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First-Year Student Orientation

Congrats new Tar Heels, Welcome to Carolina!

Attending New Student Orientation allows new students to...

  • get a more concrete feel for the campus community
  • learn about campus resources
  • meet with your academic advisor
  • connect with faculty and current students, including your Orientation Leader (OL)
  • learn what it means to be a Tar Heel

All parents and family members are invited and strongly encouraged to attend Family Orientation which runs concurrently with New Student Orientation. Attending Parent/Family Orientation will help our parents and families learn how to...

  • support your Carolina student to be successful in college
  • gain insight about campus services
  • discover how to become involved in the Carolina family
  • provide an opportunity for you to meet faculty, administrators, staff and current students.

Reservations for Parent/Family Orientation should be completed at the same time students complete New Student Orientation Reservations.

First-Year and Parent/Family Orientation reservations will open on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 12:00pm (EST).

  • The last day to register is Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11:59pm (EST).