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Reservations & Online Orientation

Before logging in, review the information below to get an overview of your orientation requirements, learn about options for parents and support people, as well as accommodations. Select one of the following to log in to the orientation system:

FIRST-YEAR Student Making a Reservation Transfer & Nontraditional Student Completing Online OrientationMaking changes to reservation

Note: Changes can also be made on your own by logging back into the orientation system. Reservations close four business days (Monday - Friday) out prior to a session at which point, changes cannot be made.

On average, you can expect to spend about one hour in the orientation system.

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Remember: You must have made your enrollment confirmation through the Office of Admissions. An email is sent to your BearMail within two business days (Monday - Friday) after you have made your enrollment confirmation, letting you know you have access to the orientation system.

make your enrollment confirmation through admissions

After clicking on one of the icons above, you will need to log in with your UNC username and password. If you have not activated your UNC account or need to reset your password, please click on "Student password reset/account activation" under the Access Management box of the login page.

Tip: We suggest using Firefox or Google Chrome browsers for the best experience as other browsers may conflict with our web servers.

First-Year Students

All incoming first-year college students are required to attend an in-person Orientation. The two-day experience immerses students in the academic and community life of UNC. You will attend sessions and participate in activities. At the end of the experience, you will register for your classes in a group setting. Once logged in to the orientation system, you will complete a Pre-Orientation prior to selecting a date. Expect to spend about one-hour total in the orientation system.

Accommodations for First-Year Students

If you are a student with a physical or learning disability and require any special accommodations for First-Year Orientation, please contact Disability Support Services at 970-351-2289 or by emailing them at DisabilitySupport@unco.edu. If you wish to utilize the DSS videophone, please call 970-373-5303. This request will be reviewed by Disability Support Services and New Student Orientation. However, it is possible for there to be some accommodations in which the University may not be able to meet directly.

If you require a single occupancy room during First-Year Orientation because of safety concerns or gender identity, please email the Director of Gender & Sexuality Resource Center, Stephen Loveless, at gsrc@unco.edu. For further questions and information in regard to gender identity, feel free to reach out to the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center. This request must be emailed no later than four business days (Monday - Friday) prior to your First-Year Orientation, and will be reviewed by the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center and New Student Orientation.

To learn more about name change information (like a preferred name), please visit the Registrar's website for more details and the process.

Transfer and Nontraditional Students

All incoming transfer and nontraditional students are required to complete Online Orientation. Online Orientation is completed within the orientation system. Advising details and options will be given at the conclusion of Online Orientation. Transfer and Nontraditional students are also encouraged to attend the optional four-hour in-person Orientation to learn more about life at UNC, discover resources and ways to get involved, and to be advised (which may be the most convenient option). Expect to spend about one-hour total in the orientation system.

Accommodations for Transfer & Nontraditional Students

If you are a student with a physical or learning disability and require any special accommodations for the in-person Orientation, please contact Disability Support Services at 970-351-2289 or by emailing Lorraine Harris at Lorraine.Harris@unco.edu. If you wish to utilize the DSS videophone, please call 970-373-5303. This request will be reviewed by Disability Support Services and New Student Orientation. However, it is possible for there to be some accommodations in which the University may not be able to meet directly.

To learn more about name change information (like a preferred name), please visit the Registrar's website for more details and the process.

Parents and Support People

Parents and support people whom are a part of an incoming UNC student's support network are encouraged to attend Parent Orientation. Parent Orientation takes place at the same time a student's orientation is occurring. Reservations are made within the student's reservation. Let your student know you would like to attend and have them make a reservation for you through the orientation system.