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Life at UNC: Graduate Student Perspective Brought to you by the G raduate and P rofessional S tudent F ederation. Welcome to UNC!. UNC first chartered in 1789; opened in January 1795 Graduate education began in 1876

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Life at UNC: Graduate Student Perspective

Brought to you by the

Graduate and Professional Student Federation

welcome to unc
Welcome to UNC!
  • UNC first chartered in 1789; opened in January 1795
  • Graduate education began in 1876
  • 8,000 graduate students, 2,300 professional students, 17,500 undergraduates
  • 107 master’s, 74 doctorate and 4 professional degree programs currently offered
student activities
Student Activities
  • 616 student groups on campus
  • GPSF – provide Travel Grants, University Research Day, social events, volunteer events, appropriations to departments
  • LGBTQ Center in SASB North; [email protected]; Terry Phoenix – Director
  • Diversity events through Graduate School – Alan Kendrick
  • Women’s Center – women’s issues, parenting/child care needs
athletic events
Athletic Events
  • All campus sporting events are free! (paid for by enormous student fees)
  • Most games simply require a student ID to attend
  • Some football and all basketball games require registration through on-line lottery; see www.unc.edu/caa
  • Spouses can attend games at a reduced rate (policy currently undergoing changes)
recreation centers
Recreation Centers
  • Two rec center locations: Student Rec Center on South Rd. and Ram’s Head
    • Basketball courts, cardio and weight equipment, indoor track, climbing wall, classes
  • Fetzer Gym: basketball, fencing, wrestling, squash, racquetball, climbing wall
  • Fields and courts available around campus
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • Outdoor Education Division: Challenge course and expeditions throughout NC
  • campusrec.unc.edu
intramurals club sports
Intramurals/Club Sports
  • Lots of IMs offered: flag football, soccer, softball, disc golf, kickball, sports trivia, Baggo (AKA cornhole), Texas Hold’em
  • Men, women, and co-rec teams available
  • Over 50 active sports clubs
  • Attend Fall Fest on August 17 or Sport Club Membership Drive to join
  • campusrec.unc.edu
transportation
Transportation
  • Chapel Hill buses are free!
    • www.townofchapelhill.org
    • Park and Ride permits available through UNC Department of Public Safety
    • Point 2 Point available after hours on campus
    • Emergency and disability services available
  • Triangle Transit Authority is free to students
  • Zipcar, biking are good options in Chapel Hill/Carrboro; biking/pedestrian maps available
  • About 700 parking permits for GS available on-campus through lottery (register in April/May)
welcome to the triangle
Welcome to the Triangle!
  • The “Triangle” is formed by Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh
  • Population of about 1.4 million people in the eight county area
  • The “Triad” is formed by Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point
housing
Housing
  • Student Family Housing (Baity Hill) – available if students are married or have a child; apartment-style and located on campus
  • Odum Village – apartment style housing on campus for unmarried graduate students
  • See GPSF website for roommate forum and off-campus housing guide
dmv voter registration
DMV/Voter Registration
  • DMVs located in Carrboro, Hillsborough, Durham, Raleigh, Cary, etc.
  • Vehicle registration office located in Chapel Hill, Durham, etc.
  • License transfer includes written test, signs test, eye exam
  • Motor Voter – register to vote with new license
  • Campus/city libraries, departments, county board of elections by mail for voter registration (by October 10)
  • One-stop voting October 16-November 1
places to eat
Places to Eat
  • Carolina Dining Services has multiple location on campus
  • Franklin Street
  • Tarheel Takeout for Chapel Hill delivery
  • Chapel Hill Visitor’s Bureau web site
  • Triangle.com; triangle.citysearch.com
  • Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Mediteranean, Mexican, Italian, Thai, BBQ, variety of options in Chapel Hill
places to shop
Places to Shop
  • Franklin Street, Streets at Southpoint Mall, University Mall
  • Farmer’s markets, Weaver Street Market (co-op), Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Fresh Market (new), Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Kroger
entertainment
Entertainment
  • Franklin Street
  • Music venues – Cat’s Cradle, TWC Amphitheater, Koka Booth Amphitheater
  • Movie theaters – Varsity, Timberlyne, Lumina
  • Concert series – Carolina Inn, Durham
  • Museums – Natural History, Art, Life Science
  • City sports – Parks and Recreation for details
  • Area sports teams – Bulls, Hurricanes
  • Parks – Chapel Hill parks, NC beaches
faith centers
Faith Centers
  • Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Baha’i, Buddhist, Muslim, Sikh, Mormon, Quaker places of worship in the Triangle
upcoming events
Upcoming Events
  • Tonight’s socials – Graduate School Social, 5 pm Graduate Student Center; 9 pm at Mansion462
  • Million Meals – August 23rd, 9 am, volunteer to package meals
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