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.


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.

Additional orientation seminars will be offered during the fall 2021 semester.

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Twitter: @UNC_GradSchool
Instagram: @unc_gradschool
Facebook: @UNCGraduateSchool

Check out the Graduate and Professional Student Government on Twitter (@GPSGatUNC)!

Admitted Students Checklist

The Admitted Students Checklist contains important tasks and procedures for all incoming graduate students to complete.

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.

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.

Meet Your Orientation Ambassadors

Meet your 2021 Orientation Ambassadors, a multidisciplinary team of graduate students who are working with The Graduate School to plan and implement orientation!

Orientation Welcome Videos, Panels and Student Government

Welcome Videos

Welcome to The Graduate School! We are glad that you’ve entrusted us with the next phase of your education.

Panel Discussions

In these videos, current faculty and graduate students from different disciplines answered questions from incoming students and shared their perspectives on the transition to graduate school, professional and career development, and life in and around Chapel Hill.

Graduate and Professional Student Government

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