During this session you will have the opportunity to interact with current student leaders and meet additional staff members. Sessions are limited to 125 students. Students can bring up to two guests. Face masks and social distancing is optional.
Session Date Time 1 Friday, May 14, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 2 Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 3 Thursday, June 24, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 4 Monday, July 19, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 5 Friday, August 6, 2021 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Preparing for Your Orientation Session
Items to bring:
- Face Masks are optional
- BraveNation Spirit
- Pen and something to write notes
Schedules are subject to change.
Time Description 8:30-9:30 a.m. Check-in 9:30 a.m. Welcome 9:45 a.m. Transfer Resources 10:15 a.m. Academic Success at UNCP 10:50 a.m. Hail to UNCP 11:30 a.m. Lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Knowing the Basics:
Campus Safety; Student Health Services; Money Matters
Supporting Your College Student
4:00-5 p.m. Campus Tours | Housing Tours 3:30-5 p.m. Campus Resource Fair 3-5 p.m. Taking Care of Business- Campus Offices Open
Important Reminders for Your Student
To seek federal financial aid or UNC Pembroke scholarships, please submit your online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov and visit the Financial Aid website at uncp.edu/fa regarding scholarships. UNC Pembroke’s Federal school code is 002954. All students should complete the FAFSA prior to attending orientation. For questions about financial aid please visit uncp.edu/fa or call 910.775.4620.
If you received college credit, please send an official transcript from the college prior to 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.
Living on Campus
A first year freshman who transfers to UNCP during the spring semester with fewer than 12 hours of credit and falling within the age and course load requirements listed above will be considered first year freshmen and subject to this policy. AP College credit or Dual Enrollment credits do not apply toward the fulfillment of this requirement.
If you would like to live on campus in one of our apartment complexes or residence halls, please go to uncp.edu/housing for more information and application instructions.
Student Health Services
Please follow the steps below for compliance with part of your University Requirements.
Please Submit online your immunizations and health form prior to Orientation. All these documents must be completed online at our Student Health Patient Portal. The link is below uncp.medicatconnect.com. North Carolina Law requires all students enrolling in five (5) or more semester hours to submit a copy of their immunization records to their respective institutions.
Step 2: (this can be completed once you have registered for classes)
Be Advised: Registered students taking six (6) or more credit hours are required to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan. Waiver deadlines vary each semester. If you do not complete the waiver procedure, you will be enrolled in the student insurance and be required to pay the premium associated with the insurance policy.
- Distance education students (students taking off campus and Internet only courses)
- Students who submit evidence of equivalent coverage satisfactory to the policyholder
Visit uncp.edu/insurancewaiver/ to waive out of the University Sponsored Plan.
If you are a new student and you have not yet applied for in-state residency through the state required Residency Determination Service electronic interview, ncresidency.org, please do so as soon as possible. This application will help to ensure that you receive the correct billing charges from the university. Upon completion, students will receive a Residency Certification Number (RCN). The RCN is an identifier tying your information to your residency application; this number alone does not mean you have received an eligible determination. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 910.521.6262 with any questions.
Once your residency application has been reviewed, you will receive an email (and text if you optin) from the Residency Determination Service (RDS) regarding the determination (in-state or out-of-state) or the status, i.e., need more information from you. If you receive an out-of-state determination and you do not agree with it, you may request a reconsideration of your residency decision from RDS up to three times within a 90-day period. For more information, call toll-free 844.319.3640.
It is the student’s responsibility to have the above completed by the following dates:
- 2021 Summer 1 - June 2
- 2021 Summer 2 - July 8
- 2021 Fall - October 1
The academic calendar is subject to periodic review and revision. Please check the undergraduate academic online calendar for all important dates.
Accessibility Resource Center (ARC)
Students who have a disability and are requesting accommodations while attending New Student Orientation should contact the Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910.521.6695. Requests for accommodations should be made at least one week prior to the session date. However, a good faith effort will be made with notification less than one week to the session date.
Student Code of Conduct and the Academic Honor Code
All students are expected to always conduct themselves in a responsible and accountable manner. Upon enrollment, a UNCP student receives no sanctuary from obedience to the law. In addition to the federal, state, and local laws that pertain to all citizens, a UNCP student must accept the institutional rules and regulations. The Student Code of Conduct outlines prohibited conduct and assists students in understanding their rights and responsibilities while living and learning in the university community.
In addition, students are important members of the academic community and the UNCP Academic Honor Code focuses on the essential components of academic honor and integrity. UNCP students are obligated to uphold basic standards of honesty and to actively encourage others to respect and maintain those standards.
