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Summer Break 2024 Resources

May 8, 2024 | |

There are a number of resources, activities and services available for students who find themselves in Chapel Hill over summer break. 

Where to eat 

For students interested in other resources to address food insecurity, the UNC-Chapel Hill Writing and Learning Center shares a blog post: How I Dealt with Food Insecurity on Campus.

Carolina Dining Services

Top of Lenoir and Rams Head Dining are generally closed during the summer, but many dining locations on campus are open including restaurants in Lenior as well as Rams Market. Students can use flex to order delivery  anywhere on campus from Takeout Central (access to delivery from over 30 local restaurants), Brenz Pizza, Domino’s and Wings Over Chapel Hill. 

Local Restaurants

Many local restaurants are open and are also offering take-out and delivery options. For information on local restaurants visit What’s Open Downtownand information for local grocery stores including delivery or pickup try the following links

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On Campus

  • Carolina Cupboard is an on-campus food pantry that provides food at no cost to students who are facing food insecurity.  
  • UNC Y Mutual Aid Pantry has a variety of food options available to students, faculty, and staff at no cost.
  • Food and Nutrition Services (Food Stamps) - Eligibility criteria and application can be found online on the NC DHHS website.

Chapel Hill/Carrboro

  • Interfaith-Council for Social Services is an organization in Carrboro that offers various programs including a community kitchen serving free hot nutritious meals daily, drop-in access to computers, phones, and other supports, a community market providing free fresh food, pantry staples, and hygiene items, and emergency financial assistance.  
  • CORA hosts a mobile market at the Nature Trail Mobile Home Park in Chapel Hill on the second Tuesday of each month from 3-5 p.m. CORA’s Mobile Market provides nutritious food at no cost to neighbors via drive-through.    


Things to do around and off campus 

Service hours

During summer break, on-campus services hours may change. Visit the department's website for additional information and the most updated hours of operation. 

Mental Health and Counseling and Psychological Services

  • The Heels Care Network is a mental health web resource for our entire community, and shares 24/7 resources, as well as those operating with regular business hours.  
  • Counseling and Psychological Services: Operates with regular hours in the summer. Walk-in initial assessments are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Urgent needs will be seen Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 24/7 by phone. Call 919-966-3658 to speak with a mental health professional 24/7.   

Violence Prevention and Advocacy Services

Support and services provided by Gender Violence Services Coordinators and Violence Prevention and Advocacy Services will be available during the summer months. Email [email protected] or call 919-962-1343 to schedule a time to meet. For more information about support and resources available for individuals impacted by gender-based violence and harassment, visit Violence Prevention and Advocacy Service’s Campus and Community resources page.

Campus Health

Campus Health: Offers weekday hours in the summer from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Any time Campus Health is closed, patients can receive 24/7 support by calling 919-966-2281 for UNC Nurse Connect. Campus Health Pharmacy will maintain regular hours this summer; Student Stores Pharmacy will close for most of the summer after graduation due to mini-clinic construction.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation: Campus Recreation will be closed May 11 and May 12, with break hours on May 13 and May 14. Visit the Campus Recreation website for more information. 

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Frank Porter Graham Student Union

The Carolina Union will be open 7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. most weekdays over the break, but hours may vary by holidays and orientation needs. Call the facility at (919) 962-2285 for more information.

UNC-Chapel Hill Student Stores

UNC Student Stores will maintain 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. hours during weekdays and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekends.   

The Writing and Learning Center

The Writing and Learning Center offices in SASB North are open business hours Monday through Friday. Academic coaching and peer tutoring are available when undergraduate classes are in session. 

  • Summer Session I: May 15- June 22, 2024 
  • Summer Session II: June 24- July 30, 2024 

University Libraries

  • Undergraduate Library will be open most weekdays 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.     
  • Davis Library will be open most weekdays 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., Saturdays 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., and Sundays 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. During intersessions (between academic sessions), weekday hours will be 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and closed weekends.   
  • Library hours vary by facility, holidays, and academic sessions. 

Chapel Hill Transit

The Safe Ride route will not operate May 16- TBA; other routes will remain on regular schedules. GoTriangle also offers options to students exploring beyond Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

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