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 Carolina Together website.
UNC-Chapel Hill Campus Operations
Following the UNC System directive to significantly reduce campus operations and services on Friday, March 20, 2020, many of Carolina’s buildings closed, and in-person, non-essential services were suspended. While some campus buildings remain open with reduced hours, most faculty and staff are working remotely. Updates to campus operations are posted on the Carolina Together 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.
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.
Students Interested in Academic Programs Abroad
Carolina students who are planning to participate in academic programs abroad 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 with specific questions.
- FAQs on next steps for students who 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.
- Any returning travelers should review these guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Please visit our page on travel policies and exceptions for information on current restrictions and special procedures, including the process for requesting an exception for University-affiliated international travel.