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Prepare for Your Orientation Session
  1. Complete your Foreign Language Placement Exam. All new students are required to take a University foreign language placement exam.
    • If you studied French, German, Latin, or Spanish in high school, you are expected to take the online placement exam by clicking here, even if you do not plan to continue in that language.
      • Please print out your scores and bring them with you to New Student Orientation.
    • If your high school foreign language is not French, German, Latin, or Spanish, a list of on-campus placement exams will be included in your New Student Guide to Carolina, which you will receive at New Student Orientation.
    • If you are native speaker of a language other than English, please click here for more information.
  2. Complete the Academic Interests Survey: Let’s Get Started. Surveys will be emailed to students after they enroll and must be completed no later than Sunday, May 14.
    • Information from the survey is required to plan your fall semester schedule.
    • Please note that you should complete your foreign language placement exam prior to completing the Academic Interests Survey.
  3. Review Advising Information. Read and review the Advice for Newly Admitted Students section on the Academic Advising website.
    • Two weeks prior to your session, a link to the online academic advising module will be emailed to you in an email titled Preparing for Your Orientation.
    • All newly admitted first-year students must complete the online module before coming to New Student Orientation.
    • Any questions or concerns related to academic advising will be addressed when you meet with an academic advisor at New Student Orientation.
  4. Review the UNC Math Placement Requirement.  All new students should carefully review the Math Placement Information for Incoming Carolina Undergraduate Students before attending New Student Orientation.
    • Math Placement information is especially important for majors in the natural sciences, mathematics, business, economics and pre-health professions.
    • The Chemistry Department does not permit students to register for Introductory Chemistry (Chem 101 & 101 lab) without a math placement score.
  5. Review Orientation Arrival and Parking Information. More information coming soon. All sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis. All sessions start at 9:00 a.m. on Day 1, and end at 4:00 p.m. on Day 2. No exceptions can be made to arrive late or leave early.
  6. Pack the appropriate materials for New Student Orientation. In addition to the materials below, please commit to memory your PID number, ONYEN, and ONYEN password.
    • On-Campus Housing:
      • Toiletries and personal hygiene items (including shampoo/conditioner, soap, toothbrush/toothpaste, etc.)
      • Flip-flops or shower shoes
      • Sleeping bag or sheets and blanket
      • Pillow
      • Towels
    • Academic Advising:
      • SAT, SAT II, ACT, AP, IB Test Scores and unofficial transcripts for college-level coursework
      • Print your Foreign Language Placement Exam scores (if your high school foreign language was French, German, Latin or Spanish)
    • Other Necessities:
      • Driver’s license, state ID, military ID, or passport (you will need this to obtain your UNC One Card)
        • If you plan to obtain a One Card Plus with the Wells Fargo banking functionality, you will need to present two forms of ID.
      • Print your Orientation Parking Permit
      • Comfortable clothing and walking shoes
      • A jacket or sweater (you will be spending time inside air-conditioned buildings)
      • Umbrella (in case of rain)
      • Water bottle