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In light of Campus closure and as a precautionary measure regarding COVID-19, the Graduate School staff are working remotely in an effort to best support our campus community. We ask for your patience as some services may be limited and response time may increase. Staff are working diligently to respond to inquiries as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding as we prioritize health and safety.

New Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to UNC — we are excited to welcome you as a new graduate student! To help acquaint you to UNC we offer a New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO). NGSO provides an overview of what to expect at UNC as well as the opportunity to meet other graduate students and university staff. This year we will be offering NGSO in an online format.

You are not required to attend NGSO, but it is a great opportunity to interact with other graduate students, access information about resources available to you as a graduate student and learn more about UNC. You may also check out the Orientation Guide.

When you are on the Greeley campus, please feel free to stop by the Graduate School, located in Carter Hall, room 2007, to meet us in person! You may also stop by Bear Central, located in the Campus Commons, and enjoy a campus tour.


NGSO will be live Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Registration for the event is already open. Please watch your email for registration instructions and details about the event or check your Admissions Portal.

You may choose from one of two main campus orientation live zoom sessions to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

  • Session 1: 10-11:00 a.m.
  • Session 2: 1-2 p.m.

Both zoom sessions will feature a Graduate Student Association (GSA) panel where you can ask questions and learn tips and tricks from current graduate students and university staff.  

You may also register for an Extended Campus orientation live zoom session to be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20.

This session will also feature a GSA panel where you can ask questions and learn tips and tricks from current graduate students and extended campus staff.