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The University is currently operating under Reduced Campus Services and Operations due to COVID-19

Welcome to Carolina

Meet our newest Tar Heels

The Carolina community grows a little bigger each August, as thousands of new first-year, transfer and graduate students officially become Tar Heels, and new faculty and staff members begin their Carolina careers.

Whether they're with us in Chapel Hill this fall or beginning their studies from afar, we're excited to welcome our newest students.

Take a look at the numbers that illustrate our growing community, and then read below to meet some of the amazing new students.

Numbers as of Aug. 3, 2020

  • 4,497first-year students
  • 843transfer students
  • 2,312graduate students
  • 1,053first-generation undergraduate students
  • 97counties represented
  • 718incoming students enrolled in Carolina Away

Click on a story below to meet a new student or faculty member

 

Starting the semester right

As you know, this year will be different than any in Carolina’s history. We will need everyone’s help to keep the Tar Heel community safe.

Working alongside our renowned infectious disease and public health experts, Carolina has implemented a new set of Community Standards and University Guidelines that include face coverings, physical distancing, hand washing and health monitoring.

Whether you’re heading to class or grabbing dinner on Franklin Street, knowing your Ws — wear, wait and wash — is critical for keeping the community safe.

Carolina together

Healthy Heels

  • A student wearing a mask carries books.

    Know your Ws

    Whether you’re heading to class or grabbing dinner on Franklin Street, knowing your Ws — wear, wait and wash — is critical for keeping the community safe.

  • A collage of photos including a sign on the floor that reads

    Inside Carolina's classrooms

    Instructional buildings and spaces will look and feel different this semester. Changes in the physical environment and modified building traffic patterns promote compliance with University Guidelines and Community Standards.

  • A woman cleans a table at the Union.

    ‘Doing our very best’

    Teams across the University are working tirelessly to prepare for the return to campus. Here’s a look at some of what’s happening.

  • A female student wears a mask with a Rameses mascot on it.

    Protecting the Carolina community

    We will need everyone’s help to keep the Tar Heel community safe this semester, and covering your mouth and nose is the best thing you can do to reduce the viral spread.