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First-Year Students

Welcome new bears, we are excited to have you join the UNC Bear community! New Student Orientation is for all incoming first-year college students and provides useful information and opportunities to connect with other UNC students. We strongly encourage you to complete the pre-orientation videos and attend orientation to make your transition to UNC successful.

Due to ongoing concerns and preventative measures regarding COVID-19, UNC's New Student Orientation is virtual for the incoming class of Fall 2021.  

 Fall 2021 Orientation

We will open reservations in mid-March. Email communication will go out around that time as well.

Before you register, confirm your spot at UNC!


What's Next?

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

You will receive the Zoom Meeting ID for your session via your BearMail a few days prior to the session.


Log in to Zoom With BearMail

When you log in to Zoom for Virtual Orientation be sure to use your BearMail credentials. Just follow these instructions:

  1. Visit unco.zoom.us
  2. Select "Sign In" and log in with your BearMail credentials
  3. Select "Join a Meeting" in the top right
  4. Join the meeting using the meeting ID provided in your schedule email
  5. Rename yourself with your first and last name by:
    hovering over your name in participants or right clicking on your video box

Student in Zoom Orientation


Use Headphones

Part of our program contains mature content that isn't suitable for younger audiences. If possible, establish a private space to attend your sessions and/or wear headphones.


Establish Wi-Fi Connection

Wi-Fi and internet access can impact your experience. Consider exploring all options (including alternative locations or hard-wiring your device) to enhance your connectivity.

West Campus in Greeley during sunset

UNC Virtual Backgrounds

Use virtual meeting backgrounds in your video meetings to show your UNC spirit and share the beauty of our Greeley campus.

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