FIRST LOOK: A Program of College Access for North Carolina’s Middle School Children
First Look is an initiative to increase college awareness and access to higher educational options. First Look introduces middle school children to the concept of college – academics, the arts, athletics, student life, campus living, global education – as a pathway to a career.
First Look Itinerary (Times are approximate)
Learning about college
- Student Life
- Campus Living
- Global Learning
Discussing financial resources / Addressing barriers to going to college.
- How to pay for college: A Carolina Covenant Scholars’ story & explanation of options
- Introduction to resources @ college and in schools
- Q & A with First Look guides
Touring the Campus
- Campus tour to visit classrooms, student union, library, landmarks, etc.
- Wrap-up in Kenan Stadium
- Lunch @ Rams Head Dining Hall
For Fall 2014, First Look is held on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from Sept. 24 – Nov. 21. (First Look will not be held on Oct. 15-Oct. 17 because of Fall Break.)
Sign up for the spring semester 2015 will open on Nov. 1.
- 1 chaperone per 10 kids
- Maximum number of students is 100
- A gentle reminder that the classroom portion of First Look begins promptly at 10 a.m.
For questions regarding First Look, please call UNC Visitors’ Center at 919-962-1630.