On Campus

Classroom Spaces

Are Fall 2021 class capacities limited?

Classroom capacities for Fall 2021 will return to normal. With the return to normal classroom capacities, dedicated and reserved study spaces will no longer be available.

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.

  • Students 
    • Vaccine attestation is required for all students. Students whose attestation is not marked as completed in ConnectCarolina should complete it immediately. 
    • Students who have not attested they are vaccinated are being tested twice a week as part of the Carolina Together Testing Program. We will monitor this expansion of the testing requirement through September 15 to assess its effectiveness. If you are unvaccinated, have chosen not to provide your information or have yet to respond in ConnectCarolina you are subject to this updated requirement in HallPass.
  • Faculty and Staff 
    • Effective September 15, 2021: Unvaccinated faculty and staff will test weekly in the Carolina Together Testing Program. To be exempted, faculty and staff must complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Form. If you have already filled out this form, thank you! If you have not, please do so by September 15. If you choose not to respond, you will be placed in the Carolina Together Testing Program. 

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 in Fall 2021?

For Fall 2021, 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 location on the UNC campus map.


UNC Libraries

What do I need to know about libraries this fall?

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



Carolina Housing

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

Students living in Carolina Housing or in Granville Towers are not required to wear a mask while in your assigned residence hall room or apartment and without guests with the door closed but must wear a face mask while in residence hall lobbies, hallways, elevators and other common areas.

For more information about move-in and housing operations for Fall 2021, visit Carolina Housing.


UNC Campus Recreation

What do I need to know about Campus Rec in Fall 2021?

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


University Travel

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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.

Can I travel on business?

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 Together Ambassador Program

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

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.