FallFest 2018 Welcomes Students to Campus with Fun, Food, Free Swag
Hosted by the Carolina Union and now in its 22nd year, FallFest has become an important tradition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) by providing an engaging, safe, and alcohol-free event that introduces new and returning students to the many opportunities to get involved in campus life through student organizations academic departments and campus recreation.
“The Carolina Union is proud to welcome students to campus at FallFest,” said Crystal King, director of the Carolina Union. “This is an opportunity for Tarheels, new and returning, to discover a place where they belong here at Carolina.”
Who: New and returning students kick-off the 2018/19 campus year
When: Sunday, August 19, 2018
Immediately following New Student Convocation about 8:15 p.m.
Where: Hooker Fields, UNC-CH campus
“There’s not a better way to meet new friends, find a student organization that shares your interests or a UNC department that may spark your imagination,” says Jordan Bermudez, chair of the Carolina Union Board of Directors and a senior from Durham. “The event will include student performances, a student organizations activities fair, interactive exhibits and games, and plenty of free food and swag.”
Approximately 25,000 people are expected to attend, with about 400 UNC-Chapel Hill student organizations, university departments, and sports clubs on hand to meet students and attract new membership. The evening features demonstrations, giveaways and prizes, free food, competitions and performances. FallFest is open to the entire University community, and starts immediately following New Student Convocation, held nearby at Carmichael Auditorium.