‘Super Day of Tours’ at UNC Visitors’ Center features hourly tours

Campus tours on the hour all day Friday, April 8, will be the highlight of the “Super Day of Tours” at the UNC-Chapel Hill Visitors’ Center. Tour guides, enthusiastic students with a wealth of knowledge of Carolina history, will lead informative 55- minute strolls, while sharing history, stories, legends, lore and landmarks. No reservations are necessary for these free tours, which will be available 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting at the Visitors’ Center.

Special additions this year include information about UNC sustainability efforts and green initiatives and an 11 a.m. tour led by Wendy Hillis, campus historic preservation officer, that will highlight architectural features.

The Visitors’ Center serves as the front door to the University and offers tours, maps, information about UNC and the Carolina community. Specialized tours have been designed for prospective graduate students and school groups. (For high school students contemplating college, the best way to get to know UNC is to schedule a campus tour and information session given by the UNC Admissions Department.)

The center also maintains information for visitors on everything from history to hotels, restaurants, events and more. An interactive touch screen can direct visitors to anywhere they need to go on campus.

The Visitors’ Center is inside Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. The entrance is on the building’s west side, with large columns and blue welcome banners flanking the door.