Carolina Family Weekend

Carolina Family Weekend 22 Save The DateCarolina Family Weekend 2022

Save the date for Carolina Family Weekend which will take place Friday, October 7 - Sunday, October 9, 2022. This weekend is sponsored by New Student & Family Programs in collaboration with over 30 campus and community partners.  

Please note: This weekend is an away football game, and will include:  

  • UNC vs Miami Football Game Watch Party  
  • Annual Family Meeting with University Leadership
  • Academic & Center Open Houses 
  • Focus on the Arts @ Carolina  
  • Chapel Hill & Franklin Street - FestiFall 
  • Tar Heel fall sports home games  
  • & Much more! 

What is Carolina Family Weekend?

Carolina Family Weekend is full of tradition and excitement and we are seeking to maintain these in new and safe ways. It is a wonderful time for families to reconnect with their student(s), meet other Carolina families, and connect with faculty and staff. There are exciting programs and events to explore and enjoy all within the vibrant, Carolina community in regulation with safety and distancing guidelines. 

What can I do to get ready for Carolina Family Weekend?

Students - A preliminary schedule of events will be shared in late July 2022 and registration will open late summer.  Stay up-to-date on communications on this website and Heel Life, at our student-centric site for events, organizations, and involvement at UNC. The schedule will be share on Heel Life once it is launched!

Families - A preliminary schedule of events will be shared in late July 2022 and registration will open late summer. You should also stay up-to-date by visiting this website and making sure you're signed up for the UNC Family Experience portal at Like students, families will be able to see the event schedule on Heel Life once available.

Registered Student Organizations & University Offices - We invite you to submit programs and events to the Carolina Family Weekend schedule. Review the CFW 2022 Program Submission Guide for more details and instructions on how to share your event with us and Carolina families!

                                   2022 Family Football Experience 

Are you still interested in attending a Tar Heel home football game next season?  

In partnership with Carolina Athletics, we will pilot the first Family Football Experience on Saturday, October 1.  

This opportunity will include a pre-game meal and game ticket package.  

More information regarding this event will be available early summer once football season ticket sales conclude and the Ticket Office knows how many packages will be available for Carolina families.