family posing at the Old Well

Carolina Family Weekend

Carolina Family Weekend 2022:

Friday, October 7 - Sunday, October 9     


Registration for ticketed events & t-shirts closed at midnight on 9/22, but you may still join and attend free events!

See our schedule here for events marked free (F).


This weekend is sponsored by New Student & Family Programs in collaboration with over 30 campus and community partners.  

See our growing list of free & ticketed events*: 

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 - Stay up-to-date on communications on this website and Heel Life, viewing the schedule at

Families - Stay up-to-date by visiting this website and making sure you're signed up for the UNC Family Experience portal at Keep tabs on the schedule and plan out what you will visit when you are on campus and in Chapel Hill. 

Registered Student Organizations & University Offices - If you are hosting an event or participating in any way, then get ready to welcome families to your spaces and have fun! Should you have questions for the office, email us at

*This Family Weekend is an away football game and includes a Watch Party.