What to expect at Orientation for Spring 2016 Students

This one-day program for incoming freshmen immerses students in the academic and social life of UNC. Students will attend sessions and activities. At the end of the second day, students will register for their Fall semester classes in a group setting.

Students will:

  • participate in pre-orientation before selecting dates in the reservation system. The pre-orientation will introduce new incoming students to resources and steps to take that will be crucial to a student before coming to orientation on campus.
  • interact with others who are also beginning their college career
  • be guided throughout Orientation by orientation staff, inclduing upper-class students known as an Orientation Leaders (OLs). The OL will help new students identify campus resources as well as answer questions and provide advice about campus life. The OL team has been thoroughly trained in academic advising and will assist students in learning the academic policies and requirements of the university and the student's major program.
  • have a photo taken for the UNC card
  • have the option to set up a Wells Fargo student account
  • register for classes with a professional or faculty advisor in a group setting (note that the advisor you meet with may not be the one assigned to you in the fall)
  • learn about UNC and becoming a part of the Bear family!

STUDENTS MUST STAY FOR THE ENTIRE DAY PROGRAM IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR COURSES.

Offices Represented at Orientation:

Note: we cannot guarantee that every office listed above will be at every session.