Graham Memorial Hall

Graham Memorial Hall, which opened in 1931 as Carolina’s first Student Union, has been renovated to house the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence (JCUE). Described by its planning committee as a “democracy of learning,” the Center’s mission is to lead a renaissance in undergraduate education at Carolina. The Center features:

Three (3) seminar rooms and two (2) classrooms equipped with the latest in teaching technology. Capacity: 18-30. Training for faculty interested in utilizing the classroom technology is available through ITS Classroom Hotline. A common room for lectures, films, performances, symposia, meals, and other events (with an attached catering kitchen). Capacity: 32 seated for meeting U, 72 seated for dinner, or 100 seated theater-style.A living room/dining room for small groups of 12-16 (with an attached catering kitchen and gas fireplace).A large, formal lounge with an attached terrace, two gas fireplaces, and a grand piano. (The lounge and terrace are public spaces open to the entire campus community and may be reserved during weekday business hours only under special circumstances and at the discretion of the director of the JCUE. Lounge furniture may only be moved under the direct supervision of facility staff.)A small conference room with seating for 10.A testing center with seating for 18.

Event Spaces

  • GM 109: The John Lindsay Morehead II Lounge
  • The Educational Foundation Terrace
  • GM 039: The Kresge Foundation Common Room
  • GM 011: The Laura M. and Peter T. Grauer Living Room
  • GM 211: The Arts & Sciences Foundation Conference Room
  • GM 009: The Julia Child Kitchen
  • GM 018: The Beasley Center


  • GM 035: George H. and Janet J. Johnson Master Classroom
  • GM 038: William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust Master Classroom
  • GM 210: Robert Rearden, Jr. Seminar Room
  • GM 212: Sherwood H. Smith, Jr. Seminar Room
  • GM 213: Lawrence L. and Carol Green Gellerstedt III Seminar Room

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