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Take care over spring break

UNC Student Affairs offers links for campus resources and services, fun events and self-care tips.

Old Well behind purple flowers in the foreground.
(Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Service Hours

During spring break, on-campus services hours may change. Visit the department’s website for additional information and updated hours of operation.

  • Campus Health: Campus Health and CAPS will be open until 5:00 p.m. weekdays. Campus Health will also be open on Saturday, March 16. Any time Campus Health or CAPS are closed, patients can receive 24/7 support by calling 919-966-2281 for UNC Nurse Connect and on-call providers and 919-966-3658 for CAPS 24/7.
  • Campus Recreation: Break hours begin Saturday, March 9. Both Fetzer and SRC will be open weekends from noon – 6:00 p.m. and weekdays from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Fetzer Climbing Wall will be open Monday through Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Bowman Gray Pool will be open Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sundary from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. All other facilities will be closed during spring break.
  • Carolina Dining Services: Lenoir Dining Hall will close after lunch and Chase Hall will close after dinner on Friday, March 8. Chase reopens for continental through dinner on Sunday, March 17, and Lenoir reopens for dinner only on the 17. Many additional locations on campus are open during weekdays. Students can use flex to order delivery to anywhere on campus from Takeout Central (access to delivery from over 30 local restaurants), Brenz Pizza, Domino’s and Wings Over Chapel Hill.
  • Many local restaurants are open and are also offering take-out and delivery options. For information on local restaurants visit What’s Open Downtown and information for local grocery stores including delivery or pickup try the following links: Amazon/Whole Foods | Instacart | Shipt | Walmart | Harris Teeter | Weaver Street Market (curbside pickup).
  • Carolina Union: The Carolina Union will be open until 5:00 p.m. on weekdays during spring break beginning Monday, March 11. The Union will be closed on March 9, 10, and 16. It will reopen on Sunday, March 17 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and resume regular hours on Monday, March 18.
  • University Libraries: Check this website for up-to-date information on accessing University Libraries during spring break.
  • Chapel Hill Transit: The Safe Ride route will not operate between March 11 and March 16, 2024.
  • UNC Student Stores: UNC Student Stores are maintaining standard hours, which are 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., during weekdays and 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on weekends. Student Stores Pharmacy will close at 5:00 pm on weekdays during spring break.


  • March 7 and 14: “GO” Game Night at Lanza’s Cafe in Carrboro. Play against other Go players, or come to learn. All ages and skill levels welcome!
  • March 8: Poetry Open Mic Night at Lanza’s Cafe in Carrboro. Get ready for an epic night of mind-blowing poetry where talented wordsmiths take the stage and unleash their creations.
  • March 9: Visit the Chapel Hill Farmers Market to support local farmers
  • March 10: Celebrate National Kite Flying Month a few weeks early by flying a kite at the Carrboro Annual Kite Fly in Hank Anderson Park.
  • March 6-20: PlayMakers Repertory Company presents Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Tracy Bersley. Tickets start at $20.
  • March 6 – 10 and March 13 – 17: Visit Spring Haven Farm to experience the charm of the countryside and the true Irish spirit surrounding St. Patrick’s Day in a peaceful atmosphere surrounded by animals.
  • March 13: All University staff and faculty are invited to attend the Total WellBeing Expo for a day dedicated to your total well-being in Fetzer Hall. Join in activities like fitness classes, meditation sessions, cooking demonstrations, chair massages, giveaways, and more. Free pizza and a salad lunch will be provided.

Well-Being Strategies

Be sure to check out these self-care ideas during Spring Break from Healthy Heels.


Don’t forget to keep moving!


With the break in routine and brief change in environment can come some stressors. Whether that’s from travel plans, family, or overwhelming assignments, it can be tough. Here are some strategies to maintain well-being over the break:


  • Make a budget and hold yourself accountable to it by tracking your spending. Say no to those things that aren’t in your budget.
  • Avoid comparing your spring break to everyone else’s. Try to be content with what you have and where you are.
  • Student Wellness provides some quick tips for financial wellbeing on their dimensions of wellness page, as well as financial wellness webinars.