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Conference Center

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's premier continuing education conference facility, designed specifically to support the needs of adult learners. More…


Credit Programs for Part-time Students

UNC-Chapel Hill offers distance education courses (self-paced and semester-based)
and access to campus courses for part-time students. The Friday Center offers online classes, correspondence courses, and
evening classes—all designed to serve the needs of nontraditional students. More…

Professional Development and Enrichment Programs

Offering noncredit seminars and workshops for professional education and a stimulating selection of enrichment courses taught by outstanding UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff, and alumni, the Friday Center is truly the “citizen’s classroom.” More…

Spotlight: The Author of Her Life

The author of her life. As a successful producer for a nationally syndicated radio program, Anita Woodley felt her career was well on its way. Her experiences growing up in the rich cultural environment of Oakland, CA, gave her a unique voice—the only thing missing was the confidence to use it. Then she took a Community Classroom Series course called "Write Your Life" and began a life-changing transformation. "It taught me to appreciate who I am and to put it into my work. I just soared!" she recalls. Anita has won several national journalism awards and has written a nationally acclaimed play since she took her first Friday Center course.

For information on the programs that helped Anita, see Community Classroom Series and the What's the Big Idea? lecture series.

Read more about Anita and our other Continuing Education Stories.