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Experience an innovative institution of higher learning, a global research university committed to accessibility and impact, a place with a legacy as old as the United States – and a boundless future. The UNC Visitors Center looks forward to sharing all that is special about Carolina

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Visitors Center update

The UNC Visitors Center is currently closed, but visitors are permitted on campus.

Students, faculty, staff and visitors are asked to adhere to our community standards and county requirements to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This includes staying at least 6 feet away from others whenever possible in all indoor and outdoor settings. Individuals should avoid gathering in large groups and avoid crowded areas. When indoors, all individuals must wear a face covering and maintain 6 feet of physical distance or observe facility-specific requirements. When outdoors, individuals must wear a face covering when appropriate physical distancing is not possible.

A mannequin of Rameses in Visitors Center.

For questions on visiting campus, check our FAQs from campus visitors. For details about parking on campus, check visitor parking.

We hope that you will find our Visitors Guide helpful as you explore Carolina. If you have other questions, you may reach us 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at or 919-962-1630.

For information and resources about visiting Chapel Hill, visit the Orange County Visitors Bureau.

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Campus Events

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    Hanes Art Center115 S. Columbia St.Chapel HillNC27514 |

    The Department of Art and Art History presents a socially-distanced exhibition of select works from our Studio Art Faculty. Assembled quickly in these unusual circumstances of the pandemic, this exhibition is a rare opportunity to see the work of our faculty in conversation, and encompassing such varied media as ceramics, photography, performance, prints, and painting.

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    University Research Week is an annual celebration of Carolina’s research excellence and an effort to increase participation by students, of all levels, in research activity. Through multiple unique virtual events, the campus community will become more familiar with our world-class research and the strategic initiatives that make Carolina one of the top research institutions in the world.

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    Tim Shea will be taking up a position this spring as Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he will be teaching Greek archaeology and ancient sculpture.  His current book project, Death and Diplomacy: Citizens and Immigrants in Archaic and Classical Athenian Cemeteries, investigates the ways in which immigrant communities expressed their identity through the funerary landscape of ancient Athens.