First-Year Students

Welcome and congratulations on being admitted to the nation’s first, and one of its finest, public universities.

We are thrilled that you will be joining our Carolina family! From here, it’s crucial that you have a clear picture of what needs to be done in order to enjoy the smoothest possible transition to the unlimited possibilities of the Carolina experience.

Learn more about the programs below and review the links to the left as they will provide you with a chance to get to know more about campus life and resources, better prepare for Carolina, and meet other incoming Tar Heels:

Spring 2023 Admitted Students - CLICK HERE: Registration is now open for New Student & Family Orientation!

Spring Orientation will be a one-day, in-person program taking place on campus Saturday, January 7, 2023. New Student Orientation is a mandatory program for both incoming First-Year & Transfer students. Families are encouraged to register to learn more about the Carolina Community and how to support your Carolina student.