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Congratulations, You Earned It!

Future Bear, we are excited to welcome you and your family/support person(s) to our growing community of UNC Bears! As you prepare to take your next steps, we are here to help every step of the way.


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Becoming a UNC Bear

1. Access your Admitted Student Portal

Use the link below to access your student portal, or, reset your password if you forgot it. 

Admitted Student Portal

If you have not already, activate your student Ursa account

2. Tell Us Your Plans! 

Click the Tell Us Your Plans form link on your admitted student checklist to accept or decline your offer of admission to UNC.

Students who wish to request to defer admission to a future term must first tell us your plans and pay the deposit/request a waiver before requesting to defer.  

3. Pay the Deposit

The confirmation deposit for undergraduate students is $200 and can be paid online. After submission of the Tell Us Your Plans form you'll see a payment link appear in your portal. 

Students who requested a need-based application fee waiver will automatically receive a deposit waiver. Or, students who qualify can request a waiver when telling us your plans.

Your personalized student portal is your best resource for what's next. Access your student Ursa account, custom checklist, find links to enrollment next steps, setup a 1:1 appointment with your admissions counselor, sign-up for New Student Orientation, and more!

Visit unco.edu/financial-aid to contact the Office of Financial Aid or follow the link to setup an appointment with a financial aid counselor. 

Student in Residence Hall

Apply for Housing

After completing the confirmation process, you can begin the Housing & Dining Contract, and pick your room. The sooner you submit your contract, the better your priority group for room selection. 

Incoming new students will choose from various residential learning communities and a variety of residence hall options. As you consider what's the right choice for you and your family, view the housing rates by tier.

APPLY FOR HOUSING  Explore Residence Halls

New Student Orientation

You made it official! Welcome to our Community of Bears!

An important next step is to sign-up for New Student Orientation (NSO). Orientation is free, and parents/support persons are encouraged to attend. To sign-up, visit your admitted student portal. Registration for NSO is required.  

Whether you are joining us as a first-time college student or transferring from another insitution, you are welcome here! As a students-first university, UNC is committed to supporting your journey and that starts with setting you up for success through our New Student Orientation (NSO) programs. NSO sessions are required, one-day programs take place June thru August. 


Student Orientation Tour