How Can I Help My Student Get Ready for the Fall?
We want your student to make the most of their Carolina experience. During Orientation, we will share a lot of information and resources with your student. We want to partner with you to make your student feel empowered to use these resources. Below is a comprehensive list of tools that your student can use. Please note that some of these resources are restricted to students only.
Canvas is UNC’s course management tool. Each first-year student will be added to the UNC Advising – Class of 2027 Canvas page. The Canvas site will include information that will guide your student throughout the beginning of their UNC career. We will post information regarding registration, open classes, suggested courses for first-year students, and much more!
The New Student Guide is a handbook for getting started at Carolina published by New Student & Family Programs. This resource is a supplement to the information that your student will receive during Orientation. This guide has information about course selection, academic essentials, student involvement, and additional resources. This is a great place to start if you have any questions.
The Undergraduate Catalog is the university’s policy, procedures, and course catalog. If you want to work with your student to research majors, minors, courses, etc., this is a great tool to use! Your student will use this tool throughout their academic career. They can explore the requirements for majors and minors. They can also find information about individual courses and general education requirements.
On our incoming student page on our website, we have a list of common topics for students and a link to frequently asked questions.
Your student will work with an academic advisor during their Orientation session, and registration support is available throughout their registration period. After your student registers, they will receive an email from an advisor giving feedback on their Fall schedule. Your student will be assigned an advisor and can make appointments upon arrival to UNC in the Fall semester. In the meantime, we encourage your student to wait until completing their Orientation session before contacting UNC Advising. During the first week of the Fall semester, UNC Advising will offer all-day drop-in advising for student support. Your student may make an individual appointment with an advisor after the all day drop-in period ends.