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About UNC

As the first public university, Carolina is nationally recognized for its innovative teaching and groundbreaking research. Since the university first began enrolling students in 1795, UNC has continued to prepare students to become creators, explorers, innovators, and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world.


About the Town of Chapel Hill

For two centuries, the Town of Chapel Hill has supported Carolina and has been a critical partner in the University’s mission to serve our state, nation, and world through teaching, research, and public service. Carolina is proud to be located in this Southern Part of Heaven. Our campus, our town, and our people are all part of the mystique that makes students call Chapel Hill “home” for four years — or for a lifetime. Chapel Hill routinely ranks as one of the best college towns and best places to live in the United States — a reputation guided by the diverse social, cultural, and professional opportunities that flow between the campus and town. From live music and eclectic dining to quiet trails and parks, discover more about Chapel Hill. [source]

Chapel Hill has many events and attractions appealing for all ages:

Chapel Hill is also home to many restaurants within walking distance of the Carolina Inn:

Visit UNC’s campus attractions webpage or Chapel Hill’s webpage for more information.