New Graduate Student School Orientations

Your training here begins with New Student Orientation where we will share key information vital to a successful career at UNCSA.

Key Dates Per Major

  • School of Design & Production: Costume Design, Scene Design, Wig & Makeup, Stage Properties, Scenic Art - August 10, 2017
  • School of Design & Production: Costume Technology, Stage Automation, Technical Direction - August 14, 2017
  • School of Design & Production: Sound Design - August 15, 2017
  • School of Music and School of Filmmaking - August 15, 2017

Check-In & Move-In

There is a lot to do during the initial hours so we've separated out the Opening Day Schedule for the other orientation days.

Move-In & Check-In Schedule

Day-by-Day Orientation Schedules

Design & Production

Printable schedule

Also refer to School of Design & Production Orientation.

Thursday, August 10

  • WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 
(Costume Design, Scene Design, Wig & Makeup, Stage Properties, Scenic Art) D&P BLDG, Room 115

Friday, August 11

  • BREAKFAST 7:30-9 a.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 (Costume Design, Scene Design, Wig & Makeup, Stage Properties, Scenic Art) D&P BLDG, Room 115
  • LUNCH noon-1:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • DINNER 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall

Saturday, August 12

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-9 a.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 (Costume Design, Scene Design, Wig & Makeup, Stage Properties, Scenic Art) D&P BLDG, Room 115
  • LUNCH noon.-1:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • DINNER 5-6:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall

Sunday, August 13

  • BREAKFAST 9-10 a.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 (Costume Design, Scene Design, Wig & Makeup, Stage Properties, Scenic Art) D&P BLDG, Room 115
  • LUNCH 11:10 a.m.-1 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • DINNER 5-7 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall

Monday, August 14

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-9 a.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • SHOP ORIENTATION 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tech Direction & Stage Automation) D&P Building, Scene Shop
  • BOOTCAMP 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Costume Technology) 
D&P Costume Shop
  • WORKSHOP 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
 (Costume Design, Scene Design, Wig & Makeup, Scenic Art, Stage Properties) D&P BLDG, Room 115
  • LUNCH 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • DINNER 5-7 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall

Tuesday, August 15

  • MOVE-IN 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • GRAD LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Film Village, BB&T Lobby
  • ART SCHOOLS TOUR 2-3:15 p.m. Film Village, BB&T Lobby
  • LIBRARY ORIENTATION 4-5:30 p.m. Library
  • GRADUATE SOCIAL 7-9 p.m. Roller Mills, 1151 Canal Drive, Winston Salem, NC 27101
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • MEETING WITH RESIDENT ADVISORS 9:30 p.m. Residence Halls

Wednesday, August 16

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • SAFE U 8-9 a.m. Performance Place, Freedman Theatre
  • DRAFTING EVALUATIONS 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Tech Direction, Stage Automation, Sound)
 D&P BLDG, Graphic Lab, Room 122
  • WIG & MAKEUP EVENT 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Costume/Wig and Makeup Shop, Room 107
  • COSTUME DESIGN & TECH 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Costume/Wig and Makeup Shop, Room 112
  • SOUND DEPARTMENT 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sound Lab in Performance Place
  • SHOP ORIENTATION 10 a.m.-noon (Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Prop.) D&P BLDG, Paint Shop
  • WELDING EVALUATIONS 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Technical Direction, Stage Automation)
 D & P Metal Shop
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • MEET WITH D&P LEADERSHIP MENTORS 2-3:30 p.m. D&P BLDG, Room 115
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DEANS' PANEL DISCUSSION
 7:30-9 p.m. 
Performance Place, Freedman Theatre
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE 9 p.m. Daniels Plaza

Thursday, August 17

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • FORKLIFT TRAINING 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Tech Direction, Stage Automation)
 D&P BLDG, Room 112
  • SHOP ORIENTATION 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Wig & Makeup)
 Wig & Makeup Shop
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • MEET WITH FACULTY 3:30-4 p.m. D&P BLDG, Room 115
  • D&P ALL-SCHOOL MEETING 4-6 p.m. 
D&P BLDG, Room 113
  • D&P COOKOUT 6-7:30 p.m. D&P BLDG, Paint Shop
  • WELCOME SQUAD LIVE BAND KARAOKE 9:30- 11:30 p.m. Eisenberg Social Hall

Friday, August 18

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • D&P REGISTRATION 9 a.m.-noon D&P Main Office
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • D&P REGISTRATION 1-5 p.m. D&P Main Office
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • D&P MEET & GREET 5-6 p.m. D& P Paint Deck
  • FREDERICK WINTERS - HYPNOTIST 8 p.m.
 Performance Place, Freedman Theatre
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT 9:30 p.m. The What Coffee Shop

Saturday, August 19

  • BREAKFAST 9 -11 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFO SESSION 2-4:30p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m.
  • PERSONNEL LIFT TRAINING 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Technical Direction, Stage Automation)
 D&P BLDG, Room 112
  • FORKLIFT PRACTICALS/LARGE VEHICLE CHECKOUT 2.-6 p.m. (Technical Direction, Stage Automation) D&P Scene Shop
  • RA EVENT 9-11 p.m. The Hill

Sunday, August 20

  • BREAKFAST 9- 11 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • DINNER 4:30 -7 p.m.
  • D&P RESPIRATOR FITTING 1-2 p.m. (All program areas except Sound) (Appointments Posted, Cash/Check ONLY) 
D&P BLDG, Room 115

Monday, August 21

  • BREAKFAST 7:15– 11 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m–2 p.m.
  • COLLEGE CLASSES BEGIN 8 a.m.
  • TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART 1-3 p.m. Daniels Plaza
  • D&P PROGRAM PHOTOS 3:30-5 p.m. Performance Place, Lobby
  • CHANCELLOR’S CONVOCATION 5-6 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • COOKOUT & PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. Daniels Plaza

Wednesday, August 23

  • D&P GENERAL MEETING
 2-3:30 p.m. Performance Place, Freedman Theatre

Filmmakers

Printable schedule

Also refer to School of Filmmaking Orientation.

