Graduate Student Orientation

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Graduate Student Orientation is a one-day event for new incoming graduate students. The program is set to provide new students with valuable information that assists with the transition to graduate school and the surrounding community.

Sessions during Orientation include an overview of resources and opportunities on campus and in Chapel Hill. Please see the full orientation schedule, shown below.

This year we are holding a Student Services Fair during the Orientation program lunch. During the fair, you will be able to meet people from and learn about various campus and community organizations.

Additional International Student Orientation events are organized by International Students and Scholars Services.

Please contact Lou Anne Phelps, laphelps@email.unc.edu or (919) 962-8145, with questions. We look forward to seeing you at Orientation!

The online event registration deadline is Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 12 midnight.

Graduate Student Orientation Agenda
Time Activity Location
9:00–10:00 a.m. Registration and Refreshments Memorial Hall Auditorium
10:00–10:15 a.m. Welcome:
  • Steve Matson, Dean, The Graduate School,
  • Laura Blue, Graduate and Professional Student Federation (GPSF)
Memorial Hall Auditorium
10:15–11:30 a.m. Dilemma: An interactive theatre scene around research ethics and integrity at Carolina
  • Presented by Theater Delta
Memorial Hall Auditorium
11:30–11:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker:
  • Holden Thorp, Chancellor
    Distinguished Professor, Chemistry, UNC-Chapel Hill
Memorial Hall Auditorium
11:45–12:15 p.m. Campus Health Services
  • UNC Campus Health Services
Memorial Hall Auditorium
12:30–1:45 p.m. Lunch and Student Services Fair Rams Head Dining Hall and Gym
2:00–2:45 p.m. Breakout Session 1 (Chapman Hall and Peabody Hall)
Health Insurance for non RA/TA students Chapman 125
Health Insurance for RAs and TAs Chapman 201
Applying for North Carolina Residency for Tuition Purposes Peabody 104
Establishing a Successful Mentoring Relationship Chapman 211
2:45–3:00 p.m. Break
3:00–3:45 p.m. Breakout Session 2 (Chapman Hall and Peabody Hall)
Health Insurance for non RA/TA students Chapman 125
Health Insurance for RAs and TAs Chapman 201
Funding and Financial Aid for Terminal Master's Degree Graduate Education* Chapman 211
Life at UNC: Graduate Student Perspective Peabody 104
3:45–4:00 p.m. Break
4:00–4:45 p.m. Breakout Session 3 (Chapman Hall and Peabody Hall)
Diversity Initiatives at Carolina Chapman 125
Applying for North Carolina Residency for Tuition Purposes Chapman 201
Funding and Financial Aid for PhD Graduate Education* Chapman 211
Life at UNC: Graduate Student Perspective Peabody 104
5:30 p.m. Trivia Night and Social – hosted by GPSF
  • Relax with some refreshments and put your brain to the test as teams compete to determine who the true trivia masters are.
Graduate Student Center

* The breakout session “Funding and Financial Aid for Terminal Master's Degree Graduate Education” is focused on students in professional or terminal Master's degree programs for which the ultimate intention is the Master's degree.

* The breakout session “Funding and Financial Aid for PhD Graduate Education” includes students in programs where the doctoral degree is the ultimate intention, even if you have not yet received a Master's degree and plan to do so on the way.