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Welcome home, Tar Heels

The Tar Heels are back in town

For nearly 8,000 new students, last week marked the beginning of an exciting new journey in Chapel Hill. For others, it was a return to the place they’ve come to call home.

Celebrations began as students moved into residence halls on campus and apartments and houses in Chapel Hill. On Sunday night, the night before the first day of classes, Tar Heels kicked off the year with New Student Convocation and FallFest.


Students running.

I speak for everyone on this campus when I say that we are so excited for you and we are here to support you. You don’t have to do this alone. I can’t wait to get to know you and to see where this journey takes you.

Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz at New Student Convocation

Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz speaking

If you embrace your gifts, be courageous, positively impact those around you, be better than who you were yesterday and do it all with gratitude – you will not only exist through college, you will flourish.

Katie Hoeg ’22, Convocation keynote speaker

Katie Hoeg speaking at convocation

Classes may have started Monday, but it was a busy week leading up to FDOC.

Catch up on some of the activities on campus, such as move in and Convocation and FallFest and learn about other Week of Welcome activities.

Start the year right

  • A doctor holds a stethoscope.

    Campus Health

    Student Wellness works to enhance the individual and collective health of our campus through a wide range of programs, services and resources, including Campus Health and Counseling and Psychological Services.

  • Students working together to move a golf ball down a hill.

    The 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.

  • CAPS

    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.

  • A student walking in the library stacks.

    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.

Catch up on what you missed over the summer