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It's a great day
to be a Tar Heel

“It’s a great day to be a Tar Heel” is often proclaimed by many at Carolina — and for good reason. Every day, Tar Heels are creating a positive impact on the world by improving communities and inspiring change through their extraordinary talents. They’re dancers, scientists, humanitarians, researchers and innovators doing great things.

While the campus is quiet, meet some of our students and alumni to find out why every day truly is a great day to be a Tar Heel.

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Tar Heel talents

Across the state

Small town spotlight

Tar Heels come from communities of all sizes, some of them tiny. These four Carolina students shared a slice of life through photos of meaningful places and people back home.

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