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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.


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

How to become 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.

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Destination UNC

Destination UNC is a visit day designed exclusively for our admitted students and their families/support person(s). This event begins with an opening welcome from university speakers before an immersive academic experience followed by lunch. The afternoon schedule allows for attendees to fully customize the rest of their day choosing from breakout sessions, fairs, tours, swag stations, and more! There is no cost to attend. 

Register for Destination UNC below:

Admitted students can register by logging in to their Admitted Student Portal via the link that corresponds with the date they would like to attend. Alternatively, if you'd like assistance in getting registered for Destination UNC, you can give us a call at (970) 351-2881 or email us any time at visits@unco.edu.

April 15, 2023

Welcome to Bear Country!

Apply for Housing

UNC wants your transition to college to be as smooth as possible. When you live on-campus you'll create lasting friendships and discover a sense of community that makes UNC home.

After confirming your spot, you can begin the Housing & Dining Contract, and pick your room. The sooner you submit your contract, the better your priority group for room selection.

How to Apply  Explore Residence Halls

Join us for New Student Orientation in June

Thanks for paying your deposit! It's time to register for our one-day New Student Orientation for incoming first-year and transfer students, family and support people.

During these events, you'll:

  • Meet with faculty and staff and register for classes
  • Get to know current students and begin building friendships with your future classmates
  • Enjoy lunch on-campus
  • Learn about all the support services we have for you to succeed from various areas around campus
  • Discover UNC's unique culture, traditions and what sets us apart

Orientation is free, but registration is required.

Register Now

Student Orientation Tour