What is Experience Gillings?

Each spring, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health hosts a program for applicants who have been admitted as newly-admitted students for the following fall. Admitted students can connect directly with current students and members of the School’s faculty and staff. We hope to offer a first-hand understanding of what the Gillings School provides: not only world-renowned public health education, but a diverse and collaborative community unlike any other.

Bring your questions about student life at Carolina, research opportunities, financial aid and life in Chapel Hill. View an updated list of frequently asked questions (PDF). We’re also happy to offer information about both on-campus and off-campus student life.

Experience Gillings 2021

Experience Gillings Event weeks will include three (3) schoolwide webinars for newly admitted students of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Newly admitted students are encouraged to attend school webinars and degree/concentration sessions held during the week. After completing your registration, you will receive additional details on the degree/concentration sessions via email.

Our Webinars

Gillings School Welcome Webinar (Watch webinar.)

2021 Experience Gillings International Student and Webinar (Watch webinar.)

MPH Core Curriculum and Practicum Webinar (Watch webinar.)

Funding, Financial Aid and Tuition Tips Webinar (Watch webinar.)

Gillings Student Success Seminar with Dr. Andre Brown: Tips on Self-Advocacy for Graduate Students and Early Career Professionals (Watch seminar.)

Off-Campus Housing and Student Life Overview with Aaron Bachenheimer, Director of Off-Campus Housing and Student Life (Watch webinar.)

Update on Visitation Opportunities

Since the campus is closed and we are not accepting visitors due to the pandemic, for safety reasons, newly admitted students are not authorized to visit any buildings, libraries or offices on campus. The UNC Visitors Center is closed, but you are allowed on-campus in the outdoor areas if you wear a mask. Additional information about making in-person visits to campus may be found at the UNC Visitors Center website.

Meet our students

Visit the Meet Our Students page to see UNC Gillings students answer questions and talk about how they got involved in public health.

Tour Gillings

View our 360° tour of the Gillings School.

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Armfield Atrium


Hear from Jenna Keith, our Student Funding and Awards Coordinator, and explore additional resources.


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