Health Behavior Resources for Current Students

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

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Check these resources: MPH Program Handbook (Guidelines) Doctoral Program Handbook (Guidelines) Course List Departmental emails Still can't find what you need, contact HB Student Services or visit our office in 359 Rosenau.
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.


Quick Guide to HB Funding 2016-2017 – information about student funding through the Health Behavior Department

Department of Health Behavior’s  Funding and Awards page and the Gillings School’s  Funding and Awards page

Student Services

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

Quick Guide to Student Services – This guide explains how to add/drop a class, transfer credits, request a transcript and similar processes.

Health Behavior Inter-institutional Registration (pdf fillable form)
Health Behavior Credit Overload Request (pdf fillable form)
Gillings School BIOS 600 Exemption (pdf fillable form)
Health Behavior Independent Study Learning Agreement (pdf fillable form)

Master’s Program Guides

Program Degree Requirement Worksheet – a checklist to make sure students are on track to graduate

Program Quick Guide – basic information

Program Handbook  2016-2017 – in-depth information

Doctoral Program Guides

Program Quick Guide – basic information

Program Handbook 2016-2017 – in depth information

Other Resources

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

Gillings 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

UNC 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

Community Resources

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 (Saturday morning, Wednesday afternoon)
Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market (Saturday morning, Tuesday afternoon,  Thursday midday)
Durham Farmers’ Market (Saturday morning, Wednesday afternoon)
UNC Hospital, inside the Children’s Hospital Lobby  (Wednesday 11-2)


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
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 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)

In-State Residency

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
Information from Gillings