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New Student Orientation

Welcome to our Community of Bears! 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. 

Prior to arriving for your NSO session, students will need to complete their Pre-Orientation Checklist available in your Admitted Student Portal. For students who are unable to complete their checklist beforehand, we will provide access to computer stations upon arrival. Completing your checklist should take no more an hour, or two, at most

If you have questions or are unable to attend any of the NSO dates, please contact us to discuss your options. 


Registration is required and parents/support persons are encouraged to attend. Sessions are filling up fast, sign in to your admitted student portal to register.

During Orientation, attendees will:

    • Meet current students and connect with future classmates
    • Discover UNC's culture and traditions!
    • Learn about support services, pickup your Student ID Card 
    • Eat lunch on-campus
    • Meet with academic advisors and faculty
    • Register for fall classes 

Tell us which type of student you are to get more information


New Student Orientation and Registration


June 12, 2023
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

June 15, 2023
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

June 22, 2023
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

June 26, 2023
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

July 24, 2023
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

July 27, 2023
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

July 31, 2023
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.