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 UNC New Student Days

UNC can't wait to welcome you to campus with a week full of fun, in-person events.
Stay tuned for more details!

New Student Days Map and Schedule PDF

GET bus

Greeley – Evans Transit (GET) Info

August 19, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
University Center, Upper Parking Lot 

Come check out a GET bus and learn about your FREE way to get around Greeley and to Windsor, Fort Collins, and Northern Colorado.

Taste of UNC Events

Food Truck Rally

August 19, 10:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Gunter Hall Sidewalk
and McKee Parking Lot

Join us for a deliciously fun Food Truck Rally. Food and beverages from Bright Side Coffee Co., Fat Tomato Inc., Edge Gourmet, Gourmet Grub Scratch Kitchen, The Rollin' Stone Wood Fired Pizza, and The Waffle Lab will be available for purchase! Take a break during move in and recharge with some awesome food from local vendors. 

Bear Fest


August 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Bank of Colorado Arena

Convocation is the first of only two occasions when the entire class will gather in one place (the other is Graduation!) Get to know the Bear community that will guide and support you in your journey.

Taste of UNC Events

Taste of UNC 

August 19, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Turner Green

Kick-off the semester by checking out all UNC Dining Services has to offer with food tents full of variety! Then join the crowd at Bear Fest and win some UNC swag!

Bear Fest

BearFest Carnival & DJ

August 19, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Butler-Hancock North Lawn

In need of the newest UNC gear? Come win some tickets at the carnival games and turn them in for the hottest Bear apparel and other sweet UNC merch!


Drag Queen Bingo

August 19, 8:00–10:00 p.m.
University Center, Rocky Mountain Grand Ball Room

It’s Bingo time! Join us for a fun night of Bingo and performances hosted by UNC Alumni Soña Rita & Zimmorah Mei and the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. Featuring a very special guest from Season 11 of RuPaul's Drag Race: Honey Davenport! There will be two chances to win prizes presented by the Office of Student Life.

Bear Welcome

Flippin Flapjacks with President Feinstein

August 20, 8:00–9:30 a.m.
Tobey-Kendel Dining Room
& Holmes Dining Hall

Come join our campus community as President Andy Feinstein and members of the UNC Faculty, Staff, and Administration flip flapjacks at this welcome breakfast!

Student Involvement Fair

College Welcome Events

August 20, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Join your fellow bears to meet the leadership, faculty, and staff from your academic college.

Class Photo

Class Photo

August 20, 1:15 p.m.
North Hall Oval

Herding cats 101!  We’ll spell out a giant, human UNC with your incoming class and have your Class Photo ready for you for pick up next week. 



August 20
2:15-3:45 p.m. & 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Campus Commons Performance Hall

Bystander Engagement, Awareness, and Responsibility
Being a member of the Community of Bears means looking out for each other. Explore how we can support one another and keep each other safe in tough situations by being actively engaged in our community.

Required attendance.



August 20, 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Campus Recreation Center

Join us for food, fun, music, and prizes! Campus Recreation programs will be hosting tables where you can learn more about what the rec center offers!

Our Den


August 21
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1:30-3:00 p.m.
& 3:30-5:00 p.m.
University Center, Rocky Mountain Grand Ball Room

Our DEN session explores the meaning of identity and how the identities you hold impact your lived experience.  Come have interactive conversations with your peers and current students as we explore further how identity will play a role in your college experience.

Wellness Event

Wellness & Mindfulness Workshop

August 21
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1:30-3:00 p.m.
& 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Campus Commons
Multipurpose Room 

Learn about dealing with stress and improving your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, as you get ready for the upcoming semester.

Northern at Night

Northern at Night

August 21, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Garden Theatre

Northern at Night is a giant block party to welcome all our Bears back on campus. Join us for food, inflatables, henna tattoos, caricature artists, and more!

Student Involvement Fair

Student Involvement Fair

August 22
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 12:00-1 p.m.
Michener & Candelaria Lawn

Get to know Student Organizations, Faith Based Groups, Campus Resources, and Community Organizations by visiting displays and talking to student members about how to get involved!

Ice Cream Social

Classroom Tours
& Ice Cream

August 22, 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Want to know where your classes are before your first class? Just swing by your academic building to grab some ice cream from a professor and they can point you in the right direction.

Game Night

Michener Game Night

August 22, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Join us at Michener Library for pizza, crafts, games, and prizes!

Greek Life at UNC

Greek Life Recruitment

Get involved on campus through Fraternity and Sorority Life that fosters growth and development among students while forming lifelong bonds through academic, personal, social, and service-based programming.

UNC football game

UNC Athletics

Athletics will have a full schedule of games starting with football, volleyball and soccer in the fall. We look forward to having fans back to cheer on the Blue and Gold next year.