New Graduate Student School Orientations

You are embarking on what will be a powerfully challenging and rewarding time in your graduate school life. Your training here begins with New Student Orientation. During the summer months we'll be finalizing schedules and dates to post to this page.

Key Dates

  • July 19-20 Online Orientation Period 
  • August 11 Early arrival for specific D&P Departments (Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup Design)
  • August 16 In-Person Orientation period for Design & Production (Animatronics, Production Project Management, Costume Technology, Stage Automation, Sound Design, Technical Direction) Filmmaking & Music
  • August 23 Graduate classes begin 

New Student Online Orientation Schedule July 19-20

Each day presents identical content.  Please choose which day works best for your schedule or utilize both days to fit your schedule. Refer to orientation emails for live zoom links.  Zoom links will not be posted on this site.  All online sessions will be recorded and posted on this website for future viewing. (Times are EST).

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  • ORIENTATION TO HEALTH, COUNSELING SERVICES, STUDENT SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE AND LEARNING RESOURCES (Online) 8:45a.m. -10a.m. (EST)
  • SAFETY, SECURITY AND STUDENT CONDUCT (Online) 10:15a.m. - 11:15a.m (EST)
  • STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP (Online) 11:30a.m. - 12:15p.m. (EST)
  • HOUSING, DINING AND ONECARD (Online) 1p.m. - 2p.m. (EST)
  • WORK STUDY (Online) 2:15p.m. - 3p.m. (EST)
  • COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS (Online) 3:15p.m. - 4:15p.m. (EST)

  • ORIENTATION TO HEALTH, COUNSELING SERVICES, STUDENT SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE AND LEARNING RESOURCES (Online) 8:45a.m. -10a.m. (EST)
  • SAFETY, SECURITY AND STUDENT CONDUCT (Online) 10:15a.m. - 11:15a.m (EST)
  • STUDENT ENGAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP (Online) 11:30a.m. - 12:15p.m. (EST)
  • HOUSING, DINING AND ONECARD (Online) 1p.m. - 2p.m. (EST)
  • WORK STUDY (Online) 2:15p.m. - 3p.m. (EST)
  • COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS (Online) 3:15p.m. - 4:15p.m. (EST)

Day-by-Day Orientation Schedules

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards prior to arrival on campus.

Residential students, please make sure to sign up for an appointment time on the Appointment URL if an appointment time has not been secured for Aug 16.  Commuter students have an open check-in on August 16 from 12p.m. - 3p.m..  Refer to emails from your specific art school with live zoom links that will be emailed to students prior to their arrival.  Zoom links will not be posted on this site.

Design & Production

 

Early Arrival on Wednesday, August 11 for (Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup Design).  

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards prior to arrival on campus.

Wednesday, August 11

DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. DP Building, Room 115 (Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup Design)

Thursday, August 12

DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. DP Building, Room 115 (Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup Design)

Friday, August 13 

DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. DP Building, Room 115 (Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup Design)

Saturday, August 14 

DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. DP Building, Room 115 (Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup Design)

Sunday, August 15 

DRAWING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BRAIN 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. DP Building, Room 115 (Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup Design)

Monday, August 16

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards prior to arrival on campus.

In-Person Orientation period for Design & Production (Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup Design, Animatronics, Production Project Management, Costume Technology, Stage Automation, Sound Design, Technical Direction) Filmmaking & Music

STUDENTS MUST HAVE VALID PHOTO ID (DRIVERS LICENSE or PASSPORT).  

  • MOVE-IN/CHECK-IN (Commuters/Residential) 12 p.m. - 3 p.m
  • New residential student move-in (appointment only) & commuter students have an open check-in
  • PARKING | LOT N
  • RESIDENCE LIFE | HANES STUDENT COMMONS
  • PARKING DECALS | HANES STUDENT COMMONS
  • ONE CARD | HANES STUDENT COMMONS

ONCE CHECK-IN IS COMPLETED STUDENTS PROCEED TO MOVE-IN

  • LUNCH 12 p.m.- 3 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall

Tuesday, August 17

  • BREAKFAST 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DESIGN AND PRODUCTION MEETING WITH D&P GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (In-Person)  2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. D&P Room 115
  • DESIGN AND PRODUCTION MEETING WITH D&P GRADUATE FACULTY (In-Person) 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. D&P Room 115
  • DINNER 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Dining Hall 

