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First-Year Students

Welcome new Bears! We are excited for you and your family/support people to join the our campus community. UNC's New Student Orientation (NSO) is a full-day program designed to setup incoming students and their support systems for success academically, socially and financially. During New Student Orientation, you will:

    • Learn about life as a UNC Bear
    • Get your student ID
    • Learn about the essential academic and campus information
    • Connect with the many resources to support your success for a smooth transition to UNC, including meeting with representative from academic and personal resource offices and finalize financial aid and billing
    • Meet other new and current UNC students

You will also be able to meet with an academic advisor and register for classes. After you have confirmed you're coming to UNC by submitting your decision form, you can sign up for New Student Orientation and watch helpful Pre-Orientation videos.

Attending UNC New Student Orientation is a great way to start your college career with a smooth transition!

First-Year New Student Orientation and Registration Dates

Monday, June 3rd, 2024
Monday, June 10th, 2024
Monday, June 17th, 2024
Monday, July 8th, 2024
Monday, July 15th, 2024
Monday, July 22nd, 2024
Monday, July 29th, 2024



What's Next?

Now that you registered for New Student Orientation, complete the tasks 
below so you will be prepared for your arrival to campus.

New Student Days

August 21-25, 2024

As a new UNC Bear, you are now invited to attend New Student Days. These programs are designed to help incoming first-year and transfer students transition both academically and socially to life at UNC. Get acquainted with campus resources, engage in social gatherings, and embrace UNC traditions! During New Student Days, you are sure to have a great time meeting fellow Bears and transitioning for the start of classes.