The Office of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs(NSCPP) hired 70 diverse student leaders (Orientation Leaders, Project Coordinators, Tar Heel Beginnings Co-Chairs and Board Members, T-Link Mentors) to help welcome and orient more than 8,000 new students and their families to Orientation, Tar Heel Beginnings Programming, and Family Weekend. The students will work throughout this year to create a welcoming environment for our students and family members.
Every summer, the Office of New Students & Carolina Parent Programs hosts New Student Orientation, a series of two-day programs aimed at facilitating a smooth transition into UNC.Students learn about the Carolina curriculum, meet faculty, staff and students and engage in conversations about the expectations, responsibilities and opportunities related to living and learning in the diverse Carolina community. Parents and families are invited to attend an orientation that runs concurrently with their student’s orientation. About 4,000 parents and family members attend orientation as well. Through both joint sessions with students, as well as exclusive parent talks, parents learn about basics like academic expectations, curriculum and academic advising. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp speaks to parents about the importance of supporting their children during this major transition. First-year students are required to attend a two-day program in June or July. Transfer students are required to attend a one-day program.