Wednesday, August 18

  • BREAKFAST 7:15A a.m. - 10 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH  11a.m. - 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dining Hall

Thursday, August 19

  • BREAKFAST 7:15A a.m. - 10 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH  11a.m. - 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dining Hall
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION (In-Person) 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • DESIGN AND PRODUCTION INTRODUCTION TO THE LIBRARY AND IT’S RESOURCES (In-Person) 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.  2nd Floor of the Library

Friday, August 20

  • BREAKFAST 7:15A a.m. - 10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • LUNCH  11a.m. - 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DESIGN AND PRODUCTION COOKOUT (In-Person) (All New D&P Graduate Students) 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. | Sneden’s Landing
  • GRAD SOCIAL (In-Person) 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 638 West Fourth St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Saturday, August 21

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Dining Hall

Sunday, August 22

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DESIGN AND PRODUCTION -  RESPIRATOR FITTINGS AND TRAINING 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (Appointments Will Be Posted) D&P Room 113
  • DINNER 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Dining Hall

Monday, August 23

  • Academic Classes Begin
  • DESIGN AND PRODUCTION - GENERAL MEETING (ALL DESIGN AND PRODUCTION STUDENTS) 2 P.M. – 4 P.M. | PLACE TBD
  • PARTY ON THE PLAZA (In-Person) 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Daniels Plaza

Filmmakers

 

Monday, August 16

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards prior to arrival on campus.

In-Person Orientation period for Design & Production (Animatronics, Production Project Management, Costume Technology, Stage Automation, Sound Design, Technical Direction) Filmmaking & Music

STUDENTS MUST HAVE VALID PHOTO ID (DRIVERS LICENSE or PASSPORT).  

  • MOVE-IN/CHECK-IN (Commuters/Residential) 12 p.m. - 3 p.m
  • New residential student move-in (appointment only) & commuter students have an open check-in
  • PARKING | LOT N
  • RESIDENCE LIFE | HANES STUDENT COMMONS
  • PARKING DECALS | HANES STUDENT COMMONS
  • ONE CARD | HANES STUDENT COMMONS

ONCE CHECK-IN IS COMPLETED STUDENTS PROCEED TO MOVE-IN

  • LUNCH 12 p.m.- 3 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall

Tuesday, August 17

  • BREAKFAST 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Dining Hall

Wednesday, August 18

  • BREAKFAST 7:15A a.m. - 10 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH  11a.m. - 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dining Hall

Thursday, August 19

  • BREAKFAST 7:15A a.m. - 10 a.m. Dining Hall
  • GRAD SCHOOL FILM WELCOME SESSION 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. TBA
  • LUNCH  11a.m. - 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • IMPROV WORKSHOP ONLINE 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. New Graduate Screenwriters & Creative Producers TBA
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION (In-Person) 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dining Hall
  • GRADUATE FILM RECEPTION 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. TBA

Friday, August 20

  • BREAKFAST 7:15A a.m. - 10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • IMPROV WORKSHOP 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. New/Returning Graduate Screenwriting & Creative Producing Film Students TBA
  • LUNCH  11a.m. - 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dining Hall
  • ALL SCHOOL FILM MEETING (In-Person) 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Film Village, Main Theatre
  • PIZZA PARTY FOR ALL FILM STUDENTS (In-Person) 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Film Village, BB&T Lobby
  • IMPROV COMBINED WORKSHOP 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. New/Returning Graduate Screenwriting & Creative Producing Film Students TBA
  • GRAD SOCIAL (In-Person) 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 638 West Fourth St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Saturday, August 21

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Dining Hall
  • IMPROV WORKSHOP 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. New/Returning Graduate Screenwriting & Creative Producing Film Students TBA

Sunday, August 22

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Dining Hall

Monday, August 23

  • Academic Classes Begin
  • PARTY ON THE PLAZA (In-Person) 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Daniels Plaza

Musicians

 

Monday, August 16

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards prior to arrival on campus.

In-Person Orientation period for Design & Production (Animatronics, Production Project Management, Costume Technology, Stage Automation, Sound Design, Technical Direction) Filmmaking & Music

STUDENTS MUST HAVE VALID PHOTO ID (DRIVERS LICENSE or PASSPORT).  

