The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill opened in 1795 as our nation’s first state university. Today, UNC maintains some of the top educational and athletic programs in America.
What is it that binds us to this place as to no other? It is not the well or the bell or the stone walls or the crisp October nights or the memory of dogwoods blooming here on the crest of New Hope Chapel Hill . . . our love for this place is based on the fact that it
is as it was meant to be . . . the university of the people.“