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On-campus filming production will impact operations, traffic and parking July 5-12

Find information on road closures, parking changes and alterations to pedestrian routes.

A large tree, named Davie Poplar, on a grassy quad called McCorkle Place on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.
(Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Dear Carolina Community,

We are writing to share that a film crew will be shooting a television series on Carolina’s campus July 8-10. They will begin to set up on July 5 and will depart on July 11 or 12, weather dependent.

The filming will largely take place outside on McCorkle Place and in surrounding buildings. The crew has been authorized in cooperation with the Town of Chapel Hill to temporarily close streets in town and around campus during their filming and to use some campus parking lots for their equipment. In addition, the film crew and actors may be in buildings in the area throughout this time.

We expect this filming to impact drive and transit times, cause traffic congestion, limit parking and alter pedestrian routes. To minimize disruption, we recommend planning your parking and travel arrangements accordingly.

Below is information on the impact of the filming on and around campus.

Road closures

Filming operations will require temporary road closures on and around campus:

Monday, July 8

  • Drivers should anticipate closures along areas of East Franklin Street between Raleigh Street and South Columbia Street.
  • Henderson Street will be closed between East Rosemary Street and East Franklin Street.
  • South Columbia Street will be closed between West Franklin Street and South Road.
  • East Cameron Avenue will be closed between Pittsboro Street and Raleigh Street.
  • Raleigh Street will experience rolling closures between East Cameron Avenue and Raleigh Street.

Tuesday, July 9

  • East Cameron Avenue will be closed between South Columbia Street and Raleigh Street.

Traffic in these areas will be detoured, and drivers should plan routes accordingly. Chapel Hill Transit will also implement detours on impacted routes. Details about road closures and transit impacts will be available on the Transportation and Parking website.

Parking closures and limitations

Several campus parking lots will be closed in support of filming operations. The following parking lots will be closed at various days and times during production and will not be available for daytime, weeknight or visitor parking:

  • Caldwell and Bynum Circle parking lots
  • Swain parking lot
  • Old East parking lot
  • Raleigh Street metered parking

Transportation and Parking will work with impacted permit holders to arrange for alternate parking as needed. Please see the website for detailed closure information.

Pedestrian routes

During the filming, there will be areas in and around McCorkle Place that will be blocked off for production, and pedestrians will be rerouted. Please consider avoiding these areas and planning alternate routes across campus.

We are proud of our beautiful and historic campus and work with production companies to accommodate their requests when we are able. We understand that these closures may cause inconvenience, and we appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this time.