Welcome home,
Tar Heels

Back on the Hill

With classes beginning Monday, the start of a new academic year at Carolina is here. For 8,000-plus students, this is the start of their Tar Heel journeys. For thousands more, it’s a return to the place they’ve learned to love.

The fun and excitement began before classes did, as students moved into on-campus residence halls and apartments and houses throughout Chapel Hill and the surrounding area. The night before the start of the semester, Tar Heels came together for New Student Convocation and celebrated at FallFest.

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Your time at Carolina is just one of the many journeys that you’ll take. We are here to prepare you for those mountain climbs, wherever they may be. Our campus is a special place with so much to offer, and it is filled with outstanding people who are ready to support you on your journey here in Chapel Hill and beyond.

Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz

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Education is power. Power is responsibility. Responsibility is opportunity. And now is your chance. You are change-makers. You are our future. Your ideas and dreams carry merit and weight. Therefore, you have the power and responsibility. Now, you’ve been given the rare opportunity to make the most of your education.

Nehemiah Stewart ’21, Convocation keynote speaker and MD-PhD student at the UNC School of Medicine


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Monday might be FDOC, but the week leading up to the start of the semester was just as busy.

Catch up on some of campus activities, including move-in, New Student Convocation and FallFest, and learn about other Weeks of Welcome activities.

Campus resources for you

  • Campus Health

    Campus Health provides comprehensive health care to students, postdoctoral researchers and their spouses/partners to support academic and personal success. With a full range of specialty, primary and urgent care services, Campus Health has you covered.

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    Center for Student Success

    Home to resources like the Writing Center and the Learning Center, the College of Arts and Sciences' Center for Student Success is ready to help students achieve their academic and personal goals.

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    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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    University Libraries

    Whether this is your first time on campus or you're a seasoned Carolina student, the University Libraries can give you a leg up this year.