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The Carolina Story: A Virtual Museum of the University History

History & Traditions

Chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly on December 11, 1789 and beginning instruction in 1795, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (then named simply the University of North Carolina) is the oldest public university in the nation, as measured by start of instruction as a public institution.

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News & Information

For the latest news from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, please visit the UNC news website.

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Campus Directory

You can use the UNC Directory Search to both update your own personal contact information and to find contact information for your colleagues at UNC-Chapel Hill. Make sure to sign in with your Onyen and password.

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UNC produces some of the top athletes and teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the NCAA. Varsity teams compete in 13 men’s and 15 women’s sports. Our Athletic Department keeps fans updated at

Campus Recreation

Carolina’s students and employees stay active! You name it, we do it. From intramural and club sports to group exercise to challenging expeditions, campus recreation is a great way to meet people and get involved.

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UNC Health Care

UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. Originally established Nov. 1, 1998, by N.C.G.S. 116-37, UNC Health Care currently comprises UNC Hospitals and its provider network, the clinical programs of the UNC School of Medicine, and nine affiliate hospitals and hospital systems across the state.

UNC Hospitals is a public academic medical center first established in 1952 under the name N.C. Memorial to provide patient care, educate health care professionals and advance medical research in partnership with the UNC School of Medicine. With more than 900 beds, the medical center in Chapel Hill comprises N.C. Memorial Hospital, N.C. Children’s Hospital, N.C. Neurosciences Hospital and N.C. Women’s Hospital.