A summer of social distancing and a closed UNC campus have not prevented the Carolina Union Activities Board (CUAB) from creating a fun and fulfilling plan for summer activities. Despite the challenges created by the fallout from the coronavirus, CUAB has already begun a robust schedule of summertime programming, with more in the works.
“Initially, I was concerned about engagement with virtual programs,” CUAB president Sarah Bradley said. “People have been more engaged that I thought they might be. I think schedules at home have been kind of mundane, so I hope we are able to provide some fun.”
Already underway are several virtual giveaways, including series called “Dinner on CUAB” where winners are selected each week and treated to takeout dinners from Chapel Hill restaurants. The social media contests have the added benefit of supporting businesses that have been impacted by social distancing measures.
Future plans include arts-themed collaborations with UNC Arts Everywhere, trivia nights, social medi scavenger hunts, as well as wellness and professional development series.