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This handout provides an overview of some of the main resources on campus that are available to students and the processes involved to gain access to them in person or online. Campus resources can be essential to achieving your goals as a student. To learn more about how these resources can work within a broader plan, check out our guide to academic success at Carolina.

The Learning Center

Looking to improve your time management or study skills? Unsure how to make a plan and keep yourself accountable? Struggling to read everything that is required or to take notes in your classes? Feeling anxious about an upcoming test or assessment? If this sounds like you, you may benefit from making an individual academic coaching appointment with an academic coach who will help you set goals, learn strategies, and make progress on your plans. Prefer a group setting and peer accountability? Check out the Learning Center’s coaching groups and workshops.

Peer Tutoring

Need help with a specific subject? Want to work with someone who has already taken your class and done well in it? If you are concerned about a specific class and would like some additional help, you might want to check out our peer tutoring offerings. You can make an individual tutoring appointment or get tutoring in a group setting through drop-in tutoring. Individual tutoring is available for these courses.

The Writing Center

Feeling stuck in your writing? Unsure where to start? Wondering if your thesis statement is supported by sufficient evidence? Concerned about citations? Whatever stage you are in the writing process, you are welcome to make a Writing Center appointment with one of our writing coaches or submit a draft online to receive written feedback. Writing Center coaches can help you come up with a plan for moving forward on your assignment, whether that’s making an outline, restructuring your argument, or finalizing your paper prior to submission.

The Center for Student Success

With a collection of programs dedicated to promoting academic excellence, including the Writing and Learning Center, the Center for Student Success assists students in developing the skills and strategies needed to be successful. This commitment to student learning supports UNC’s mission to teach a diverse group of students “to become the next generation of leaders.”

Academic Advising

Trying to decide on a major? Need help planning out your courses? Frustrated with course availability and wanting to know your options? Wondering if you should pass/fail a class or withdraw? These topics and more can be covered in an academic advising appointment. Schedule an individual advising appointment or drop-in with advising during drop-in hours.

Career Services

Need a summer internship? Interested in graduate school? Want help building your resume? Career Services offers a variety of online resources to UNC students at every stage of their career. You can search for on- and off-campus employment, learn about networking opportunities, and even start planning your long-term professional goals.

UNC Libraries

From finding a study space to making copies, UNC Libraries are equipped to help with nearly every stage of the research process. Through eleven campus library locations and a vast inter-library loan system, students have access to millions of books, articles, videos, and other materials. Searchable databases and ready-to-use subject research guides make the process accessible to new and experienced researchers. Book a research consultation with a librarian or take advantage of citation tools for building your bibliography.

Counseling and Psychological Services

Feeling overwhelmed or anxious? Having a hard time adjusting to life at Carolina? Experiencing inexplicable sadness or depression? Concerned about your physical, emotional, and/or mental well-being? Facing difficult circumstances and struggling to cope? If any of these questions resonate with you, you may benefit from meeting with a trained counselor to discuss and assess these feelings. Walk in to CAPS (located on the third floor of Campus Health Services) for an initial consultation with CAPS. Visit the Heels Care Network for a gateway to mental health and wellness resources.

Student Wellness

Interested in exploring what well-being means for you? Looking for practical tips and tools for living a healthier, more well-rounded life? Unsure how to create a sustainable plan to improve your own health and wellness? If you find yourself asking these questions, you may benefit from meeting with a Wellness Coach, who can help you devise a plan to meet your wellness needs. To learn more about what a one-on-one appointment may entail, please read this introduction to wellness coaching. Unsure whether your concerns would be better served through Student Wellness or CAPS? Please refer to these guidelines on well-being coaching vs. counseling.

Campus Health Services

Feeling physically unwell? Unsure whether your illness may require treatment or medication? Needing an annual physical? If you have questions or concerns about your physical health, you might benefit from making a Campus Health Services appointment. You may need to fill out these Campus Health forms prior to your appointment. Remember to have your insurance card on hand. Campus Health offers both in-person and telemedicine appointments

Accessibility Resources and Service

Need to register for accommodations? Unsure whether you may qualify for certain services at Carolina? Please visit the ARS website for more information. You can schedule a virtual ARS appointment or you can enter the ARS Zoom chat room during office hours.

ADHD/LD Support

Concerned you may have ADHD/LD but have never been diagnosed? Please schedule to meet with Lara or Kristen, the Learning center’s ADHD/LD specialists to discuss whether or not you could benefit from an assessment. In the meantime, you might benefit from checking out these resources on ADHD and LD support.


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