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.
This part of Franklin Street—just before Chapel Hill turns into Carrboro—has a high concentration of fabulous Dining...
Spend the day sampling the below ideas if you have kids or enjoy taking in local attractions.
Park downtown Chapel Hill at the Wallace Deck public parking lot.
Explore the UNC Campus
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A visit to Chapel Hill means world-class performances, indie music and top-notch opportunities to view visual art. [Image Source, UNC
Hillsborough is a small town with a big history.