Conveniently located off of I-40 and I-85, Chapel Hill is easily accessible for participants who wish to drive to the Institute. On-campus residents can purchase a parking permit for under $150 for the four weeks. For participants living off-campus, downtown Chapel Hill has several parking garages and lots near campus.
The Amtrak station in Durham (14 miles) and the Raleigh-Durham airport (RDU, 17 miles) both provide good connections nationally. There are bus systems in Chapel Hill and the neighboring communities of Carrboro, Durham, and Raleigh. The Chapel Hill system is free, and runs through campus. For more information, see: http://www.townofchapelhill.org/town-hall/departments-services/transit.
There are several reliable taxi companies in town. In addition, UNC has a partnership with Zipcar, which will allow you to rent cars (located on campus) by the hour or day. The town is friendly towards cyclists, should you wish to bring a bike.
There is a wide variety of on-campus dining options, including Lenoir and Rams Head Dining Halls which work on a buffet system, and multiple food stands and cafes. Franklin Street offers an excellent range of restaurants and bars. More information about summer 2017 dining hall hours and prices will be posted later when available.