Take a tour
Our in-person Sense of Place tour is a 90-minute walking tour hosted by student guides who share campus history, traditions and the student experience as well as some of the University’s current endeavors in research and innovation. Learn more about our Sense of Place tour.
The Visitors Center also offers a 90-minute walking graduate student tour hosted by a current graduate student tour guide. Building on the Sense of Place tour, the graduate tour includes information relating to graduate student life at Carolina. Learn more about our graduate student tour.
The UNC Visitors Center, located at 134 E. Franklin Street, is open to guests 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For details about parking on campus, check visitor parking. For information and resources about Chapel Hill, visit the Chapel Hill and Orange County Welcome Center.
With historic buildings and picturesque landscaping, Carolina's campus is iconic, and some of the University's most beautiful spots are worth a closer look.
More than 225 years ago, a radical idea took root in North Carolina: higher education, funded by the people, for the people. As we enter the third decade of this millennium, the challenges we face today are great, but, as we have demonstrated for more than two centuries, we are built to face great challenges.
Take a sip from the Old Well on your first day of classes to get good grades. Sign your name on the bricks inside the Bell Tower as a senior. Relax in the sun on Polk Place. Carolina is filled with traditions - some that date back for decades and others that are new - that students cherish today.
“It’s a great day to be a Tar Heel” is a phrase you’ll often hear around Carolina, and for a good reason. Every day, Tar Heels create a positive impact on the world by improving their communities and inspiring change through their talents. They’re artists, scientists, humanitarians, researchers and innovators doing extraordinary things.