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UNC Campus Visit

We look forward to welcoming you to campus for an in-person visit. Your health and safety are our top priority, so here’s what you need to know about how we’re keeping you and our campus community safe during your visit:

  • UNC campus has lifted the indoor mask mandate (as of 3/7/22). Please see the current recommendations here:
  • Attendance at all planned events is optional based on your interest and comfort level
  • We recommend that visitors bring COVID tests with them in case they might be needed

For more information about BBSP and the Chapel Hill area, be sure to check out our Admitted Students page.

Dates Offered

There are two campus visit dates available: March 9-11 and March 16-18. To register for one of these visit dates, please use the link below. The dates are capped based upon the amount of hotel space we have.


We are only able to accommodate domestic airfare for these visits. It is important that you register quickly to ensure your slot since each visit has limited capacity. We will not be scheduling visits outside of the dates provided above. If you are unable to attend either date, we will have a virtual events available after the campus visits.


BBSP will pay for airfare (or reimbursement if you’re driving >40 miles), meals at scheduled events, hotel room for 2 nights, breakfast at the hotel, and transportation to/from the airport.

To maximize our budget and help as many accepted applicants visit UNC as possible, we are asking visitors to stay 2 to a room unless they have a documented medical need.

We won’t be able to cover the costs of other meals or transportation not mentioned above.

BBSP is recommending (though not requiring) that participants bring:

  • Casual clothes (dressing in layers is helpful this time of year)
  • Comfortable walking shoes (some labs require closed-toed shoes for a tour)
  • Umbrella or poncho if rain is in the forecast
  • Good-quality face mask (optional based on personal preference)
  • Rapid COVID test kit
  • Insurance card (in case medical treatment is needed)
  • Computer or smart device (in case quarantining is needed)
Though your overall time in Chapel Hill will be relatively short, there’s a possibility that you may develop COVID symptoms. BBSP is committed to supporting you while you are here until you are able to return home. We will cover the cost of a longer hotel stay while you isolate (per CDC recommendations), and we will provide COVID tests and additional meals as needed. See the “What should I bring?” section for more information.

UNC currently does not require masks in most indoor and outdoor settings.

Orange County (where UNC-CH is situated) and nearby Durham County have no active mask mandates. However, businesses may choose to still require masks if they wish.


UNC Virtual Visit

Details will be coming soon…

Lab and Campus Tours (YouTube Link)

    • Our current students have created videos of their labs and some other areas on campus.
    • Curious about life as a UNC graduate student? Check out more content, including a 360 virtual tour of campus, apartment tours, and conversations with current graduate students here.

PhD Program Student Representatives

  • Do you have specific questions about a PhD program? These students are happy to answer your questions or connect you to someone who can help!
  • Google Doc Link: