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Get ready for WOW! Carolina’s traditional Week of Welcome runs through August 28.

Cookouts, downtown discounts, shows at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, library tours, bagels, movies and more – nearly 100 special events – will be available to students.

See photos from move-in weekend.

Faculty members are waiting to learn from you! Read remarks from New Student Convocation.

Information about campus services and organizations will be at will be in the Pit (off South Road) and the Student Activities and Services Building’s outdoor plaza (off Manning Drive near Ridge Road).

A WOW mainstay, Fallfest, will kick off the academic year on Aug. 22. Part of South Road will be closed to traffic from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. for the 14th annual party, which will feature free food, performances by student groups and bands, games and more. Last year, the crowd was estimated at 22,000. This year, about 220 student organizations and recreation leagues will have information tables where students can find kindred spirits and get involved at Carolina.