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Supporting our Tar Heels

We want all of our Tar Heels to succeed and grow, both in academic classes and outside of them. The University boasts hundreds of student groups and various support services to help make that happen for all students, whether it’s their first semester at Carolina or last.

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Student success resources

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    The Writing Center

    The Writing Center works with students, faculty and staff on any writing project at any point in the writing process, helping them to become more skillful, flexible writers.

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    The Learning Center

    Open to undergraduate and graduate students, the Learning Center helps Tar Heels improve their academic skills, get better at managing time, and understand their strengths and weakness. The center is offering virtual services this semester.

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    Academic Advising

    The College of Arts & Sciences' Academic Advising Program creates a supportive environment to partner with undergraduates as they explore personal goals, develop educational plans and thrive at Carolina. Advisors are available for all undergrads in the College.

  • Graduate Student Center

    The Graduate Student Center is a central space where graduate and professional students from all disciplines and departments on campus can come together for interdisciplinary seminars, professional development activities and meetings. The centralized meeting space creates a stronger sense of community among students and provides a well-rounded Carolina experience.

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    Dean of Students

    Carolina is a special place, with boundless opportunities for a transformative student experience. The Dean of Students office is committed to assisting each student to reach their full potential, while being a participant in a dynamic, engaging and inclusive environment.

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    University Libraries

    No matter what you're studying, University Libraries can give you a leg up this year. Carolina’s libraries are so much more than books and study spaces. They are a portal to innovation and discovery. The 10 libraries of the campus system are open for you to use in person this semester. You’ll also find a wealth of resources and assistance online.

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    Student Wellness

    Student Wellness works to enhance the individual and collective health of our campus through a wide range of programs, services and resources.

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    Counseling and Psychological Services

    Carolina's Counseling and Psychological Services is strongly committed to addressing the mental health needs of the student body through timely access to consultation and connection to clinically appropriate services.

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    Campus Health

    Campus Health provides a full spectrum of expert, patient-centered and inclusive ambulatory primary medical care for all Carolina students, including a full-service radiology, physical therapy and pharmacy service.

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    Get moving with Campus Rec

    From pools and climbing walls to fitness centers and expeditions, UNC Campus Recreation is ready to help members of the Carolina community hit their fitness goals this semester. Campus Recreation welcomes students, faculty, staff and family members of all ability levels to engage in inclusive social and physical activities, including personal fitness, outdoor education and intramural and club sports.

Getting engaged on campus

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    Heel Life

    With more than 800 groups, students can find many avenues to explore personal and intellectual interests and embrace their passions for music, the performing arts, journalism, creative writing, student government, politics, international cultures and more.

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    Carolina Events Calendar

    Campus organizations and units host hundreds of events each semester. From lectures and academic presentations to expeditions throughout the state and student life fairs, you won't have to look too far to find some events that match your interests.

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    Carolina Center for Public Service

    Get involved on campus by giving back to the community that surrounds it. The Carolina Center for Public Service blends UNC-Chapel Hill’s three-part mission of teaching, research and service to build and spread engagement with the world around us.

Tips from Carolina experts

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    How to manage stress through mindfulness

    It’s safe to say that 2021 was a challenging year. With many of those stressors coming along into the new year with us, Kessonga Giscombé provides tips to increase our stress resiliency and shares advice for practicing mindfulness.

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    How to manage your time effectively

    To help our Tar Heels begin the year on the right foot, operations expert and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School professor Brad Staats shares his tips for effective time management, starting with re-thinking that to-do list.

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    Making new friends can be a challenge even under normal circumstances. Add in a pandemic that forces us to remain physically distant, and it can feel overwhelming. Mitch Prinstein explains how it's still possible to build those relationships even when everything feels so different.

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    How to be more creative

    Creativity isn’t just for writing books or creating masterpieces for museums and music halls. It’s a skill that all of us need to tap into to solve problems every day. Fortunately, anybody can be creative. You just need to know how to train yourself and then flex your creative brain properly. Keith Sawyer from the UNC School of Education shares his advice for mastering the art of creativity.