Carolina Families

Good communication with parents and families has been a vital component in providing the highest quality student experience at Carolina. New Student & Family Programs serves as a communication link between family members of undergraduate students and the University.

All parents and family members with undergraduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill are able to access the New Student & Family Programs office. Members of the Association receive a variety of programs, and services at no additional cost. These programs and services are made possible by generous parents and families who donate to the Carolina Parents Fund. Parents and family members of the Carolina Parents Council (the leadership group representing Carolina families) work to improve communication and outreach efforts between the University and Carolina families.

Access to New Student & Family Programs

Carolina families may access the office by visiting us, calling or emailing us with your questions.

Call: 919-962-8304

Stay Informed with the UNC Family Experience

Visit the UNC Family Experience online portal to subscribe to email newsletters, alert information, and an always-on portal with lots of family-orientated Carolina information.

The Annual Kick-Off Meeting

The Carolina families annual meeting, which kicks off Carolina Family Weekend each year, is hosted by the Carolina Parents Council and sponsored by New Student & Family Programs and Student Affairs. Carolina families indicate that this is the perfect time to learn about the latest campus updates, attend special programs with University administrators and staff, and win one semester of free in-state tuition while having an exciting and fun time just sharing the Carolina experience with their student.

Carolina Family Weekend

Family members can learn more about their student’s experience firsthand during Carolina Family Weekend, an annual event each fall. Attending Carolina Family Weekend is an easy and enjoyable way to stay informed about campus life and opportunities for your student. Carolina Family Weekend provides an opportunity to spend quality family time together, explore campus, experience the many talents of Carolina’s students, and learn about the daily routine of your student. In addition, campus administrators, faculty, and staff enjoy this opportunity to welcome our Carolina families to campus.

The University welcomes family involvement and feedback. We encourage you to be an active partner in your student’s Carolina experience!

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