Honors Events & Experiences
Meet distinguished Carolina alumni and campus visitors. Participate in arts and cultural events. Get to know professors as scholars and people. It’s all available at the Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence.
Honors Arts & Dialogue
Take an inside look at the performing arts at Carolina. Honors Carolina students receive free tickets to three extraordinary performances each semester and an opportunity to learn about the ideas behind the works on stage from the featured artists and distinguished Carolina faculty members.
This year, students have attended the following performances:
- Elsewhere, a “CelloOpera” by virtuosic cellist Maya Beiser and vocalist Helga Davis
- Compagnie Marie Chouinard, presenting two of Chouinard’s most highly regarded works, The Rite of Spring (1993) and a new interpretation of Nijinksy’s work in Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (1994)
- Brooklyn Rider, a string quartet
Food for Thought
Enjoy a fine meal and take part in thought-provoking conversations with some of Carolina’s most distinguished faculty members through Honors Carolina’s intimate “Food for Thought” dinner events, typically held every two weeks throughout the year.
Students have engaged in conversation with Carolina professors and thought leaders about topics ranging from Islamic terrorism and behavioral economics to political injustice. Click here to read about upcoming and past programs.
UNC brings many special guests to campus each year. Recent speakers include David Simon, creator of The Wire on HBO; Robert Gibbs, former White House Press Secretary for President Barack Obama; and Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity. Honors Carolina students often have the opportunity to meet with speakers in a small informal setting prior to their lecture.
The Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence
Honors Carolina is located in the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, situated in the heart of campus in Graham Memorial.
Small classrooms provide a perfect setting for Honors Carolina seminars and a comfortable lounge hosts programs that bring together undergraduate students and distinguished professors and University guests. (And the leather sofas are a great place to study.)
Students also come here to learn about undergraduate research, pursue distinguished scholarships, and take advantage of the Beasley Multimedia Center.