A memorable year

2018 in review

2018 was a memorable year at Carolina. We celebrated the University's 225 anniversary, provided shelter and relief to those affected by Hurricane Florence, conducted groundbreaking research that will impact people around the world and raised national championship trophies.

As the year comes to a close, take a look back at some of our favorite stories and achievements from 2018.


  • Carolina celebrates 225 years

    For 225 years, Tar Heels have paved the way to a better world for generations to come. We walk the unpaved road with curiosity, courage and compassion. We build a better future one step at a time. And we’re just getting started.

  • Two centuries of Carolina Chemistry

    Carolina's chemistry department celebrated 200 years of chemical innovation and education.

  • Fifty years of putting students first at the Undergraduate Library

    Robert B. House Undergraduate Library celebrated a half-century of learning and creating.

  • The Stone Center turns 30

    The Center has become an epicenter of arts and history at Carolina and beyond. From exhibitions to lectures to fellowships, the Stone Center is a hub for intellectual activity and supports the creative energy of the campus as it explores African-American and African Diaspora lives, cultures and histories.

Improving lives through research

Giving back to our state

  • Helping our neighbors

    More than a dozen Carolina students spent their fall break helping in the recovery efforts in some North Carolina communities that were among the hardest hit by Hurricane Florence.

  • Filling up the truck

    Carolina athletics teams worked to help people affected by Hurricane Florence by utilizing the football team’s 18-wheel equipment truck to deliver donations to impacted communities.

  • Spring break of service

    More than a dozen students from Carolina's physical therapy, nursing and public health departments traveled east to Tyrrell County, one of the state's poorest and most sparsely populated areas, for a week of health-related service projects.

  • Bringing healthy food to all consumers

    UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health professor Alice Ammerman worked to provide locally-sourced, nutritious meals to communities in need.

Thanks for another great year, Carolina