marks Veterans Day, observed on the anniversary of the end of the First World War and formerly known as Armistice Day. It’s a moment of gratitude for all those who have joined the “honor rolls of this Nation” through their service, and for rededicating ourselves to the cause of peace.

North Carolina is home to one of the largest populations of veterans and active-duty personnel in the country, and UNC-Chapel Hill is proud to welcome many of them as students, staff, and faculty. There are hundreds of military veterans working at Carolina, and we have more student veterans enrolled at Carolina than at any time since World War II. I hope you’ll read some of their stories.

For nearly eight decades, the promise of a college education has been one of the core commitments our country makes to those who serve. It’s not simply a benefit for individuals who risk their lives on behalf of the nation, but a source of strength for both the military and for institutions like Carolina. We’re a better university because of the talent and experience our student veterans bring to the classroom, and the U.S. military is a stronger fighting force because of the emphasis it places on research and learning.

From our program in Peace, War, and Defense to our Military and Veterans Law Clinic; from our ROTC cadet corps to our Red, White, and Carolina Blue scholarship and our Carolina Veterans Resource Center, Carolina celebrates the contributions of our veterans and welcomes the opportunity to serve them.


Kevin M. GuskiewiczChancellor