UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student life is vibrant, with plenty of on-campus activities, services and resources.
See also: GPSF Resource Guide
UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries
Visit any of the libraries on campus, including study-specific libraries (e.g. math, chemistry).
The Writing Center's graduate student consultants offer one-on-one feedback on any writing project, at any stage of the writing process. Center provides English Language and American Culture services to all non-native speakers of English. Services include writing groups, speaking groups, workshops, and online videos.
The Writing Center's ADHD/LD Services
The Academic Success program for students with LD/ADHD assists graduate students with learning disabilities or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders.
Campus News, Events & Activities
Daily Tar Heel
UNC's student newspaper. Published daily with happenings, news, and coupons.
UNC-Chapel Hill Student Life
UNC-wide news and events about what’s happening on campus.
Carolina Union Activities Board (CUAB)
CUAB enhances life at Carolina through high-quality programming and events for the entire University community. Events include free movies, art, music and entertainment.
American Indian Center
The American Indian Center is a campus-wide center that will advance the University’s overall mission of research, teaching and public service by creating an environment in which quality research, scholarship, and engagement related to American Indians is strengthened, nurtured and coordinated.
Carolina Women's Center(CWC)
The CWC promotes gender equity and empowerment. The Center engages in advocacy and policy-making work, sponsors programming, builds campus and community partnerships, and provides resources and services.
Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs provides leadership, consultation, and project management of policies, programs, and services that promote diversity as a means of achieving educational excellence and enhancing the quality of life for all members of the UNC community.
Diversity and Student Success Program
This program will encompass a variety of initiatives and activities focused on academic success, professional development, and degree completion for graduate students from diverse and underrepresented groups.
International Student and Scholar Services
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is the administrative, programming, and advising office for international students. OISSS provides visas and documentation help, advising, orientation, ESL programs, tutors, tax seminars, and cultural programs. Located in the FedEx Global Education Center.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Center
The LGBTQ Center works to foster a safe inclusive environment for UNC-Chapel Hill students of all sexualities, gender identities and gender expressions.
Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
The Stone Center encourages interdisciplinary examination of African diaspora arts, cultures, literatures and histories. The Center supports events and programs such as cultural programming, community outreach, lectures, discussions, multimedia resources, and fellowship programs.
Health and Wellness
General Medicine, OB/GYN, Counseling, Pharmacy, Sports Medicine
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Walk-in counseling appointments and personalized education.
Mandatory Student Health Insurance
Information about the student health insurance plan. If you already have health insurance, you must fill out an insurance waiver.
A collective web space where UNC parents could go to gain resources on pregnancy, prenatal care, student leave and academic policies, lactation, childcare, family-friendly activities, and more.
Psychology Department Community Clinic
This training clinic offers adult clinics, anxiety clinics, child and family clinic, and a couples clinic. Locations on and off campus.
A resource for students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders at The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill around sexual and interpersonal (relationship) violence, stalking, and harassment.
Recreation & Athletics
North Carolina Tar Heels
All campus sporting events are free! Most games simply require a student ID to attend. Some football and all basketball games require registration through on-line lottery.
UNC Campus Recreation
Located at Student Rec Center on South Rd., Ram’s Head, and Fetzer Gym. Fields and courts available around campus.
Facilities and Sports:
- Basketball courts
- Cardio and weight equipment
- Indoor track
- Climbing wall
- Cardio classes
- Indoor and outdoor pools
Outdoor Education Center
Challenge course, disc golf, sand volleyball courts, and expeditions throughout NC.
Student Organizations Directory
With 616 student groups on campus, there are plenty of ways to connect with classmates and other graduate students through student organizations, events, and student services.
APPLES Service Learning Program
A student-led program that builds sustainable, service-learning partnerships among students, faculty and communities in North Carolina and beyond. The APPLES program works with faculty, instructors, and graduate students to integrate relevant community experiences in academic courses.
The Union is an organization of students, professional staff, and part-time student staff who provide programs, services, and facilities that all members of the campus community need in their daily lives. Located on-campus in the Student Union.
Graduate and Professional Student Federation (GPSF)
GPSF provides money for travel grants and departmental events, hosts University Research Day, social events, and volunteer events.
GPSF Honor Court
Completely student-run, the Honor Court is great way to serve the University community. Honor Court members are responsible for hearing alleged violations of the Honor Code. For more info, go to honor.unc.edu to download an application.
Student Parent Association
Focused on providing resources and support for pregnant and parenting students, postdoctoral fellows, and medical residents.
The Graduate School
Staff in the Graduate School are available to answer questions about:
Administrative Processes and Information, Admissions, Communications, Enrolled Student Processes and Procedures, Funding, Giving and Development, Special Events, Student Affairs, Student Programs, Websites
Accessibility Resources & Service
Accessibility Resources & Service provides reasonable accommodations, so students with disabilities who are otherwise qualified may, as independently as possible meet the demands of University life. DDS provides information on facilities, programs and accommodations available for students with disabilities.
Carolina Student Legal Services
Free legal services. Staffed by three licensed attorneys. Provides students with assistance in understanding the factors that should be considered when one seeks legal advice, to determine if a lawyer's services are or are not necessary, and to provide appropriate representation and/or referral.
Graduate Student Center
The Graduate Student Center (GSC) is a central meeting facility where graduate and professional students from all disciplines and departments on campus can come together.
UNC One Card office
Visit the One Card office to get your student ID.
Information Technology Services
ITS provides classroom technology support, student computer labs, video services and other services. Tech support is free at http://help.unc.edu. Choose from online and in-person support and training options.
Connecting your devices to the campus network
Once on campus, you can register your devices to connect to the the UNC network using wired ethernet connections or set up your device to use the Eduroam WiFi network.
Students can print at on-campus print stations. Students get $40 in free printing each semester (10 cents/page). Students can add more money to printing accounts if needed.
Other Tech Services:
- Guide to Free Technology Resources (PDF)
- Access software wherever and whenever you need with our on-campus computer labs and virtual labs
- Download antivirus software and other free software
- Order software like Microsoft Office
- Back up your files with online storage and hosting to back up your files
- Design free web surveys with Qualtrics
- Use the Digital Media Lab
- Check out multimedia equipment
- Manage your Onyen