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Life at UNC Kenan-Flagler

You’re welcome in Chapel Hill.

There’s no place like home. That’s especially true for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where we’ve been transforming lives since we opened our doors in 1795.

Routinely ranked as one of the best college towns and best places to live in the U.S., Chapel Hill has a friendly, small-town feel with an eclectic, international vibe. It is home to award-winning restaurants, outstanding public schools, a healthy economy and a vibrant music and performing arts scene.

Chapel Hill itself is a caring, welcoming community where a diversity of ideas, people, and opportunities converge. No matter who you are or where you’re from, you’re welcome in Chapel Hill. Learn more about Chapel Hill and UNC history and traditions.

Watch an overview of Chapel Hill, the Triangle region and North Carolina.

The Triangle

Map of the TriangleChapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh form what is known as the Triangle region of North Carolina. In addition to UNC, other top-tier universities are located here, as is the Research Triangle Park or RTP, the largest research park in the U.S.

Our area is a dynamic hub of innovation, technology, healthcare and entrepreneurship.

Located in the center of the state, we are ideally situated three hours from the Blue Ridge mountains and three hours from sparkling beaches.

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Where you’ll find us

The McColl Building is our hub for learning and research, home to our students, faculty and staff. The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is located in the adjacent Kenan Center.

Executives attending our UNC Executive Development and Weekend Executive MBA Programs learn at the Rizzo Center, our state-of-the-art conference center located a short distance from our campus.