Graduate Orientation

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

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.

Orientation evaluation for attendees

Kevin M. Guskiewicz

“Graduate students, welcome to Carolina! You are our next generation of leaders, public servants, and scholars. You play an essential role in serving our University‚Äôs mission of research, teaching, public service, and solving the grand challenges of our time. I wish you the best as you embark on your graduate studies”

Kevin Guskiewicz


View 2023 Graduate Orientation slides

The Graduate School held a Graduate Orientation on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.

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.

Schedule of Events

Orientation evaluation for attendees

Meet Your Orientation Ambassadors

Meet your 2023 Orientation Ambassadors, a multidisciplinary team of graduate students who are working with The Graduate School to plan and implement orientation!

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

C.H.A.R.T. 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 13 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.

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