Campus will resume normal operations at 5 pm. Classes will resume at 8 am Wednesday, Nov. 7

The boil water advisory is still in effect for the campus and surrounding areas.

Campus will resume normal operations at 5 pm today, Tuesday, Nov. 6. Classes will resume at 8 am Wednesday, Nov. 7.

OWASA has announced that water storage levels have returned to normal and water conservation has been lifted. Some customers may see discoloration in their water due to sediment (non-harmful particles) being stirred-up in the pipes. Water must be boiled before it can be consumed. Drinking water sources, such as water fountains and ice machines, will not be operational until the boil water advisory is lifted, so those returning to campus should consider bringing bottled water.

For details on a boil advisory and how it affects water consumption, please visit the Orange County Health Department website.


Below are details on services that are currently available:


Student Services

DINING: Chase and Top of Lenoir Dining Halls are open until 8:30 pm today. All other retail locations will be closed

In an effort to conserve limited water supplies, all customers will receive one bottle of water with their meal. Please check the dining website at for more information.

HEALTH SERVICES: Campus Health Services will be open as normal until 6 pm. The pharmacy in UNC Student Stores will close at 3 pm. Visit for information about any altered operations that may be required.

EVENTS: Carolina Union will reopen with limited operation and some campus activities at 5pm.  Visit for specific event information.  All Campus Recreation facilities will open at 5:00 pm and scheduled programming will also resume.

HOUSING: Residence halls remain open and Carolina Housing will communicate further details directly with residents.

Research Facilities
Research facilities will reopen at 5 pm.

Information Sources

For real-time updates, use the following sources:

  • Alert Carolina:
  • University:, amplified via official social media accounts including @UNC, @Alert_UNCCH (for parents, family, Chapel Hill residents and friends) and @UNC_HR on Twitter.
  • OWASA:
  • Adverse Weather and Emergency Phone Line: (919) 843-1234. You may call this number to hear recorded announcements about campus operations.
  • UNC Transportation and Parking: For information including parking lot conditions and the status of Point-to-Point shuttle operations. Refer to

Chapel Hill Transit also posts adverse weather or emergency event news and routes and schedules. Refer to