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International Student Orientation and Dates

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) offers various programs designed to assist foreign students and scholars with adjustment to life in the United States and Chapel Hill. The introductory session provides an overview of important immigration regulations as well as specific academic, health, safety and legal issues that pertain to international students.

The International Student Orientation Programs normally occur just before classes begin. As soon as the dates and locations of the orientation sessions are scheduled, we will post them below. If your specific orientation session is TBD (to be determined), please check again at a later date as we will post the information as soon as it is available. Note: All new international students are required to attend their specific orientation program as listed below:

Exchange Student (one or two semesters, except MBA) Orientation:

Monday, August 19th
11:00am-4:00pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center

Graduate International Student Orientation:

Friday, August 16th
1:00pm-5:00pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center

Undergraduate International Student Orientation:
For undergraduate students in UNC-CH degree programs

Wednesday, August 14th
3:00pm-5:00pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center

Friday, August 16th
5:30pm-8:00pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center

International Transfer Student Orientation:

Thursday, August 15th
2:00pm-5:00pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center

MBA International Student Orientation and Welcome Session:

MBA Exchange Student
August 15th and 16th
8am
McColl building

ASW I:
June 10, 2013, 8am
McColl building

ASW II:
July 8, 2013, 8am
McColl building

Non-ASW: July 30th
8:30am
McColl building

MAC International Student Orientation:

 

Make-Up International Student Orientation):
For any international student who is not able to attend their designated session as listed above

TBD
FedEx Global Education Center

Other Important Dates:

  • UNC Student Medical Insurance:
    • Coverage Begins:
      • Spring semester: January 1
      • Fall semester: August 1
    • Enrollment Deadlines vary by type of insurance. See rates and dates here
    • More information about medical insurance can be found here.

  • Immunization Deadline: 30 days after classes begin. Students will be withdrawn from the University by the Campus Health Service if immunization requirements have not been met by the deadline. More information about immunizations can be found here.

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