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First-Year Students

Welcome new bears, we are excited to have you join the UNC Bear community! Virtual Orientation is for all incoming first-year college students and is strongly encouraged as we provide a lot of useful information and allow you opportunities to connect with other current students.

To make an orientation reservation you must submit your decision form first. Access instructions will be sent within 2 business days to your BearMail account. Or, if you know you already have access, click the button below.


Spring 2021 students: The orientation reservation system will open in October! Please continue to check your BearMail for details and when our reservations open.


Upcoming Virtual Orientation Dates

To view the current and most accurate sessions available, please log into the Admissions portal. We may decide to have additional sessions.

Session availability is based on your major's size limitations.
*Please note that sessions are in Mountain Standard Time (MST).

New Student Orientation dates for students entering in Spring 2021 have not been set.



What's next?

Now that you've made your reservation, complete the next
steps to prepare for your sessions.

Next steps