Student Life at UNC Gillings

The annual student-run Gillings Games is an Olympic-style field day with a series of relay and team events.

Welcome to the Top Public School of Public Health!


Find the right degree program for you with the Gillings Program Search (GPS) tool.

Your future starts here.

At the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, we develop public health leaders and real-world problem-solvers. Our collaborative learning environment challenges students to become effective, innovative researchers, policy makers, educators and public health professionals who anticipate future problems and work to accelerate practical solutions to those problems. Through classroom instruction and work in the field, our students learn to solve the greatest public health challenges in North Carolina and around the globe.

Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill is walkable, eclectic, safe, affordable, diverse and green. Our students love the temperate weather and easy access to activities on the coast and in the mountains. Explore the Life in Chapel Hill page for more information.

School Events

UNC Gillings and its departments sponsor many public lectures, seminars and many other events for our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends. The SPH Events Calendar provides up-to-date School information and is available available for iCal, Google Calendar and other apps.

How to Apply

Each of our programs has a different set of criteria, application expectations and even application deadlines. Check the How to Apply page or explore academic programs with the Gillings Program Search (GPS) tool.


The School’s YouTube page features videos of social gatherings, program events and student engagement.

Facts and Figures

Visit the Gillings School Facts and Figures page to view more information about the School.
Visit the UNC-Chapel Hill Facts and Figures page to view campus-wide information.