2023 Thanksgiving Resource Guide for Students Staying in Chapel Hill

November 13, 2023
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For students at UNC-Chapel Hill who staying on campus, there are a number of helpful resources for Tar Heels. Check out this guide as we strive to care for our community of students:

Where to eat

Carolina Cupboard is an on-campus food pantry that provides food at no cost to students who are facing food insecurity. Visit their website to schedule a time for food pick-up at their location in Avery Residence Hall. If you are able to give, consider donating to the Pantry Bowl to support the Carolina Cupboard. 

Both dining halls will be closed during the break from Wednesday, Nov. 22 – Saturday, Nov. 25. Chase Dining Hall reopens at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26. Check online for official hours of operation. 

The Beach Café in the Brinkhous-Bullitt building will be open on Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The food court inside has locations accepting Flex and some PLUS swipes. 

CDS is partnering with local restaurants to offer a 10% discount during the break for students who show their UNC-Chapel Hill One Card. See restaurant for any exclusions and official hours. 

Tuesday & Wednesday, November 21 and 22: 

  • Italian Pizzeria III | Open 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
  • CholaNad | Open 11:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. & 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
  • Alpaca | Open 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. 
  • Bandidos | Open 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. 

Thursday, November 23: 

  • CholaNad | Open 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. & 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
  • Italian Pizzeria III | Open 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Friday & Saturday, November 24 and 25:

  • CholaNad | Open 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m. 
  • Italian Pizzeria III | Open 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
  • Bandidos | Open 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
  • Alpaca| Open 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

Sunday, November 26: 

  • Italian Pizzeria III | Open 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
  • CholaNad | Open 11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. 
  • Alpaca | Open 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. 

Students can add Flex to their accounts in $50 increments to use to order delivery to anywhere on campus from Takeout Central

Getting around

Check out the Town of Chapel Hill's modified bus schedule.

What to do

Mental health, health care, and well-being

The Heels Care Network is a resource for our community to support each other and to access the many mental health and well-being resources at UNC-Chapel Hill. Students can call CAPS at 919-966-3658 for 24/7 mental health support.  

Both Campus Health and CAPS will remain open on Wednesday, November 22 and close Thursday, November 23 before reopening on Monday, November 27 at 8:00 a.m.

When Campus Health is closed, students may access a local urgent care facility or emergency department as needed. Students may call Campus Health at 919-966-2281 to discuss non-emergent health concerns with Nurse Connect. 

Give thanks!

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to take a moment to reflect on the things we are grateful for. This Healthy Heels blog post offers insight into the positive relationship between gratitude and well-being. 

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