Schedule of Events
*Carolina Family Weekend 2023 events will be featured late summer. Until then, check out our 2022 program below!
Click the links below to view the schedule for each day of Carolina Family Weekend. Some events required advanced registration, ticket purchase, or fee. These events will be marked with an "$" and/or an "R". Some events are free to attend and/or do not require additional registration. These events are marked with "F". Events that are led by New Student & Family Programs are marked with "NSFP".
Continue to check-back as events continue to be added!
- F - Free
- R - Registration required
- $ - Fee or Ticket purchase required
- NSFP - New Student & Family Program event
Here are two resources that can help you navigate UNC-Chapel Hill:
- An interactive and searchable map - maps.unc.edu
- A printable map - Click HERE
Places of Interest
The National Panhellenic Council (NPHC) Legacy Plaza
The Fraternity and Sorority Life Office invites everyone to visit the newly constructed UNC NPHC Legacy Plaza celebrating the nine National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternities and sororities. Of the nine, eight have chartered on Carolina’s campus and have been positively impacting UNC and the surrounding communities since 1973.
The Ackland Art Museum (F)
- Location: 101 S. Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
- Friday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Since 1958, Ackland has been one of North Carolina’s most important cultural resources. Located on the edge of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s campus, the Ackland provides experiences that spark insight into ourselves, each other and the world. Explore the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits on your own or on a guided tour, and check out the museum’s numerous special events and public programming.
The Carolina Basketball Museum (F)
- Location: The Ground Floor of the Ernie Williamson Athletic Center
The Carolina Basketball Museum, located on the ground floor of the Ernie Williamson Athletic Center, celebrates the rich history of the University of North Carolina men's basketball program.
The Coker Arboretum (F)
- Location: Coker Arboretum is located on the corner of Cameron Avenue and Raleigh Street in Chapel Hill. Click here for Google Maps directions. Metered parking is available nearby and around downtown Chapel Hill.
- Open everyday dawn to dust, 365 days each year
Serene walking paths take you past wildflowers and trees in this 5-acre gem on the UNC campus. Rest on one of several open lawns, or take a seat on a shady bench. Coker Arboretum changes with the seasons: from spring blooms to summer greenery and fall color to winter trees, there’s always something to see.
UNC Visitors Center self-guided tours (F)
- The UNC Visitors Center has many resources to help guests learn about our campus, including self-guided tours.
- Explore campus at your own pace using the online, interactive Visitors Guide: visitorsguide.unc.edu/unc-visitors-guide
Chapel Hill's Murals & Public Art - Self-Guided Tours (F)
- Location: Downtown Chapel Hill
- Click HERE for the Walking Map
- Click HERE for more information about Chapel Hill Arts and its Murals
Take a self-guided walking tour of the colorful murals painted by artist Michael Brown and other artists with the Chapel Hill Downtown Walking Map created by Go! Chapel Hill Active Living by Design (click the website above). The town of Chapel Hill has a growing indoor and outdoor permanent collection now totaling over 150 works of art in a variety of media. Visit Chapel Hill Arts for details. To learn more about Michael Brown and his work, see the video HERE.