Graduate School 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.

Schedule of events

August 15, 2019

To help you prepare for your graduate studies here at Carolina, we’d like to invite you to join us at The Graduate School Orientation on Thursday, August 15, 2019. Doors will open at the Carolina Club at 12:30PM.

This welcome event brings together entering students from a wide range of disciplines to connect with each other and to hear current graduate perspectives on key topics: communities of support, health and wellness, academic success and professional development, resilience and resources, and The Graduate School as a central source of guidance.

Register for The Graduate School Orientation with your ONYEN and watch your UNC email account for updates later this summer!

(NOTE: If you have not set up your ONYEN and UNC email, make sure you complete the Admitted Students Checklist of tasks as soon as possible. You'll also need to install the Duo Security App and register your device in order to complete the registration process.)

Register for Orientation

Follow us on Twitter

Start the conversation with the orientation hashtag #UNCGS19 and connect with us @UNC_GradSchool.

Check out the Graduate and Professional Student Federation (@GPSFatUNC) on Twitter as well!

C.H.A.R.T. Resources

CHART is a framework for how to approach your graduate studies and make use of the wide array of campus and community resources available to you as soon as you set foot on campus. We're here to support you in your academic, personal, and professional growth, so please take advantage of what the campus and community have to offer. Start by clicking through the links applicable to your needs and interests.

Community »

Health & Wellness »

Academic Success & Professional Development »

Resilience & Resources »

The Graduate School »

GPSF Welcome Events

The Graduate and Professional Student Federation (GPSF) will be hosting welcome activities and events for incoming students for you to get to know fellow students across schools, departments, and programs. Come make connections with students and families!

Pre-Orientation Modules

Every year, we hear from students that they're overwhelmed by the amount of information presented to them. This year, we took this feedback and created 12 short pre-orientation modules to answer your most critical questions. Make sure to review these modules IN ADVANCE of registration and attendance so that you can let us know any additional questions you have beyond the basics.

Additional Opportunities