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Family Orientation

Welcome to the Carolina Family!

The first engagement opportunity for Carolina family members is to attend Family Orientation, which is held concurrently alongside New Student Orientation. During Family Orientation, participants will hear from numerous university administrators, faculty members, and current students about how to partner with the University to support your students success and learning.

We welcome and strongly encourage family members and guests to attend Family Orientation and learn about how to get involved at Carolina as a family member. 

Attending Family Orientation provides family members the opportunity to...

  • learn how to support your student to be successful at Carolina.
  • gain insight about campus resources and services.
  • discover how to become involved as a Carolina family member.
  • meet faculty, administrators, staff, and other Carolina families.

New Student & Family Orientation dates are now available!

If your student is a first-year student, they may register for New Student & Family Orientation at nsfp.unc.edu/orsignup. Reservations for Family Orientation should be completed at the same time students complete their New Student Orientation reservation.

Online registration for New Student & Family Orientation will open in late April for transfer students.