UNC-Chapel Hill ranks 5th among public universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, once again ranks among the very best universities and colleges in the nation. A leading public research university committed to making its high-quality education accessible and affordable, UNC-Chapel Hill placed fifth among national public universities for the 17th straight year, according to… Read more »

Carolina Conversations focuses on First Amendment

Chancellor Carol L. Folt said the dream for Carolina Conversations, now in its third year, was to create a place on campus where members of the community could quickly convene to talk about the issues of the day that mattered most to them. Folt made those remarks at the first Carolina Conversations of the academic… Read more »

Celebrating an ‘entirely new act’

Chancellor Carol L. Folt called PlayMakers Repertory Company and the department of dramatic art “part of the soul that makes UNC-Chapel Hill the leading public university in America.” On Monday, Folt announced a $12 million gift to PlayMakers and the department of dramatic art that will significantly increase the University’s performing arts programming by expanding… Read more »

Message from University leadership on DACA

Dear Campus Community: We are deeply disappointed and saddened by President Trump’s decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This change in federal policy is contrary to our own and Carolina’s heartfelt commitment to all members of our community, and it opens questions and concerns for students, their families, friends and others…. Read more »

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on outside speaker

Dear Campus Community: Because of serious concerns about campus safety, I have declined a request from the National Policy Institute to rent space for Richard Spencer to speak on campus. I made this decision after consultation with UNC Police and local and state law enforcement agencies who have thoroughly assessed the risks such an event… Read more »

Message from University leadership on Hurricane Harvey

Dear Campus Community: Over the past few days, we have watched the catastrophic flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey along the Texas coast grow even worse, and our hearts ache for those who are suffering. In North Carolina, we know all too well these difficulties. It was just a year ago that our state experienced flooding… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on possible rally

Dear Campus Community: We are writing to let you know we are aware of a possible rally at the Confederate Monument, better known as Silent Sam, tomorrow evening, Tuesday, Aug. 22. The rally is being promoted by groups not affiliated with Carolina but we realize this event may garner interest among those on our campus…. Read more »

Off to a great start

A diverse crowd of new students cheer at the convocation ceremony.

The largest first-year class in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s history, the Class of 2021 is already an accomplished group. They are veterans, community leaders and activists. They’re champion student-athletes, entrepreneurs and innovators. But as the new wave of Carolina students filled Carmichael Arena to begin the next chapter of their lives,… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on recent events

Dear Campus Community: At this time of year, I am normally writing to our community, many of you for the first time, welcoming you to campus and sharing my excitement about the opportunities that await you. I will be doing that in the coming days, and taking as many opportunities as possible to meet and… Read more »

A continuity of people – and purpose

The University Board of Trustees on July 27 elected a new chair and five current trustees began new four-year terms along with newcomer Richard Stevens, a former trustee who previously served as board chair. Chancellor Carol L. Folt echoed the words of Mark D. Martin, the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court who… Read more »