University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Statue of Confederate soldier Silent Sam. The statue was toppled by a crowd in 2018, and the plinth (pedestal) was ordered removed by Chancellor Carol Folt in the same letter in which she resigned. As of October 2020 it is in storage.
Panoramic image of the main quad
Franklin Street forms the northern border of main campus and contains many popular restaurants and shops. In addition, it serves as a focal point for cultural events including Halloween festivities and major basketball victory rallies.
The Morehead Planetarium, designed by Eggers & Higgins, first opened in 1949.
A representation of the university seal, located in front of South Building and dedicated by the class of 1989.
Students walk past the Old Well, a symbol of UNC-Chapel Hill for years
The Morehead–Patterson Bell Tower was completed in 1931 and stands 172 feet tall.
South Building, administrative offices of the chancellor and College of Arts and Sciences
Students walking through campus between classes
The Davis Library
Louis Round Wilson Library opened in 1929 and serves as the special collections library.
The NCC is the largest collection of printed materials related to a single state.
Graham Memorial is adjacent to Franklin Street and houses the Office for Undergraduate Research and the Honors Study Abroad program.
Water tower featuring the official UNC athletics logo
Rameses at the 1957 Victory Bell football game
Celebration on Franklin Street after victory over Duke
The 2007 commencement ceremony in Kenan Memorial Stadium
The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies of UNC were founded in 1795 and have debates each week in the New West building.
The Forest Theatre was first used for outdoor drama in 1916 to celebrate the tercentenary of Shakespeare's death.
Undergraduates on campus at UNC-Chapel Hill
At the end of each semester, students organize a flash mob dance party in the library.
Lenoir Hall
Old East Residence Hall, built in 1793
James K. Polk was President of the United States from 1845 to 1849.
Thomas Wolfe remains one of the most important writers in modern American literature, authoring works such as Look Homeward, Angel and Of Time and the River.
Andy Griffith was an active member of Chapel Hill's arts community while attending UNC, later starring in productions such as A Face in the Crowd and The Andy Griffith Show.
Michael Jordan (left) played basketball under Dean Smith (right) while attending the University of North Carolina. Jordan helped the Tar Heels win the 1982 NCAA Championship with a game-winning jump shot.

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North Carolina Tar Heels baseball

North Carolina Tar Heels baseball team, 1885
The 2009 Tar Heels baseball team in Nebraska for the College World Series
Night game at Boshamer Stadium, 2009
Carolina Baseball dugout at Boshamer Stadium
Steinbrenner Terrace at Boshamer Stadium

The North Carolina Tar Heels baseball team, commonly referred to as Carolina, represents the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in NCAA Division I college baseball.

David Lowry Swain

The 26th governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina, from 1832 to 1835.

He received his early education at New Academy near Asheville and briefly attended the University of North Carolina, where he was a member of the Dialectic Society.

Lawrence Taylor

American former professional football player who spent his entire career as an outside linebacker for the New York Giants (1981–1993) in the National Football League (NFL).

Taylor in 2009
Taylor on the golf course in 2007
Taylor signing autographs at a collectors show in Houston in January 2014

He played college football at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is widely regarded as one of the greatest college football players ever.

Dan K. Moore

The 66th Governor of the state of North Carolina from 1965 to 1969.

Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Moore earned a bachelor degree in commerce in 1927 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a law degree in 1929 from the University of North Carolina School of Law where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and was selected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Shelby Foote

American writer, historian and journalist.

In 1935, Foote applied to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, hoping to join with the older Percy boys, but was denied admission because of an unfavorable recommendation from his high school principal.

Roy Williams (basketball coach)

American retired college basketball coach who served as the men's head coach for the North Carolina Tar Heels for 18 seasons and the Kansas Jayhawks for 15 seasons.

Williams in 2008
Basketball Hall of Fame Jersey on display at the North Carolina Sport Hall of Fame

Williams started his college coaching career at North Carolina as an assistant coach for Dean Smith in 1978.

College football

Gridiron football consisting of American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities.

Fullback Adam Ballard (22) rushes while being pursued by defenders Cason Shrode (54) and Taylor Justice (42) during the 2005 Army–Navy Game, a college football rivalry in the United States
Plaque on College Avenue on the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University identifying the place where the first college football game was played in 1869
The McKill vs. Harvard football game in Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1874
Walter Camp, the "Father of American Football", pictured here in 1878 as the captain of the Yale Football team
1902 football game between the University of Minnesota and the University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin football team in 1903
1895 football game between Auburn and Georgia
An 1894 football game in Staunton, Virginia between VMI and Virginia Tech
Sewanee's 1899 "Iron Men."
1904 Vanderbilt team in action; note the grid pattern on the field
The first USC football squad (1888). Before they were nicknamed the "Trojans", they were known as the USC Methodists.
The 1893 Stanford American football team
The Big Game between Stanford and California was played as rugby union from 1906 to 1914
Colorado's First football team in 1890
Kickoff during the 1916 Colorado – Utah game
The 1905 Utah football team
1906 St. Louis Post-Dispatch photograph of Brad Robinson, who threw the first legal forward pass and was the sport's first triple threat
Tom Davies runs against undefeated and unscored upon Georgia Tech in the 1918 game at Forbes Field.
Don Hutson in 1940.
The Virginia Cavaliers (orange and blue home uniforms) play against the Penn State Nittany Lions (all-white away uniforms) in 2012 in Scott Stadium
The BCS National Championship trophy on display at Florida State University. The 2013 Championship game marked the end of the BCS era.
A night game between Harvard and Brown, September 25, 2009
Map of Division I (A) FBS
Map of Division I (AA) FCS
Map of NCAA Division II
Map of NCAA Division III
Map of NAIA
Map of NJCAA
Map of CCCAA

The original members were Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Sewanee, and Vanderbilt.

Terry Sanford

American lawyer and politician from North Carolina.

Terry Sanford c. undefined 1961
W. Kerr Scott (left) and Sanford (right) at a restaurant circa 1953
Sanford (left) with John F. Kennedy and Luther H. Hodges in 1961. Sanford's early decision to endorse Kennedy as a candidate for President of the United States upset Hodges and some of his own supporters.
Sanford promoting public education at a school in Pender County, 1962
Sanford with black schoolchildren in Alexander County, 1962
Sanford's portrait from his tenure as governor
Sanford's first press conference as presumptive President of Duke University, December 14, 1969
Sanford and his wife with U.S. Secretary of State Edmund Muskie and his wife Jane Muskie in 1980
Terry Sanford's U. S. Senate portrait
Sanford speaking to the U.S. Senate against the Flag Desecration Amendment on October 17, 1989
Sanford at the North Raleigh Hilton Hotel, November 3, 1992

Born in Laurinburg, North Carolina, Sanford became a Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1939.

Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies

DiPhi debate in the New West building

The Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies, commonly known as DiPhi or The Societies, are the original collegiate debating societies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and together comprise the oldest student organization at the University, as well as the oldest public student organization in the United States.

William C. Friday

American educator who served as the head of the University of North Carolina system from 1956 to 1986.

William C. Friday's grave at the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery

He held a bachelor's degree in textile manufacturing from North Carolina State University and a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.