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Due to ongoing concerns and preventative measures regarding COVID-19 UNC's New Student Orientation is virtual for the incoming class of Fall 2020. To see learn more and to register for an upcoming session, select your student type below:

First-year students      Transfer & Nontraditional students

First-Year Students

Welcome new bears, we are excited to have you join the UNC Bear community! The two-day virtual Orientation is required for all incoming first-year college students and will occur at the same time each day.

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, select one of the options below.

CHANGE a RESERVATION Reservations lock 4 days before session


Summer & Fall 2020 students: The orientation reservation system is now LIVE! Please check your BearMail for details on how to log in to complete Online Orientation and to register for an orientation session.


Upcoming Virtual Orientation Dates

To view the current and most accurate sessions available, please log in to the orientation reservation system.

Each day will start and end at the times listed. Session availability is based on your major's size limitations.
*Please note that sessions are in Mountain Time (MDT).

June 29 – 30
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (MDT)

July 1 – 2
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (MDT)

July 20 – 21
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (MDT)

July 22 – 23
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (MDT)

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