Week of Welcome 2020



UNC's Week of Welcome 2020 is schedule to happen Friday, August 14th to Sunday, August 23rd.


Week of Welcome (WOW) programs seek to introduce new students to the expectations, resources, and involvement opportunities during their first semester at UNC-Chapel Hill. WOW programs assist new first-year and transfer students through their transition to Carolina, connect with faculty, staff and students, and get acquainted with the Carolina community.

In ordered to be considered for WOW, programs must:
  1. Be sponsored by a University school, college, department, or a registered student organization
  2. Either meet Carolina Excellence competencies or have specific goals/outcomes for students who attend
  3. Be an inclusive and accessible event that fosters a welcoming environment for all new students
  4. Be specifically targeted toward new first-year and/or transfer students, though all students are also welcome and invited to attend programs

Important Dates & Times

Please note that Saturday, August 15th from 8:00-11:00pm is reserved for a large late night program and Sunday, August 16th from 1:00pm-11:00pm is reserved for Residential Community Floor Meetings, New Student Convocation and Fall Fest related activities. Event proposals during these times will not be accepted.

Event Location Requirements

Please note the sponsoring department/college/school is responsible for reserving the event location, associated facility fees, and facilitating the event in accordance to all University related policies and procedures. Please reserve the location prior to submitting your event.

You will be asked as part of your proposal submission to verify your location reservation confirmation.

Union Meeting & Event spaces can be reserved by visiting http://reservecarolina.unc.edu/. Reservations are currently being accepted for Fall 2020, so we encourage you to reserve your space as soon as possible.

Multiple Event Proposals

If your office or organization wishes to submit more than two (2) events, please email thb@unc.edu to receive an excel template that you may use to assist you in the submission process.

You will then use the template in place of submitting through this portal.

In the event multiple proposals are submitted via the online portal, you may be contacted to resubmit using the template.

Health and Safety

When proposing events, we encourage campus partners to be mindful of current recommendations for social distancing and preventing the spread of COVID-19.

We also encourage event sponsors to consider the logistics of your event(s) and how you would modify if guidelines continue and/or develop and your submitted event plan does not meet those guidelines.

For more information, see the Center for Disease Control's COVID-19 page and the UNC coronavirus page.