What is Experience Gillings?

Each spring, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health hosts programming for graduate students who have been admitted 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 2023

Experience Gillings Events will include both virtual and in-person opportunities for admitted students.

VIRTUAL: Virtual  webinars will take place in March and April. As webinars are scheduled, registration will become available for each below. Webinar sessions will also be recorded for those unable to attend.

IN-PERSON: The in-person event for master’s (non-MPH) and doctoral programs will take place Friday, March 24, 2023. The in-person event for the MPH program will take place Friday, March 31, 2023. Specific registration links are included below for both in-person events.

Virtual Events and Recordings for Experience Gillings

Please check back soon for virtual opportunities to connect with us this spring.

Have you joined our private LinkedIn group for admitted students yet? It’s a great way to connect with other admitted and current students, faculty, and staff.

Friday, March 24
In-Person Masters (non-MPH) and Doctoral Program Event

Experience Gillings (in-person) for our masters (non-MPH) and doctoral admitted students will be held on Friday, March 24, from 11:00am-5:00pm. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from school leadership, connect with current students, faculty, and staff, learn about their program and department, receive information on costs and funding, and attend an informational fair. A session for parents, partners, friends and family members who accompany their student will be offered as well.

Please note that the Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH) and the Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) programs will not host sessions at this event. If admitted to one of these programs, you will receive information about other events specific to your program.

To register for this event, please click here.


Friday, March  31
In-Person MPH Event

Experience Gillings (in-person) for our MPH admitted students will be held on Friday, March 31, from 11:00am-5:00pm. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from school leadership, connect with current students, faculty, and staff, learn about their concentration, receive information on costs and funding, and attend an informational fair. A session for parents, partners, friends and family members who accompany their student will be offered as well.

Please note the Place-Based concentration (joint program with UNC Asheville) and the Population Health for Clinicians concentration will not host sessions at this event. If admitted to one of these concentrations, you will receive information about other events specific to your program.

To register for this event, please click here.


Directions and Accommodations

Need directions to the Gillings School or information about local accommodations? Visit our Maps and Directions page. Additional information about making in-person visits to campus may be found at the UNC Visitors Center website.

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

If you or someone from your party requires accommodations or has dietary restrictions, please indicate this when registering for an event. You may also contact us directly at sph-admissions@unc.edu.

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Tour Gillings

View our 360° tour of the Gillings School.

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Armfield Atrium

Gillings Funding and Financial Aid Overview

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

Questions? 

Contact us! We’re happy to help.