Carolina Global Launch Orientation

We look forward to seeing you!

During Carolina Global Launch Orientation on August 14, you’ll have the opportunity to meet other students and campus partners, prepare for your time abroad, and connect with the Carolina community.

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    • Academic Advising has provided the following resources for you to review ahead of time.

      • Gain a better understanding of the curriculum: Ideas in Action Overview.
      • Take this module for more information on transfer credit. While this module is geared towards students transferring in Fall 2023, the content is still accurate for you as a CGL student transferring to Carolina in Spring 2024.
    • Sunday, August 13 (4-6 p.m.): optional reception and campus tour

      Fedex Global Education Center on 301 Pittsboro Street.
      • Welcome to Carolina Reception with light refreshments
      • Campus Tour led by current Carolina students


      Monday, August 14 (9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.): Required orientation program

      Carolina Center for Genome Sciences on 250 Bell Tower Drive (enter lobby from Bell Tower Drive)

      *As marked below, students and families will attend some sessions, including lunch, separately.

      • 9-9:45 a.m. Check-in (opens at 9 a.m.) and light breakfast
      • 9:45-10 a.m. Welcome from UNC, Study Abroad, and API
      • 10-10:20 a.m.  New Student and Family Programs
      • 10:20-10:50 a.m. Carolina Housing
      • 11-11:45 a.m. Introduction to Academics and Advising (Students) | Partnering Together for Student Success: Advising at UNC (Parents/Families)
      • 12-12:45 p.m. Lunch (Students) | Overview of Orientation and Resources at Site Location (Parents/Families)
      • 1-2 p.m. Site-specific breakouts (Students) | Lunch (Parents/Families)
      • 2:15 p.m.- 3 p.m. Heels United: Our Carolina Community and Honor Code at Carolina (Students) | Partners in Transition (Parents/Families)
      • 3:15-4 p.m. Panel Discussion with CGL Alums
      • 4-4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks from UNC and API
    • Based on proximity to the Fedex Global Education Center, we recommend the following locations for parking:

      Parking is free at these locations and most campus spots during the weekend.

      To locate accessibility parking and other spots on campus, visit the interactive map.

    • The following locations offer visitor parking for an hourly rate of $1.75. Please note that most of these options are a 10-15 minute walk from the Genome Sciences Building.

      • Rams Head Parking Deck*  –  Here are walking directions from the parking deck to Genome Sciences Building (250 Bell Tower Dr.) You’ll see “admissions event” signs along the way.
        • To exit the parking deck, take the elevator up to the top of the deck (Select level “P”) to access the plaza/brick path, which will take you around Kenan Stadium.
        • Make a left onto Stadium Drive.
        • Make a left onto South Road. You’ll pass the Bell Tower on the left.
        • Make a left onto Bell Tower Drive to reach Genome Sciences Building.
      • Raleigh Road Lot
      • Morehead Planetarium Lot
      • Digital parking meters, primarily along South and Country Club Roads

      *Rams Head Parking Deck may be fuller than normal as a fall orientation session is also happening on this day, and families are being directed to Rams Head Parking Deck as well.

      To locate accessibility parking and other spots on campus, visit the interactive map.