Chancellor's Message to Students, Research Community

UNC-Chapel Hill is developing a plan to reopen the university's research operations in June and July, and to have students back on campus in August.

Dear Carolina Community,

Students, congratulations on finishing exams. To our seniors, be on the lookout for special messages as we recognize your graduation.

Yesterday, Governor Cooper approved a $29 million appropriation to the N.C. Policy Collaboratory based here at Carolina to conduct vital research on the tracking, prevention and treatment of COVID-19. We are grateful for this generous funding from our state legislature that will enable us to deploy our researchers and resources to find more solutions for North Carolinians.

As we look ahead to this summer, we don’t know what the future holds. With safety as our first priority, we are preparing for a phased reopening of the University and working alongside Carolina’s world-class infectious disease experts to develop a plan that would prepare us to reopen the university’s research operations in June and July, and to have students back in August. We will be making an announcement with details of the plan later this month.

Take a moment to watch this week’s video. And be on the lookout for additional messages from me in the coming weeks to keep you informed of what’s happening here on campus.

Go Heels!


Kevin M. Guskiewicz

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