When You Should Visit
The Office of Admissions welcomes prospective students through its official visitation program, which is offered during the fall and spring semesters between September and April. The visitation program is structured to efficiently provide our guests with a realistic sense of what to expect as a law student. Guests have the opportunity to meet with an admissions representative; meet with our financial aid director; tour the building with a current student; and/or observe a first-year law class.
Due to scheduling conflicts, the visitation program will sometimes be unavailable. If you would like to visit during one of these times, please first verify that the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library is open. When the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library is open, you may freely enter () the building through the side door. Maps, self-guided tour sheets, and more information can then be found in the Portico on the 5th floor.
Additionally, the UNC Visitors' Center offers tours of the university campus to prospective graduate students. The walk from Van Hecke-Wettach Hall to the Visitor's Center is approximately 14 minutes. You may also enjoy the "Tour Carolina" mobile app which offers GPS-guided tours of the university campus highlighting places of significance.
Scheduling a Visit
Official tours and class observations are offered between January 17 and April 13. Tours start at 12:00 p.m. and class observations will begin at 10:25 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. depending on the day. This spring, Property, Constitutional Law, and Criminal Law classes are available for observation. To maintain the dynamics of a healthy learning environment, only prospective students will be permitted to observe a class. Guests, however, are invited to participate in the remainder of the visit.
Please schedule your visit using the online scheduling tool. The online scheduling tool is only available for office tours and class observations. Once your request is received, your itinerary will be created and confirmed (via e-mail) 1-3 business days following your request. Please note that you must provide at least five days notice when scheduling your visit.
Unfortunately, there are days in which we are unable to accommodate visitors. Of course, you are welcome to visit anytime, and we encourage you to reach out to us if you have unanswered questions after your independent visit. We particularly enjoy connecting with prospective students and it is our privilege to provide you with the information you desire about UNC School of Law.
OPEN HOUSEThe January 18, 2019 Open House is a great opportunity to discover what UNC law has to offer, hear from current students and staff, learn about our admissions process, and tour our building. UNC welcomes anyone considering law school and their guests to attend.
Please register here by January 11, 2019.
(Click the year drop down to get to 2019, then click January. Once you are looking at January's calendar, click Register for UNC Open House)
*Please note our open house is structured to offer a similar experience as our regularly scheduled visits.
When you visit the school, consider picking up a Self-Guided Tour () from the front desk. It will guide you through the building helping you become familiar with student services, programs, and our school history. Self-guided tours are the primary means of seeing the school from late April into early September. The Virtual Tour feature allows for audio accompaniment of your tour using a mobile device.
Directions & Parking
UNC School of Law is easily accessible by car, train, bus or plane. It is less than a 30-minute drive from Chapel Hill to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).
hotel accommodations/restaurants/things to do
Chapel Hill is perched on a rise in the middle of the North Carolina Piedmont, with the cool Blue Ridge Mountains to the west and the stunningly beautiful Outer Banks to the east, about 3 hours either way. Chapel Hill joins with Raleigh and Durham to form the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than two million residents. The area is home to well-renowned restaurants, entertainment, and accommodations. The Chapel Hill and Orange County Visitors Bureau maintains information about places to stay,places to eat,and things to do.If you would like recommendations from the Office of Admissions, just let us know!
Our admissions office travels throughout the United States to meet with prospective students. If visiting Chapel Hill isn't possible in the near future - or if you'd like to meet someone from the school first - consider finding an event near you.
View Events Schedule