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Welcome to OCLQ!
Located on bustling Raleigh Street, Olde Campus Lower Quad – or simply, Lower Quad – offers a small-community feel near the heart of northern campus. This traditionally social yet academically-focused community includes five hall-style buildings situated around a peaceful, grassy quad.
OCLQ boasts a sand volleyball court, famous DVD collection, ample study space, multiple television lounges, and a fantastic location. Lenoir Dining Hall, the Student Union, Davis Library, Coker Arboretum, Battle Park, Franklin Street, and other northern campus communities are only a short walk away. Recently renovated study lounges connect all-female Aycock and all-male Graham and serve as the community’s social hub.
Built in the 1920s and 1930s, OCLQ’s buildings were named after five famous Carolina alumni: Charles Brantley Aycock, William Nash Everett, John Washington Graham, Richard Henry Lewis, and Marvin Hendrix Stacy.
The Olde Dirty Bash, OCLQ’s annual party, is renowned as Carolina’s biggest end-of-year event. Started by a Carolina student over ten years ago, this tradition has become an enormous celebration with inflatables, t-shirt giveaways, free food, and live music. Come check it out and get involved this upcoming spring!
What Tar Heels are saying
“I love my community’s location. Hop across the road one direction, and I’m at the library or dining hall; hop across the road the other direction, and I’m strolling through the woods or the arboretum. It’s perfect!”
- Brittany, OCLQ resident
"One of the most difficult parts of growing up is coming to the realization that your friends are busy people who now have work, class and tons of obligations to juggle. Because of this, I’ve come to appreciate more and more those moments when you get all of your friends together to eat, laugh or just hang out. Thanks to Aycock/Graham’s third floor lounge, I had those moments every day."
-From "Our Space" blog post by Sam, OCLQ resident