Thursday, April 28, 2011

Enrolling Students: How to Access the Enrollment Portlet

If you're an enrolling first-year or transfer student, you'll find many of the next steps for enrollment on your MyUNC account. By going to your enrollment portlet, you can access information about housing, orientation, required health forms and more.

Only students who have indicated that they will be enrolling at Carolina and paid their enrollment deposit will have access to the enrollment portlet. Keep in mind that it can take 24-48 hours for an online payment to clear, and a bit longer for check payments sent by mail.

To access your enrollment portlet, log in with your Onyen and password. Click the "About" link at top left. You enrollment portlet should then appear. Please let us know if you have any questions!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Senior Wins Fiction Writing Contest

Senior Adam Price has been selected as a fiction winner in the Intro Journals Project for his story, "D-League." Price, an English major with a minor in creative writing, developed the work during a year-long Honors in Fiction Writing class. "D-League," which tells the story of a point guard trying to make his way to the NBA, will be published in the Mid-American Review. Read more.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Transfer Waiting List Update

We apologize for the inconvenience but we've learned that some candidates have received an error message when attempting to accept a place on our transfer waiting list. If this happens to you, please try again later. If you experience this error again, please contact the UNC Help Desk at (919) 962-HELP.

As a reminder, the deadline to accept a position on our waiting list is May 5, 2011. For more information, please see Questions About the Transfer Waiting List.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Update on Transfer Decisions

Thank you for your patience as we finalize our decisions for transfer applicants. We plan to post decisions for applicants whose applications are complete sometime on Friday, April 15. We're sorry, but we do not know an exact time.

Below are the steps to view your decision when they are available.

To view your decision:
  1. Log into MyUNC.
  2. Under the link to your 2011 Fall application, select “View Official Test Scores, Outstanding Items, and Application Status.”
  3. Your Student Center will appear. Under Admissions, select “Click here to view your decision.

In order to view your decision, please note that, if applicable, the pop-up blocker feature on your computer must be disabled.

Internet Explorer
  1. In the menu bar, go to Tools and navigate down to “Pop-up Blocker Settings.”
  2. Click on “Turn-Off Pop-up Blocker.”
Google Toolbar
  1. Click the Google Pop-up Blocker toolbar icon.
  2. The Pop-up Blocker icon should read “Popups are okay.”
Mozilla Firefox
  1. In the menu bar, go to Tools and navigate down to Options.
  2. Select “Content” tab or icon.
  3. Uncheck box labeled “Block pop-up windows.”
  1. Click on “Blocking Pop-ups” at the bottom right corner of the AOL window.
  2. Uncheck box labeled “Suppress pop-ups from websites I visit.”
  3. Click “Save” button.

Yahoo Toolbar
  1. Click on the Yahoo Toolbar's popup blocker icon option arrow. This arrow is pointing down beside of the popup blocker icon.
  2. Click on “Enable Pop-up Blocker” to uncheck.
  1. To allow blocked pop-ups when you're already on a site, follow these steps:
  2. Click the “Pop-ups Blocked” alert at the bottom right-hand corner of the browser tab.
  3. Select the pop-up that you'd like to allow.
  4. If you'd like, select “Always show pop-ups” from (site).

If you're using Google Chrome Beta for Windows, the site is added to the exceptions list, which you can manage in the Content Settings dialog (go to Tools menu > Options > Under the Hood to open the dialog box).

If you're using Google Chrome Beta for Windows, you can also disable the pop-up blocker completely. Follow these steps:
  1. Click the “Tools” menu.
  2. Select “Options.”
  3. Click the “Under the Hood” tab.
  4. Click Content settings in the "Privacy" section.
  5. Click the “Pop-ups” tab.
  6. Select "Allow all sites to show pop-ups." You can make exceptions for specific websites by clicking Exceptions.
  7. Click “Close” to save your setting.

  1. Open the Safari menu and select the “Preferences” option.
  2. In the window that displays, click on the “Security” option.
  3. Remove the checkmark from the “Block pop-up” windows option.
  4. Close the window.

Or, for an older version of Safari, try
  1. Open Safari
  2. Click on the Safari Menu
  3. Uncheck “Block Pop-Up Windows”

Thank you for your interest in Carolina. For the latest information from our office, please continue to visit this blog.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Celebrating Undergraduate Research

The annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research is underway today in the Student Union. The event showcases the broad range of original research being performed by undergraduates at Carolina. Browse the 105 poster presentations and 35 platform presentations online to learn more about students' research projects.

The symposium is also a great opportunity for current students to learn about how they can get involved in research and network with fellow students and faculty who have projects underway.

On a related note, the DTH has an interesting story today about the state of undergraduate research. Despite some recent budget cuts, the Office of Undergraduate Research has actually seen an increase in the percentage of students participating in research-intensive coursework. Last year, 62% of graduating seniors had been involved in undergraduate research across the disciplines. Read more.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Carolina Students Win Fulbrights, Burch Research Fellowships

Eight UNC students will have the opportunity to travel around the world in pursuit of research and service:
  • Seniors Hogan Medlin and Emma Din have been awarded Fulbright grants to teach English overseas after graduation. Hogan Medlin, the 2010-2011 student body president, will be teaching in South Korea, where he also hopes to start a project to develop leadership in young people. Emma Din will teach in Colombia, where she plans to get involved in a project related to public health. Read more.
  • Five juniors and one sophomore have been selected as Burch Research Fellows and will undertake independent research projects around the globe this summer. Read more about their projects.

Monday, April 4, 2011

New First Years: Don't forget to sign up for New Student Orientation!

If you're an enrolling first-year student, we encourage you to sign up for Orientation as soon as possible. The Orientation program is designed to help you make a smooth transition to Carolina, and all first-year students are required to attend a two-day orientation program. Learn more about New Student Orientation.