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First-Year Students

Welcome new Bears! We are excited to have you join the UNC community. During New Student Orientation, we:

    • provide useful campus information
    • connect you with a variety of available resources
    • and have the opportunity to connect with 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 will be able to sign-up for Orientation and watch the Pre-Orientation videos. Attending an Orientation session is a great way to make your transition to UNC a successful one!

UNC's New Student Orientation and New Student Days will be in-person for all students for Fall 2022.

Watch your BearMail closely for the email invite to sign-up for Orientation once we open registration! You'll need to submit your decision form (by telling us your plans via your Admissions Portal) before you can sign-up. You can also sign-up for Orientation directly from your Portal.



New Student Orientation & Registration


June 14, 2022
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

June 16, 2022
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

June 21, 2022
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

June 23, 2022
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

June 28 2022
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

June 30, 2022
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

July 21, 2022
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

July 26, 2022
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.



What's Next?

Now that you've made your Orientation reservation, complete the tasks 
below to be best prepared for your arrival to campus.

New Student Days

August 18-21, 2022

As a new UNC Bear, you are now invited to attend New Student Days. New Student Days are designed to help first-year and transfer students transition both academically and socially to life at UNC. You will learn about various campus resources, gain an understanding of UNC’s academic expectations, and participate in social events like Convocation, a UNC tradition! During New Student Days, you are sure to have a great time meeting fellow Bears and getting prepared for the start of classes. Registration will be available soon!