Email invitations were sent for the following information sessions/town halls:
Additional information sessions that include arts schools-specific session will be scheduled throughout the summer. Your Arts Dean will contact you in regards to their specific information session.
Information regarding orientation and move-in will be going out with more details by early July. It is recommended to wait to make travel arrangements until after you this information.
Orientation for parents/guardians will be online and not in-person so they can leave campus after moving in their student.
Orientation for new students will be a hybrid of online modules and in-person sessions. Online orientation will take place July 20-27. Our in-person orientation and move-in period will happen concurrently using a staggered schedule from Monday, August 10, to Sunday, August 16.
You will be able to sign up for an appointment during the first week of July. Appointments will be for for a two-hour window to move in. It is recommended not to make any travel arrangements until you have a confirmed appointment time. Move-in outside of one's appointment will not be permitted.
Students can have up to 2 guests assist them with move-in.
Our chosen platform, Zoom, performs best over wired connections as any online meeting platform. We are investigating all residence halls' wired connectivity to ensure it is available in each residence room where possible.
In order to take advantage of the wired connections, students will need an RJ-45 Ethernet port on their device or a dongle that converts USB to RJ-45, as well as an Ethernet patch cable to use the port.
University and High School graduations will be on Saturday, May 22, 2021.
We are working with our vendor to generate a set of guidelines for safe dining. We will likely eliminate self-service and increase options for take-away. All dining facilities will provide disposable containers.
While the cafeteria, Pickle Jar and the Library Café will be open, we will be reducing seating, limiting numbers, and possibly using Eisenberg Social Hall as an overflow dining area.
Small rooms will be converted to singles per the advice received from our infection prevention specialist consultant. Increased cleaning will be in place for shared bathrooms. An additional cleaning shift and weekend coverage will be added to assist with cleaning and disinfecting.
Small rooms will be converted to singles per the advice received from our infection prevention specialist consultant. Increased cleaning will be in place for shared bathrooms. An additional cleaning shift and weekend coverage will be added to assist with cleaning and disinfecting. Lounges and other community spaces will utilize social distancing. Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes will be placed throughout the residence life space. Students will be trained on how to keep spaces clean and how to limit exposure.
We have reserved several rooms in both the high school and college dorms. Health Services will provide oversight for students in isolation.
We are working with infection prevention specialist, Karen Hoffmann, RN, BSN, MS, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC, who is a clinical instructor in the division of infectious diseases with the UNC School of Medicine, and immediate past president of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology to address health and safety procedures and requirements specific to our spaces and the unique requirements for each conservatory’s pedagogical needs. We will share that detailed plan with you in the coming weeks as we begin implementing for a safe return to campus this fall.
Yes. Karen Hoffman, our infectious disease specialist, has provided protocols on social distancing and cleaning to ensure health and safety.
Our conservatories have been working hard, reimagining classes and planning new and innovative ways to ensure students will be able to perform safely. We will share more information about performance and production planning in the coming weeks.
The Schools of Dance, Design & Production, Filmmaking and Music are reimagining how our students can collaborate on an alternative "The Nutcracker" performance that follows health and safety protocols and provides educational opportunities. We will share the plans for this production as soon as they are finalized.
If classes move online and residence halls close as they did last spring, will students get housing refunds?
If we have to leave campus again, our refund policy will be guided by the UNC System policies.
We will be adding additional FAQs as information becomes available. If you have a question, please ask.