Skip to main content

Prospective Students

Due to COVID-19, campus visits are currently canceled until further notice. Our office is working to develop virtual opportunities for prospective students and family and the community to connect with our department.

Prospective graduate students with questions may contact the department’s student services manager at 919-590-6200 or via email at admit (at) Prospective undergraduates may contact the director of undergraduate studies at 919-590-6238 or via email at csugrad (at)

Tours Of The UNC-Chapel Hill Campus

Please check with UNC-Chapel Hill’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions to find out the status of campus tours.

All other visitors should arrange tours through The Visitors’ Center. For tour information, please call (919) 962-1630.

Take a Virtual Interactive Campus Tour

Directions and Other Visitor Information

Outreach & Research Demonstrations

The department typically hosts two annual research demonstration days, one in the spring semester and one in the fall semester. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those events have been suspended indefinitely. To inquire about our department’s research demonstrations, please contact the External Relations team at er (at)


Our department is located in J. Carlyle Sitterson Hall and the Frederick P. Brooks Jr. Computer Science Building on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The town of Chapel Hill is located in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, which is situated approximately in the center of the state. The Research Triangle is formed by Chapel Hill and the cities of Raleigh and Durham, with the Research Triangle Park at their center.


Our Address

Mailing Address:

Department of Computer Science
CB# 3175, Brooks Computer Science Building
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175 USA

Shipping Address:

Department of Computer Science
201 South Columbia Street, Sitterson Hall
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175

Phone: (919) 590-6000
Fax: 919-590-6105

Getting To The Area

By Air: The Triangle area is served by Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).

Getting from the airport to Chapel Hill:

By Rail: For train travelers, there are Amtrak stations in Raleigh and Durham.

By Car: Drivers may reach the Research Triangle area on interstates 40 or 85. We suggest using Google Maps to map directions from your starting location to 201 South Columbia Street (Sitterson Hall and Brooks Building).

Visitor Parking

Visitor parking is available at several university parking lots. The closest public lot to Sitterson Hall and Brooks Building is the Morehead Planetarium parking lot, which is just a short walk from our building. For more information, see the UNC Department of Public Safety’s page on Visitor Parking. The parking lot attendants have campus maps and can direct you to Sitterson Hall and Brooks Building.

If the Morehead Planetarium lot is full, ask the parking lot attendant to direct you to the nearest parking lot with available space. There are also several municipal pay parking lots a few blocks away from Sitterson Hall and Brooks Building on Rosemary Street in downtown Chapel Hill.

Chapel Hill Transportation

Bus Services

The town of Chapel Hill has a number of bus routes that serve the town and campus, including transportation to “Park and Ride” lots. All buses within Chapel Hill are free of charge. The Chapel Hill Transit web site has more information about bus service in Chapel Hill.