With fall break looming, UNC hosted Carolina Family Weekend 2017 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Families on campus enjoyed the UNC vs. Virginia football game, a family barbecue and many other activities.
Staff writer Mark Burnett asked parents about their favorite part of visiting Chapel Hill.
George and Kitty Tilghman, parents of Henry Tilghman
“We’re excited about seeing the football game tomorrow and the campus. I love the historic campus, and I’m glad to see that the statue of the Silent Sam is where it was before and that it hasn’t been removed,” George Tilghman said.
Elaine Lickteig, mother of John Lickteig
“Seeing my son – just walking the campus,” Elaine Lickteig said.
Dennis and Toni Carroll, parents of Nicole Carroll
“Seeing my daughter, no, it’s just a great campus, it’s beautiful — it’s nice to be on campus,” Toni Carroll said.
Jim and Karla Roberts, parents of Taylor Roberts
“I love Franklin Street — that’s fun,” Jim Roberts said. “We love the campus, it's beautiful — the town, everything,” Karla Roberts said.
Carl Phelps, father of Alexis Phelps
Carl Phelps, father of Alexis Phelps, said his favorite part of visiting Chapel Hill is seeing his daughter. Carl also said he enjoys experiencing the heritage of the University, in part due to its unique history, since its creation in 1789.