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University Day

Thursday, October 12, 2023 11am to 12:30pm

140 E. Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC
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University Day is an occasion to remember the University’s past and celebrate its future. The date, Oct. 12, marks the laying of the cornerstone of Old East, the institution’s first building and the oldest state university building in the nation. 

Join the festivities as UNC-Chapel Hill celebrates its 230th anniversary on Thursday, Oct. 12. Classes will be canceled from 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in honor of the events. Participants can begin gathering at the Old Well for the University Procession at 10:30 a.m. before heading to Memorial Hall for the 11 a.m. ceremony. Students, faculty and all others who decide to join in the celebration will be treated to a variety of activities and food trucks on campus.

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