Messages

2022

January

Return to campus reminders

A message from the chancellor: Welcome back to campus

A message from the chancellor: Celebrating a campaign milestone and honoring the generosity of others

Showing grace and goodwill: A message from Chancellor Guskiewicz

University leadership provides a COVID-19 update

A message from the chancellor: Building relationships across the Carolina community

February

A message from the chancellor: Thank you to our health care workers

A message from the chancellor: Building a diverse community of excellence

A message from the chancellor: Standing at the center of democracy

A message from the chancellor: Measuring impact

March

COVID-19 update on mask requirement and testing changes

Message from University leadership on Elaine Westbrooks

A message from the chancellor: Reflecting on two years

A message about Terry Magnuson, vice chancellor for research

Raul Reis named Hussman School of Journalism and Media dean

A message from the chancellor: Reflections on Ukraine

A message from the chancellor on Carolina Engagement Week

A message from the chancellor: Tonight’s Sweet 16 games

April

A message from the chancellor on Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

A message from the chancellor: Arts Everywhere and the ties we need

A message from the chancellor: Our students

Vice Chancellor for Development David Routh to step down at the end of the Campaign for Carolina

Happy LDOC, Tar Heels

May

A message from Chancellor Guskiewicz: Commencement 2022

Janet Guthmiller named dean of the Adams School of Dentistry

Valerie Howard named dean of the School of Nursing

A message from the chancellor: Hortense McClinton and Henry Owl

Brian James named chief of UNC Police

James W.C. White named College of Arts & Sciences dean

 A message from the chancellor: Living up to our ideals

June

A message from the chancellor: Collaborating to serve our state

Nancy Messonnier named dean of Gillings School of Global Public Health

A message from the chancellor: The impact of Carolina’s global work

Stanley C. Ahalt named inaugural dean of School of Data Science and Society

July

August

A message from the chancellor: The University’s role in political discourse

A message from the chancellor: James Cates Memorial

A message from the chancellor: Happy FDOC tar heels

A message from the chancellor: We are built to do hard things

A message from the chancellor: A special HBCU football weekend

September

A Message from the chancellor: Carolina Community Academy

The impact of generations of Tar Heels: A message from Chancellor Guskiewicz

A message from the chancellor: Randall Kenan

Doug Shackelford, dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, retires

A message from campus leadership: Protecting safety on campus and in the community

A message from the chancellor: More than one path to success

A message from the chancellor: Building a more resilient North Carolina

October

Join us for University Day

A message from Chancellor Guskiewicz: Lessons from Laurie Hernandez

A message from University leaders on upcoming campus climate survey

A message from the chancellor: Carolina’s research impact

A message from the chancellor: On the road again with the Tar Heel Bus Tour ‘22

Op-ed: What we want the Supreme Court to know about race and admissions

A message from the chancellor: Diversity is essential to our democracy

November

A message from the chancellor: Vote on Election Day

A message from the chancellor: The Honor Rolls of this Nation

A message from the Chancellor: A historic campaign for carolina

A message from the chancellor: Happy LDOC Tar Heels

Michael Andreasen named vice chancellor for development

December

A message from the chancellor: Naming the search committee for the next dean

A message from the chancellor: Legacy takes time

Happy Holidays from Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz

Michelle Bolas steps down as executive director for Innovate Carolina and chief innovation officer

2021

January

University leaders provide COVID-19 update, announce spring semester adjustments

University leaders announce plan to address budget challenges

Welcome to the spring semester

Inauguration Day 2021: Promoting democracy through Carolina Next

February

Message from University leaders on last night and in-person undergraduate classes

Chancellor Guskiewicz provides updates on wellness days, Carolina’s testing program and COVID-19 Community Standards

Message about UNC System settlement

Judith Cone, vice chancellor for innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development, to retire in April

Message from campus leaders on diversity, equity and inclusion training

March

Important COVID-19 Vaccine Update for Employees and Students 

Spring Commencement update

Invitation to Carolina’s COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall

COVID-19 update: Planning for fall 2021

Supporting the Asian American community

Nate Knuffman named vice chancellor for Finance and Operations and chief financial officer

COVID-19 Update: Testing program, vaccines and fall planning

Carolina invites the community to submit names for buildings on campus

April

Campus update on Arts Everywhere, vaccines and fall planning

Chancellor Guskiewicz and Provost Blouin provide and update on the summer and fall 2021

Alison Friedman named executive and artistic director for Carolina Performing Arts

Supporting our community

Guidance on returning to campus

Statement from Chancellor Guskiewicz on planned Apple campus in North Carolina

May

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Robert A. Blouin to step down by the end of this calendar year

Happy LDOC 2021, Tar Heels!

