Tar Heel traditions

Carolina is filled with traditions 鈥 some that date back for decades and others that are new 鈥 that students cherish today.

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230 years of public service

UNC-Chapel Hill is at the heart of what鈥檚 next, preparing talented students from different perspectives and life experiences to become creators, explorers, entrepreneurs and leaders. Tar 乐播传媒 develop a voice for critical thought and the courage to guide change.

Carolina鈥檚 nationally recognized teaching, groundbreaking research and dedication to public service continue a legacy that began when the University was chartered in 1789 and opened to students four years later.

  • 1stand only public university in the United States to award degrees in the 18th century.
  • No. 4public school in the country in U.S. News & World Report's 2024 Best Colleges rankings.
  • 61national championships won by the Tar 乐播传媒

Meet a Tar Heel

  • Rami Darawsheh jumping in lab room while wearing Commencement robes.

    Public health senior studies brain cancer treatments

    Rami Darawsheh affirmed his interest in medicine working with researchers in the schools of medicine and pharmacy.

  • A student, Heather Norland, posing for a photo near the Old Well on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.

    She sees a future in optometry

    A Blue Sky Scholarship helped junior Heather Norland follow her dream without taking on a financial burden.

  • For decades, Rick Luettich, the director of the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, has been building better systems to protect the coast from environmental hazards and extreme weather events.

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Must-see UNC

Check out photos and videos capturing the Tar Heel experience
  1. The Music of Rahsaan Barber

    Hill Hall

    Mon, June 2407:00 pm

  2. Meet with a CAPTRUST Financial Advisor

    Administrative Office Building, Human Resources

    Mon, July 108:00 am

  3. Illustration of a laptop with icons representing text, illustration, photo-editing and art apps.

    GenAI 101

    Robert B. House Undergrad Library

    Mon, July 1512:00 pm

  4. Playmakers Theater

    The Prom

    PlayMakers Repertory Company

    Wed, July 1707:30 pm