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. Schedules and dates are below:

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

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.  All scheduled student Zoom links will be emailed to students. Zoom links will not be posted on this site.

All online sessions will be recorded and posted on this webpage for future viewing.

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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 15. Commuter students have an open check-in on August 15 from 10a.m- 1:30 p.m. 

Design & Production

Early Arrival on Wednesday, August 10 for (Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup Design, Animatronics).   

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards & the Opening Day Page prior to arrival on campus. 

Wednesday, August 10 

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

Thursday, 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, Animatronics) 

Friday, 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, Animatronics) 

Saturday, 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, Animatronics) 

Sunday, 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, Animatronics) 

Monday, August 15 

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, 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) 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
  • New residential student move-in & 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 
  • MAIL CENTER | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 

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

  • GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL Q&A & Luncheon SESSION 1:30-2:30p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • Graduate Student Cookout & Volleyball Tournament 5p-6:30p Hanes Student Commons, The Hill

Tuesday, August 16 

  • BREAKFAST 8-10 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)  2-3:30 p.m. D&P Room 127 
  • DESIGN AND PRODUCTION MEETING WITH D&P GRADUATE FACULTY (In-Person) 4-4:30 p.m. D&P Room 127 
  • DINNER 4-6 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION (In-Person) 5-6 p.m. 4th Floor Library 

Wednesday, August 17 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • A.L.I.C.E. Training 10 a.m. – noon D&P Room 113 
  • LUNCH  11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Design and Production Walking Tour of Facilities, Meet at D&P Front Lobby, 2 - 4:30 pm 
  • DINNER 6-8 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 

Thursday, August 18 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • Design and Production Maker Space Orientation, Aquarius Building, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
  • LUNCH  11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DESIGN AND PRODUCTION INTRODUCTION TO THE LIBRARY AND IT’S RESOURCES (In-Person) 4-5 p.m.  2nd Floor of the Library 

Friday, August 19 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall  
  • LUNCH  11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Speak About It Performance 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DESIGN AND PRODUCTION MEETING  (All New D&P Students) 2– 4:30 pm  Freedman Theatre 
  • Design and Production New Student Dinner, Sneden's Landing, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
  • GRAD SOCIAL (In-Person) 7:30-9:30 p.m. 634 W 4th St Suite 120, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Saturday, August 20 

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

Sunday, August 21 

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

Monday August 22 

  • Academic Classes Begin 
  • DESIGN AND PRODUCTION - General Meeting (ALL DESIGN AND PRODUCTION STUDENTS) 2–4 p.m. Freedman Theatre 
  • NEW STUDENT WELCOME 5-6 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 
  • PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Saturday September 10

  • DESIGN AND PRODUCTION - RESPIRATOR FITTINGS AND TRAINING 12 p.m. (Appointments Will Be Posted) D&P Room 113 

Filmmakers

Monday, August 15 

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards & the Opening Day Page prior to arrival on campus. 

In-Person Orientation period for Design & Production (Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup Design, 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) 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m 
  • New residential student move-in & 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 
  • MAIL CENTER | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 

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

  • GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL Q&A & Luncheon SESSION 1:30-2:30p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • Graduate Student Cookout & Volleyball Tournament 5p-6:30p Hanes Student Commons, The Hill

Tuesday, August 16 

  • BREAKFAST 8-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 4-6 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION (In-Person) 5-6 p.m. 4th Floor Library 

Wednesday, August 17 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • LUNCH  11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 6-8 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 

Thursday, August 18 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • GRAD SCHOOL FILM WELCOME SESSION 9-10 a.m. (In-Person) Film Village, Gold Theatre (Mandatory) 
  • IMPROV WORKSHOP ONLINE 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. New Graduate Screenwriters & Creative Producers (In-Person, Masked) Film Village, Scoring Stage  
  • LUNCH  11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 

Friday, August 19 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall  
  • LUNCH  11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Speak About It Performance 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 
  • ALL SCHOOL FILM MEETING (In-Person) 4-5 p.m. Film Village, Main Theatre (Required) 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • PIZZA PARTY FOR ALL FILM STUDENTS (In-Person) 5-6:30 p.m. Film Village, BB&T Lobby (Optional) 
  • GRAD SOCIAL (In-Person) 7:30-9:30 p.m. 634 W 4th St Suite 120, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Saturday, August 20 

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

Sunday, August 21 

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

Monday August 22 

  • Academic Classes Begin 
  • NEW STUDENT WELCOME 5-6 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 
  • PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 

Musicians

Monday, August 15 

Review UNCSA Community Health Standards & the Opening Day Page prior to arrival on campus. 

In-Person Orientation period for Design & Production (Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenic Art, Stage Properties, Wig & Makeup Design, 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) 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m 
  • New residential student move-in & 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 
  • MAIL CENTER | HANES STUDENT COMMONS 

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

  • GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL Q&A & Luncheon SESSION 1:30-2:30p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Eisenberg Social Hall
  • SCHOOL OF MUSIC WALKING TOUR FOR NEW GRAD MUSIC STUDENTS 3-4 p.m. | Outside Library & Learning Commons 
  • WELCOME MEETING FOR NEW GRAD MUSIC STUDENTS (In-Person) 4:15-5:15 p.m. Watson Chamber Music Hall 
  • PIZZA PARTY FOR ALL GRAD MUSIC STUDENTS 5:30-6:30 p.m. Watson Lobby & Yekovich Conference Room 
  • Graduate Student Cookout & Volleyball Tournament 5p-6:30p Hanes Student Commons, The Hill

Tuesday, August 16 

  • 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 8-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • LUNCH 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 4-6 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INFORMATION SESSION (In-Person) 5-6 p.m. 4th Floor Library 

Wednesday, 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 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall 
  • LUNCH  11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • DINNER 6-8 p.m. Hanes Student Commons, Dining Hall 

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

Friday, August 19 

  • BREAKFAST 7:15-10 a.m. Dining Hall  
  • AURAL SKILLS DICTATION PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT(In-Person) 9-10 a.m. (required of all new Music MM degree students) | Watson Chamber Music Hall 
  • FIRST-OF-YEAR HEARINGS FOR ALL BRASS STUDENTS (In-Person) 10:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Watson Chamber Music Hall - individual times TBA 
  • LUNCH  11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • FIRST-OF-YEAR HEARINGS FOR ALL WIND STUDENTS (In-Person) 1-3 p.m. Watson Chamber Music Hall - individual times TBA 
  • FIRST-OF-YEAR HEARINGS FOR ALL VIOLIN STUDENTS (In-Person) 3:30-5:30 p.m. School of Music Complex (SMC) 168 | individual times TBA 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • FIRST-OF-YEAR HEARINGS FOR ALL NEW PIANO STUDENTS  (In-Person)  4-5:30 p.m. Watson Chamber Music Hall - individual times TBA 
  • GRAD SOCIAL (In-Person) 7:30-9:30 p.m. 634 W 4th St Suite 120, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Saturday, August 20 

  • BRUNCH 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Dining Hall 
  • Speak About It Performance 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Gray Building, Crawford Hall 
  • DINNER 4-7 p.m. Dining Hall 

Sunday, August 21 

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

Monday August 22 

  • Academic Classes Begin 
  • NEW STUDENT WELCOME 5-6 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students) 
  • PARTY ON THE PLAZA 6-7 p.m. (In-Person) Hanes Student Commons, Daniels Plaza (For Commuter & Residential Students)