Coming together

The Carolina community is making the best out of a tough situation.

With 97% of courses moving to remote learning and programs and vital services moving online, Tar Heels around our state and country are still learning, conducting research and working to improve their communities.

A change of direction

An extended spring break provided extra time to shift plans in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the campus community spent that week preparing for reformatted classes and changing campus operations.

The Center for Faculty Excellence is providing resources, workshops and learning opportunitiesto best help Carolina’s faculty members as they have transitioned their classes to a digital format.

Wilson library on an empty campus.

The first week of remote learning was full of surprises, successes and learning as student and faculty members adapted to the new environment. There were virtual reality headsets, a Pinocchio doll and new takes on traditional science experiences.

Read more about the first week of remote learning

A screenshot of a video chat with 17 people.

Carolina is, at its heart, its people. We will get through this together as we continue our mission of teaching, research and service in new ways.

Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz

The Bell Tower.

Adapting to change

  • The dancing doesn’t stop

    The annual Dance Marathon went virtual this year, taking the 24-hour party to social media in an effort to support the families of the UNC Children’s Hospital from afar. Despite the last-minute challenges, the 2020 Dance Marathon raised $256,569.

  • Learning about a crisis during a crisis

    In a new class at Kenan-Flagler Business School, health professionals, professors and industry executives are exploring how business people can effectively lead, manage and navigate during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Hussman School students enjoy ‘surreal’ remote visit from Zoom CEO

    As the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media community continues to navigate remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students in faculty member Gary Kayye’s “The Branding of Me” class got to hear from the leader of a company that’s now central to their working lives: Zoom Founder and CEO Eric Yuan.

  • ‘There’s work to be done’

    BeAM and medical students are teaming up with Duke and NC State to design and produce 40,000 face shields for health care workers on the frontlines of the pandemic.