Virtual Student Orientation 2021 Underway

July 15, 2021
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New Student and Family Programs (NSFP) is over halfway through its virtual Student Orientation Sessions, and early evidence shows that families and students are finding their way to each live and on-demand session and asking good, critical questions as they work to transition to Carolina. NSFP staff say they are grateful to all the partners across Student Affairs and campus who help make every session possible and provide the most up-to-date and accurate information to the newest members of the Tar Heel community. There are also many students – 22 Orientation Leaders, two Undergraduate NSFP Fellows, and five Summer Project Coordinators – making orientation happen every week.

There are a number of other ways NSFP staff are helping students and families with the transition to campus:

  • Carolina Family HandbookNew Student Guide
  • Orientation Welcome Mailers: These mailers are being sent to all new, incoming students to welcome them and get them excited for the approaching start to Fall 2021. Each mailer is designed to look like a travelling trunk with Carolina-themed stickers. All include tumbler, reusable stainless-steel straw, customer sticker, pom-pom, "Hark the Sound" mini pennant, postcard with a QR code directing students to a Spirit and Traditions web page and asks them to share their social media posts with the hashtag #UNCyousoon.

Visit the Orientation website to learn more our program.

Submit a Program for Weeks of Welcome

Weeks of Welcome is a fantastic opportunity to welcome new and returning Tar Heels to UNC-Chapel Hill in August. New Students and Family Programs is invited partners to submit a program to be included. The submission process is live and open, and full details are available at the WOW 2021 Event Submission Manual. A selection of opportunities and events is also available in Heel Life, where the WOW schedule will be posted .    

Submit a Program for Carolina Family Weekend 2021

Carolina families want to partner, support, be involved with and connect, not just with their student, but with Carolina. New Student and Family Programs are inviting partners to participate in Carolina Family Weekend 2021, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1 - Sunday, Oct. 3, in conjunction with the UNC vs. Duke football game. Carolina Family Weekend has been full of tradition, excitement and Carolina spirit, and it is a great opportunity to continue highlighting the academic and co-curricular components of the Carolina community. Partners that are interested in participating should complete the online event submission form by the priority deadline of Friday, July 23, at 5 p.m. to be included in the initial advertising.

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