Community Engagement Centers
UNC’s Community Engagement Centers are spaces to meet other residents in your neighborhood, congregate with friends, explore campus resources, engage in skill development and participate in events and activities hosted by your community. You will be able to:
- Access campus resources useful to your needs.
- Understand how to practice strong academically focused habits.
- Develop skill sets useful for navigating college and finding a career after.
- Cultivate and maintain meaningful relationships and/or connections.
In a year when connecting in person is hard to do, Extended Orientation is a new initiative this year directed toward building community on campus and ensuring everyone understands safety with COVID-19 on campus. Any student can participate, just log into your Canvas and view the Extended Orientation Online Community. It also provides support for incoming students to transition to campus successfully, as well as get to know your fellow Bears on-campus and online.
The Community Engagement Centers support UNC students in various ways, including tutoring in the residence halls, capacity building with community projects, supporting health and wellness and more. You’ll be able to experience three tracks of programming: Community Development, Skill and Remote Resources.
Each neighborhood has a Community Engagement Center.
The Ridge Neighborhood
If your residence hall is in the Ridge Neighborhood your community engagement center in located in South Hall.
The Basin Neighborhood
If your residence hall is in the Basin Neighborhood your community engagement center in located in Harrison.
The Mesa Neighborhood
If your residence hall is in the Mesa Neighborhood your community engagement center in located in Wiebking.
Through a partnership with Tutorial Services we offer peer-led tutoring services in the residence halls in a select number of Residential Connections. We are very proud to be able to offer this benefit to our students and demonstrate our commitment to academic success in the residence halls.
- Our Biology, Elementary Education, Monfort College of Business, and Cumbres Residential Connections currently have a Resident Assistant (RA) dedicated to providing in hall tutoring for a set list of courses directly required for that academic major.
- Our RAs in the Residential Connections have been rigorously selected based qualification and academic mastery of their respective discipline.
- UNC’s Tutorial Services is certified through the College Reading and Learning Association. Certification of our tutors requires a minimum achievement in the courses they tutor, faculty recommendation f and extensive training on how to effectively tutor in a peer-to-peer dynamic.