What should I do before coming to campus?
Members of the UNC community are expected to participate in the Carolina Together Testing Program.
What is being done to keep classrooms safe?
Facility Services has posted a comprehensive guide to classroom spaces:
- Lobbies, corridors and entries are marked “one-way only” where feasible. Look for wayfinding signs that will help direct traffic flow.
- In accordance with the COVID-19 Community Standards, masks must be worn in all classroom settings.
- Keep your mask on at all times while in the classroom. Refusal to wear a mask will result in a report submitted to the Office of Student Conduct.
- When indoors, all individuals must wear a mask and maintain 6 feet of physical distancing in accordance with the COVID-19 Community Standards
- The HallPass web-based application provides ONYEN-based information about how to safely access classrooms by class schedule.
- Watch this video to learn about being inside a UNC-CH building. Disinfectant wipe stations will be available in classrooms and lobbies. Use one wipe to clean your area. Discard your trash as you leave the classroom. Sit in the furthest available seat in the designated areas only. Those closest to the door will exit the classroom first. Please do not enter a classroom until all students in the previous class have exited. In an emergency, use any exit available to safely get out of the building.
Any students or student organization that are reportedly not in compliance with the COVID-19 Community Standards may be subject to an administrative review process with disciplinary action up to and including disenrollment from the University.
Carolina Together Ambassadors will be outside certain academic buildings to assist with traffic flow and help direct students to their classrooms.
Indoor and Outdoor Spaces
How do I know where I can go on campus to eat, study and hang out between classes?
Maps.unc.edu provides locations for mask distribution sites, outdoor seating locations, food trucks, and indoor studying locations.
Is outdoor seating available?
Outdoor seating locations and food truck locations are being coordinated by Facilities Services. These multipurpose outdoor spaces are for dining hall support, student gathering and study space.
What role do building heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems play in reducing the spread of COVID-19?
With the exception of older, naturally ventilated buildings, building HVAC systems bring in outside air, which dilutes any potential concentration of infectious aerosols. HVAC systems also provide air filtration, which will capture a portion of any circulating particles, including viruses. To learn more about what the University is doing to improve air quality in indoor spaces, visit UNC Facilities Services.
Are there any spaces dedicated to studying?
- Designated areas in Davis Library and Health Sciences Library are open. More information about their spring operation and remote services for other libraries is available on their website.
- Monday – Thursday, 10am – 8pm
- Friday, 10am – 5pm
- Saturday, Closed
- Sunday, 12pm – 5pm
- The Carolina Union is open. More information about their spring operations and additional hours for the Carolina Testing program and specific Union departments is available on their website.
- Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 10pm
- Saturday, 9am – 10 pm
- Designated classrooms are for students to use as study space on campus Monday through Friday, 7:30am – 5:30pm. These 11 rooms are designated as “Quiet Study Areas” or “Learning Areas (conversation is permitted).” The modified capacities for each room are noted in the chart below and are posted at each door. Available seats are limited to the new capacity and will be first come, first served. Carolina Together Ambassadors will help direct students to these spaces.
|Spring 2021 Classroom Study Spaces|
|Building||Building/Room||COVID Capacity||Type of Study|
|Genome Sciences Building||GSB – Rm 1370||14||Quiet Study|
|GSB – Rm 1373||11||Learning Area|
|GSB – Rm 1378||14||Learning Area|
|Dey Hall – Rm 0201||9||Learning Area|
|Dey Hall – Rm 0202||7||Learning Area|
|Dey Hall – Rm 0203||9||Learning Area|
|Dey Hall – Rm 0204||8||Learning Area|
|Dey Hall – Rm 0205||9||Quiet Study|
|Dey Hall – Rm 0208||9||Quiet Study|
|Dey Hall – Rm 0209||9||Quiet Study|
|Dey Hall – Rm 0210||6||Quiet Study|
- Students studying in the Carolina Union, Davis Library, Health Sciences Library, or elsewhere on campus should continue to comply with the COVID-19 Community Standards and facility-specific rules.
- Housekeeping staff will perform regular cleanings and stock adequate CPE in buildings and rooms, including disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer in each classroom’s sanitation station. Signage posted in the building and room will remind students of the COVID-19 Community Standards.
Students will be asked to continue:
- Wearing a mask at all times when inside the building, including in both Quiet Study Areas and Learning Areas.
- Wiping down their stations with disinfectant.
- Maintaining 6 feet of physical distance from others.
- Refraining from modifying classroom furniture layouts.
- Staying home if they are having symptoms, have been exposed to COVID-19, are awaiting test results, or have been given instructions to self-quarantine or self-isolate by their medical provider.
- Respecting reduced room occupancy limits.
- Leaving classrooms and buildings when the building closes.
What hours are buildings open? Can I limit access to my facility?
Currently, campus buildings are operating with the same access as when the Fall 2020 semester ended and will remain in this status until February 8th or until undergraduate in-person classes begin. This means most campus buildings have controlled access, with OneCard access where available for authorized individuals needing to enter buildings for research, work or academic activity.
Beginning February 8th, all buildings will be open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. unless an exception is approved by the Building Access Committee OR unless the building has always been controlled access, including prior to COVID-19. As a reminder, requests for an exception are submitted on the Carolina Together website using this form.
If you are requesting an exception for the Spring 2021 semester, you should submit a new form regardless of an exception being granted for the fall semester. Exceptions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please include as many specific details as possible and allow several days for review and response. You may continue to direct questions to Rick Wernoski at email@example.com.
Carolina Together Ambassadors and the Golden Ticket Program
What is the Carolina Together Ambassadors program?
The Carolina Together Ambassadors program has been relaunched for the Spring 2021 semester to provide campus operational support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This semester, students, staff, and faulty will have the opportunity to serve as Ambassadors and be part of a community solution as we navigate a changing campus.
What’s a Golden Ticket?
The new CTA Golden Ticket incentive program will thank Carolina community members for helping to keep their community safe. Every week, Carolina Together Ambassadors will hand out golden tickets to students, staff, and faculty members they see following the 3 W’s and promoting the COVID-19 Community Standards with healthy behaviors.
How can I find resources on campus?
Use maps.unc.edu to navigate campus, zoom in for highly detailed 3D renderings of campus buildings and landmarks, and get detailed descriptions of locations and services. Maps and directions can be printed, shared, and embedded in departmental websites.
When.unc.edu allows students to easily search for their schedule and receive the assigned entry and exit door and the suggested time to enter the building. Maps of each building that include the entry numbers are provided on the site.
Transportation and Parking
How has COVID-19 affected transportation and parking this spring?
Transportation and Parking is continuing its Fall strategies into the Spring semester, including optimizing parking availability and enhanced safety for public transit.