Tuesday, August 15

  • MOVE-IN 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • GRAD LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Film Village, BB&T Lobby
  • ART SCHOOLS TOUR 2-3:15 p.m. Film Village, BB&T Lobby
  • FILM MEETING 3:30-4 p.m. Film Village, Babcock
  • LIBRARY ORIENTATION 4-5:30 p.m. Library
  • GRADUATE SOCIAL 7-9 p.m. Roller Mills, 1151 Canal Dr, Winston Salem, NC 27101
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • MEETING WITH RESIDENT ADVISORS 9:30 p.m. RESIDENCE HALLS

Wednesday, August 16

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • SAFE U 8-9 a.m. Performance Place, Freedman Theatre
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DEANS' PANEL DISCUSSION 7:30-9 p.m. Performance Place, Freedman Theatre
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE 9 p.m. Daniels Plaza

Thursday, August 17

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION QUESTIONS 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Optional) 
Film Admin BLDG, Academic Manager Office
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • SAFETY HANDBOOK OVERVIEW 2 p.m.- 5 p.m. Film Village, Main Theatre
  • DINNER 4:30- 7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • WELCOME SQUAD LIVE BAND KARAOKE 9:30 p.m.- 11:30 p.m. Eisenberg Social Hall

Friday, August 18

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • FILM REGISTRATION 9 a.m.-noon Film Office, Room 2210
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • FILM REGISTRATION 1-4 p.m. Film Office, Room 2210
  • FILM ALL-SCHOOL MEETING 4-5 p.m. Film Village, Main Theatre
  • FILM STUDENTS PIZZA PARTY 5-6:30 p.m.
Film Village, BB&T Lobby
  • FREDERICK WINTERS - HYPNOTIST 8 p.m.
 Performance Place, Freedman Theatre
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT 9:30 p.m. The What Coffee Shop

Saturday, August 19

  • BREAKFAST 9-11 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFO SESSION 2-4:30p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m.
  • RA EVENT 9-11 p.m. The Hill

Sunday, August 20

  • BREAKFAST 9-11 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • DINNER 4:30-7 p.m.

Monday, August 21

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • COLLEGE CLASSES BEGIN 8 a.m.
  • TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART 1-3 p.m. Daniels Plaza
  • CHANCELLOR’S CONVOCATION 5-6 p.m. 
Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • COOKOUT & PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. Daniels Plaza

Musicians

Printable schedule

Also refer to School of Music Orientation.

Tuesday, August 15

  • MOVE-IN 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • GRAD LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Film Village, BB&T Lobby
  • MUSIC INFO SESSION 1-1:50 p.m. Gray Building, Hood Recital
  • ART SCHOOLS TOUR 2-3:15 p.m. Film Village, BB&T Lobby
  • LIBRARY ORIENTATION 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Library
  • GRADUATE SOCIAL 7-9 p.m. Roller Mills, 1151 Canal Dr, Winston Salem, NC 27101
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • MEETING WITH RESIDENT ADVISORS 9:30 p.m. RESIDENCE HALLS

Wednesday, August 16

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • SAFE U 8-9 a.m. Performance Place, Freedman Theatre
  • AURAL SKILLS DICTATION EXAM 9-10 a.m. 
Gray Building, Room 134
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • INDIVIDUAL AURAL SKILLS TESTING 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Gray Building, Room 119
  • FIRST YEAR HEARINGS 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Brass, Harp, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Woodwinds)
School of Music Complex, Room 167
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DEANS' PANEL DISCUSSION
 7:30-9 p.m.
 Performance Place, Freedman Theatre
  • OUTDOOR MOVIE 9 p.m. Daniels Plaza

Thursday, August 17

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • WELCOME SQUAD LIVE BAND KARAOKE 9:30-11:30 p.m. Eisenberg Social Hall

Friday, August 18

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-11 a.m. Dining Hall
  • MUSIC REGISTRATION 9 a.m.-noon Music Main Office
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dining Hall
  • FREDERICK WINTERS - HYPNOTIST 8 p.m. Performance Place, Freedman Theatre
  • OPEN MIC NIGHT 9:30 p.m. The What Coffee Shop

Saturday, August 19

  • BREAKFAST 9-11 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFO SESSION 2-4:30p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • DINNER 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • RA EVENT 9-11 p.m. The Hill

Sunday, August 20

  • BREAKFAST 9-11 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.
  • DINNER 4:30-7 p.m.
  • STUDIO MEETINGS 5-6 p.m. Check with your instrument teacher

Monday, August 21

  • BREAKFAST 9-11 a.m.
  • 7:15–11 a.m.
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • COLLEGE CLASSES BEGIN 8 a.m.
  • TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART 1-3 p.m. Daniels Plaza
  • CHANCELLOR’S CONVOCATION 5-6 p.m. 
Gray Building, Crawford Hall
  • COOKOUT & PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. Daniels Plaza