Visiting the Program

Visiting Weekend

All students admitted to our graduate program are invited to campus for a long weekend on March 21-22, during which time they will have ample opportunity to visit classes, tour the campus, and meet with faculty and current graduate students. 

Other Visits

If you wish to meet with the current director of Graduate Admissions during your visit, please email Professor Florence Dore at least two weeks before you anticipate visiting the campus, and she will try to make time to accommodate you. 

If you wish to visit classes or to meet with individual faculty members during your visit, you may contact those faculty members directly, but bear in mind that not all faculty respond to emails from prospective students who have not yet been accepted into the program.  Also bear in mind that, during the 2012-13 academic year, classes meet from August 21th until December 5th and again from January 9th until April 26th, with short vacations in October, November, and March. If you visit our campus during a time when classes are not held, you will still be able to take a campus tour and visit our facilities, but it is not likely that you will be able to meet with our faculty or with the director of Graduate Admissions.

The first place you may want to visit when coming to UNC-Chapel Hill is the University’s Visitors' Center next to the Morehead Planetarium. You will find driving directions here. Parking is limited on campus, so please check the Visitor Parking webpage to find visitor parking locations.

Below we are providing some phone numbers that may be helpful as you make plans to visit our Department. Thank you for spending time with us!

Airport, Shuttle, and Taxi Information

  • RDU Airport (Approximately a 20-25 minute drive from Chapel Hill.) For general information, call (919) 840-2123.
  • Airport Direct Taxi (919) 933-4441
  • Airport Drop-Off Service (919) 942-9289
  • Airport and Intown Taxi (919) 942-4492
  • Airport Taxi Service (919) 840-7277
  • Chapel Hill Transit (919) 968-2769
  • First Choice Taxi Company (919) 933-9895
  • R & G Airport Shuttle 1-800-840-2RDU
  • Tarheel Taxi (919) 933-1255

(For additional listings, please see the Chapel Hill Orange County Visitors Bureau website for transportation.

Chapel Hill has an extensive, free bus system.

Hotels and Motels

  • Best Western University Inn (919) 932-3000 or 1-800-528-1234
  • The Carolina Inn (919) 933-2001 or 1-800-962-8519
  • Days Inn (919) 929-3090 or 1-800-DAYSINN
  • Hampton Inn (919) 968-3000 or 1-800-HAMPTON
  • Holiday Inn (919) 929-2171 or 1-888-452-5765
  • Sheraton Hotel (919) 968-4900 or 1-800-325-3535
  • Red Roof Inn (919) 489-9421 or 1-800-RED-ROOF
  • The Siena Hotel (919) 929-4000 or 1-800-223-7379

(For additional listings, please see the Chapel Hill Orange County Visitors Bureau website for lodging.

Bed & Breakfast

  • Hillsborough House Inn (Hillsborough) (919) 644-1600
  • The Inn at Bingham School (919) 563-5583 or 1-800-566-5583
  • Inn at Teardrop (Hillsborough) (919) 732-1120

(For additional listings, please see the Chapel Hill Orange County Visitors Bureau website for lodging.