Parent Orientation Schedule - Freshman Dates

*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 and locations:

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 support people will check in for Parent Orientation with the student.


Day 1: 8am-6:30pm

  • 8:30am - I'm First Workshop
  • 10:30am - University Welcome
  • Parent Crossroads - Expectations and how life may look for the student
  • Buffet Lunch and Family Forum
  • Supporting Your Student Bear Style
  • Safety & Dean of Students
  • Paying for College
  • Community of Bears Introduction
  • 4-5:30pm - Taking Care of Business - Explore campus, visit offices, check in to accommodations
  • 4:45pm - Optional Housing Tour
  • 5:30pm - Dinner

Day 2: 7am-4pm

  • Breakfast
  • 8:15am - Day Two Welcome
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Bear Essentials
  • Introduction to Academics - Learning about graduation requirements like the Liberal Arts Core
  • Lunch and University Fair
  • Living & Dining at UNC
  • Welcome to the Sleuth - OL's transitional experiences, writting a letter to student

If you need to make any campus appointments, please schedule after 4pm on Day Two of your session.