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Resources for Recently Admitted Students

Planning Your Visit:

Many recently admitted students visit SILS between the months of January through March, since this is when the majority of Fall admissions decisions are released by SILS, but the school welcomes visitors year round. We suggest you avoid coming during the first two weeks of school, Fall or Spring Break, University holidays, during final exams or Commencement as these times tend to be very busy for both students, faculty and staff. Please pay attention to the academic calendar which is available on the Registrar’s Office website under Academic Calendars.

We will try to accommodate your visit request as best as we can. We can usually arrange that you meet with a member of our Student Services Staff who will gladly answer any questions you might have and show you around Manning Hall.

Additional requests we are able to accommodate include:

  • Attending a class
  • Meeting with a faculty member
  • Lunch or coffee with a current student

To arrange your visit, contact Lara Bailey at (919) 962-7601 or

UNC Visitor’s Center

  • Sign up for a Campus Tour led by current UNC graduate students! A tour of campus is a great way to learn about the UNC campus and it’s history.

Visitor Parking:

The University and the Town of Chapel Hill own lots that are within walking distance of campus and several are close to Manning Hall including the Morehead Planetarium Lot, Rams Head Lot, and the Rosemary Street Parking Deck.

UNC Visitor Parking

Town of Chapel Hill Public Parking

Area Transportation:

The Triangle area has great public transportation that can get you practically anywhere you want to go.

Public Transportation

Chapel Hill Transit: FREE transportation throughout the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro

Triangle Transit Authority: Provides transportation between Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and serves Research Triangle Park and Raleigh-Raleigh Durham International Airport and is reasonably priced.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Raleigh-Durham International Airport is approximately 20 minutes from Chapel Hill. RDU is served by many of the major airlines including Air Canada, AirTran American Airlines, Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest, United, and US Airways. Many flights from RDU connect to other major US cities.

Airport Shuttles

GoTriangle connects UNC to RDU Airport

RDU Ground Transportation Resources

Visitor Information:

The Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau provides information about Chapel Hill and the surrounding county. The visitors bureau is a great resource for finding out about local attractions, lodging, festivals, must-sees, and more.

Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau