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Welcome aboard! This page will supplement your official orientation with basic information and helpful resources. Your mentor, supervisor, or assistant should have explained the most important topics. For specific topics such as printer access, travel, etc., please see the menu above.

Organization/Official Names

Institution: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC, or UNC-CH)
School: Gillings School of Global Public Health (GSGPH) – You will see SPH used but it is not the official designation.
Department: Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, (ESE; listed for courses as ENVR)

Building Addresses


Our department has space in five buildings:

  • Rosenau Hall
  • McGavran-Greenberg Hall
  • Michael Hooker Research Center
  • Baity Labs, and
  • 1700 MLK Blvd.

You will most likely spend all your time in the first three. If you’re lost and no one is around, try the floor plans! See the keys page for all forms of access, including access to the buildings or lab wing.


There is a small cafe in the Hooker Atrium which carries salads, burritos, sandwiches, and snacks. There is also a coffee shop in the Health Sciences Library across S Columbia Street. For a larger variety, try the Beach Cafe in Brinkhous-Bullitt. The easiest way to get there is by going through Bondurant Hall.

Dining locations map

Parking and Transportation

Rhoda Cerny is ESE’s Parking Coordinator. For information on parking lots, weeknight parking, rules, etc., please see Employee Parking.

If you plan to commute by bus, see UNC’s transit map.


Purchasing Overview
Travel Overview

First Day/Week Links

Health and Safety Training
HR Benefits
ONE Card
ONYEN (includes email account management, Duo, and 2-Step Verification setup)
UNC Directory: Update your personal information
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