Visit Carolina

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. Carolina employees can’t wait to introduce you to it all. Whether you're a student, staff member or visitor, we can recommend a guided tour, self-directed stroll or many other ways that allow you to discover Carolina.

A man and woman walk up the stairs outside the west side of Morehead Planetarium, site of the UNC Visitors' Center.

Welcome to Carolina!

The UNC Visitors Center is pleased to welcome you to our dynamic campus. Whether you’re interested in prospective undergraduate tours – provided by our Office of Undergraduate Admissions – or you’d just like to get to know us better, we invite you to walk our storied brick paths and between our stone walls.

Look at the tour opportunities below to find one that fits your path and for additional resources. Call or stop by the UNC Visitors Center for a brochure, recommendations and insight.

Contact the Visitors Center

250 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, N.C.
(919) 962-1630
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Campus Events

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  • FedEx Global Education Center301 Pittsboro StreetChapel HillNC27516 |

    View photography from around the world in this exhibition featuring work by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni, faculty, staff and students. All photography on display was submitted as part of UNC’s annual Carolina Global Photography Competition.

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    Wilson Library200 South RdChapel Hill27599 | Free

    Bayard Wootten was a single mother in 1904 when she borrowed a camera and started taking and selling pictures to support her family. By the end of her life, she had made more than a million images and had gained a reputation as a true pioneer. Her work is featured in this exhibition March 27 - November 4, 2018.

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    Wilson Library200 South RdChapel Hill27599 | Free

    An exhibition at the Wilson Special Collections Library follows the 125-year history of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s student newspaper, the Daily Tar Heel.