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The information on this page provides new students with important information about preparing to come to UNCP and the orientation process. Further information can be found in our Pre-Arrival Guide.
Spring 2021 - International Student Orientation - TBD
(International students do a separate orientation hosted by the Office of Global Engagement. Also, you need to arrive at RDU Airport on ____[date TBD] before 5pm local time. A staff member from OGE will meet you at the airport. If you come early, then you will need to wait at the airport near the baggage claim until we arrive about 5pm. And please make sure to review the Transportation section below.)
*The 2021 Spring Semester has been adjusted to now start on Tuesday, January 19.
Access to Email and Braveweb
Your access information will arrive along with your acceptance packet and immigration documents. It is a good idea to set up your account before you arrive on campus.
Once your BraveWeb account is set up you will be able to access your student account, which will allow you to make payments toward bills, view bills, etc.
OGE is available to provide assistance, if needed: email@example.com
The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) offers a bedding service for all incoming international students.
This service includes sheets, a duvet/ comforter, a pillow, and a towel and washcloth.
If you request this service, OGE (firstname.lastname@example.org) will having everything waiting for you in your room when you arrive. This will allow you to sleep well the first night without the need to go shopping or to take up space packing these items.
Cost - $60
Your payment will be due during International Student Orientation
Follow this link to request the OGE bedding service.
OGE will assist you with the process of getting your UNCP ID Card during International Student Orientation.
Find more information about the Braves Card on this website.
Health Form and Immunizations
Health forms and immunizations are required for every UNCP student.
It is best to have your doctor fill this out before you come to UNCP.
For more information about UNCP's health requirements visit the webpage for Student Health Services.
International Students are also required to take a PPD (TB Skin Test) after arriving on campus. These are offered at Student Health Services for $7.00 each.
All UNCP sponsored international and exchange students are required to have medical insurance while attending UNCP. Students are covered by Blue Cross & Blue Shield for the academic semester, Aug.-Dec. and/or Jan.-May.
If a student arrives prior to the start date and/or stays in the U.S. past the end date they are have the option of purchasing GeoBlue insurance through OGE.
Click here for more information on the UNCP student insurance plan.
Note: ISEP and Global UGRAD (World Learning) students are exempt from this requirement due to program requirements.
Exchange Students will be assigned to stay in the Village Apartments with the Global Learning Community (GLC). This housing arrangement is part of the efforts UNCP makes to provide you with opportunities for meaningful cultural exchange, which fulfills the requirements of your J visa. You will be required to pay the Housing deposit and will need to complete the Housing application.
CCIEE & 2+2 Students will also be assigned to stay in the Village Apartments with the Global Learning Community (GLC). This housing arrangement is part of the efforts UNCP makes to provide you with opportunities for meaningful cultural exchange, which fulfills the requirements of your J visa. Your housing arrangements will be made for you and you will be notified by the Asian Program Coordinator with regard to where you will be living.
All other students will have the opportunity to stay in the GLC, in other on-campus housing, or off-campus. Complete the housing application if you would like to stay in campus housing, and inform OGE if you would like to live in the GLC. The GLC application can be found here along with additional information. International Students are guaranteed a place in the GLC, if requested.
Applying for On-Campus Housing
If you plan to stay on campus, fill out the housing application on Braveweb as soon as possible. Follow this link for instructions.
- You must set up your Braveweb account before you can fill out the application. Some international students are not able to do this before they arrive. If this is a problem for you, do not worry. We can help you during orientation.
- If you are unable to access the application before arriving, contact Office of Global Engagement to make your room reservation.
Housing will confirm that they have received your application and they will notify you of your living arrangements.
Freshmen are required to stay on campus for their initial academic year.
Information on Housing rates can be found on the Housing website. It also includes floor plans, a list of amenities, and suggestions for what to bring.
Once your BraveWeb account is set up, you can purchase your meal plan through Brave Web. You can make changes to your plan once you are here on campus at the Cashier’s Office. Meal plan changes must be made by the end of the first week of classes each semester.
Students that reside in the residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan. The 12 meal plan is automatically assigned. The meal plan is optional for students residing in the Village Apartments and Courtyard Apartments. Freshmen in campus apartments are required to purchase the appropriate block meals.
NOTE: Exchange students will not be able to purchase their meal plans online. Just email email@example.com with your choice of plan and they will ensure that this is added to your account.
OGE will host an international student orientation that will focus on immigration requirements, student health forms and immunizations, campus safety, registering for classes and other sessions that will help you get acclimated to UNCP.
This orientation is mandatory!
Orientation Fee- $60*
Your payment will be due during International Student Orientation.
*Certain Exchange students are exempt from paying this fee or it is part of your program agreement. Speak to your host program or the UNCP Study Abroad Coordinator if you have questions.
Students should contact their OGE coordinator for more information about course registration.
OGE will schedule a shuttle to Walmart, a local supermarket grocery store, during International Student Orientation.
Walmart is a local all-purpose store where you can purchase bedding, toiletries, food, pharmacy items, and anything else you may need to get settled. You can pay with cash, a credit, or a debit card.
Take a look at the Walmart website to plan your shopping.
Transportation to Pembroke
OGE offers a complimentary shuttle from Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU) to campus. Plan to meet the shuttle at Terminal 2 at 5 PM on the day of the shuttle. A UNCP staff member will meet you at the baggage claim area, by the information booth, between 4-5pm. (If you arrive earlier in the day, there is a cafe upstairs that you can visit while you wait. Also, we do not recommend you take private transportation on your own, like taxis, to UNCP from RDU. They are very expensive and it's about a two hour drive.)
Check HERE for the dates of our upcoming shuttles.
You are encouraged to either arrive prior to 5 PM or arrive the day before and stay at a local hotel. There is a list of local hotels here, http://www.rdu.com/ground-transportation/hotel-shuttles/. Many hotels offer shuttle service to and from RDU.
NOTE: If you wish to purchase your return air ticket, you can plan to leave the Saturday after the last day of exams, anytime after 12pm. We will provide a return shuttle to the RDU airport on that Saturday morning. Please refer to the academic calendar to determine the date of the Saturday after exams.
UNCP Welcome Week
Every fall, UNCP plans Welcome Week for all new UNCP students. Check out the website here.