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Students give a "thumbs up" at the Old Well on the First Day of Class.
Tar Heels lined up at the Old Well to celebrate the First Day of Classes. Jim White, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, joined them in line in the morning to say hello.


With classes beginning today, the start of a new academic year at Carolina is here. For more than 8,000 students, this is the start of their Tar Heel journeys. For thousands more, it’s a return to the place they’ve learned to love.

The fun and excitement began before classes did, as students moved into on-campus residence halls and apartments and houses throughout Chapel Hill and the surrounding area. The night before the start of the semester, Tar Heels came together for New Student Convocation and celebrated at FallFest.

Catch up on some of campus activities, including move-in, New Student Convocation and FallFest, and learn about other Weeks of Welcome activities.

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