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Explore Carolina tours

There’s no place on earth quite like Carolina. Our history is a living, breathing presence on campus, connecting our contemporary community to a legacy as old as our nation. Here at the Visitors Center, we want to share the many stories of our extraordinary university and introduce you to the innovation, impact and accessibility that define Carolina’s identity today. Whether you’re well-acquainted with UNC-Chapel Hill or setting foot on campus for the first time, there’s something here for everyone. We invite you to explore Carolina - stop in for guidance, recommendations and insights - let us tailor your visit to make sure that you experience all that is special about Carolina.

Sense of Place Tour

Welcome to Carolina! The UNC Visitors Center offers its popular hour-long in-person Sense of Place tour that introduces campus history and traditions as well as some of the University’s current endeavors in research and innovation. We believe Carolina is a very special place, and we look forward to sharing it with you.

Please note that this is NOT an admissions tour.


Graduate Student 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 as well as the many ways The Graduate School supports graduate and professional students.

Our tour capacity is 25 guests and spots fill quickly. If your preferred date and time is not available, please consider the waiting list and check back as more dates are added and cancellations are updated to release availability.


Self-guided Tour

If you would like a self-guided tour of Carolina, our interactive Visitors Guide is helpful as you explore our 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. Face coverings are optional in University buildings.

Zoom Sense of Place Tour

We also offer our Zoom Sense of Place tour. This 45-minute interactive tour is presented via Zoom with a live host welcoming guests to campus, a recorded video of our popular Sense of Place tour, and four live question and answer sessions with fun interactive polls. We end the tour with a minute-long video of a time-honored campus tradition, “Hark the Sound.”

* More dates coming soon.