Carolina Together Ambassadors

The Carolina Together Ambassador Program (CTA) is relaunching for the Fall 2021 semester to provide a dynamic community solution to evolving operational needs on campus related to COVID-19 and Carolina’s return to a more normal campus experience. The program previously operated during the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters to help students navigate changes to campus operations – such as new classroom locations, one-way doors, and a modified instructional schedule – and promote COVID-19 health and safety protocols. You may have seen Ambassadors in green polos or yellow at some building entrances and exits.

This semester, with the support of work-study student employees and Athletic Event Management Staff, CTA will also support University-sponsored events such as FallFest and Week of Welcome. The program exists in conjunction with Carolina Together and through the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, under supervision of Rick Wernoski, senior vice provost for business operations. Ambassadors will be onsite in key campus locations, including many academic buildings, to serve as a friendly resource to answer questions and provide directions to campus testing sites, CPE distribution locations, classrooms and accessible routes. Ambassadors will also encourage indoor mask-wearing and other positive health behaviors with the new Golden Ticket program. They will be recognizable in yellow vests and their “How can I help?” badges to help navigate campus, participate in university-sponsored events and practice the Community Standards.

Get Involved

The Carolina Together Ambassadors Program is recruiting UNC students for federal work-study opportunities on campus this fall. The Ambassador program supports the University’s response to COVID-19 by combining customer service, event management and building operations support and promoting positive health behaviors and the COVID-19 Community Standards. Ambassadors will also play a pivotal role in helping welcome the Carolina community back to campus by supporting University-sponsored events such as Fall Fest and Week of Welcome. Most importantly, ambassadors help to make Carolina’s campus friendlier, safer, easier to navigate and a bit more like “home.” Undergraduate students eligible for federal work-study roles in Fall 2021 can apply by logging into JobX and searching for position 9711. Please direct questions to Nick Sengstaken by e-mailing nick.sengstaken@unc.edu.

Golden Tickets

The new CTA Golden Ticket incentive program will thank Carolina community members for attending University-sponsored programming and for helping to keep their community safe by receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. Every week, Carolina Together Ambassadors will hand out golden tickets to students, staff and faculty members they see attending eligible events, and promoting the COVID-19 Community Standards with healthy behaviors. Ticketholders will activate their Golden Ticket using the QR code found on the back of each golden ticket by Friday at 5pm. Winners will be randomly selected each week to receive gift cards at Student Stores.

Event Support

This year the Carolina Together Ambassadors Program is expanding it’s mission to support University-sponsored programming and events such as FallFest, SmallFest and Week of Welcome. While our team is at capacity for the first three weeks of the semester, we are now accepting staffing requests for the Fall 2021 Semester. If you’re hosting an event or manage a space that would benefit from CTA support, please submit a request HERE. Please note that all CTA staffed events will be eligible for the Golden Ticket Program.