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Check out summer break resources for students

Student Affairs has compiled a helpful list of places to eat, things to do and links to available services.

Three students sitting on the steps of South Building overlooking main campus quad.
Summer is a quieter time on Carolina's campus, but resources are still available to students. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

There are many resources, activities and services available for students who find themselves in Chapel Hill over summer break.

Where to eat

For students interested in other resources to address food insecurity, the UNC-Chapel Hill Writing and Learning Center shares a blog post: How I Dealt with Food Insecurity on Campus.

  • Carolina Dining Services: Top of Lenoir and Rams Head Dining are generally closed during the summer, but many dining locations on campus are open, including restaurants in Lenior as well as Rams Market. Students can use flex to order delivery anywhere on campus from Takeout Central (access to delivery from over 30 local restaurants), Brenz Pizza, Domino’s and Wings Over Chapel Hill.
  • Local restaurants and grocery stores: 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.
  • On campus: Carolina Cupboard is an on-campus food pantry that provides food at no cost to students who are facing food insecurity. UNC Y Mutual Aid Pantry has a variety of food options available to students, faculty and staff at no cost. Eligibility criteria and application for Food and Nutrition Services (food stamps) can be found online.
  • Chapel Hill/Carrboro: Interfaith-Council for Social Services is an organization in Carrboro that offers various programs, including a community kitchen serving free hot nutritious meals daily, drop-in access to computers, phones and other supports, a community market providing free fresh food, pantry staples, and hygiene items and emergency financial assistance. CORA hosts a mobile market at the Nature Trail Mobile Home Park in Chapel Hill on the second Tuesday of each month from 3-5 p.m. CORA’s Mobile Market provides nutritious food at no cost to neighbors via drive-through.
  • Durham: Urban Ministries of Durham has a food pantry and community cafe serving three meals per day. Durham Community Food Pantry distributes food on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Durham Community Fridges is a mutual aid project supporting equal access to fresh food available to anyone in need of food. The fridge is located at 1902 W. Main St. in Durham and can be accessed between 6 a.m.-9:00 p.m. See what’s in the fridge on their Instagram page.

Things to do around and off campus

Service hours

Visit each department’s website for more information and the most updated hours of operation.