New International Student Orientation

CONGRATULATIONS on your admission to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. We hope that you will take a few moments to explore some of the sites we have listed below to obtain more information regarding new International Undergraduate Students, new International Graduate Students and new Exchange Students.

 

Fall 2019 Orientation


Schedule of Events

See Full day orientation schedule - August 14th Orientation Schedule At-A-Glance (Coming Soon)

Monday, August 12th - Immigration Document Check-in

  • Time: 9 am - 4 pm
  • Location: College of Health and Human Services (CHHS - Room  370) (Building # 63 on the Campus Map)
  • Expect document check-in to take 1 hour to complete.  Please bring the following documents:

Tuesday, August 13th - Immigration Document Check-in

  • Time: 9 am - 4 pm
  • Location: College of Health and Human Services (CHHS - Room 376) (Building # 63 on the Campus Map)
  • Expect document check-in to take 1 hour to complete.  Please bring the following documents:

Wednesday, August 14th - MANDATORY  International Student Orientation

  • Time: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Location: McKnight Hall, Cone University Center (Building # 05 on the Campus Map)
  • Lunch will be provided. (No Registration Required)   
  • Click Here for Program Agenda

Saturday, August 17 - Graduate School Orientation for Doctoral Students

  • Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Cone University Center, Lucas Room
  • Attendance and registration required

Saturday, August 17 - Graduate School Orientation for Masters, Post-baccalaureate, and Certificate Students

  • Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: McKnight Auditorium, Cone University Center (Building # 05 on the Campus Map)
  • Attendance and registration required 

SOAR Orientation Required for ALL First year and transfer undergraduates students - Not required for 'Exchange' students

  • Time: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Popp-Martin Student Union (Builiding #69 on the Campus Map)
  • Registration Required
  • See SOAR Orientation for dates

 

Checklist of Things to Prepare Prior to your Arrival at UNC Charlotte:


  • Pay your SEVIS fee and schedule a visa interview.
  • Make housing arrangements either on-campus or off-campus.
  • Get your immunizations done. Bring a copy with you, in English if possible. 
  • Think about your required Health Insurance plan & either bring your own plan or purchase from UNC Charlotte. 
  • Plan for your finances and payment of tuition and fees.
  • Prepare for academic advising and registration upon arrival at UNC Charlotte. Bring transcripts from your home institution if necessary.
  • Consider purchasing a Meal plan 
  • Make your travel arrangements to arrive to the U.S. NO earlier than 30 days from the start date on your I-20.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.
  

And, read our Resources section below to help you prepare and arrive on campus! 

We look forward to meeting you!

 

Tarek Elshayeb, Director - PDSO                                                     

Denise Medeiros, Associate Director - DSO

Monte Green, International Student and Scholar Advisor - DSO        

Amy Mabery, International Student and Scholar Advisor - DSO

Kadija Alkusaimi, Administrative Assistant - DSO                               

Chau Tran, SEVIS Coordinator - DSO

Maddy Baer, International Scholar Advisor - ARO

 


 

Orientation Resources