Looking back and to the future

COVID-19 Update: Summer updates for our COVID-19 Community Standards

June

Leah Cox named Carolina’s vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer

Provost search committee and achievements from the year

Message from campus leaders on Sibby Anderson-Thompkins

COVID-19 Update: Revised Community Standards Effective July 12

July

Message from Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz about Carolina’s True North

Statement from UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz on Nikole Hannah-Jones

‘Welcome back’

August

COVID-19 Update: New Action Items on Vaccination and Testing for Carolina Community

School of Nursing Dean Nena Peragallo Montano retiring

Susan King to conclude her service as dean of the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media

Happy FDOC Fall 2021

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on the first week of classes

A message from the Chancellor: My favorite place on campus

Terry Rhodes, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, to retire at the end of the academic year

September

A message from the Chancellor: Our commitment to a safer Carolina and serving North Carolina’s 100 counties

Message from the chancellor on Joel Curran

News on the Faith Hedgepeth investigation

A message from the chancellor: Our commitment to affordability and belonging

Gillings School of Global Public Health Dean Barbara K. Rimer to step down

A message from the chancellor: Confronting antisemitism in our world

October

A message from the chancellor: IDEAs in Action

COVID-19 Update: Federal Vaccine Requirement for Employees

Join us for a Mental Health Summit on Nov. 15

A message from the chancellor: Reflections from the AAU conference and a partnership commitment

November

A message from the Chancellor: the importance of bridging divides

A message from the chancellor: Caring for veterans and our community

A message from the chancellor: From big ideas to bold solutions

A message from the chancellor: The joys of Thanksgiving

December

A message from the chancellor: Honoring Hortense McClinton and Henry Owl

Chris Clemens named executive vice chancellor and provost

Rachelle Feldman named vice provost for enrollment

Keep the Spark of Curiosity: A message from Chancellor Guskiewicz

Omicron variant and new spring testing requirements

Plans for the spring 2022 semester

2020

January

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on fostering diversity and inclusion

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on the 2020 Summit on Safety and Belonging

February

Message from campus leaders on interim chief diversity officer

Message from campus leaders on dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

March

Update from campus leaders on coronavirus (March 4, 2020)

Update from campus leaders on coronavirus (March 9, 2020)

Campus leaders provide operational updates for spring semester

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on Carolina’s coronavirus response

Message from campus leaders on reducing campus operations

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on postponing Commencement

Message from campus leaders on emergency grading accommodation

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on the Carolina community rising to the challenge

Message from campus leaders on social distancing

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on the Carolina community making a difference

Campus leaders announce preliminary plans for housing and dining services refunds

April

Carolina launches COVID-19 Student Care Hub

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on remote learning and the new student care hub

Message from campus leaders on Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

Updates from Chancellor Guskiewicz

A Senior Week Greeting to the Class of 2020

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on the final week of classes

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on celebrating our Carolina Heroes

May

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on the end of a historic semester

A graduation message from Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz

Amy Johnson to serve as Carolina’s next vice chancellor for student affairs

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on Carolina’s dedicated employees

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on returning to campus

Message from campus leaders on events in Minneapolis

June

Message from campus leaders on Carolina’s commitment to ‘Build Our Community Together’

Provost Blouin to lead Roadmap for Fall 2020 implementation

UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees lifts renaming moratorium

July

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on adhering to Carolina’s community standards

Thanking Carolina’s researchers

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on Jonathan Pruitt

Message from University leaders on the new Carolina Ready Safety App

A different look and feel

August

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on letter from the Orange County Health Department

Chancellor Guskiewicz welcomes students to the fall semester

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on new interim vice chancellor for Finance and Operations

Message from University leaders on important changes for Fall 2020 Roadmap

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on the transition to remote instruction

Message for faculty and staff as Carolina transitions to remote instruction

University leaders announce important academic updates

September

Mike Piehler named Carolina’s chief sustainability officer

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on fall updates and looking ahead to spring

Message from Chancellor Guskiewicz on spring planning and the Campus and Community Advisory Committee

Invitation to participate in UNC System survey

Message about Steve Farmer, vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions

October

Recognizing World Mental Health Day

Spring calendar and Winter Commencement updates

University leaders provide an update on spring 2021

Thank you, Carolina employees

November

Caring for our community

Update on Build our Community Together: Announcing a year-long study on 50-year anniversary of James Cates murder

Year-end message from Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz

Introducing the Carolina Together Testing Program

December

Carolina announces the Staff Advisory Committee to the Chancellor

2019

February

Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz on leading Carolina

March

Message from Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz on Christchurch, New Zealand

Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz on last weekend’s incident on campus

Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz about racist actions on campus on Sunday

April

Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz on Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz on anti-Semitic posters found in Davis Library

Statement from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz on Gaza conference on campus

Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz on Campus Safety Commission

Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz on Sri Lanka

Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz on synagogue shooting

Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz on UNC Charlotte shooting 

May

Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz and Provost Bob Blouin on Felicia Washington

Statement from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz on Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

July

Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz and Provost Bob Blouin on Emil Kang

Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz and Provost Blouin on Christi Hurt

August

Message from University leaders on free speech laws and policies

Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz on new general counsel

Update on Diversity and Inclusion from Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz

Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz on the start of academic year

Message from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz on new assistant vice chancellor and chief of UNC Police

September

Message from Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz about Hurricane Dorian

Update on diversity and inclusion from Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz

Message from Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz about campus safety

October

Message from Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz on new vice chancellor for institutional integrity and risk management

Message from University leaders on Association of American Universities’ Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct

November

Message from Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz on Clery Act review

Message from Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz on agreement with U.S. Department of Education

Message from Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz on Confederate Monument settlement

December

Message from Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz on Board of Governors settlement

Message from Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz about concerns about the Confederate Monument

Message from Kevin M. Guskiewicz on becoming Carolina’s 12th chancellor