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3 College Senior

Facilities: Beautiful campus, but old buildings and need update

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Students here are very confident in themselves and passionate for their school. The Tar Heel community acts as a bond that holds people together no matter where they came from or where they are going.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: All of the facilities on campus are great to use. Some areas may need more at some points of time during the day.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 17th
    Best Library
  • 21st
    Best Performance Venues
  • 28th
    Best Athletic Facilities
  • 41st
    Best Student Centers
  • 81st
    Greenest Campuses

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kavita Gupta
Austin, Texas
Grad Year
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Carolina's facilities are unparalleled whether you are talking about the gyms and green areas or those of the more studious variety like the libraries. In line with the rigor of student academics is the emphasis UNC places on maintaining top--of-the-line facilities for students to use. Students have access to libraries that boast thousands of books on every subject, and if a certain book isn't availalble, it can be requested. Students also have access to group study areas to enable a more collaborative learning atmosphere. The gyms on campus are stocked with the best and newest equipment to keep that Freshman 15 far away. There are indoor and outdoor Olympic-size swimming pools for those hot summer days and many basketball, tennis, and volleyball courts all across campus. 

There are also theatre and entertainment facilities, such as Playmakers, where students can hold and watch shows. Campus Y is also an integral part of campus life, and it helps to promote many projects that make use of the school's abundant facilities and is a great way for students to get involved. There are also great green areas for students to bask in the beautiful weather, participate in a game of ultimate Frisbee, or just hang out with friends. The campus is kept in pristine condition thanks to respectful students and the emphasis kept by administrators.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
729 acres
Student Centers
F. P. Graham Student Union
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
  • Davis Library
  • Undergraduate Library
  • Wilson Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • The Pit
  • The Quad
  • Student Union
  • The Wall
  • The Yard
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
Yes, there are plenty to choose from-the Daily Grind inside Student Stores, Alpine Bagel Shop in the Student Union, and Starbucks in Rams Head Dining Hall.
Movie Theater on Campus
In the student union
School Slang
  • Down South: South Campus
  • Frat Court: The area between fraternity houses where frat parties are held
  • The New Union: The newer student union
  • The Old Union: The old student union next to the new student union
  • The Pit: The area between Lenoir and Student Stores where clubs set up tables and advertise their upcoming events
  • The Quad: The lawn between class buildings where students tan, read, study, play Frisbee, and sometimes where classes meet on a nice day
  • RA: Resident Adviser
  • RD: Resident Director
  • SA: Summer Adviser or Assistant
  • UL: The Undergraduate Library, where a lot of undergrads go to study, use computers and printers, etc.
  • Up North: North Campus
  • Upper Quad: Area on North Campus between residence halls where students lay out, read, study, play Frisbee
  • The Wall: The wall surrounding Top of Lenoir where many students chat with friends
  • Halloween on Franklin Street: Every year, thousands of people from Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, and other areas of the state come to Franklin Street to celebrate Halloween. Even if you don't like to dress up and join in all the Halloween festivities, at least go to Franklin Street and laugh at everyone else.
  • Holi Moli: Each year in March, Hindus and Sikhs hold a celebration called Holi Moli to mark the beginning of spring. Participants wear white, gather together, and throw water and packets of colored powder on each other.
  • Message Board: Students often paint the message board in the Pit to advertise their club's upcoming events.
  • Rushing Franklin: As mentioned before, UNC students are known to rush to Franklin Street after a big basketball win. The largest rushes are usually when we win the NCAA Championship. This is also likely after a Duke-Carolina win, whether home or away. It's an experience nonetheless-there are bon fires and fans running crazy.
  • Streaking: UNC students have created a strange tradition of streaking through libraries and the Pit around finals time. You're likely to see some streakers before you graduate from UNC.
  • Tar Heel Town: Before every football game, "Tar Heel Town" is created on the quad. Kids and Chapel Hill locals who are fans of UNC football get a chance to meet and chat with Carolina football players.
Urban Legends
  • Every time a virgin walks by Silent Sam his gun fires.
  • If a man and woman sit next to each other on the loveseat in McCorkle Place, they will marry each other.
  • Michael Jordan wanted to purchase a house for UNC's Omegas.
  • Students who drink from the old well on the first day of class will get a 4.0.
Favorite Things To Do
Students enjoy catching a movie in various halls brought by CUAB or playing pickup games of basketball or ultimate Frisbee. Students enjoy catching a movie in various halls brought by CUAB.
Student Newspaper
The Daily Tar Heel
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
UNC has more than 600 clubs and organizations. There are also opportunities to start clubs that the school might not have, and applying for official university recognition of a club is fairly straightforward, consisting of only a few short forms. The University has made it quite easy for students to explore their passions and interests.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Model UN
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Opera
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Student-run film society
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: Yes
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 90 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 5 responses

  • 42% Halloween on Franklin Street
  • 25% Rushing Franklin
  • 25% Beat dook week
  • 8% Holi Moli
  • 0% Streaking
  • 0% Message Board
  • 0% Tar Heel Town

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 5 responses

  • 45% The Quad
  • 27% The Pit
  • 18% Student Union
  • 9% The Yard
  • 0% The Wall

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 6 responses

  • 50% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 33% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 17% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 0% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 100 responses

  • 2% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 10% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 36% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 52% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 75 responses

  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 5% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 29% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 65% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 71% Hang out in the quad
  • 14% Browse in the bookshop.
  • 14% Hang out in the bottom of Lenoir



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