Admissions & Aid


2017 Summer New Student (Freshman) Orientation

Welcome Class of 2021

Welcome to the University of North Carolina at Pembroke! Your first step towards becoming part of #BRAVENATION begins this summer with New Student Orientation (NSO). Upon your registration for New Student Orientation, you will get pre-registered for the courses most critical to your major. Students who register for orientation on or before May 15, 2017 will receive priority in pre-registration, regardless of your session date.

Orientation Registration is now open for selection.

After attending orientation, your next step towards success at UNC Pembroke is to attend the required activities and events scheduled during Welcome Week: August 14-20, 2017.

All orientation sessions are overnight stays for students. Below are the dates for the overnight orientation sessions. Click on the date for a tentative schedule for the orientation session.

Please register for an orientation by visiting Step 1 below.


Friday-Saturday: June 2-3, 2017 Pine Hall

Monday-Tuesday: June 12-13, 2017 Pine Hall
Thursday-Friday: June 15-16, 2017 Pine Hall
Monday-Tuesday, June 19-20, 2017 Pine Hall
Thursday-Friday, July 20-21, 2017 Pine Hall
Monday-Tuesday, July 31-August 1, 2017 Pine Hall



Saturday: August 5, 2017

Givens Performing Arts Center

 Although Session 7 is closed, we welcome accepted students to attend the orientation session for August 5, 2017. Check-in begins at 8a.m. in the Givens Performing Arts Center.

Complete the steps below so you can be fully prepared for the overnight orientation session. Also, review the reminder checklist at the bottom of the page.

Getting Started

Please note - all reservations are made under the student's name and student ID Banner number. Web reservations are the most expedient way to make your reservation. Do not use a cell phone or tablet. Online reservations are processed immediately and you will receive an email confirmation at the time you make the reservation. Your $150 New Student Orientation fee is directly applied to the student account and will appear on your tuition and fee bill.

Reservations for family members are made at the same time as the student. Reservations for family members require a $40 non-refundable payment for each person. We are able to accept MasterCard or Visa at the time you make your reservation. After the initial reservation has been submitted, if you would like to add another person to the reservation, you must submit your request by emailing

Payment can be made through the following:

  • Credit card (MasterCard and Visa Accepted), Contact the Bursar's Office at 910.521.6855.
  • Mail check or money order, made payable to UNC Pembroke to:
    • A $25 fee will be charged for returned checks.
    • New Student Programs
    • UNC Pembroke
    • PO Box 1510
    • Pembroke, NC 28372


  1. Set-up your BraveWeb account. For information on how to set up your BraveWeb Account, please visit  
  2. Once you have your BraveWeb account open please click on the Orientation Registration tab and log into the account using your BraveWeb username and password.
  3. Follow the instructions to select your orientation date and make your online payment for any family members that will be attending with you. Please make sure you consult with your family members when selecting a date. If a session is full, you will not be able to select it.
  4. Please ensure you submit your registration.

 Please note: An orientation date can be changed only once, and only if the session that you want to move into is open. To change your date please email


Please submit an online copy of your immunization records and complete the Office of Student Health Services medical form. Please submit forms online prior to Orientation. You can submit the form online at

North Carolina Law requires all students enrolling in five or more semester hours to submit a copy of their immunization records to their respective institutions.

Be Advised: Registered students taking six (6) or more credit hours are required to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan, with the following exceptions:  distance education students (students taking off campus and Internet only courses) and students who submit evidence of equivalent coverage satisfactory to the policyholder may waive coverage. Students can begin waiving the insurance on June 1st at the following website  Waiver deadlines vary each semester. If you do not complete the waiver procedure, you will be enrolled in the student insurance and be expected to pay the premium associated with the insurance policy.


To seek federal financial aid or UNC Pembroke scholarships, please submit your online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at, and visit the Financial Aid website at regarding scholarships. UNC Pembroke’s Federal school code is 002954. All students should complete the FAFSA prior to completing the online orientation modules. For questions about financial aid please visit or call 910.521.6255.


First-year students at UNC Pembroke are required to reside on campus for their first academic Year. This requirement may be waived based on certain requirements. For information concerning the waiver or to apply for housing, please visit


Tentative Schedule: Welcome Week
August 14-21, 2017

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  • In-State Residency:

Effective February 20, 2017: Any new student, who desires consideration for in-state residency for tuition purposes, will need to complete the state-required Residency Determination Service electronic interview.  The centralized residency determination service can be accessed using the following link: Upon completion, students will receive a Residency Certification Number (RCN). This unique identifier will allow all UNC System campuses to access your residency status.   Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 910.521.6262 with any questions.  

