At University of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill campus legend has it that if on the first day of each semester you drink out from the Old Well fountain you will maintain a 4.0 GPA. The drinking fountain located beneath a domed rotunda structure in the is a key fixture on campus and recognizable as the symbol used in the university’s branding and logo. Beginning on May 30, the Old Well will undergo renovation that will introduce a permanent sloped ramp that will unite the stone pavers with the uppermost platform of the well.
Since its initial construction in 1795—when it was built as the
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