Carolina Family Weekend

Carolina Family Weekend

Carolina Family Weekend 2020

New Student & Family Programs is excited to announce that Carolina Family Weekend 2020 will take place Friday, September 25 - Sunday, September 27, in conjunction with the Carolina vs. Georgia Tech football game.  We recognize that this date is adjacent to Yom Kippur, which begins at sunset on Sunday, September 27. We are working in partnership with North Carolina Hillel to ensure that all families are able to observe locally and/or participate in the weekend and travel home to observe.

As more details become available, we will update this page with additional information such as registration, parking information, and a full schedule of events. 

Online registration for Carolina Family Weekend 2020 will open in August- a limited number of tickets will be available for various events, including the football game, Saturday BBQ, and Sunday brunches. If you are interested in attending these events, we encourage you to register as soon as possible once online registration opens as these events are very popular among our families and sell out quickly. We will send another announcement once online registration for Carolina Family Weekend 2020 has opened.

In the past, hotels have booked very quickly on the weekend of Carolina Family Weekend. If you are hoping to attend Carolina Family Weekend 2020 and require hotel accommodations, we encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible as this will be a busy weekend in the Chapel Hill area. For more information about local hotels, please visit the local hotels tab on our website

If you have any questions or if New Student & Family Programs can be of any assistance to you or your student, please feel free to email us at or give us a call at (919) 962-8304. We are available by phone Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., EST.

We look forward to another wonderful, fun-filled weekend for our Tar Heels and their families - please mark your calendar to join us in Chapel Hill for Carolina Family Weekend 2020!

Carolina Family Weekend is full of tradition and excitement. 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.