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At the beginning of each year, The UNC American Indian Center hosts its Welcome Extravaganza for the Carolina American Indian Community & Friends on the lawn directly in front of the AIC (205 Wilson Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516). The public, including American Indians from the surrounding area, is invited.

The event typically features live performances by a Next Generation Artist with the Music Maker Relief Foundation.

At the event, American Indian student groups provide information about their activities such as the Carolina Indian Circle, First Nations Graduate Circle, Native American Law Students’ Association, Alpha Chapter of Alpha Pi Omega Sorority Inc., Gamma Chapter of Phi Sigma Nu Native American Fraternity Inc. and the American Indian Science & Engineering Society. Also, representatives from various campus departments including the American Indian and Indigenous Studies, the Center for Student Success, University Office for Diversity & Inclusion and The Graduate School will also be available.

The event is part of a Week of Welcome at Carolina to start the fall semester.