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Congratulations, You Earned It!

Future Bear, we are excited to welcome you and your family/support person(s) to our growing community of UNC Bears! As you prepare to take your next steps, we are here to help every step of the way.

Access My UNC Portal

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Becoming a UNC Bear

1. Access your Admitted Student Portal

Use the link below to access your student portal, or, reset your password if you forgot it. 

Admitted Student Portal

If you have not already, activate your student Ursa account

2. Tell Us Your Plans! 

Click the Tell Us Your Plans form link on your admitted student checklist to accept or decline your offer of admission to UNC.

Students who wish to request to defer admission to a future term must first tell us your plans and pay the deposit/request a waiver before requesting to defer.  

3. Pay the Deposit

The confirmation deposit for undergraduate students is $200 and can be paid online. After submission of the Tell Us Your Plans form you'll see a payment link appear in your portal. 

Students who requested a need-based application fee waiver will automatically receive a deposit waiver. Or, students who qualify can request a waiver when telling us your plans.


Your personalized student portal is your best resource for what's next. Access your student Ursa account, custom checklist, find links to enrollment next steps, setup a 1:1 appointment with your admissions counselor, sign-up for New Student Orientation, and more!

Visit ncisgolf.com/financial-aid to contact the Office of Financial Aid or follow the link to setup an appointment with a financial aid counselor. 

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Apply for Housing

The Housing Application for Fall 2024 opened Friday, December 1, 2023. Housing placements are made on a first-come, first-serve basis so the earlier you submit your contract, the better your priority group and the earlier you can enter the room selection process. 

To access the Housing & Dining Contract and room selection process, you'll need to first setup your student Ursa Account and submit the decision form confirming your plans to enroll. After you've complete the confirmation process (including deposit or waiver), please allow at least 24-48 hours for systems to update. 

Incoming new students will choose from a variety residential learning communities and a residence hall options. As you consider what's the right choice for you and your family, view the UNC Housing Guide.

APPLY FOR HOUSING  Explore Residence Halls

Admitted Student Visit Days!

Register for one of our Destination UNC events specifically for admitted students! To learn more or to register, select one of the dates below.  

Friday, March 29, 2024
Saturday, April 13, 2024

To register, you will just need to log into your UNC Student Portal in order to register. We are so excited to welcome you to campus for an admitted student visit soon!

Student Orientation Tour

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New Student Orientation

Welcome to our vibrant and diverse community of Bears! Whether you are joining us as a first-time college student or transferring from another institution, you are welcome here.

After you have submitted the decision form and made your plans official, an important next step is to sign-up for New Student Orientation (NSO). NSO sessions are required for admitted students and are held from June through August. Registration begins in March and you can sign up in the admitted student portal.  

Orientation is free to attend and parents/support persons are encouraged to join.  As a students-first university, UNC is committed to supporting your journey and that starts with setting you up for success through our New Student Orientation (NSO) programs.  

LEARN MORE ABOUT NSO