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First-Year Enrollment Checklist

Welcome #UNC22! If you’ve received your online offer of admission, here’s what you need to do before move-in day this fall!


  • Get your UNC Username, or as we call it, your ONYEN (Only Name You’ll Ever Need). You’ll need it to setup your UNC email, view your financial aid package, and more. For instructions, click here.
  • Set up your UNC email. All of your financial aid, orientation, and other information will be sent to your UNC email account, also known as “Heelmail.” Click here for instructions. Your UNC email account will be a frequent and regular communication tool between UNC offices, faculty, and you. Check your Heelmail account often to be sure you see important updates. If you use a smartphone to check your email, we recommend you connect your UNC email to your phone’s inbox. For instructions, click here.
  • Apply for financial aid if you haven’t already. If you’ve already applied, keep checking your Connect Carolina Student for updates using your ONYEN. Visit studentaid.unc.edu for more information.
  • Let us know about honor code incidents. If you’ve had any school-based disciplinary incidents and/or criminal charges, excluding any that have been expunged, since applying for admission, please email us as soon as possible at honorcode@admissions.unc.edu. It’s rare that we’ve had to revoke an offer of admissions as a result. However, not letting us know in a timely manner may affect our decision.
  • Enroll by May 1. Log into your Connect Carolina Student Center to enroll. You’ll be officially a Tar Heel once you accept your offer of admission and pay the $250 deposit.


  • Stay in touch with UNC admissions.
    • Test scores – If you’d like to receive college credit by exam, please send us your official scores via the respective testing service ASAP. View our test placement tables to see if your scores qualify for credit and learn more about testing you need to take before the end of high school to fulfill the math requirement and to gain placement into math courses.
    • Final transcripts – By July 6, please send official copies of your final high school transcript and transcripts for any college coursework you’ve completed. View instructions in your Connect Carolina Student Center.
  • Register for orientation by May 15. During orientation, you’ll receive information about how to register for classes and more. Online registration for New Student & Family Orientation will open in mid-April; when the time comes, click here and choose “New Student Orientation” to register.
  • Apply for housing by the May 15 priority deadline. Visit housing.unc.edu to learn more about your on-campus housing options and room assignments. If you have a disability or medical condition and would like to request a housing accommodation, please contact the Carolina Housing office.
  • Order your laptop by May 15. You’ll be required to have a laptop, and you can order one through the Carolina Computing Initiative.
  • Submit your immunization/health history forms by June 15. Learn more about UNC Campus Health, required immunizations, and how to submit your immunization/health forms.
  • Either waive or enroll in the UNC System Student Health Insurance Plan by August 1. All students must confirm they have health insurance, whether they choose to enroll in UNC’s student plan or have coverage through another source. Learn more about this requirement and your next steps.
  • Sign up for your optional meal plan anytime! Learn more about dining options, connecting with the Registered Dietitian, and selecting a meal plan.


We’d be happy to hear from you! Contact us at unchelp@admissions.unc.edu or (919) 966-3621 with general questions. Or please feel free to get in touch with any of these resources if you have more specific questions by area:

Academic Advising
Campus Health
, immunizations@unc.edu, 919-966-2281
Carolina Computing Initiative (CCI), 919-843-8224
Dining Services, feedback@dining.unc.edu, 800-UNCMEAL
Housing, housing@unc.edu, 919-962-5401
ITS Service Desk (technological issues), 919-962-HELP
New Student and Family Programs (Orientation), newstudents@unc.edu, 919-962-8304
Scholarships and Student Aid
(Financial Aid), aidinfo@unc.edu, 919-962-8396

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