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Gillings School Welcome Events

Welcome! We're so happy you're here.

MSPH students attend a welcome event.

Building Community: Welcome Mixer for Students of Color

Are you an incoming student of color to the Gillings School of Global Public Health? We want to welcome you and facilitate community building among affinity groups during this mixer as a part of the Gillings School's orientation schedule. During this mixer, you will get to engage with student leaders from the Minority Student Caucus, other Gillings students, staff and faculty members and administrators of color -- we are all committed to making sure you feel connected and supported.

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If you have questions about this event, please contact Trinnette Cooper, Coordinator, Diversity Programs and Recruitment at

Welcome Back Social

Join us for this event, sponsored by the Dean’s Office, to kick off an exciting new school year! Enjoy delicious, healthy food, reconnect with classmates, friends and colleagues, and welcome new faces.

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Students pose together in the Atrium.
The Joan Heckler Gillings Auditorium hosts classes, meetings and special events.

Gillings International Student Welcome Week

These welcome events bring together incoming and current international students to learn about new information and resources. Please join us for a light breakfast while making connections with other students!

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Carolina Family Weekend

Carolina Family Weekend is full of tradition and excitement. It is a wonderful time for families to reconnect with their student(s), meet other Carolina families, and connect with faculty and staff. There are exciting programs and events to explore and enjoy all within the vibrant, Carolina community.

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A recent cohort of MHA students gather for a picture.
The Gillings School Student Government Association poses for a shot.

Student Organizations and Activities Fair

Every year, the Gillings School of Global Public Health hosts a Student Organizations and Activities Fair for UNC offices and organizations from around campus to meet Gillings students and inform them about available services and activities they will be able to participate in throughout the school year.

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University Day

University Day is an occasion to remember the University’s past and celebrate its future. The date, October 12, marks the laying of the cornerstone of Old East, the institution’s first building and the oldest state university building in the nation.

Tuesday, October 12

Pictured is the Rosenau Hall cupola.