Freshman Orientation Schedule

*This is a tentative schedule and subject to change. The final schedule with details will be given to participants at check-in.


There are two check-in times:

8:00-8:25am in the University Center - for students and family members participating in the I'm First Workshop

9:15-10:25am in the University Center - for students and family members not participating in the I'm First Workshop.

Pre-registered family members will check in for Parent Orientation with the student.


Day 1: 8am-9pm

  • I'm First Workshop
  • University Welcome
  • Team Meeting with Orientation Leaders
  • Lunch, Bear Essentials Jeopardy, and Housing and Residential Education
  • Breakout Sessions
  • How to Pay Your UNC Bill
  • Are You Aware?
  • Dinner
  • Online Resources with Orientation Leaders
  • Day 2: 7am-When advising and registration is completed. Typically students finish registering for classes between 4-5pm, though we understand it will depend on each individual.

  • Breakfast
  • Check out from Wiebking
  • Day Two Welcome with Orientation Leader
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Introduction to Academics with Orientation Leader
  • Faculty Success Tips
  • Lunch and University Fair
  • Advising and Registration *the end time is dependant on individual registration
  • Optional meningitis shots and/or Campus Tours (optional)
  • If you need to make any campus appointments, please schedule after 4pm on Day Two of your session.