General Information 2023
Here is general information for those planning to attend Carolina Public Humanities events.
Please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can’t find the answer to your question here.
For more information about our different series of programs, please visit the “Events” page.
Registration and Confirmation for In-Person Registration: Pre-registration is required for all in person Weekend Seminars. You may register online or may call us at 919-962-1544 to register. Online registration closes at 3pm the day before each seminar. For last minute registrations, contact us by phone or e-mail. Participants will receive a packet by email for most seminars that includes directions to the venue, an agenda, and any background readings suggested by the speakers in advance of the seminar. Occasionally we will send packets by mail, and will let participants know in advance.
Meals: Some seminars include an optional meal. You will be on your own for other meals, however, and are free to sample any of Chapel Hill’s many fine restaurants.
Registration and Confirmation for Virtual Registration: Pre-registration is required for all virtual Weekend Seminars. You may register online or may call us at 919-962-1544 to register. Online virtual registration closes one day before the start of each seminar. For last minute registrations, contact us by phone or e-mail. Virtual participants will receive an email with background materials about 1 week before the program and a Zoom link either the day before or the morning of the event.
Scholarships and Discounts
Carolina Alumni Sponsorship and Discounts: Weekend Seminars are co-sponsored by Carolina Alumni . Membership for Carolina Alumni is open to all friends of the University as well as former students. One of the benefits of membership is a $15 discount on the registration for one seminar per semester. For information about Carolina Alumni membership, or about any of the travel and enrichment programs sponsored by Carolina Alumni, please visit their website.
UNC Students, Faculty, & Staff: All currently enrolled UNC-CH students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend the Humanities in Action series at Flyleaf Books. Please present your One Card for admission. Please note that paying participants receive priority registration.
UNC-CH faculty and staff are eligible for a 50% discount on the tuition for our weekend seminars. Advance registration is required, and optional meals are full price.
UNC-CH graduate and undergraduate students are invited to attend our weekend seminars free of charge, space permitting, but advance registration is required. Students may request to register beginning the Monday before the seminar by emailing email@example.com. Any optional meals are full price.
For all other students, please contact Max Owre at firstname.lastname@example.org for special student initiative pricing.
Of the following three types of discounts/scholarships, only ONE may be taken per seminar:
First Time Participants Receive a Discount: Participants attending their first in person Weekend Seminar are entitled to a $30 discount on the tuition cost for that seminar.
Three or More Seminar Discount: Each registration order which includes three or more Weekend Seminars is entitled to deduct $10 from the cost of each seminar. Please note, however, that if you cancel one or more of these three seminars, the tuition for the remaining seminar or seminars IF FEWER THAN THREE, will revert to the regular price. Your refund will reflect the adjusted price.
K-12 and Community College Teacher Discounts
Currently employed full-time teachers, librarians, and administrators in K-12 public and private schools and community colleges can receive free tuition at one Weekend Seminar per semester. All additional weekend seminars are 50% off. Any optional meals are full price. Please see our page for teachers for more information.
Parking: Convenient parking will be made available for all seminars as much as possible. If a location on campus is not immediately adjacent to convenient parking, we will inform you in the preparatory materials sent before a seminar. While all buildings are handicap-accessible, please let us know if you have difficulty walking or with stairs so that we can arrange parking for you.
Registration and Confirmation for In-Person Attendance: Pre-registration is preferred for Humanities in Action & Flyleaf Music Series events. Unless an event is sold out, online registration for Humanities in Action & Flyleaf Music Series events will be open until the day of the event. Please call us at 919-962-1544 to register on the same day of the event, if the online registration is already closed.
Registration and Confirmation for Virtual Registration: Pre-registration is required for all virtual Humanities in Action lectures. You may register online or may call us at 919-962-1544 to register. Virtual registration closes three hours before the start of each seminar. For last minute registrations, contact us by phone or e-mail. Virtual participants will receive an email with a Zoom link either the day before or day of the event.
Tuition and Discounts: Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door. Pay only $15 if you are a member of Carolina Alumni. Registration must be received 1 business day before the event to receive the Carolina Alumni discount tuition. If you take the Carolina Alumni discount and are not a Carolina Alumni member, you will be asked to join or pay the difference before the event. To check your membership status or to join Carolina Alumni, please visit alumni.unc.edu or call 919‑962‑1208.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds for tuition (minus a $5 administrative fee for each registration) will be made for cancellations made at least one business day before an event unless you have a Season Pass, in which case there is no refund once the series has begun.
Parking: Available in the shopping center lot surrounding Flyleaf Books.
If an event is cancelled, the full tuition amount will be refunded or can be applied as credit towards other programming.
Participants who need to cancel a Weekend Seminar will receive a refund for tuition (minus a $30 administrative fee per in-person Adventures in Ideas/Distinguished Scholar seminar, or $15 fee per in-person Dialogues seminar) for cancellations made at least one business day before a seminar. Refunds for optional meals will be made in full for cancellations made by noon, two business days prior to a seminar.
Cancellations for virtual tickets of Weekend Seminars will incur a $5 administrative fee per cancelled ticket. Virtual tickets for Great Books Reading Groups are non-refundable once we have shipped your book or reading (normally 3-4 weeks before the start of each group).
If you have any questions, please send us an email at email@example.com, or call our main line, (919) 962-1544 during Monday-Friday office hours.
We are willing to put a tentative hold on a place for you in any of our seminars. However, if we have not received your registration and payment three weeks before the date of the seminar, we will release your hold without notification. If the seminar is sold out at that time, your space will be given to a participant on the waiting list.
We send the brochure to people who request it. Write or call us if you’d like to change your address, remove a name from, or add a name to the mailing list.
For more information about the seminars contact the Carolina Public Humanities office at 919-962-1544. Additional information, including seminar locations and maps, will be provided upon registration.
We also have an electronic newsletter with news, announcements of upcoming events and programming, and listings of local humanities related events. To subscribe, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to increasing financial and environmental challenges, we hope you will partner with us in reducing our carbon footprint and streamlining our registration process. Our goal during the coming year is to shift our registration and communications as much as possible away from printed paper copies and onto the Internet.
Please assist us by emailing the information below to email@example.com to receive brochure information in the future by electronic format only. We promise our electronic communication will be infrequent and your email address will be kept entirely confidential.
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