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Gillings School Welcome and Orientation Events

Welcome! We're so happy you're here.

Orientation is an exciting and important start to your experience as a student at Gillings. All new students are expected to attend and actively participate in all sessions. Please note that these are the only times during which orientation sessions will occur, and you are highly encouraged to attend all in-person/online synchronous sessions.

Register for the schoolwide sessions/events.
Please note that you will receive a specific agenda directly from your department/concentration with all of your other degree or concentration-specific orientation events.
*Denotes required sessions for all new students.


Fall 2022 Gillings School
Virtual Orientation Agenda

These events are for newly admitted matriculated residential students of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Monday August 8

DEI Videos:
1 and 2 Release

Orientation Day 1: Tuesday August 9

Avoid scheduling any other events from Noon-1 p.m. ET

Noon-12:30 p.m. ET/Zoom
Schoolwide Welcome(s)

Gillings Dean
Academic Affairs
Inclusive Excellence
Student Government

12:30-1 p.m. ET/Zoom
Schoolwide Resources and Services

Student Success/Support
Career Services
Global Resources
Financial Resources

2-4 p.m. ET/Zoom
MPH Degree

Welcome to the MPH
Degree Requirements/Timeline
MPH Core Overview
MPH Practicum Overview
Advising and Course Registration

Connect with your Academic Coordinator Sessions:
Virtual/online Times TBD

DEI Videos:
3 and 4 release

Orientation Day 2: Wednesday: August 10

Avoid scheduling any other events from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ET

10 a.m.-3 p.m.
In-person/Friday Center Graduate School New Student Orientation

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
New student T-shirt pick-up in the MHRC Atrium

Connect with your Academic Coordinator Sessions Virtual/online times: TBD

1-2:30 p.m.
DEI Discussion Session

3-4:30 p.m.
DEI Discussion Session

3-5 p.m.
ISSS: International Graduate Student Welcome

Orientation Day 3: Thursday August 11

9 a.m.-noon
MPH Concentrations

1. EHS/RO 228
2. HB/RO 235
3. NUTR/MCG 2304
4. MCFH/MCG 2306
5. LIP/MCG 2308

12-12:30 p.m.
Leaving students grab a boxed lunch (outdoor/atrium seats).

12:30-1 p.m.
Entering students grab a boxed lunch (take it to assigned room).

1 p.m.-4 p.m.
MPH Concentrations

6. NUTR&D/MCG 2308
7. AEPID/MCG 2301
8. GLBL/RO 228
9. HPM/RO 235
10. HEQSJ/MCG 2306
11. PHC/MCG 1304

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
New student T-shirt pick-up/MHRC Atrium

Avoid scheduling any other events after 1 p.m.

Connect with your Academic Coordinator Sessions Virtual/online Times TBD

1-2:30 p.m.
DEI Discussion Session

3-4:30 p.m.
DEI Discussion Session

5-6:30 p.m.
Building Community Event: Meet and Greet for New Students of Color

Orientation Day 4: Friday, August 12

9 a.m.-Noon
MCH PhD/RO 228
EPID PhD/MCG 2306
HB PhD/MCG 2305
ESE Grad degrees/RO 235
NUTR PhD/MCG 2301
BIOS All/RO 133 & MCG 2308
HPM PhD/RO 123

Noon-12:30 p.m.
Leaving students grab a boxed lunch (outdoor/atrium seats).

12:30-1 p.m.
Entering students grab a boxed lunch (take it to assigned room)

1-4 p.m.
HPM BSPH/MCG 2308
ENHS BSPH/MHRC 001
NUTR BSPH/MCG 2306

11 a.m.-1 p.m.
New student T-shirt pick-up/MHRC Atrium

Avoid scheduling any other events after 1 p.m.

Connect with your Academic Coordinator Sessions Virtual/online Times: TBD

1-2:30 p.m.
DEI Discussion Session

3-4:30 p.m.
DEI Discussion Session

3-6 p.m.
ISSS International Student Orientation and Reception

Saturday, August 13
Gillings Day of Service
Notes

Please Note
Avoid scheduling any events that create time conflicts with this approved/confirmed schedule.
For example, ALL of our graduate students need to have the opportunity to attend the Grad School’s Orientation event in order to receive information that we are not duplicating.
DrPH HPM
Aug 8-12, M-TH, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. F, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
MHRC 2005 & 3005
MPH PHDS
Aug 12, Zoom
HPM MHAX/MHAR/MSPH
(separate schedule)
MPH/Asheville
Online
EPID MSCR:
Aug 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Lunch ordered by OSA for all programs on the traditional orientation schedule except MHA, DrPH, and MSPH in HPM

Students cross the street.

