Between the tables, entertainment, food, and free swag, the 20th annual celebration provided a fun welcome to campus chock-full of activities and involvement. New and returning Tar Heels mingled to learn about academic departments, student organizations, and campus recreation opportunities to enhance their Carolina experience.
FallFest kicked off at 8:15pm on Sunday, August 21, with students arriving from Carmichael Arena after Convocation. The event saw 22 student performances, provided the opportunity to meet more than 300 active student organizations, allowed our campus to indulge in nearly 6,000 food items, and students took home an incredible 17,725 swag giveaways. In addition, our tech-savvy population engaged with FallFest on social media 12,141 times, and 190 participated in the first-ever Snaphunt event.
Beyond these statistics, FallFest provided something immeasurable for all attendees: a welcoming community and opportunity to find a place to belong here at Carolina. The Carolina Union is grateful for your support, and we’re excited to begin plans for next year’s celebration.