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.
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 outdoor seating locations 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.
What do I need to know about study spaces for Summer 2021?
For more information about campus libraries’ current operations, visit the Summer 2021 page.
Visit the Carolina Union site for the most up to date information about available study spaces.
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.
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?
Summer building access, which began Monday, May 17th, will remain the same as our current conditions. All buildings will be open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. unless an exception has been approved by the Building Access Committee OR unless the building has always been controlled access, including prior to COVID-19. All existing Spring 2021 exceptions will remain in place.
Building managers who wish to alter their schedules for the summer will need to request an exception. If you wish to maintain your current schedule, even if you have an exception for the spring semester, no action is required.
If you wish to request an exception for Summer 2021, you should submit a request form. 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.
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.