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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.

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.

Have you been admitted to the UNC Gillings School for Global Public Health?
 Visit our Admitted Students’ page for more information.


2014 SOPHAS Graduate School Fairs

Thanks for all who participated in the Virtual Fair sessions this year. Please contact us with questions.

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

  • Dates coming soon!

Visit for registration information.

Experience Gillings: A  Program for Admitted Graduate Students

Friday, March 21, 2014 

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.



Registration, Continental Breakfast, and “Living in Chapel Hill” Information Table

Michael Hooker Research Center, Upper Atrium


Welcome from Student Government and School Deans and Student Panel, “Why Gillings?” (Q and A)

Rosenau Hall Auditorium


Financing Graduate School (optional session)

Rosenau Hall Auditorium


Department Information Sessions

Varying locations throughout the School


2014 Annual Spotlight on Student Research Poster Presentation Event

Michael Hooker Research Center, Upper Atrium


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


Parking Options :

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. The welcome session will begin promptly at 8:30am so please allot enough time for parking and travel to the School. We are located on 135 Dauer Drive on the University of North Carolina at 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.)


Getting to UNC early?

Click here for more details on events happening Thursday April 20- Saturday, April 22, 2014. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an exciting place with lots of activity. If you find yourself arriving early for Experience Gillings or hanging around for the weekend, take some time to explore the campus and larger community. Activities include sporting events, music and cultural shows,  and GillingsX (hosted by SPH Student Government). This lecture series highlights  innovative and inspiring research from 5 current Gillings students.

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


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Undergraduate Program Open House

Fall 2014 (Check back in August for more event details.)

3:00  – 5:00 p.m.
Armfield Atrium, Micheal Hooker Research Center

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.


If you weren’t able to attend this 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. For more information regarding department sessions, please contact a student services manager.


OCTOBER 10, 2014

Graduate Program Open House

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
133 Rosenau Hall

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 Required)
Sample Agenda:

  • 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

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

Coming for a visit? Here’s how to get to UNC Gillings!