Below you’ll find resources and useful links related to the impact of COVID-19 on UNC-Chapel Hill, especially connected to travel, study abroad, and topics important to international students and scholars. Other University and external resources are available on the coronavirus resources page.
UNC-Chapel Hill Campus Operations
Following the UNC System directive to significantly reduce campus operations and services on Friday, March 20, many of Carolina’s buildings were closed, and in-person, non-essential services were suspended. Most faculty and staff are now working remotely, and students can take 2020 Summer Session classes online. Updates to campus operations are posted on the UNC COVID-19 Website.
CV19 Student Care Hub
The CV19 Student Care Hub is a platform for all students (undergraduate, graduate, professional and part-time) to learn more about financial resources, academic support, and health and wellness information as they navigate the impact of these circumstances.
Information for International Students
Due to reduced campus operations, International Students and Scholar Services (ISSS) is not maintaining in-person services at this time. Advisors are available by email and continue to process requests and offer advising remotely via Zoom.
- FAQs for international degree-seeking students and international exchange
Please also continue monitoring and referring to emails from ISSS. Contact your ISSS advisor with questions.
Information for Participants in Academic Programs Abroad
Carolina students who were participating in Spring academic programs abroad, such as study abroad, or who were planning to participate in a Summer program, should contact their program’s organizing unit, such as Honors Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School or the UNC College of Arts and Sciences Study Abroad Office.
- FAQs on next steps for students who participated in or plan to participate in a study abroad program through the UNC College of Arts and Sciences
Visit the Study Abroad Office website to learn more and connect directly with an advisor.
Information for International Scholars
Due to reduced campus operations, ISSS is not maintaining in-person services at this time. Advisors are available by email and continue to offer advising and process requests remotely via Zoom.
- International scholars are encouraged to contact ISSS for immigration and visa inquiries.
Through guidance issued on March 11, 2020, Carolina has prohibited all University-affiliated travel outside the state of North Carolina for UNC-Chapel Hill students, faculty and staff. Updates will be posted on the UNC COVID-19 Website.
- Any returning travelers should follow these guidelines.