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Parent Orientation Sample Schedule 
First-Year Orientations – Summer

This is a tentative schedule and subject to change. The final schedule with details will be given to participants at check-in.

 Check-in

There are two check-in times and locations:

7:45 – 8:15 a.m. in Wiebking Hall (University Center if attending in August) – For students and family members participating in the I'm First Workshop

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. in Wiebking Hall (University Center if attending in August) – For students and family members not participating in the I'm First Workshop

Note: Pre-registered support people: You will check in for Parent Orientation with your student.

Tip: Wiebking Hall is located on 20th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue and the University Center is located on 10th Avenue.

Program Sessions

Day 1| 7:45 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

  • I'm First Workshop
  • University Welcome, Supporting the Academic Transition, Lunch and Family Forum, FERPA and Community of Bears, Bear Essentials, Living and Dining at UNC, and Paying for College
  • Taking Care of Business – Explore campus, visit offices, check in to accommodations
  • Optional housing tour (Not available if attending in August)
  • Dinner

Note: Your student will have other sessions happening after dinner.

Program Sessions

Day 2 |7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Breakfast
  • Day Two Welcome, Breakout Sessions, Supporting Your Student Bear Style,Support and Safety Snapshot, Lunch and University Fair, Partnering with Parents for Support and Safety, Welcome to the Sleuth (OL's transitional experiences, Write a Letter to Your Bear)
  • Optional campus tour

Note: Your student's end time may vary because it will depend on the length of time it takes them to register for classes.

Tip: If you need to make any campus appointments, please schedule after 4 p.m. on Day Two of your session.