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About the University Center

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The University Center was completed in 1965. It has been remodeled numerous times to accommodate students' needs and desires. The University Center is part of West Campus and exists on land that was once the Petrikin's farm. The University Center actually sits where the Petrikin's home once existed.

Current Use

The University Center is home to various services, from the UNC Card Office to the Office of Student Engagement/Dean of Students. Retail services, such as Starbucks Coffee, Barnes and Noble bookstore and Wells Fargo Service Center offer on-campus convenience. The UC provides a place where students can take a break, grab a bite to eat, and email friends using the free wireless service. Career Services, Center for International Education, Student Activity offices, meeting rooms and a ballroom also reside in this facility.

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  • GSF: 129,275 ASF: 86,978
  • Original Architect: Perkins & Will, Robert F. Linstedt
  • Renovation Architect: Bourne & Associates