Health Behavior Student Resources

First-year MPH students listen intently in their Foundations of Health Behavior core course.

The Student Services team is here to make sure the academic environment and student life is vibrant, collegial and engaging.

The information on this page is primarily for admitted students to find resources that will help them plan the best graduate school experience as possible. Current students, please visit the MPH or doctoral program page on Sakai for additional and most up-to-date program materials and announcements.

Got questions? Contact Student Services by email or visit the office in Rosenau Hall, room 359.


Distributed During Experience Gillings Event:

Doctoral Quick Guide for Fall 2015 Admitted Students: A synopsis of the doctoral and MSPH-to-PhD programs

MPH Quick Guide for Fall 2015 Admitted Students: A synopsis of the MPH program

Faculty Profiles: Summaries of HB faculty members and their research

Quick Guide to HB Funding: Information about student funding through the Health Behavior Department

Financial Aid Handout: Available financial resources for students

Housing Resources: Tips for finding your home for the next two years

SPH Walking Tour: Take a self-guided tour of the School of Public Health

Additional Resources:

Fall 2014 Registration Information for New Students: A guide to help incoming students register for classes

Fall 2015 Orientation Timeline: Important dates for admitted students

Student Services Policies and Procedures: This manual outlines the functions of Student Services and includes helpful information on registration

Quick Guide to Student Services: Want to know the process on how to add/drop a class, transfer credits, request a transcript, etc.? Then this guide can help!

MPH Program Checklist: This checklist will help you ensure you’re on the right track to graduation

Funding and Awards: This webpage includes various resources you can apply to in order to help fund your graduate studies

2014 MPH Program Handbook: The handbook provides in-depth information about program guidelines for MPH students

2014 PhD and MSPH-to-PhD Program Handbook: The handbook provides in-depth information about program guidelines for doctoral students

HB Jobs Listserv: 

Send and receive job announcements from the health behavior jobs listserv

To subscribe:

– Go to
– Enter your email address and click “Subscribe”

To unsubscribe:

– Go to
– Enter your email address and click “OK”
– Click “Unsubscribe” next to the hbhejobs list

SPH Admitted Student Resources: The School provides information to help admitted students get situated and prepared for the Gillings experience

SPH Enrolled Student Resources: This site has a variety of resources available for enrolled students to make the most out of their time at the School

Campus-Wide Resources: This health behavior guide lists various services offered across the campus, including health, athletic, academic, legal, personal development and extracurricular programs

Graduate Student Professional Development Resources: Learn more about the multitude of services that can help you grow professionally

Student Emergency Fund: The Fund assists students by providing financial support when they need assistance with unexpected emergency expenses surrounding situations such as accidents, illness, death of a family member, fire damage or need for temporary housing

Exploring Information Technology Services: Find out more about the School’s laptop policy, technology support and services for students, where computer labs are located, accessing applications via virtual lab and more

Campus Health Services: Need to schedule a health appointment or refill a prescription? Campus Health Services can help you with that

Student Health Insurance: All enrolled students are required to have health insurance. UNC-Chapel Hill offers a student health insurance plan as an option for students. Visit this site for more information on the requirement and how to enroll/waive the student health insurance plan

Career Services: The School offers comprehensive career services to help support your career development and job search skills. Services include career path assessment, resume/CV and cover letter critiques, and interviewing and salary negotiation tips

Graduate School Handbook: This manual contains most of the Graduate School’s policies and procedures

Graduate Record: This publication contains basic information about the doctoral-level and master’s-level programs at UNC-Chapel Hill. Included are admissions standards and requirements, tuition and fees, financial aid information, academic and research resources, and program and course descriptions

Accessibility Resources: The Office of Accessibility Resources & Service works with colleagues throughout the University to ensure its programs and facilities are accessible to all students

The Honor Code: All UNC-Chapel Hill students must pledge to uphold academic and person integrity. When alleged violations occur, they are addressed by the student-led Honor System

UNC Visitors’ Center: Visit our beautiful campus and explore what it has to offer

Triangle Area Resources: This guide from the Department contains useful links on transportation, family/local resources and parks in the area A helpful website on the happenings in the Triangle area

Independent Weekly Food: Pick out some of the trendy new restaurants and go on a culinary tour!

Weaver Street Market: A popular hangout spot for locals and students that often has live music on the lawn

Farmers’ Markets:

Carrboro Farmers’ Market

Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market

Durham Farmers’ Market

Independent Weekly Music: Chapel Hill and the surrounding areas bring talented musicians and bands from around the world. See who’s coming to town!

Graduate School Forms (e.g. Request for extension of time, parental leave)

Core Course Exemption Form

Credit Overload Request Form

Independent Study Learning Agreement

Inter-Institutional Registration Form

Inter-institutional registration catalog links:

Duke University

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina State University

UNC Greensboro

Additional carbon copy forms are available at the Student Services office (Rosenau 359):

  • Audit a Class
  • Drop/Add a Class
  • Post Semester Drop Add
  • Grade Change
  • Intra-University Transfer (for students enrolled in more than one program such as the dual-degree)
  • Withdrawal

Incoming students who plan to apply for resident tuition must have live in North Carolina for 12 consecutive months and establish a domicile here through proper identification (e.g. NC license, registration, voter registration). The Department highly recommends moving to the area in early August in order to secure the documents; it is critical to obtain the documents before the beginning of the semester or your application will be denied. In fall 2012 and 2013, 95% of second-year students who applied for NC residency received it. Please read more about residency below:

Fall 2014 Department Memo

Graduate School Residency Guidelines

Additional Information from Gillings

Applying for NC residency for tuition purposes in Fall 2015?

Applications will be accepted starting July 1st through the Graduate School residency site

Chapel Hill and its surrounding areas boast abundant, affordable housing opportunities. Most students live off-campus in complexes or houses located adjacent to the free bus routes throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro. On-campus graduate student housing is also available.

On-Campus Graduate Housing

Housing and Residential Education at UNC offers apartments for graduate students (Odum Village Apartments) and families (Baity Hill Student Family Housing).

Off-Campus Housing

Students new to the area are quite successful finding off-campus housing through various methods. Health Behavior Student Services has compiled a guide to the surrounding area and transportation options to help you find a place that suits your needs.

Carolina’s student newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, maintains Heels Housing, an interactive site of Chapel Hill area apartment complexes by distance from the Pit (a popular meeting point) at UNC, monthly rental rates, number of bedrooms/baths and square footage.