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What's the Big Idea? Food for Thought

Join us for four evenings of lectures in April as four distinguished UNC-Chapel Hill researchers present their findings on food history, culture, sustainability, and regulation, from local, regional, and global perspectives. MORE »

Student Stories: Gail Markland

Growing up, Gail Markland never considered herself an academic. Now, with help from Part-time Classroom tudies program, she graduates with a bachelor's degree in 2015. MORE »

Water in Our World

Water is a critical resource, a political issue, a source of inspiration, a force of life, and an essential part of every one of us. Learn more about water in our world in this free, open online course. MORE »

Student Voices Blog

Student Voices is a Friday Center blog that chronicles the journeys of several students as they navigate a semester online. MORE »


UNC-Chapel Hill in partnership with Coursera offers non-credit courses online at no cost. The University created its first “massive open online courses,” or MOOCs, in fall 2013. MORE »

Professional Development and Enrichment Programs

studentThe Friday Center offers noncredit seminars and workshops for professional education, and a stimulating selection of enrichment courses taught by outstanding UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, alumni, and community experts. More »

Credit Programs for Part-time Students

studentPart-time learners can take classes for academic credit on campus, online, or by correspondence. Both semester-based and self-paced courses are available. More »

The Conference Center

atriumSituated on quiet, beautifully landscaped grounds, with convenient access from all points in the Triangle, the Friday Center provides an ideal setting for continuing education programs of all descriptions. More »