Spring Family Day FAQ's


How is Spring Family Day different than Carolina Family Weekend?

Our goal for Spring Family Day is to encourage Carolina families to visit their student ahead of a busy exam season and experience some of what Carolina's campus has to offer together. Unlike our fall Carolina Family Weekend, there won't be any central event and we'll offer just a handful of events and encourage you to explore other Places of Interest nearby.

How do I register for Spring Family Day?

There is no general registration for Spring Family Day 2024. To register for the Family Movie Night or to buy a t-shirt, visit the UNC Family Experience Portal!

What are Places of Interest around campus?

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 (Free)

  • Location: 101 S. Columbia Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • Friday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • ackland.org/

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 (Free)

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 (Free)

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 (Free)

  • 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 (Free)

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 website for more.

When and where do I pick up tickets & t-shirts for Spring Family Day?

For t-shirt pre-orders & Family Movie Night tickets, be on the lookout for communication on pick-up location. For all other events, your tickets will be e-mailed directly to you (including UNC Baseball, the Morehead Planetarium Shows, PlayMakers Shows). Tickets for the Brunch at Chase Dining Hall can be purchased as available, at the door.

I am no longer able to attend Spring Family Day – are refunds available?

All Spring Family Day fees are NON-refundable. Please review your own calendar and reservation carefully before completing your payment – once you submit your reservation and payment, you acknowledge that you are responsible for the associated cost and are liable for fees even if you do not attend.

Have a family discussion about potential scheduling conflicts before making a registering and buying tickets. You are welcome to give your event tickets to another family.

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