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. The UNC Visitors Center can’t wait to share all that is special about Carolina. Whether you're a student, staff member or visitor, we can recommend a guided tour, self-directed stroll or many other ways to help 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 Visitors Center welcomes you to our dynamic campus. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. If you would like to get to know Carolina better, we invite you to walk our storied brick paths and between our stone walls.

If  you are interested in prospective undergraduate tours, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

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

Contact the Visitors Center

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

Campus Events

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    Wilson Library200 South RdChapel Hill27599 | Free

    The Wilson Special Collections Library is filled with wonders. These rare, memorable and sometimes bizarre objects span millennia. They originate from across the globe, telling stories of courage, romance and humor. Now, some of the biggest, oldest, rarest and most remarkable objects are on view for all to experience,

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    Wilson Library200 South RdChapel Hill27599 | Free

    Fifty years after one of the longest labor actions in University history, a new exhibition at the Wilson Special Collections Library looks back at this tumultuous moment of campus life. It uses photographs, news articles and administrative documents to capture this period of campus protest that pitted workers and their allies against the University’s administration and state officials.

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    Wilson Library200 South RdChapel Hill27599 | Free

    An exhibition of photographs in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of Wilson Library provides a look at African-American life and culture in a small Mississippi town during the 1970s. Cheryl Thurber is an interdisciplinary scholar, cultural historian, folklorist and photographer whose images have been published in the New York Times and Rolling Stone, as well as in numerous music and folklore publications. During the 1970s and 1980s she traveled through the South and California, taking photographs and documenting local life.