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Summer heat usually dictates a slower pace. Not at Carolina, where campus is hopping. Why? Carolina’s New Student Orientation program has new students and parents on the fast-track to learning about the opportunities here, making friends, and getting ready for fall semester.

All first-year students are required to attend a two-day orientation program and transfer students are encouraged to attend a one-day orientation program. Sessions began in June. July sessions are filling up. August sessions are for transfer students, international students and students with extenuating circumstances.

If you have not reserved a spot in one of the upcoming sessions, check in with the Office of New Student and Parent Programs to see what’s available from the following dates:

Session 11: July 19-20
Session 12: July 22-23
Session 13 July 26-27
Session 14: July 29-30
Session 15: August 18 (transfer students)
Session 16: August 19-20 (international students and students with extenuating circumstances)

The orientation programs give students the opportunity to:
• Learn about the Carolina curriculum
• Connect with faculty and current students
• Learn about undergraduate research, student organizations, leadership development, service, study abroad, the arts and more
• Interact with fellow Tar Heels in the Class of 2014
• Live on campus
• Eat at an on-campus dining hall
• Register for classes

All parents and family members are invited to attend Orientation. For more information and the full schedule, check with the Office of New Student and Parent Programs.