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Dear Graduate Students,

On Monday, our campus experienced a tragic shooting that greatly affected our Carolina community, including our graduate and professional students. I am deeply saddened and shocked by the news of the death of one of our faculty members. Please know your mental health and well-being are of the utmost importance to The Graduate School in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

We are all affected by tragedies like this in different ways and each individual processes and grieves in different ways. Our campus has an array of resources designed to support you in this challenging time:

Resources from The Graduate School

  • Our Student Affairs team supports graduate students from all areas of campus; our team of professionals can assist you with a variety of issues, including the tools our graduate students might need to navigate mental health and well-being, academics, and more.

Resources from UNC-Chapel Hill

  • On Tuesday, August 29, the University will offer student counseling resources from 9:00 a.m until 5:00 p.m. at various locations. I encourage you to take advantage of the resources and to rest, reflect, and to give yourself grace and compassion.
  • The Heels Care Network is a place for all Tar Heels to come together in support of each other and access the many mental health and well-being resources at Carolina. On the Heels Care Network, you can find the most up-to-date guidance for our campus community and resources designed to help you through challenging times.

The Graduate School is committed to fostering a culture of care at Carolina. Please know that your health and safety are among our top priorities, and we are working closely with the Graduate and Professional Student Government to find ways to support you. We are grateful to you all for helping us to build our community together, one day at a time.

Beth Mayer-Davis
The Graduate School

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