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Achieving Carolina Excellence (ACE) is a program originally designed to assist first-year and transfer students from underrepresented populations with their transition to Carolina. ACE provides incoming students with the tools needed to ensure their academic, social and emotional success at Carolina 

We are still determining the details for ACE as we prepare to return to campus. The safety and well-being of everyone at Carolina are at top priority and so we are offering ACE as a series of sessions held over the Fall semester, instead of the traditional two-day experience. By participating in ACE, students will: 

  • Engage in sessions designed to spark academic curiosity, encourage multiculturalism and facilitate the enhancement of strong cultural identity and positive self-esteem 
  • Gain direct access to campus resources, support services and other matriculated students
  • Engage in sessions with University administration, faculty and staff 


While we are returning to campus this year, ACE will not be in its traditional format for 2021. In addition, this year ACE will not be exclusively just for incoming first-year and transfer students, but open to all Carolina undergraduate students. 


Achieving Carolina Excellence Time and Dates:

Kickoff Dates: ACE  Kickoff sessions will be held through August 19th.

Time: The Wednesday and Thursday sessions will be from 5:30-7:00PM.


RSVP ON HEELLIFE! You can attend more than one session!



Session Date Location
August 18th Hitchcock Room in the Stone Center
August 19th Upendo, SASB North