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Welcome to UNC Geography!

All newly admitted students attend a New Graduate Student Orientation meeting, organized by the Director of Graduate Studies, held prior  to  classes  to  orient  students  to  department  policies  and procedures.  In addition, along with faculty and returning graduate students, incoming students attend the Departmental Welcome & Orientation which takes place immediately prior to the start of classes for the Fall Semester. In addition to covering a variety of necessary administrative issues, orientation provides an opportunity for interaction between old and new members of the Department. Faculty members have the opportunity to discuss their current research interests and  projects, and to describe Departmental links with other units or organizations on campus and in the local area. In addition, faculty and students consider a variety of practical matters ranging from funding to use of the Departmental computer facilities.   These meetings complement the orientation provided by the  Graduate School, which concentrates on University-wide issues.