  • MOVE-IN/CHECK-IN (Commuters/Residential) 12 p.m. - 3 p.m
  • New residential student move-in (appointment only) & commuter students have an open check-in
  • PARKING | LOT N
  • RESIDENCE LIFE | HANES STUDENT COMMONS
  • PARKING DECALS | HANES STUDENT COMMONS
  • ONE CARD | HANES STUDENT COMMONS

ONCE CHECK-IN IS COMPLETED STUDENTS PROCEED TO MOVE-IN

  • LUNCH 12 p.m.- 3 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • SCHOOL OF MUSIC WALKING TOUR FOR NEW GRAD MUSIC STUDENTS 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. | Outside Library & Learning Commons
  • DINNER 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall
  • WELCOME MEETING FOR NEW GRAD MUSIC STUDENTS (In-Person) 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Watson Chamber Music Hall

Tuesday, August 17

  • SCHOOL OF MUSIC ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEWS to assess aural performance skills such as interval singing, chord singing, and sight singing (Throughout the Day, held either in-person or via Zoom, depending upon individual circumstance, at time scheduled directly between student and faculty.)
  • BREAKFAST 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • SCHOOL OF MUSIC WALKING TOUR FOR NEW GR MUSIC STUDENTS 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Outside Library & Learning Commons (Graduate Music Students who were not able to participate in the walking tour on Monday)
  • DINNER 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Dining Hall

Wednesday, August 18

  • SCHOOL OF MUSIC ONE- ON- ONE INTERVIEWS to assess aural performance skills such as interval singing, chord singing, and sight singing (Throughout the Day, held either in-person or via Zoom, depending upon individual circumstance, at time scheduled directly between student and faculty.)
  • BREAKFAST 7:15A a.m. - 10 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH  11a.m. - 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • SCHOOL OF MUSIC WALKING TOUR FOR NEW GR MUSIC STUDENTS 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Outside Library & Learning Commons (Graduate Music Students who were not able to participate in the walking tour earlier in the week)
  • DINNER 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dining Hall

Thursday, August 19

  • SCHOOL OF MUSIC ONE- ON- ONE INTERVIEWS to assess aural performance skills such as interval singing, chord singing, and sight singing (Throughout the Day, held either in-person or via Zoom, depending upon individual circumstance, at time scheduled directly between student and faculty.)
  • SCHOOL OF MUSIC SCAVENGER HUNT (Throughout the Day)
  • BREAKFAST 7:15A a.m. - 10 a.m. Dining Hall
  • LUNCH  11a.m. - 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dining Hall
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION (In-Person) 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall

Friday, August 20

  • SCHOOL OF MUSIC SCAVENGER HUNT (Throughout the Day)
  • BREAKFAST 7:15A a.m. - 10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • AURAL SKILLS DICTATION PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT(In-Person) 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. (required of all new Music MM degree students) | Watson Chamber Music Hall
  • FIRST-OF-YEAR HEARINGS FOR ALL BRASS STUDENTS (In-Person) 10:30 a.m. -12 p.m. Watson Chamber Music Hall -- individual times TBA
  • LUNCH  11a.m. - 2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • FIRST-OF-YEAR HEARINGS FOR ALL WIND STUDENTS (In-Person) 1p.m. - 3 p.m. Watson Chamber Music Hall -- individual times TBA
  • FIRST-OF-YEAR HEARINGS FOR ALL VIOLIN STUDENTS (In-Person) 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. SMC 168 | individual times TBA
  • FIRST-OF-YEAR HEARINGS FOR ALL VIOLA, CELLO, DOUBLE BASS AND HARP STUDENTS (In-Person) 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. SMC | individual times TBA
  • DINNER 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dining Hall
  • FIRST-OF-YEAR HEARINGS FOR ALL NEW PIANO STUDENTS  (In-Person)  4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Watson Chamber Music Hall -- individual times TBA
  • GRAD SOCIAL (In-Person) 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 638 West Fourth St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Saturday, August 21

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Dining Hall

Sunday, August 22

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall
  • DINNER 4 p.m.–7 p.m. Dining Hall

Monday, August 23

  • Academic Classes Begin
  • PARTY ON THE PLAZA (In-Person) 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Daniels Plaza