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.

Virtual Orientation Videos and Presentations


To help you prepare for your graduate studies here at Carolina, we invite you to explore these orientation resources and learn more about the University, communities of support, health and wellness, academic success and professional development, resilience and resources, and The Graduate School as a central source of guidance.

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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 start your semester. 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.

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Orientation Modules

Every year, we hear from students that they're overwhelmed by the amount of information presented to them. We took this feedback and created 14 short orientation modules to answer your most critical questions. Make sure to review these modules so that you can let us know of any additional questions you have.

Virtual Orientation Videos and Presentations

Welcome Videos

Welcome to The Graduate School! We are pleased that you’ve entrusted us with the next phase of your education. In this series of videos, campus leaders will relay their messages of welcome and also provide you with their insights into graduate education at Carolina.

Graduate School Presentations

The Graduate School offers a variety of resources that will be helpful as you progress through your graduate degree. These narrated powerpoint presentations will provide you with introductions to our staff and the resources they provide.

CAPS Presentation

At times, graduate school can be stressful. Your department and The Graduate School can be helpful, but you may find that you need additional resources to manage and overcome your stress. The team in Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is here to support you. You will learn more about their services in this narrated powerpoint presentation.

Student Panel

In this video, four current graduate students from different disciplines will provide you with their perspectives on the transition to graduate school, professional and career development, and life in and around Chapel Hill.

Learn more about the Graduate and Professional Student Federation, including its goals for the year and opportunities to get involved.