On Campus

Mask Distribution

Where can students find masks on campus?

There are 19 Student Mask Distribution locations across campus. Visit maps.unc.edu and use the Carolina Together tab for a complete list.

Where can faculty and staff find masks on campus?

Faculty and staff can acquire masks from their department CPE coordinator. A complete list is on the Emergency Management website (ONYEN protected).


Six steps to wearing a mask properly: wash hands; hold mask by ear loops; place around ears; pull bottom over mouth and chin; mold the stiff edge to shape of nose; keep mask on inside or outside when in groups.

Know your masks: Wear a clean, high-quality face mask that is well fitted. N95, KN95 and KF94 masks, are better at filtering the virus. Surgical masks should be tested to meet a national standard and are provided to employees. Cloth masks with two layers.


University Travel

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Updated December 2, 2021

Can I travel internationally on university-affiliated business?

The UNC System sets the travel policy that currently prohibits all university-affiliated international travel. The system has given the chancellor and the provost authority to review and make determinations regarding exceptions to that policy.

With the COVID-19 pandemic worsening, for the remainder of 2021 new requests for an exception will not be considered except under truly extraordinary circumstances described in the elevated risk assessment and updated criteria. In addition, previously approved university-affiliated international travel will not be allowed to proceed for the remainder of 2021 unless new approval is given, again, under truly extraordinary circumstances.

Deans and others weighing whether the benefits of the proposed travel outweigh the risks should review guidance updated December 1, 2021, on increased risks of international travel.

Can I travel on university-affiliated business within the United States?

What if I am returning to campus from international travel?

Students returning from international travel may visit the FAQ page for answers to travel-related testing questions.

Classroom Spaces

What should I do before coming to campus?

Self-check for symptoms before leaving home. Use this symptom list and if you feel sick, contact Campus Health or your primary care provider and follow their instructions.

What is being done to keep classrooms safe?

Facility Services has posted updated information on cleaning protocols and building ventilation on its dedicated COVID-19 website.


Are dining facilities different for the 2021-22 academic year?

For 2021-22, we are returning to near normal indoor seating capacity while maintaining mobile food ordering and delivery services for students. Tented outside seating areas will remain and have been supplemented in certain areas of campus to provide additional dining and gathering spaces. We will continue to follow the COVID-19 Community Standards, including the community standard on mask wearing.

Visit Carolina Dining for the latest information.

You may locate all dining locations on the UNC campus map.


Events and Gatherings

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Can I hold an event or gathering on-campus?

Yes. Masks are not required for outdoor events, but they are encouraged, especially when participating in a group event or gathering. You must still adhere to Community Standards and University event and gathering policies. Indoor events require face masks.

What about off-campus events?

Additionally, students who attend any indoor, off-campus events or activities of registered student organizations must wear masks at all times.

Carolina Housing

Are masks required in residence hall rooms/suites/apartments?

Students living in Carolina Housing or in Granville Towers must wear a face mask while in residence hall lobbies, hallways, elevators and other common areas.

For more information about current housing operations, visit Carolina Housing.


UNC Campus Recreation

What do I need to know about Campus Rec?

Campus Rec is open and you are asked to adhere to facility specific requirements.


Carolina Together Ambassador Program

What is the Carolina Ambassador Program and how can I get involved?

The Carolina Together Ambassador Program (CTA) exists 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. CTA supports the universities response to COVID-19 by combining customer service, event management, and building operations support which promotes positive health behaviors and the COVID-19 Community Standards.

Beginning in Spring 2022, Carolina Together Ambassadors have adopted a more targeted, efficient program model. In this model, work-study ambassadors are assigned specifically to units across campus that requested the assistance of a CTA in ongoing projects that promote community building and the health and well-being of campus. As of early January, student CTAs are assigned in 7 unique campus units, including the Asymptomatic Student Union testing site location, the Student Affairs Heels Care Network Initiative, Accessibility and Resource Services, the Facilities and Technology Group and more! We are excited to see what the CTAs will accomplish this year, and know that no matter their location, CTAs will help to make a changing Carolina campus friendlier, safer, easier to navigate, and a bit more like “home.”

Golden Tickets

The best tool against COVID-19 and the omicron variant is being up to date on your COVID-19 vaccination. To promote this, the Carolina Together Ambassador Program is excited to announce that everyone who attests to getting their booster through the COVID-19 Vaccine Certification form will automatically receive a virtual Golden Ticket and be entered into a raffle for exciting prizes, including 100 $25 gift cards to the UNC Student Stores, UNC men’s basketball tickets, a Nike apparel package and more. Get your booster shot and fill out the COVID-19 Vaccine Certification form prior to 3 p.m. on Feb. 18 to be entered. Please direct questions to Nick Sengstaken at Nick.Sengstaken@unc.edu.

UNC Libraries

What do I need to know about UNC libraries?

Visit the special Fall 2021 page for the latest library information and hours of operation.