Arrival and New Student Orientation


Campus Arrival

For fall 2016, you should plan on arriving to the UNC campus as early as possible (August 17 is earliest move-in date), as the majority of UNC students will be moving in over the weekend. If you are living in on-campus housing, you should plan to arrive directly at your assigned community location.  You will be responsible for getting yourself from the airport to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.  There will be lots of local transportation options available outside of baggage claim at RDU airport.  To locate your specific on-campus residence address for transportation purposes please visit  For other information/resources regarding your on-campus housing please log back in to our housing portal using your ONYEN at


New Student Orientation

As part of your onboarding to UNC, all visiting exchange students are required to attend an orientation program on Monday, August 22, 2016 with both the staff of the Undergraduate Business Program at Kenan-Flagler and the staff from our main campus Study Abroad Office.  During these sessions, you will hear from several important offices on main campus as well as the International Student and Scholar Services office will discuss legal and immigration requirements for international students in the United States.  The orientation program will be held at the FedEx Global Education Center located on main campus.

  • Time: 8:15am - 4:00pm
  • Date: Monday, August 22, 2016
  • Location: FedEx Global Education Center 1st floor classrooms, 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill
  • What to Bring: Immigration documents (passport, I-94 card, I-20, refer to the OISSS letter that accompanied your Form I-20 for complete instructions), immunization and health history forms, pen (to sign documents), and paper or laptop/tablet/other digital device to take notes
  • Purpose: Complete immigration check-in process, acquaint you with the many campus offices and resources you will utilize while at UNC-Chapel Hill, introduce you to the academic culture of UNC and Kenan-Flagler, and provide you with your Kenan-Flagler log-in credentials


All MOD 1/fall 2016 undergraduate classes begin on Tuesday, August 23rd for which you must be in attendance.  Make sure you have your course schedule complete and know when/where each course is held.  All of your BUSI courses are held at Kenan-Flagler Business School in the McColl Building.  As a reminder, you may access your student and course information in ConnectCarolina  You will also have the opportunity to adjust your schedule once you arrive to UNC, if need be.  You have complete access to adjust your schedule online.  If a particular course is closed you must obtain permission of the instructor to be registered.  Our office cannot assist you with that.  We encourage you to attend the first class session to show interest and speak with the instructor about being added.  You need to be registered at all times for a minimum of 12 credit hours for your visa.  Exchange students may not enroll in more than 18 credit hours.  If you are registered for a MOD 2 course, these will not begin meeting until October.