Carolina is amidst the largest construction boom the campus has ever witnessed. Evidence abounds — just look around.
While this will result in much-needed buildings and renovated facilities, inconveniences will inevitably occur. Construction will increasingly connect working, learning, playing and living at Carolina. Much of it will represent the first steps toward fulfilling the promise of the Master Plan, which will guide campus development during the next half century. The plan aims to accommodate growth as well as preserve Carolina's beauty. Its first decade will be carried out using funds generated in large part by the University's share of $3.1 billion that North Carolina voters approved in a bond referendum held in 2000 on behalf of the state's universities and community colleges.
Generations to come will benefit from the results of this generosity. Meantime, the improvements will remain a work in progress, so be prepared for changes in the way campus looks and in the way you get around Carolina.
Use this page as a resource for information to help you navigate campus. Those working on improving Carolina for you and future students, faculty and staff will do their best to provide information as quickly as possible. Please be aware that it is for your safety that crews alter paths around buildings and construction zones. The improvements will:
- connect the future to the past through designs that complement old architecture.
- enhance the intellectual climate by joining academic affairs on the historic north campus with health affairs on the south end through a new science complex. The new building will house interdisciplinary research in emerging areas such as genomics.
- include walkways and pedestrian bridges lined with trees and grass where there is now concrete, asphalt or dirt.
- create new space for academic and cultural programs that keep Carolina among the leaders in those areas.
Please let us know your thoughts or comments on what you would like to see on the site.