When You Should Visit
We encourage you to visit when classes are in session. This will give you an opportunity to attend a class and to talk with current students and faculty. You may want to view our academic calendar to find those dates - and to avoid exam time.
If you find it necessary to visit outside of regular office hours (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) or on a holiday, the law school may still be open. When the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library is open (hours), 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 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
The Office of Admissions hosts an official visitation program during the fall and spring semesters between September and April. As part of the visitation program, visitors can meet with an admissions representative; meet with a financial aid representative; tour the building with a current student; and/or observe a first year class. Let us know when you would like to visit and we'll email you with an itinerary for your visit.
Official tours and class visitations for the spring semester will begin on January 19. Tours are available Monday through Friday at 12:00 p.m.
Spring tours and class visitations of the law school will not be conducted on the following dates:
Friday, March 11 - Friday, March 18 (Spring Break)
Friday, March 25 (Spring Holiday)
The last day to participate in the Spring 2016 official visitation program is Friday, April 15.
Class visitations are available Monday through Friday. Depending on the day, visitors will observe either Criminal Law or Property, both first year courses.
As a courtesy to our students and faculty, we kindly ask that visitors refrain from asking questions of the professor during their class visit. Additionally, we ask that visitors who wish to speak with the professor after their class visit do so only after all our current law students have had a chance to speak with the professor. Please turn all cell phones off.
Please provide at least five days notice when scheduling your visit.
Schedule Your Visit
Open House Programs
Our Open House programs will provide you with an opportunity to take a tour and hear from students and admissions office staff. There are typically several Open House events each year. Dates for this year's Open House events are yet to be set. Please check here periodically for updates.
Attend an Open House
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 available during the summer months from late April to early September. The Virtual Tour feature (linked above in the upper right of the webpage) allows for audio accompaniment of your tour using a mobile device.
Directions & Parking
Located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, our school is easily accessible by car, train, bus or plane.
Where to Stay
There are numerous hotels, motels, guest houses, and bed and breakfasts in the area. The Chapel Hill and Orange County Visitors Bureau maintains information about places to stay.
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.
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