The Student Code of Conduct and the Academic Honor Code can be located online at uncp.edu/handbook. Please review and familiarize yourself with both codes as they apply to all students including online, distance education and graduate students.
AlcoholEdu for College & Sexual Assault Prevention
As part of our commitment to overall campus wellness, AlcoholEdu for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates are comprehensive prevention programs that all newly enrolled students must complete. Having new students complete AlcoholEdu for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates 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). These prevention programs help ensure that all students on and off campus are given resources to enhance their lives—whether fostering personal life skills or helping students understand how they might help friends, family members, or peers. AlcoholEdu for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates are online learning modules hosted through Everfi. These learning modules are non-opinionated, s cience-based alcohol abuse and sexual assault prevention courses.
You will receive an email at the beginning of the semester from our Everfi Coordinator, Kathryn Kelly. The email will announce that you may begin AlcoholEdu for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates. 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 Everfi Coordinator. AlcoholEdu for College and Sexual Assault P revention for Undergraduates both take approximately 2-3 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 for College; if you do not receive at least a 70, you may return to the course and complete a retest. Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates does not require a passing score, but completion of all course modules is required.
For more information regarding our online campus wellness programs (AlcoholEdu for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates), contact Kathryn Kelly at Counseling and Psychological Services at 910.521.6202 or by email at Kathryn.Kelly@uncp.edu.
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 mail services is $25.00 per year and is non-refundable. This service is now available to ANY student enrolled at UNCP. All students who wish to send and receive mail here at UNCP should note that sharing mailboxes is not allowed due to security and privacy concerns.
Department Contact Information
Department Phone Web Address Accessibility Resource Center 910.521.6695 uncp.edu/arc
Center for Student Success 910.521.6625 uncp.edu/css
New Student Programs 910.521.6243 uncp.edu/nsp Residency Determination Service 844.319.3640 ncresidency.org Student Health Services & Insurance 910.521.6219 uncp.edu/shs
Helping your student maneuver during exciting and difficult times can be very important. Please support your students as they may possibly exhibit the following behaviors:
- Discovering newfound freedom
- Calling home frequently
- Homesickness and loneliness
- Anxiety about new responsibilities
- Students concerned about, “Do I fit in here?”
- First test grades returned
- Relationships at home may change
- Consequences of choices they make
- Co-curricular project involvement
- Midterm grades returned
- Spring advising and registration
- Examinations, papers and projects due before Thanksgiving
- Excitement about going home for Thanksgiving break
- First wave of campus-wide illnesses typically hits (cold, flu, strep)
- Prepare for final weeks of class
- Prepare for final exams
- Excitement about going home for holiday break
- End-of-semester and off-campus festivities and holiday celebrations
- Strong sense of familiarity with campus and college expectations
Steps to Accomplish On-time Graduation
- All new students classified as freshmen are advised by the staff of the Center for Student Success when registering for first semester courses
- After which time they will be assigned a professional advisor in the Center for Student Success for their first two to three semesters (except for students majoring in Art/Art Education and Music/Music Education). Professional advisors are assigned based on a student's major
- As soon as a student completes the appropriate academic milestone(s) for the chosen major, the student should take a Declaration of Major form to the department chair to be assigned a faculty member in the student's major as the new advisor
- The student obtains the signature of the new advisor and submits the form to the Office of the Registrar in Lumbee Hall
- The advisor's role is to assist the student in planning a suitable academic program and to maintain a record of progress during the student's college career
- The advisor also provides information and guidance regarding UNC Pembroke policies and procedures. However, the final responsibility for meeting all academic program requirements lies with the student
- The Center for Student Success serves as a resource center for students who may wish to seek additional academic help, and faculty members may refer students to the Center
To be in good standing, a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a 67% or greater earned‑to‑attempted pass rate must be maintained. Individuals with less than a cumulative 2.0 GPA are placed on either probation or suspension. Individuals with less than a 67% earned-to-attempted pass rate are placed on progress warning.
Academic eligibility for a student shall be determined by current regulations. The letter grades and quality points represented by each, as of 1 January 1989, are as follows:
A = 4.0 B‑=2.7 D+ = 1.3 P = 0.0 A‑ = 3.7 C+= 2.3 D = 1.0 I , IM= 0.0 B+=3.3 C = 2.0 D‑ = 0.7 T= 0.0 B = 3.0 C‑ = 1.7 F = 0.0 W, WX, WM, or AU= 0.0
Classification of Students
Regular students at UNCP are classified according to the number of semester hours they have earned in keeping with the following table:
Classification Credit Hours Freshman Less than 30 hours Sophomore 30 to 59 hours Junior 60 to 89 hours Senior 90 hours to graduation