Register for Orientation!

New Student & Family Orientation Registration is now open! Find more details about first-year orientation dates, first-year FAQ's & first-year orientation fees on our website.

Your Fall 2023 Family Program Dates!

Mark your calendars and join us this fall! First up, the Family Football Experience: Saturday, October 7, 2023. More information will be announced this summer, including ticket & pre-game tailgate details. Tickets will be sold via lottery. Later this fall, Carolina Family Weekend: Friday, October 27-Sunday, October 29, 2023. A weekend highlighting Carolina's academics, arts, music, […]

Coming Soon: Fall 2023 Family Program Dates

The 2023 UNC Football schedule has been announced! This means many are excited about the games, AND all the fun programming that happens on campus. This includes the Family Football Experience and Carolina Family Weekend. In the coming weeks, we will be deciding on dates for both of those programs. To stay updated, please check […]

How Parents Can Support a Student Who Transfers to a New College or Starts in the Spring

Maybe your student decided to take a “gap” semester or maybe they went elsewhere for a semester/term, but it wasn’t a good fit. Whatever the reason, your student will most likely be one of a small group of students starting mid-year at their institution. For students who took a gap semester, this is their first […]

AMA with the Office of Scholarships & Student Aid

On October 17, 2022, we spent some time featuring guests from the Office Scholarships & Student Aid at UNC-Chapel Hill, while they fielded many questions from families of current students. Watch the video at or listen here:

AMA about Transfer Student Success

On August 11, 2022, we sat down with Luke Fayard, Coordinator for Transfer Students from the Center for Student Success. He helped families get better acquainted with his role, and all of the resources UNC-Chapel Hill can offer transfer students. Watch the video at or listen below.

A Chat with Carolina Housing and Off-Campus Student Life

On August 4, 2022, we sat down with Allan Blattner, Executive Director of Carolina Housing, and Aaron Bachenheimer, Ph.D., Executive Director of Off-Campus Student Life & Community Involvement. They helped families get the real scoop on what new and continuing students can expect when moving and living on or off-campus at UNC-Chapel Hill. Watch the […]

Listen to the Family Virtual Chats Podcast

If you prefer listening to news and information while you're on the road, on the train, or maybe while doing some chores, then checkout our recent Family Virtual Chat in podcast form! We spoke with experts from the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life on what families of Carolina students should know about this community […]

Carolina Launches Heels Care Network

New website to serve as central hub for mental health and well-being resources for campus community.  On Feb. 9, 2022, UNC-Chapel Hill launched the Heels Care Network website at, which Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz first announced was in development in October 2021. The website will serve as a hub for mental health and well-being resources available […]

Six Steps to Help You and Your College Student Proactively Address Your Worries

by Vicki Nelson In our last post we shared some of the information gathered in the latest parental survey conducted by the College Parents of America organization. Among the statistics gathered as part of this survey, nearly 24% of parents expressed concern that their student will be successful in college and will complete their degree on time. That’s […]

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