The Department of Geological Sciences is housed in Elisha Mitchell Hall on South Columbia Street, and is within walking distance of several visitor parking lots, although construction has left the nearest lots unavailable. If you need assistance with your plans, please contact us at (919) 966-4516.

Visitors to our campus and department are welcome. Prospective student visits typically are coordinated through the Student Services Assistant, and appointments are scheduled with the Chair, the Director of Graduate Admissions, the Director of Graduate Studies, and other faculty in the student’s particular field of interest, as well as current students.

Visitors also are encouraged to take a walking tour of the campus and to become acquainted with Chapel Hill. The campus and town are especially beautiful in the spring and fall. If you need assistance with your plans, please contact our Student Services Coordinator Ms. Deborah Harris at (919) 962-0679 or djharris at

The attendant at the parking lots will have campus information and maps to Mitchell Hall if you need them.

The link below will direct you to information about the Chapel Hill area in addition to The UNC Campus. 

Visitors’ Info