Graduate Student Tours

Get a glimpse of what your graduate school experience could look like during this 75-minute tour for enrolled and prospective graduate school students. The UNC Visitors Center graduate student walking tour is hosted by a current graduate student who introduces Carolina history, traditions and hallmarks as well as some of the University’s current endeavors in research, innovation and public service. Included is information related to graduate student life at UNC as well as the many ways The Graduate School supports graduate and professional students from admission to graduation. Because this tour does not visit graduate departments, you may contact the graduate and professional schools you are interested in with questions or requests to meet with professors or advisors. Check the department’s website for the appropriate program contact.

Prospective and enrolled graduate school students can schedule a graduate student tour or take a self-guided tour of Carolina using our Visitors Guide. Note this tour is not for prospective undergraduate students.

All graduate student tours leave from the UNC Visitors Center, 134 E. Franklin Street.


Frequently asked questions

How do I learn more about The Graduate School?

Visit The Graduate School online or call 919-962-7772. The Graduate School’s Twitter account, Facebook account and Instagram account highlight information from and for Carolina’s graduate education community. The Graduate School’s administrative building is located at 200 Bynum Hall, 222 E. Cameron Avenue; appointments are encouraged before visiting.

Visit The Graduate School for information like resources and support for graduate and professional students, funding opportunities, where to live and more.

What is the Graduate Student Center?

The Graduate Student Center (GSC) is a space for graduate and professional students from all disciplines and departments together. The GSC, part of The Graduate School, hosts interdisciplinary seminars, professional development activities and more. The GSC is located at 211A W. Cameron Avenue.

How can I get involved on campus?

Carolina has more than 900 student organizations. Visit Heel Life and filter by the Graduate/Professional category to find a selection of professional and recreational groups.

The Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) is the governing and advocating body for graduate and professional students at Carolina. The GPSG connects graduate and professional students by providing funds for travel grants and departmental events; hosting campus-wide academic, social and volunteer events; and building community across programs and departments.

The Carolina Union Activities Board (CUAB) enhances life at Carolina through programming and events for the entire University community. CUAB is committed to expanding activities that address graduate needs and interests, and to recruiting graduate students who are interested in contributing their thoughts and ideas to make programming and events relevant and inclusive for graduate students.

How do I contact a certain school or department?

See Graduate Degree Programs for a list of departments and programs.

What campus offices/partners are valuable to graduate students?

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers support groups, groups focused on communication and relating to others, and workshop-style groups that teach specific skills. CAPS also conducts dissertation, parenting and global graduate support groups. Visit caps.unc.edu/services/group-therapy/current-therapy-groups for more information.

The Writing Center offers English Language Support (writingcenter.unc.edu/esl) for international students and scholars as well as dissertation boot camps (writingcenter.unc.edu/dissertation-boot-camp) for doctoral students to connect with others working on dissertations.

University Career Services (UCS) provides support from early career planning to job search skills. UCS offers career-specific networking nights and career panels, as well as a listserv featuring articles and positions of specific interest to graduate and professional students. Visit careers.unc.edu/students/graduate-students for more information.