Make a Plan

Navigate a Smooth Transition

UNC is a great choice—with outstanding faculty; a friendly, welcoming campus and opportunities as wide open as Colorado’s blue skies. Whether you’re transferring from a community college or another four-year institution, we’ll do our best to make your transition as smooth as possible. Follow the links on this page to find student resources, learn about UNC’s housing and dining options, and countdown to the first day of class.

Destination UNC
Transfer Visits
Confirm Attendance
Orientation
Housing

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

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. 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 Transfer Talk & Tour and Transfer Thursday – A UNC Transfer Admitted Student Experience:

Learn more about the Transfer Talk & Tours and Transfer Thursdays or call us at the UNC Visitors Center at (970) 351-2881.

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, complete Online Orientation

Transfer and non-traditional students are required to complete Online Orientation to learn about the resources essential to the successful transition to UNC, including next steps for advising. You are also encouraged to attend a half-day Transfer and Non-Traditional Welcome where you will have opportunities to connect with other incoming students and meet with an advisor before registering for classes. Some majors may require you to attend a Welcome for advising.

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.

Browse your housing options

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

Before selecting a room, submit your housing contract and deposit by May 1.

Planning to live on campus? You’ll receive instructions through your BearMail about the online “Find A Room” process.

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

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