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 2022

Experience Gillings Event weeks will include both virtual and in-person sessions for admitted students. Experience Gillings will start with virtual schoolwide webinars the week of February 28, 2022. These topics include: Welcome & Overview, MPH Core, Funding & Financial Aid, and Off-Campus Housing & Student Life. Newly admitted students are encouraged to attend virtual school webinars held during the week. Webinar sessions will also be recorded for those unable to attend.

Concentration/department specific sessions will include both an in-person and virtual option. In-person sessions for the MPH Program will take place on Friday, March 4, 2022 and Friday, April 1, 2022. MPH admitted students are encouraged to attend one session that works best for your schedule. In-person sessions for the non-MPH masters and doctoral programs will take place on Friday, March 25, 2022. After completing your registration, you will receive additional details regarding the degree/concentration sessions via email.

Important Updates
The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is committed to ensuring that admitted students have a safe and high-quality experience during 2022 Experience Gillings Admitted Student Days. We are currently evaluating feedback from the UNC Gillings community regarding in-person and virtual programming. We encourage you to delay making travel arrangements until a final decision is made regarding in-person programming for 2022 Admitted Student Days. A decision will be finalized and communicated by February 1, 2022.

Our Webinars

Spring 2022 webinars coming soon!

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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