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Tar Heels are back in town for the start of the 2019-20 school year and, with more than 7,000 new students strolling through campus, Carolina is buzzing again.
New Student Convocation marks the beginning of each school year. At this year’s ceremony, keynote speaker and Carolina’s legendary women’s soccer coach Anson Dorrance urged the newest Tar Heels — 4,195 first-year students and 852 transfer students — to attack their dreams and take advantage of everything offered at this Southern Park of Heaven.
This is our hope for you at Carolina: that you would learn to navigate the stars. … We want you to be ready so that whether you are an artist or a business leader, a lawyer or a doctor, a scientist or a historian, or even an astronaut, you can get where you need to go.
Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz
With boxes and suitcases in tow, thousands of undergraduate students moved into their residence halls last weekend. The Tar Heels spent the following days getting to know the campus, making new friends and preparing for classes.
The new school year started with a party at the annual New Student Convocation and FallFest celebration. Hundreds of student organizations, volunteer groups, sports clubs and recreational league teams were stationed around Hooker Fields to welcome the Tar Heels home.
As the fall semester gets underway, Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz welcomes Tar Heels back to campus.
Campus was buzzing as students returned to classes this morning, but no place was more popular than the Old Well. Hundreds of students lined up along Cameron Avenue to take part in the decades-old tradition of the first sip.