What is Splash UNC?

Splash UNC is an educational enrichment program which lets intellectually curious high school students take a series of short classes at UNC-Chapel Hill. Classes are taught by Carolina students one Saturday a semester.

How does it work?

Splash students get a taste of college by spending one Saturday on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. High schoolers sign up for up to six classes through our online registration have the opportunity to discover new interests in short, fun classes about anything from neuroscience to origami. The program fee is $20 and includes class materials and lunch. Students on free and reduced lunch are eligible for financial aid scholarships.

Who is eligible to attend Splash UNC?

The program is open to students in grades 9 through 12 or home school students in equivalent grades.

Why should students attend Splash UNC?

Our program is an amazing out-of-class engagement opportunity for students and parents. Students get to explore new topics outside of the traditional high school curriculum and engage with college students who are passionate about their courses of study. Splash UNC is an excellent opportunity for students to learn what they can study at college and can provide students who are unsure about their plans after graduation with insights into college life and possible career paths.

What programming is available for parents at Splash UNC?

Parents can participate in an abbreviated day of programming which includes a campus tour and panel discussion with UNC-Chapel Hill students about the college application process and campus life. Attendance at parent programming is optional and available at no additional charge. A schedule of parent programming activities can be found here.

How can I help out the program?

We would appreciate your help publicizing Splash UNC events at your high school and sharing program announcements with your teachers, counselors, friends, and relatives on social media or in person. Donations can also be made in the payment portal. All program proceeds go to fund the event, improve programming, and provide financial aid scholarships to students who cannot afford to attend Splash.