Countdown to UNC

Get Ready for a Serious Adventure

You’ve been accepted to UNC, and you’re getting ready for the adventure and challenge of your first year of college. To help you prepare, we’ve gathered resources, timelines and a countdown to the first day of classes. Explore the links you’ll find here while you get ready to become a Bear.

Financial Aid
Destination UNC
Confirm Attendance

Focus on financial aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at UNC’s school code is 001349.

Apply as soon as possible. The deadline for most undergraduate scholarships and the FAFSA is March 1. If you apply after March 1, funding will be limited.

You’re invited to Destination UNC – An Admitted Student Experience:

Experience this full day event on campus with sample class lectures, separate sessions for students and their parents or advocates, “insider tours” separated by academic colleges, residence hall open houses, lunch in the dining halls and a campus information fair.

In addition, access support and resources as you register for housing and dining, figure out financial aid and scholarships and register for orientation. Meet your future classmates and confirm your next steps towards enrollment.

The events officially run from 8:15am-1:45pm, with optional afternoon options. Space is limited to so don’t delay! Register today!

Please note: You are not required to attend one of these events, nor are they a substitute for attending New Student Orientation.

As an admitted student, you’ll be invited to join the private Facebook community to start meeting your fellow classmates and find your future roommate.

Once you’ve confirmed your attendance, make reservations for Orientation

New Student Orientation, which is required for incoming first-year students, involves an online pre-orientation and a two-day session on campus. Starting in March, make your reservations online for yourself and for anyone who will be attending orientation with you. Prepare for the reservation and pre-orientation process to take about an hour.

Attend New Student Orientation

Sign up for classes.

Meet other students in your area of interest.

Get your student ID.

Once you’ve confirmed your attendance, consider your housing choices

Where will you live? Our residence halls are the best in Colorado, and you’ll want to take time to check out your options so you can find the best fit for your interests and academic goals.

Be prepared to submit your housing contract and deposit by May 1.

Living on campus? Great choice! You’ll love it. There’s so much to do, and so many benefits to UNC housing.

If you’re not planning to live on campus, take time to explore and reserve off-campus housing choices as early as you can.

Complete the application process by May 1 to increase your opportunity for priority housing.

UNC requires a $200 enrollment confirmation deposit. This deposit is nonrefundable but will be credited toward your first student bill.

You’ll need to make your enrollment confirmation deposit before you can register for housing or orientation.

Make Your Deposit