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 & registration

Orientation, August 16

To help you prepare for your graduate studies here at Carolina, we encourage you to attend The Graduate School Orientation on Thursday, August 16, 2018, 12:30-5:30 PM, which includes a resource fair and a closing reception.

This event brings together entering students from a wide range of disciplines, introduces you to important campus and community resources, and provides you with the opportunity to hear about graduate life at Carolina from fellow graduate students, faculty, and staff.

Register for Orientation with your ONYEN and UNC email by August 9!

Schedule of events

Register for Orientation

(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 Mobile App and register your device in order to complete the registration process.)


While your individual program, department, and school orientations will provide you with information and resources specific to your unique academic pursuits, The Graduate School Orientation is meant to help you begin to CHART your time at Carolina by making the most out of your graduate experience:

Community »

Health & Wellness »

Academic Success & Professional Development »

Resilience & Resources »

The Graduate School »

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Start the conversation with the orientation hashtag #UNCGS18 and connect with us @UNC_GradSchool.

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

Other welcome events

Exploring communities? The Graduate and Professional Student Federation (GPSF) is a great opportunity to connect with graduate and professional students across the University. Check out the GPSF welcome events taking place August 13-17! All are open to partners and families!

Exploring campus? New Student & Family Programs (NSFP) has put together a wonderful and collaborative Week of Welcome (WOW) program with offices and organizations across campus for incoming students. While some events are focused on undergraduate students, many of them are meant to welcome all new students to Carolina!

These  graduate-friendly events include: Saturday - Movie Night in Kenan Stadium (featuring Black Panther!), Sunday - FallFest, Monday - Be A Maker Open House, Tuesday - Tar Heel Art Take Over, and many opportunities to connect with campus centers, religious services, and fitness/recreation activities. Take a look and see what piques your interest!