What transfer students can expect at Orientation

This one-day program for transfer and non-traditional students provides an overview of academic and social life at UNC. It is also a convenient time for students to meet with an advisor and register for classes. The program is designed for transfer students and students who define themselves as non-traditional. Although orientation is highly recommended for transfer students, it is
not required. However, it IS required for ALL freshmen students.

Students will:

  • interact with others who are also beginning their UNC career
  • be guided throughout Orientation by our upper-class student leaders known as an Orientation Leaders and Transfer Specialists (students who also transferred to UNC). The student staff will help new students identify campus resources as well as answer questions and provide advice about campus life. The student 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
  • set up an optional 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!

Offices Represented at Orientation:

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