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 our students 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 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.

  • Our popular hour-long tour begins at the UNC Visitors Center, 134 E. Franklin Street, and ends at Kenan Stadium.
  • Tour capacity is 40 guests and spots fill quickly. If your preferred date and time is not available, consider the wait list and check back as cancellations are updated to release availability.
  • Note that this is not an admissions tour and tour stops do not include visiting a dorm, however, you can view some dorm rooms online
  • If you are interested in an admissions tour, see the Office of Undergraduate Admissions tour schedule.
  • School groups interested in visiting Carolina, contact us at uncvisitorscenter@unc.edu information on how to receive tour materials.
  • Our summer tour schedule will be released in late May after our student tour guides’ summer schedules are finalized.

Self-guided Tour

If you would like a self-guided tour of Carolina, our interactive Visitors Guide is helpful as you explore our campus.


School Group Tour Options

Self-Guided Campus Tour

School groups are welcome to visit Carolina utilizing our self-guided tour materials. Contact the UNC Visitors Center for additional information.

Video Tour

The UNC Visitors Center has a NEW school group video tour available to sixth- to eighth-grade classrooms as supplemental material to encourage students to learn about Carolina and the role a university serves within a community. Led by current Carolina students, this video tour also serves as a fun, educational resource. From Carolina traditions to our rich history and current endeavors, students will be entertained and challenged with a bingo game that tests their Carolina knowledge after watching the video tour. We also provide prompts to encourage students to reflect and share what they have learned. If you are interested in this new video tour program, contact us at uncvisitorscenter@unc.edu for more information on how to receive the materials.