In Spring 2021, the program is expanding. We continue to offer the original program and support to enrolled Carolina Away students. In addition, Carolina Away faculty, staff, and student ambassadors are diversifying programming to create options for other First Year Tar Heels who are interested in exploring the university digitally and meeting classmates online. A new Carolina Away Opportunity Curriculum and a Social Activity Hub will offer ways to connect and create community.
The Spring 2021 commitment will elevate two components of the Carolina Away promise:
- simple electives that are one credit hour pass/fail courses that let students get to know professors and learn about their work on contemporary issues in health, economic development, and global affairs. In these weekly gatherings, instructors will help students discover research opportunities, service learning courses, internships and student organizations;
- dedicated, peer support to engage student activity and student-run organizations. Led by a student advisory council with the sustained commitment of Carolina Away’s student ambassadors, Carolina Away students join special social opportunities and receive special notices of relevant events, opportunities, and organizations.
Carolina Away Social Activity Hub
The Spring 2021 Carolina Away program has new web-based tools and student ambassadors to support engagement. This student led, staff-supported team works regularly to curate experiences and get the word out on upcoming events. In addition Carolina Away Ambassadors host movie nights, basketball watch parties, game nights and other social gatherings to help people connect and let people spend time with each other outside class.
Interested in joining the Carolina Away program? Complete this form on Heel Life.