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Nothing Could be Finer: Summer fun at Carolina

July 13, 2017 | In Uncategorized

Summer is upon us, and the majority of our students are on vacation, exploring the world, and learning new things on internships. Don’t get left out! From “lunch time climb” rock climbing to Fridays on the Front Porch, we have plenty of ways for you to have summer fun right here in Chapel Hill. Share additional ideas with us on Twitter (@unc_hr), Facebook (facebook.com/unc.ohr) or Instagram (@unc_hr).

Lunch Time Climb at Fetzer Gym

Faculty and staff are invited to the “Lunch Time Climb” at Fetzer Climbing Wall, held each Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. throughout the summer.

Located on the second floor of Fetzer Gym, the Fetzer Climbing Wall features 2,500 square feet of climbing space. Fetzer has UNC’s most challenging climbing space, demonstrated by their two separate areas specifically constructed for bouldering. Learn more.

Movies Under the Stars at Boshamer Stadium

Come out to Boshamer Stadium, home of UNC Baseball, on Thursday nights for “Movies Under the Stars.” These family-friendly, sports-themed films will be shown free of charge and with popcorn! Movies start at 8:30 p.m. Learn more.

Here’s what will be showing:

  • July 13: Kicking & Screaming
  • July 27: Cars
  • August 10: Space Jam
  • August 17: Remember the Titans

Fridays on the Front Porch at The Carolina Inn

What better way to end the work week than with music, food and friends on the lawn or the shady front porch of the beautiful Carolina Inn? Every Friday (weather permitting) through October 13, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., the Carolina Inn will host Fridays on the Front Porch (“FOFP”). No cover charge or reservations required! Learn more.

Here’s what you can look forward to at FOFP in the coming weeks:

July 14
Music from Counter Clockwise and food from Barone Meatball

July 21
Music from Fireside Collective and food from Chirba Chirba Dumplings

July 28
Music from Acoustic Manner and food from Chicknque Eastern N.C. BBQ

August 4
Music from Counter Clockwise and food from Napoli Wood-Fired Pizza

Edible Campus UNC & North Carolina Botanical Garden

Edible Campus is a program of the North Carolina Botanical Garden that creates working landscapes across the UNC- Chapel Hill campus to facilitate student engagement in topics of food and agriculture sustainability. Edible Campus UNC always welcomes new volunteers to do basic planting, weeding, and watering. They also offer opportunities to help with marketing, outreach and education projects. Learn more.

The North Carolina Botanical Garden is a “conservation garden,” whose guiding mission is to inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature. The garden is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, from 9:00 until 5:00 p.m. Learn more.

Kessing Outdoor Pool & Pool Parties

Kessing Outdoor Pool is an L-shaped pool with six 25-yard lanes and six 50-yard lanes, ranging from three to six feet in depth. This seasonal outdoor facility offers the community a chance to enjoy both aquatics and fresh air. The Kessing Outdoor Pool is located directly behind Woollen Gym and is ADA compliant. Admission to the pool is included with your campus recreation membership.

Learn more:
Kessing Outdoor Pool
Employee Recreation at UNC
Outdoor Pool parties