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.


Spring 2019 Orientation

Schedule of Events

See Jan 4 - Jan 8 Orientation Schedule At-A-Glance

Friday January 4th - Immigration Document Check-in

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

Monday, January 7th - MANDATORY  International Student Orientation

  • Time: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Location: Rowe 130 (Building # 19 on the campus map)
  • Lunch will be provided. (No Registration Required)   

Monday, January 7th - Graduate School Orientation

  • Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: McKnight Hall, Cone University Center
  • Required for all graduate students, registration required

Tuesday, January 8th - SOAR Orientation (Required for undergraduates, not for 'Exchange' students)

  • Time: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Popp-Martin Student Union (Builiding #69 on the campus map)
  • Registration Required

Make-up Orientation

Students who missed the main orientation program on January 17th should plan to attend one of the make-up orientation sessions listed below.

Monday, January 14th 

  • Time: 4:00pm
  • Location: CHHS 133
  • No Registration Required

Thursday, January 24th 

  • Time: 9:00 AM
  • Location: CHHS 330
  • No Registration Required

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

For Frequently Asked Questions and more information, visit or

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

We look forward to meeting you!


Tarek Elshayeb, Director                                                         Denise Medeiros, Associate Director

Monte Green, International Student & Scholar Advisor          Amy Mabery, International Student & Scholar Advisor

Kadija Alkusaimi, Administrative Assistant                             Chau Tran, SEVIS Coordinator

Maddy Baer, International Scholar Advisor