Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to The Graduate School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill! Congratulations on your acceptance to one of the leading public research institutions in the world! We are excited for you to join the Carolina community. The 2016 orientation will take place on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

Orientation, August 18

To help you prepare for your graduate studies here at Carolina, we encourage you to attend The Graduate School orientation on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

This event brings together entering students from a wide range of disciplines and provides key information on topics such as campus and community resources, campus health services and health insurance, and life at Carolina from a graduate student perspective.

There will also be a Student Resource Fair and a welcome reception in your honor.

Registration deadline: August 14, 2016


This site will have a variety of important information to help you transition to this new phase of your career, including details on:

  • The Graduate School orientation general information and the newly admitted students checklist
  • The Graduate and Professional Student Federation's Week of Grad Games, beginning Monday, August 15. Participating in these fun activities will connect you with other students and introduce you to the Carolina community.
  • Resources on life in the Chapel Hill area.
  • On-campus housing options.

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Start the conversation with the orientation hashtag #UNCGSO16 and connect with us @UNC_GradSchool.

We look forward to seeing you on August 18 – and to working with you in the years ahead. Our offices are located on the second floor of Bynum Hall. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about orientation or anything else during your time here at Carolina.

Thank you,

Steven W. Matson, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology

Leslie S. Lerea, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs