Frequently Asked Questions

Incoming Graduate Students

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the schedule for Orientation?

Download UNCSA Campus App to view the orientation schedule.

When do I register for classes?

Download UNCSA Campus App and view class registration on the UNCSA Campus App Checklist.

If you have any questions about our registration systems, please contact the Registrar's Office via email at or by phone at 336-770-3289.

What are my local housing options?

Below is a link to off-campus apartment listings in Winston-Salem. Please note that this is not a complete listing of apartments within the Winston-Salem area. This listing is to assist individuals in their search for housing accommodations. Keep in mind that prices may vary and it is recommended that you call the apartment offices for complete and accurate information.

Off-Campus Housing

What is In-State Residency?

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts defines "In-State Residency" when referring to an academic program and/or tuition rate, as outlined and defined in the North Carolina General Statute 116.143.1.

Residence Status

When and where can I purchase textbooks for my classes?

Once you arrive on campus and receive your schedule, you will purchase your textbooks from the virtual campus bookstore.


Does UNCSA have scheduled breaks during the Fall semester?

For information on important dates including academic breaks (i.e. Fall Break, Thanksgiving, and Winter Break) please see the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar

Does UNCSA offer a shuttle service from any airports?

The Office of Student Transportation provides scheduled shuttles to Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, NC (airport code GSO) during academic breaks: Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Break.

Student Transportation does NOT provide shuttles to Raleigh or Charlotte airports. Important: Student Transportation is not available to provide airport shuttles at the beginning/end of the academic year (August and May).

Student Transportation

My family is interested in supporting UNCSA.  How can we learn more?

Thank you for your interest in supporting UNCSA and our students. Please contact Shannon Wright ( in our Advancement Office to learn more about Parent & Family Giving.