Friday Center News & Events

Student Spotlight: Sandra Stover von Dohlen

Sandra Stover von Dohlen enrolled at the University of South Carolina at the age of 19. After a short time, she began to feel unsure of herself and her new environment. Something had to change. Having excelled in high school, something just did not feel right. Realizing that she needed clarity on the problem, she […]

Register for Daytime Enrichment Courses

Registration is open for the Friday Center’s Fall Daytime Enrichment Courses! Discover a new interest, discuss compelling subjects with peers and scholars, and gain new insights to apply to your day-to-day life. Courses are either in-person or live, online using Zoom video conferencing software. All courses are held on Wednesdays (single-session) or Tuesdays & Thursdays […]

Student Spotlight: Katie Kenlan

Katie Kenlan of Pittsboro, NC graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in May 2021 with a B.A. in Latin American Studies and minors in Anthropology and African American and Diaspora Studies. She began her UNC-Chapel Hill journey at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education as a part-time degree-seeking student with a passion for learning about other people and cultures. Katie was awarded […]

Friday Conference Center to serve as COVID-19 vaccination site

NOTE: This vaccination site is now closed. Please contact your doctor or the State Health Department for information about vaccination sites. Beginning January 11, 2021, the Friday Conference Center will serve as a COVID-19 vaccination site. Appointments with UNC Health are required; walk-ins are not accepted. Please visit UNC Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Hub,, for […]

UNC-Chapel Hill Instructor, Student Recognized at UPCEA South Region Conference

The Friday Center for Continuing Education is delighted to celebrate its award-winning student and instructor! Kevin Tillman has been recognized with the Professional, Continuing, and Online Education (PCO) Student Award at the UPCEA South Region Conference, held online Oct. 27-29. Anastacia (Tacia) Kohl has been recognized with the organization’s Professional, Continuing, and Online Instructor Award. […]

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Nurse Refresher Student Spotlight: Danielle Cooney, RN

When Danielle Cooney thought about how she wanted to spend the rest of her career, she had several choices. She’d spent time as a Registered Nurse (RN), a salesperson, a realtor, and an entrepreneur. But to her, the choice was clear. “I’ve done a lot in my life, and I needed to decide what I […]

UNC Expands Technology Bootcamp Portfolio

UNC-Chapel Hill has expanded its bootcamp offerings to include Digital Marketing and Technology Project Management. Like all our tech bootcamps, these bootcamps are currently offered fully online in response to COVID-19. The Digital Marketing Bootcamp is a challenging, part-time program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in marketing strategy, campaign development, digital advertising, […]

Friday Center expands Continuing Nursing Education portfolio

This fall, the Friday Center is excited to announce an expansion of its nursing professional development portfolio. The Center for Lifelong Learning formerly administered by the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing has moved to the UNC Friday Center for Continuing Education. It is now known as Continuing Nursing Education (CNE), and is still accredited with […]

Parking Information for Fall Classes Held at Friday Conference Center

University Transportation & Parking has released information about parking for classes held at the Friday Conference Center this fall as a part of the University’s response to the COVID pandemic. Main campus permits will be honored in Friday Center Visitor parking lots Semester permits will be available for students and employees (next week) Daily permits […]

UNC-Chapel Hill partners with 2U to Expand Access to Tech Boot Camps

The UNC-Chapel Hill Friday Center for Continuing Education has joined 2U, Inc., and more than 30 non-profit universities nationwide to launch a $3 million scholarship fund designed to expand access to critical tech training boot camps for historically underrepresented candidates experiencing job loss or financial hardship. Scholarships of $2,500 each will be available to Black, […]

UNC-Chapel Hill waives tuition and fees for online nurse refresher program to help North Carolina registered nurses fight COVID-19

Chapel Hill, N.C. (April 1, 2020) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is helping to address the state’s nursing shortage in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Today the UNC-Chapel Hill Friday Center for Continuing Education, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing and the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program announced they have waived tuition and fees for […]

Impact of the Novel Coronavirus on Friday Center Programming

UNC-Chapel Hill is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. There are no confirmed cases on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus at this time. However, the University has put in place several precautionary measures, effective March 11: Spring break is extended through March 22. No academic instruction will be offered. We strongly encourage students to remain off campus. […]

Upcoming Event: Holocaust Cantata

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 75th anniversary of the founding of Holocaust Remembrance Day – January 27. To commemorate these events, the Friday Center, in partnership with the Choral Society of Durham, will offer a performance of Holocaust Cantata, a musical composition created by composer and […]

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Upcoming event: Closing the Wage Gap: Negotiating Skills for Women

Negotiation is a skill well worth mastering. The ability to negotiate can drive down the cost of your next car, convince a skeptical toddler to try broccoli, or totally change the trajectory of your financial future. It might also have the power to help women close the wage gap. Join us for an engaging panel […]