  • Student Rights and Responsibilities Overview (Student Code of Conduct):

All students are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible and accountable manner at all times. The Student Code of Conduct outline prohibited conduct and assist student in understanding their rights and responsibilities while living and learning in the University community. The Student Code of Conduct can be located online at . Please review the Student Code of Conduct prior to attending your orientation session, as you will be held accountable for any violations.

  • Students with Disabilities:

    Students who have a disability and are requesting accommodations while attending New Student Orientation should contact the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) at 910.521.6695. Notification of required accommodation should be submitted one week prior to the session date.

  • Braves Card:

    The Braves Card is a single source card for purchasing food and services at UNC Pembroke. It is also your identification card for UNC Pembroke events. You will receive your Braves Card at orientation. For additional information about your Braves Card, please contact the Braves Card office at 910.521.6845 or visit

  • Alcohol EDU & HAVEN Requirement: 

    As part of our commitment to overall campus wellness, AlcoholEdu and Haven are comprehensive prevention programs that UNC Pembroke expects all new students to complete. Having all new students complete AlcoholEdu and Haven is how UNCP meets federal requirements for quality education (i.e., Safe and Drug Free Schools and Community Act, Title IV from the U.S. Department of Education and Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act PL 103-322). This will ensure that all students on and off campus are given resources to enhance their lives—whether that be fostering personal life skills or helping students understand how they might help friends, family members, or peers.

    AlcoholEdu and Haven for College – Everfi are online, non-opinionated, science-based alcohol abuse and sexual assault prevention courses. Whether you use alcohol or not, AlcoholEdu will empower you to make well-informed decisions about alcohol and help you better cope with the alcohol use behavior of your peers.

    You will receive an email on August 1st from our AlcoholEdu/Haven Coordinator, Kathryn Kelly. The email will announce that you may begin AlcoholEdu and Haven online programs. The courses have two sections, both of which must be completed to fulfill this requirement and register for future classes at UNCP. Deadlines for completion will be included in the email from the AlcoholEdu/Haven Coordinator.

    AlcoholEdu and Haven both take approximately 2.5 – 3 hours to complete, and we recommend that you take the courses in multiple sittings.  A grade of 70 or higher is required for successful completion of AlcoholEdu; if you do not receive at least a 70, you may return to the course and complete a retest. Haven does not require a passing score, but completion of all courses modules is required.

    For further information regarding our online campus wellness programs (AlcoholEdu or Haven), contact Kathryn Kelly at Counseling and Psychological Services at 910.521.6202 or by email at

  • College Credit:

    If you received college credit while in high school, please send an official transcript from the college prior to attending orientation. Please note that your high school transcript is not enough to grant college credit. Additionally, if you have taken any AP, CLEP or IB test, please submit your official test scores to Undergraduate Admissions for evaluation. For information concerning college credit, please contact the Admissions office at 910.521.6262 or the Center for Student Success at 910.521.6625.  

  • UNCP Email Account:

    Every UNC Pembroke student is assigned a Bravemail email account. All official communication (including billing and financial aid) is sent to the student’s Bravemail account. It is important that you check this account regularly for important information. To access your email go to and click on the MENU tab. The BRAVEMAIL (STUDENT) link will take you the login page for your email account. Use your BraveWeb username and password to log into Bravemail.

  • Mail Services:

    Mail Services offers a variety of services such as mail and package delivery, stamp sales, and parcel shipping and receiving. It is also an official Passport Acceptance Facility. The fee for receiving mail and parcels on campus is $25 per year and is non-refundable. This service is available for students living in on-campus housing only.


Judicial Review: All students are to adhere to the student code of conduct at all times. The Student Code of Conduct is found at

  • Where Will Students Stay During Orientation?

The overnight stay is mandatory for all incoming first-year students. Students will be residing in Pine Residence Hall for all orientation sessions. Students will be provided a residence hall key and swipe card at check-in. Students are expected to be responsible for their key and adhere to all residence life policies. All students are required to return their key and swipe card at check-out on day (2). Key replacement cost is $30 and swipe card replacement cost is $25. UNC Pembroke and/or New Student Programs is not responsible for any items that are lost and/or stolen. Family members will not be allowed to stay with their student in the residence hall during the overnight stay.

  • Parking during Orientation:

Parking on the day of orientation is free. Please park in student and open parking only. Please do not park in faculty/staff parking lots. Faculty/staff parking lots are monitored during orientation sessions and parking in one may result in a citation.

  • What Should You Bring to Orientation?
    • #BraveNation Spirit and Energy
    • Comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing for two days.
    • Bedding and pillow (Linens are not provided. Bring sheets and blankets to accommodate a twin mattress)
    • Hygiene/toiletry products – (make sure you include a towel, wash cloth and any medication you might need)
    • Alarm clock
    • An umbrella
    • Pen and paper
    • Spending Money