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Transfer Orientation Fees & Payments

Student: $111.00 - includes 2 meals, New Student Guide to Carolina, staffing, facility usage, parking, and shuttles.

Student Early Arrival Fee: $30.00 - depending on travel arrangements, transfer students may need to arrive the day prior to their New Student Orientation session. Early arrival is not available for August Orientation Reservations. Linens, blankets, and towels are not provided in student rooms. 

Student Late Departure Fee: $22.50 - depending on travel arrangements, transfer students may need to arrive the day prior to their New Student Orientation session or leave the day after. Late departure is not available for August Orientation Reservations. Linens, blankets, and towels are not provided in student rooms. 

First guest over age 17: $69.00 - includes 2 meals, Carolina Family Handbook, staffing, facility usage, parking, and shuttles.

Each additional guest - includes 2 meals, staffing, facility usage, parking, and shuttles

  • Over age 17: $50.00
  • Ages 6-17: $20.00
  • Ages 5 and under: No fee

Guest early arrival/late departure, overnight on-campus housing: $69.00 per night – depending on travel arrangements, family members may need to arrive the day prior to their Family Orientation session or leave the day after.

Guests may choose to stay in on-campus housing in Joyner Residence Hall, a traditional corridor-style hall with single-gender shared bathroom facilities. This fee is in addition to the Guest Orientation Reservation Fee. 

Early arrival/late departure is not available for August Orientation Reservations.

All guest rooms comes suppled with two single beds, sheets, pillows, and pillow cases, and a towel.

Reservation Deadlines and Late Reservation Fees

In order to ensure a successful program for all of our participants, participation numbers are confirmed wih Housing, Campus Dining, Parking & Transportation, shuttle services, Academic Advising and other campus partners well in advance and changing the guaranteed numbers can impact program fees.

If you make your New Student & Family Orientation Reservation after Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 11:59 p.m., EST, a late reservation fee of $50.00 will be charged. 

Note: In cases where transfer students are admitted off the waitlist after June 8, the reservation deadline is extended. 

Reservation Changes

Changes are able to be self-made to your New Student & Family Orientation Reservation until Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 11:59 p.m., EST. After the June 8 deadline, a late reservation fee of $50.00 will be charged.

Please note that changes can only be requested to add guests, add early arrival rooms, add late departure rooms, add guest housing, and request different session dates. No refunds are issued for guests who are unable to attend New Student & Family Orientation or for removing early arrival, late departure rooms, or guest housing.

For more information about our refund policy, please click here.

Note: In cases where transfer students are admitted off the waitlist after June 8, the reservation deadline is extended. 

Payment Process

New Student & Family Orientation payments can be accepted by debit or credit card (Visa or MasterCard), or check or money order.

Paying by Visa or MasterCard

If you are paying by Visa or MasterCard, please have the card number, expiration date, CVV code and name and billing address associated with the card readily available at the time you complete your Orientation Reservation

Paying by Check or Money Order

Please note that checks and money orders must be received within 10 calendar days of completing your Orientation Reservation or your Orientation Reservation will automatically be canceled and removed from the reservation system. If you are paying by check or money order, please make your check payable to UNC-Chapel Hill, be sure to include your PID on the memo line, and send it with a copy of your confirmation page after completing your Orientation Reservation to:

New Student & Family Programs
SASB South, Suite 3318, CB#5490
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5490

If your payment is not received within 10 calendar days, your reservation will be automatically removed from the reservation system, and you will have to resubmit your Orientation reservation. Completing a new Orientation reservation may require you to make a reservation for a different session date, if the date you originally reserved has reached capacity. Orientation reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Payment Plan

Financial constraints will not prohibit you from attending Transfer Student Orientation. New Student & Family Programs offers deferred payment plans. To request enrollment in a payment plan, please contact us.