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Saturday June 12th

The new and improved UNC bucket list

With help from the Order of The Bell Tower, The Daily Tar Heel published a Bucket List of 100 things that every student should do before he or she graduates from UNC in 2011. We've updated the list in 2017 to include newer locations, faces (hey, Carol Folt) and things to do.

Some are less difficult to accomplish than others, but all are worth trying out in your four (or more) years as a student at UNC. 

The General Alumni Association sponsors a bucket list book — True Blue — which you can learn more about by clicking here.

The UNC Bucket List

1. Ride a full circle of the P2P route

2. Play in the fountain at Bynum Circle

3. Explore Wilson Library’s Rare Book Collection

4. Actually save 10 receipts at the Yogurt Pump (a.k.a. YoPo)

5. Eat Drunchies at Linda’s on Franklin Street

6. Drink from the Old Well on the first day of classes


7. Eat a cheddar-chicken biscuit at Time Out after 2 a.m.

8.Wear a witty/provocative group costume for Halloween on Franklin Street

9. Become a member of Local 506 and see a show

10. Eat lunch at the counter of Sutton’s Drug Store

11. Go stargazing in Kenan Stadium

12. Pull an all-nighter in the UL

13.Get covered in paint at the Holi celebration on Hooker Fields


In a colorful celebration of spring, students gathered at Hooker Fields for the annual Holi Moli event.


14. Listen to the Pit Preacher and argue back

15. Sunbathe on Polk Place

16. Have a crepe and a cocktail at Cafe Carrboro.

17. Hula hoop at Weaver Street Market

18. Tweet at a UNC varsity athlete

19. Play a round of golf at the Finley Golf Course

20. Buy something you don’t need at a table in the Pit

21. Get ice cream at Maple View Farms in Carrboro

22. Visit a professor during office hours and ask how their day is going

23. Visit the Duke Botanical Gardens

24. See a star show at the Morehead Planetarium

25. Complete a DTH crossword

26. Have a snowball fight on McCorkle Place

27. Climb the Bell Tower on Senior Day

28.Persuade your teacher to hold class outside on a sunny day

29. Get a triple shot Americano from Meantime Cafe before an exam



30. Eat, watch a movie at Silverspot Cinema, and shop like a townie at University Place. Townie (toun - e) noun: any non-student, staff or faculty member who lives in Chapel Hill or Carrboro.

31. Find and eat at the taco truck in Carrboro

32. Sit outside Memorial Hall at night and listen to a show over the loudspeakers

33. Climb the rock wall in Rams Head Recreation

34. Hang a hammock and have a picnic in the Arboretum

35. Run the stairs at Kenan Stadium

36. Go to the Carrboro farmers market and prepare a meal only from the groceries you bought

42.Walk across the Morehead Planetarium sundial on your way to or from Franklin Street

43. Get a letter to the editor and a kvetch published in the DTH

44. Attend at least one game for every UNC sports team


The North Carolina women's soccer team walks off the field in joy after defeating Clemson, 1-0, in the third round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament.


45. See (or participate) in the library streaking during finals

46. Attend a Zumba class at the SRC or Rams Head

47. Visit the basketball museum at the Dean Dome

48. Have a drink and listen to some bluegrass at Fridays on the Front Porch at the Carolina Inn

49. See a movie hosted by CUAB at the Union

50. Play volleyball at a sand court

51. Grill some hot dogs at a residence hall grill

52. Sit on the Davie Poplar bench — with someone else

53. Play racquetball at Fetzer Gym

54. Eat a deep-fried candy bar at the State Fair

55. Swim some laps in the Bowman Gray pool

56. Stand on your feet for 24 hours with UNC Dance Marathon

Carolina For The Kids hosts their annual Dance Marathon on Friday and Saturday to raise money for the UNC Children's Hospital.


57. Paint yourself blue for a football game

58. Trip on a brick while walking to or from class (bonus points if it’s a rainy day)

59. Get a blue cup from He’s Not Here

60. Visit Gimghoul Castle at night61. Fall asleep in a couch at Graham Memorial

62. Sing “Hark the Sound” and link arms with a stranger at a sporting event

63. Go to Duke’s campus wearing a UNC shirt

64. Watch a basketball game from the risers at the Dean Dome

Ramses walks by the student section and checks out signs that were made for the 2016 NCAA championship game.


65. Thank a member CDS or housekeeping employee

66. See a movie at the Varsity Theater

67. Pit-sit for a student organization

68. Go swimming in Jordan Lake

69. Take a weekend road trip to see fall foliage in Asheville

70. Head eastward and lie out on the beach in Wilmington

71. Take a Maymester or Summer School class.

72. Befriend a member of UNC housekeeping

73. Check out a book from each of the eight floors of Davis Library, and stick around on the eighth floor to watch the sunset

74. Have a hot dog at the season opener at Boshamer

75.Make a gingerbread house in the Great Hall during finals week

76. Order delivery from one of 30 local restaurants through Takeout Central on a rainy day.

77. Visit the N.C. General Assembly building in Raleigh — and then cross the street to check out the science and history museums.

78. Play basketball in Woollen Gym

79. Feed a squirrel on campus

80. Participate in a football tailgate

81. Introduce yourself and ask for a selfie with to Carol Folt



82. Work on an election campaign for student government

83. Memorize the words to James Taylor’s “Carolina In My Mind”

84. Go to a Clef Hangers concert

85.Sign your friend up for clubs at Fall Fest — without their knowledge

86. Make money by participating in a research study on campus

87. Get a parking ticket and appeal it

88. Have your picture taken with Rameses

89. Take a random pass/fail class outside your major(s) with your friends and enjoy learning something new.

90. Paint a cube in the Pit

91. Read an issue of each student publication

92. Go to a UNC Board of Trustees meeting at the Carolina Inn

93.Eat one of everything off the menu at Alpine Bagels

94. Go dancing at Goodfellows

95. Attend a Durham Bulls game and buy a baseball cap

96. Peruse the ties for sale at Julian’s on Franklin

97. Win an intramural championship T-shirt

98. Go to a Green Games event at your residence hall — a Carolina tradition for 23 years!

99. Take a walk across campus early in the morning before anyone else is awake

100. Rush Franklin after beating Dook —and run all the way there from the Dean Dome

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