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UNC 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. The Carolina community first celebrated University Day in 1877, after Governor Zebulon B. Vance, as chair of the Board of Trustees, ordered that the day “be observed with appropriate ceremonies under the direction of the faculty.” Subsequent celebrations have featured speeches from distinguished members of the faculty and honored visitors. Since 1971, the faculty has presented the Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Awards on University Day to recognize those Tar Heels who have made outstanding contributions to humanity. Also a day-long celebration on UNC campus.
     


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  • Location

    114 East Cameron Ave
    UNC Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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    Region or Town
    UNC Chapel Hill

Event Date Information

Sunday Oct 12 2:00pm-4:00pm

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