The Tar Heel experience

Explore life at Carolina

Sure, classrooms are a big part of life at Carolina, but learning and discovery happens in every part of campus.

With the start of the new school year just a few weeks away, take a look at everything Carolina has to offer.

  • 100+student-led service-learning programs
  • 802student organizations
  • 19student recreation facilities, including fitness centers, athletic fields and more
  • 4campus makerspaces
  • 95+restaurants and bars in Chapel Hill
  • 51club sports

Hallmark events

  • Dancing for a cause

    Hundreds of Carolina students raise thousands of dollars for UNC Children’s Hospital patients at Dance Marathon every March.

  • Sunset on Polk Place

    On the evening before the first day of classes, students crowd the quad in front of Wilson Library for a free concert featuring Carolina's acapella groups.

  • A colorful celebration

    Students transform Hooker Fields into a canvas of colors at the annual Holi Moli each spring.

  • A sip from the Old Well

    As part of a decades-old tradition, Tar Heels take a sip from the Old Well on the first day of classes, seeking good luck in the form of good grades, even a 4.0.