Gillings Virtual Schoolwide Welcome and Orientation Webinars

Tuesday, August 9, Noon-1 p.m.

Gillings Virtual Inclusive Excellence Trainings and Synchronous Debrief Discussions

Gillings Inclusive Excellence recorded sessions will be posted on August 8 and 9. Students will also register for one virtual synchronous discussion session to attend on August 10, 11 or 12.

The autumn sun sets on a line of bicycles.
Michael Hooker Research Center

Connect with Your Academic Coordinator Sessions

August 9-12

UNC Graduate School Orientation for all Graduate Students

To help you prepare for your graduate studies here at Carolina, we invite you to attend this orientation, which will feature important resources, university policies, and panel discussions with faculty and graduate students.

August 10

Pictured is the Old Well
Students converse during class.

Gillings Building Community: Meet and Greet for New Students of Color

Do you identify as a student of color and are new to the Gillings School of Global Public Health? If so, please stop by for a “cool treat” at this year’s Meet and Greet Welcome Event as a part of the Gillings orientation. We invite you to engage with student leaders from the Minority Student Caucus, other Gillings students, staff, faculty and administrators of color. We are all committed to making sure you feel connected and supported. Registration required.

August 11, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
If you have questions about this event, please contact Trinnette Cooper, coordinator, manager of inclusive excellence and outreach, at coopert@email.unc.edu.

University International Graduate Student Welcome and Orientation (Hosted by UNC ISSS)

All international students are required to attend International Student Orientation. This session is mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 students and will cover crucial immigration information and campus resources for new international students. (Note that International Student Orientation is separate from other orientation sessions you may be required to attend.) Please use the registration link below to register. You will need to register using your UNC email account.

Welcome Session: August 10
Orientation: August 12, 3 - 5 p.m.

Armfield Atrium
The doors of Rosenau Hall welcome new and returning students.

MPH Concentrations Overview

Virtual MPH Welcome and Degree Requirements: August 9, 2 - 4 p.m.
MPH Concentration In-person Sessions: August 11 (See below.)
MPH Public Health Data Science Concentration: August 12 (See department for details.)

A boxed lunch will be provided to all students attending in-person sessions on August 11-12; seating is available outdoors, in the upper/lower atriums, and within classrooms.

Non-MPH Programs Overview

BSPH Program Sessions*: August 12
PhD Program Sessions: August 12
MS/MSPH Program Sessions for ESE MSPH, ESE MS, ESE MSEE, BIOS MS: August 12
MSCR EPID Program Session: August 9-16 (see department for details)
HPM DrPH, HPM MHA, HPM MSPH: (see departmental agenda for dates)

A boxed lunch will be provided to all students attending in-person sessions on August 11-12; seating is available outdoors, in the upper/lower atriums, and within classrooms.
*Environmental Health Sciences BSPH Agenda for Assured Enrollment & Newly Admitted Juniors

Rosenau Hall sign
Pictured is the UNC belltower

Gillings T-shirt Days

As a new student, pick up your Gillings t-shirt in the atrium of Michael Hooker Research Center on August 11-12.

Gillings Day of Service

Be part of a community of fellow Gillings students! Students will be matched with a participating volunteer site and everyone will be finished by noon. Snacks and water will be provided.

August 13

Armfield Atrium
Globe. Picture from Unsplash by Krzysztof Hepner

Gillings School International Students Meet and Greet

This welcome event brings together incoming and current international students to learn about new information and resources. A light breakfast will be served.

August 16, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Under the Tent, Michael Hooker Research Center Front Patio

Student Organizations and Activities Fair

TBD

Students walk out of Rosenau Hall.
Students study in a conference room.

Health Affairs Book in Common Session(s)

Carolina Family Weekend

Carolina Family Weekend is full of tradition and excitement. It is a wonderful time for families to reconnect with their student(s), meet other Carolina families, and connect with faculty and staff. There are exciting programs and events to explore and enjoy all within the vibrant, Carolina community.

October 7-9

A recent cohort of MHA students gather for a picture.
Pictured is the Rosenau Hall cupola.

University Day

University Day is an occasion to remember the University’s past and celebrate its future. The date, October 12, marks the laying of the cornerstone of Old East, the institution’s first building and the oldest state university building in the nation.