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Getting There

Your Welcome to Carolina Blue orientation session will either take place at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, at the Courtyard by Marriott in Chapel Hill, or online via Zoom. See the Upcoming Orientation Sessions section below to see where your orientation session will be located.

The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517


Courtyard by Marriott in Chapel Hill

100 Marriott Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517


What to Bring

  • Original and unexpired identity and employment authorization document(s) for completion of the Form I-9.
  • (Optional) Social Security Number(s) for your designated benefit plan beneficiaries, if you choose to complete this documentation during the session.  Note: You will have an opportunity to submit the beneficiary forms to the Benefits office at a later date.
  • We strive to maintain a standard temperature in orientation rooms.  For your comfort, we recommend that you bring a light sweater or jacket.
  • You will be provided with coffee, light breakfast, and refreshments before and during the orientation program.

Program Agenda

8:00-8:30 a.m. – Registration & Parking
8:30-9:15 a.m. – UNC’s History & Achievements
9:15-9:25 a.m. – Break
9:25-9:45 a.m. – Mission & Vision
9:45-10:40 a.m. – Employment Documents
10:40-10:50 a.m. – Break
10:50-11:40 a.m. – Benefits Review
11:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m. – Safety, Professional Development & Perks
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided at the orientation session

After Orientation

Following the session, you will report to your work location. Your department will continue the onboarding process by orienting you to your position.


Faculty Registration

Human Resources Consultants and Representatives must register new faculty for orientation.

Faculty Attending NEO On or Before Their Hire Date

If a Faculty member attends NEO on or before the their hire date, the OHR I-9 unit will complete the Form I-9 on behalf of the hiring department as long as the Faculty attends the full orientation program (8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.) and the hiring department HR Representative completes the following actions by noon on the Wednesday prior to orientation:

  • Registers the Faculty member for NEO
  • Fully executes the hire ePAR in ConnectCarolina
  • Sends the LawLogix I-9 invitation

Faculty Attending NEO After Their Hire Date

If a faculty member attends NEO following the effective date of hire, the hiring department will continue to be responsible for ensuring that the Form I-9 is completed correctly and timely.

If the Human Resources Consultant or Representative should have any questions regarding the Form I-9 process for Faculty, they should contact the Office of Human Resources I-9 unit at (919) 962-0985 or

Upcoming Orientation Sessions

In light of the University’s response to COVID-19 and the desire to limit in-person meetings, Welcome to Carolina Blue, our new hire orientation program, will be delivered via Zoom. The orientation program manager will email all new hires who are registered for orientation the Thursday prior to orientation. If you do not see the email in your inbox, please check your spam folder.

In this email the program manager will include the following:

  1. New hire documents to be reviewed and signed during orientation
  2. Directions on how to return the new hire documents
  3. Directions on how to use Zoom

Orientation Dates

  • March 22, 2021
  • March 29, 2021
  • April 5, 2021
  • April 12, 2021
  • April 19, 2021
  • April 26, 2021
  • May 3, 2021
  • May 10, 2021
  • May 17, 2021
  • May 24, 2021
  • June 1, 2021
  • June 7, 2021
  • June 14, 2021
  • June 21, 2021
  • June 28, 2021
  • July 5, 2021
  • July 12, 2021
  • July 19, 2021
  • July 26, 2021