UNC students have a plethora of men's and women's athletic teams to cheer for, with 28 varsity sports programs that have won nearly 50 NCAA Division I team championships.
Students can get in free to any home sporting event by showing their One Card at the student entrance — with the exception of football and men’s basketball, which require tickets.
Student ticket lottery
Student tickets for football and men’s basketball are allocated through a lottery system run through the GoHeels Online Ticket Office.
For football games, students will receive an email about 10 days prior to game day notifying them that the lottery has opened. Students will then have 48 hours to enter the lottery before it closes. Several days after the lottery closes, all students who have entered the lottery will be sent an email notifying them whether or not they have won a ticket.
Lottery winners will be emailed their tickets 24 hours before the game.
There is a designated student entrance at Kenan Stadium, where students must show both their ticket and One Card to attend the game.
Most men’s basketball home games use the same lottery system, save for a few select games that are open to all students on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for the Duke game prioritize graduating students, and lottery winners receive only one student ticket.
Tickets won through the lottery are not eligible for resale, although they can be transferred to another full-time UNC student through the online ticket portal.