Welcome to Candidates Day 2018

Why Choose UNC for a Graduate Degree in Computer Science?


Helpful Information

2018 Schedule/Agenda

List of Research Presentations (not yet populated)

Sign-Up Polls for Faculty Meetings (not yet live)


Helpful Information

Travel Information

AIRPORTRDU is the most convenient airport to UNC-CH.  Current graduate students will be providing transportation.

INFORMING US OF TRAVEL PLANS:  Once you have made travel plans, please complete and submit this Travel Information Form.


Complete and submit the following forms to receive reimbursement for travel expenses:

Travel Expense Form

FW-9 (Domestic Candidates)

W-8BEN (Foreign Candidates) + Foreign Vendor Creation Form + copy of passport & visa

It is best to turn in these forms while here.  If mailing in the completed forms, send to:

The Department of Computer Science
ATTN: Travel Coordinator
Sitterson Hall, CB 3174
201 S. Columbia Street
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3175

2018 Hotel Accommodations:  AC Hotel by Marriott – Chapel Hill

214 W Rosemary St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 969-2800
Reservations are under Computer Science Recruiting Group.

Check in:  3:00pm
Check out:  12:00pm

2017-2018 CSSA President:  Marc Eder (meder@cs.unc.edu)

Student Services Coordinator:  Adia Ware (aware@cs.unc.edu)

During Your Visit

Research in the Department of Computer Science

Wireless Access:  UNC-Guest

This is a public “guest” network requiring no password.  Access on this network is limited to web and a few other protocols and to the internet outside the unc.edu domain.

2018 Schedule/Agenda

Thursday, 22 March

5:00 p.m. – 4th Annual Women in Computing Research Symposium – Poster + Demo Session + Dinner

8:30 p.m. – Bar Night


Friday, 23 March

08:15 a.m. – Shuttle from AC Hotel to Sitterson

8:30 a.m. – Breakfast


9:00 a.m. – Welcome from the Chair & Introductions

9:45 a.m. – Academic Program Overview

10:00 a.m. – Graduate Women in Computer Science  (GWiCS) Student Group

10:30 a.m. – “Why I am Glad I Came to UNC” Graduate Student Panel

10:45 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m. – Faculty Research Presentations

12:30 p.m. – Sign up begins for meeting with faculty

1:00 p.m. – LUNCH (small groups including faculty & current students; groups TBD)

3:00 p.m. – Potential Meetings with Individual Faculty (Research Meetings)

OPTION:  Current Graduate Students and Director of Graduate Studies will hold office hours.  Feel free to stop in if you find you have free or down time.

6:00 p.m. – Dinner & Social Event

8:00 p.m. – Game Night


Saturday, 24 March (tentative)

8:30 a.m. – WiCS Breakfast/Men’s Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – Campus Tour followed by Tour of Chapel Hill & selected apartments

11:30 a.m. – Social event

Noon – Lunch with Current Students

2:00 p.m. – Social event

6:00 p.m. – Dinner with Grad Students