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Daniel McMillan, 2013 alumnus of the MD/MPH program in public health leadership, welcomes students to the Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Welcome to the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Have you been admitted to the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health?

Visit our Admitted Students' page for more information.


                    UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health welcomes students for school-wide orientation events beginning on:

August 16, 2014     SPH Diversity Orientation  (10am, 2308 McGavran-Greenberg)

August 18, 2014     School-Wide Welcome & Continental Breakfast (8am, Michael Hooker Research Center Atrium)

Click on this link to see the Final Orientation Schedule:     School Wide Welcome 2014

Orientation will help you get to know more about the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and is guaranteed to be a great introduction to the 2014-2015 school year.  Orientation provides the perfect opportunity for new and returning students to learn about the expectations and visions for the upcoming year.


Interested in finding out more about Gillings and our programs? Let us welcome you to Chapel Hill for a visit!  We offer a one-day open house in the fall for prospective students, a one day informational program in spring for admitted students, and we participate in several SOPHAS (Schools of Public Health Application System) virtual fairs in summer and fall.

2014 SOPHAS Graduate School Virtual Fairs

Meet school representatives from SOPHAS Public Health Schools in a live virtual setting.

  • July 9, 2014 & July 10, 2014
  • September 10, 2014 & September 11, 2014
  • November 5, 2014 & November 7, 2014 

Visit for registration information.

Click here to read more on 2014 SOPHAS Virtual Fair .

Thanks for all who participated in the Virtual Fair sessions this year.

Please contact the Office of Student Affairs with questions at 919-966-2499.

Experience Gillings: A  Program for Admitted Graduate Students

Friday, March 20, 2015 

8:00am -  3:00pm

Each spring, the Gillings School of Global Public Health hosts a day-long program for newly admitted applicants. Admitted graduate students have the opportunity to connect with current students, faculty, and staff to discuss student life at UNC, research, financial aid, and life in Chapel Hill, in order to learn why UNC is a great match for a public health education. Applicants who chose to attend Experience Gillings must make their own arrangements for transportation and lodging.  Breakfast will be provided as well as light refreshments at the student Meet and Greet.

Registration is required for this event.


8:00am Registration, Continental Breakfast, and “Living in Chapel Hill” Information TableMichael Hooker Research Center, Upper Atrium
8:30am Welcome from Student Government and School Deans and Student Panel, “Why Gillings?” (Q and A) Rosenau Hall Auditorium
10:00am  Financing Graduate School (optional session) Rosenau Hall Auditorium
10:45am-3:00pm  Department Information Sessions Varying locations throughout the School
2:00-3:00pm  2014 Annual Spotlight on Student Research Poster Presentation Event Michael Hooker Research Center, Upper Atrium
3:15-5:30pm   Meet and Greet, hosted by Minority Student Caucus and SPH Student Government Association. Please join         current  students for fun and relaxation. This event is floating and open to everyone.Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery

Undergraduate Program Open House Fall 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014 

Michael Hooker Research Center Atrium 

3pm to 5pm 

As part of UNC’s Family Weekend, the School’s Office of Student Affairs welcomes undergraduate students and their families to meet with faculty, staff and students from our four undergraduate majors: Biostatistics, Environmental Health Science, Health Policy and Management and Nutrition. Join us for tours of the classrooms and labs, informal Q&A sessions and refreshments. Registration is not required.

 For more information regarding department sessions, please contact a student services manager.

Graduate Program Open House

October 10, 2014

133 Rosenau Hall

9:30 am – 3:00 pm

The school-wide offices and departments invite prospective students to visit campus, learn more about our graduate degree programs and connect with current faculty, students and staff.  We look forward to seeing you at our Open House in October!

Registration is Required, To register for Graduate Open House, Click Here .


  • Introduction to the School
  • Student panel on School-wide initiates (cancer, health disparities, obesity, water and global health)
  • Department overviews
  • Information fair, featuring degree programs and student resources
  • Meet and greet lunch
  • Department information sessions

If you weren’t able to attend last year’s Fall 2013 Graduate Program Open House, check out the recording of the welcome session featuring a welcome from Dean Barbara Rimer, a panel of current students discussing their research, and department overviews from chairs and faculty members.


Driving directions to the School, along with appropriate contact information can be found on this page. Please note, we do not have on-site parking at the School. Please review parking options before you arrive to campus. We are located on 135 Dauer Drive on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

Dogwood Parking Deck: Manning Drive, diagonally across from UNC Health Care . (Travel up Manning Drive and take a right turn on South Columbia Street. Continue to the Health Sciences Library. Rosenau Hall is located directly across from the library.)

Wallace Parking Deck: Rosemary Street, downtown Chapel Hill. (From Rosemary Street, turn left onto South Columbia Street. Continue walking up South Columbia. Rosenau Hall is located directly across from the Health Sciences Library.)


Official visitor information websites

For more information on restaurants, outdoor activities, or surrounding areas, visit our Living in Chapel Hill page.

Have questions? Contact us! We’re happy to help.