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Following the UNC System directive to significantly reduce campus operations and services, many of Carolina’s buildings will be closed and in-person, non-essential services will shut down as of 5 p.m. Friday, March 20.

Important updates:

  • Spring break is extended through March 22. No academic instruction will be offered. Students — residential, off-campus and graduate students with no research or teaching responsibilities — should not return to campus the week of March 16 and should spend the week at their homes.
  • Remote instruction for the majority of courses will begin the week of March 23 and will remain that way for the foreseeable future. Instructors will provide further information regarding coursework and assignments.
  • Residence halls are closing to the majority of students for the rest of the academic year. Students currently on campus are encouraged to move out as soon as possible and no later than 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. Campus Housing will send more information to on-campus residents. All other students should remain at or return to their permanent off-campus residence.
  • Campus Health remains open for limited services.Call 919-966-2281 before going to the office in person.
  • Only mandatory employees who need to report to work on campus should do so. All non-mandatory employees, including temporary employees and student workers, will continue to be assigned work and will be expected to work remotely to the fullest extent possible.
  • Spring Commencement and doctoral hooding has been postponed. Members of the Class of 2020 will be surveyed about alternative dates and other options.

Anyone with questions about these guidelines can call our hotline at 919-445-5000. The hotline will be staffed Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Messages left after hours will be returned within one working day.

Carolina will continue to monitor updates from the CDC, the state health department and The University of North Carolina System and will use their guidance and recommendations on our campus.

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