Incoming Graduate Students

Incoming Graduate Students

Welcome to the UNCSA graduate student family.  There are several items for you to do before you arrive on campus. This section will walk you through what needs to happen.

Key Dates for 2022

  • July 19-20 Online Student Orientation
  • Aug 10-22 Early orientation period for Design & Production (Animatronics, Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup)
  • Aug 15-22 Orientation period for Design & Production (Production Project Management, Costume Technology, Stage Automation, Sound Design, Technical Direction), Filmmaking and Music
  • Aug. 15 - New graduate students arrive
  • Aug. 22 - University classes begin

Orientation Key Dates

  • July 20-27 Online Orientation Period
  • Aug. 10-Sunday, Aug. 16 Staggered in-person orientation. Please check back for additional details and review all email communication from UNCSA for instructions about your specific move-in date and time if you will be living in a UNCSA apartment.
  • Aug. 17, 2020  Graduate classes begin



New Graduate Student Checklist

The Graduate checklist gives you a list from what to pack to what forms to complete. There are several things that need to be complete during the summer before you arrive on campus.

graduate Checklist


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What to bring

Not sure what to pack? Don't worry, we've got your packing list of materials, supplies and suggestions to bring to campus as well as your first day of classes.

Packing List


Welcome Squad

Stepping onto Campus

Orientation is more than moving in, but it is jumping into being a Fighting Pickle. Find out about assessments and placement tests, meetings and fun ways to meet other Pickles!

Orientation Schedule


The answer to your question may be in our Frequently Asked Questions list. If you can't find the answer regarding new student orientation, email us or call 336-770-3283.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who to Contact


Dining Services

ESL Program & Writing Center
Nora Streed

Financial Aid

Information Technology

International Advisor
Natalie Parker

One Card (Campus ID)


Residence Life

Student Accounts & Bursar

Directors of Graduate Studies
Eric Nottke, Design & Production
Lauren Vilchik, Filmmaking
David Winkelman, Music

School of Design & Production
Brook Austin

School of Filmmaking
Dolores Watson

School of Music
David Winkelman