Dear Class of 2021,
Welcome to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You are joining a very special, global community that will support and inspire you during your time at Carolina.
I challenge you — as I have challenged classes before you — not to just learn what was already known, but to be people creating what is not yet known. I call upon you to use your time here to develop skills and courage to take your great ideas and make them a reality.
At Carolina, you will have the resources you need to achieve great things. From our world-class faculty to the dedicated mentors, advisors and staff you will meet along your way, all share a common goal – your success. I also encourage you to get to know your classmates – they will become friends you cherish for life.
I hope you are looking forward to beginning your journey as much as we are looking forward to meeting you and seeing how far your time at Carolina will take you. I also look forward to seeing you at the New Student Convocation on Aug. 20 and many more times over your next four years.