Student Wellness Days

Detail photo made under the arbor in Coker Arboretum on June 3, 2020, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Dear students,

In October, the Chancellor and Provost announced a revised calendar for the spring semester. As part of that announcement, the University moved from a traditional Spring Break to providing five wellness days spread across the semester. The dates for these Wellness Days have now been assigned:

  • Monday and Tuesday, February 15-16
  • Thursday and Friday, March 11-12
  • Monday, April 5

Please note that Friday, April 2 is a University holiday. These dates are important breaks for the campus community in the academic calendar but they are not official University holidays, so campus will remain open and operational. Students in professional schools should consult their schools’ academic calendar, which may differ from the official University calendar.

In addition, the schools and deans will make clear that these wellness days are intended as breaks from the semester – not for studying – so faculty will be instructed to avoid scheduling exams, quizzes and other major assignments on days following these breaks. These dates are intended to give our community as much of a break as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the University Registrar at

Stay well!

Lauren DiGrazia
University Registrar