Class registration has always been a source of stress for students at UNC.
While some current students feel ConnectCarolina is difficult to navigate, Carson Fish, a UNC graduate and current masters student in library sciences, said its predecessors weren’t much easier.
“There were lots of editorials and stuff in old DTHs basically saying, it’s gonna be a painful process, but like you have to do it,” Fish said.
She said there were two phases of registration prior to the modern system: in-person registration and telephonic.
“You would stand in line and go to different department tables,” Fish said.
Nana Vinar, a 1990 UNC graduate, said she remembers the in-person registration.
“We had newsprint booklets of what classes were available,” said Vinar. “We put together the best we could get and, you know, hoped for the best.”
Vinar said the in-person system needed work because it was difficult to see the big picture of what class schedules would look like over a four-year period.