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Gillings School Welcome Events

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

Fall 2020 Gillings School
Virtual Orientation Agenda

For ALL New Incoming Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral Students

Tuesday, August 4

9 a.m. - noon: REI Groundwater Presentation (Students register for one presentation only.)
1 - 4 p.m.: REI Groundwater Presentation (Students register for one presentation only.)

Wednesday, August 5

9 a.m. - noon: REI Groundwater Presentation (Students register for one presentation only.)
1 - 2:15 p.m.: REI Groundwater Debrief Sessions (optional)
3 - 4:15 p.m.: REI Groundwater Debrief Sessions (optional)

Thursday, August 6

9 - 9:15 a.m.: Welcome from Dean Rimer
9:15 - 9:30 a.m.: Student Success and Support Services
9:30 - 9:45 a.m.: Academic Advising and Course Registration
9:45 - 10 a.m.: Career Services
10 - 10:15 a.m.: Break
10:15 - 10:30 a.m.: Global Resources
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.: Financial Resources
10:45 - 11 a.m.: Inclusive Excellence
11 - 11:15 a.m.: Break
11:15 a.m. - noon: Meet your Academic Coordinator

For ALL Gillings School International Students Only on Thursday, August 6, 2020:
1 - 1:45 p.m.: Gillings Meet and Greet for International Students (international students only)
2 - 4 p.m.: OISSS International Student Orientation (international students only)

Friday, August 7

For ALL Gillings School Graduate Students:
9 - 11 a.m.: UNC Graduate School Orientation
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.: Doctoral, Bachelors and Masters (except MPH students) Departmental Sessions

For ALL MPH Students Only:
11 - 11:20 a.m.: Core Course Instructors
11:20 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.: Practicum
11:40 a.m. - noon: Comps Exam, Culminating Experience
Noon - 3 p.m.: Concentration Sessions
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.: Welcome Mixer for Students of Color hosted by Minority Student Caucus (More Information Here)

Departmental/Concentration Orientation Sessions

These sessions may include a balance of videos and live Zoom sessions.

Orientation Agenda and Zoom Link

Maternal and Child Health (Doctoral Students)
Orientation Agenda and Zoom Link

UNC Graduate School Orientation

To help you prepare for your graduate studies here at Carolina, the Graduate School would like to invite you to view their Virtual Orientation website.

The website already has important resources that will assist with your transition to Carolina and more will be added throughout the summer.

MSPH students attend a welcome event.

Building Community: Welcome Mixer for Students of Color

Are you an incoming student of color to the Gillings School of Global Public Health? We want to welcome you and facilitate community building among affinity groups during this mixer as a part of the Gillings School's orientation schedule. During this mixer, you will get to engage with student leaders from the Minority Student Caucus, other Gillings students, staff and faculty members and administrators of color who will share their experiences in navigating, surviving and thriving in life at Gillings and Carolina.

**Note that this mixer will be held in person; masks will be required and the space will be designed to allow for 6 ft. physical distancing.*

Food and drinks provided so please be sure to register. Registration will begin July 24.

Friday, August 7
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Location TBA

Welcome Back Social

Join us for this event, sponsored by the Dean’s Office, to kick off an exciting new school year! Enjoy delicious, healthy food, reconnect with classmates, friends and colleagues, and welcome new faces.

More Information Coming Soon!

Students pose together in the Atrium.
The Joan Heckler Gillings Auditorium hosts classes, meetings and special events.

Gillings International Student Welcome Week

These welcome events bring together incoming and current international students to learn about new information and resources. Please join us for a light breakfast while making connections with other students!

More Information Coming Soon!

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.

Friday, September 25 - Sunday, September 27

A recent cohort of MHA students gather for a picture.
The Gillings School Student Government Association poses for a shot.

Student Organizations and Activities Fair

Every year, the Gillings School of Global Public Health hosts a Student Organizations and Activities Fair for UNC offices and organizations from around campus to meet Gillings students and inform them about available services and activities they will be able to participate in throughout the school year.

More Information Coming Soon!

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.

Monday, October 12

Pictured is the Rosenau Hall cupola.