As soon as you have a local address, local phone number, and email address, please give this information to the Graduate Coordinator, Joy Mann Jones (email@example.com). In addition:
- Download and familiarize yourself with the Graduate Student Handbook.
- Set up your UNC–CH email account as early as possible.
- Send your email address to Joy Mann Jones so that she can sign you up on HISTORY‑GRADUATE, the listserv through which you get important announcements from faculty and staff.
- Subscribe to HISTGRAD, the grad‑student‑only listserv. Contact Jon Powell, list manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask him to add you.
- Locate the Graduate Lounge in Hamilton 510. This is a center for the distribution of information among History graduate students and faculty.
- Get your UNC One Card. This is your student ID. The Graduate School will give you information on how to do this.
- Swiping your One Card will admit you to Hamilton 553, the graduate computer lab and graduate mailboxes.
The Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce maintains a web page designed especially for people relocating to the area. There’s information on school districts, housing, places of worship, as well map.
Housing: You might find UNC’s Housing Page (919.962.5406) helpful in your search for a place to live. Married student housing is available.
Getting Registered for Courses
Before you register, you might want to read the Program Regulations; get faculty guidance via email (see faculty pages or the UNC directory for contact information). To find the Department’s lists of courses offered and recent schedules see the courses page.
Each fall the Graduate School provides an orientation for incoming graduate students. For more information, go to the Graduate School.
Each fall the History Department hosts a History Reception. Joy will send information on this event to you before you arrive on campus.
Getting Ready to Teach
Have you been appointed as a Teaching Assistant or an Apprentice Teacher? If so, contact the professor with whom you will be working.
If you’ve been assigned to work as a Teaching Assistant, you must participate in the Department’s Teacher‑Training Workshop which is held before the beginning of the fall semester. You’ll be provided with details on this event before you arrive on campus. Apprentice Teachers are not required to attend these workshops.
In order to get paid for teaching, it is exceedingly important that you return to Joy the payroll forms, and tax withholding form that she will include in the orientation packet that is mailed to you. Once you receive that packet in May, return the forms as soon as possible.
International students should consult with the International Center for information on maintaining student visas and paying federal and state taxes.
The Graduate Coordinator, Joy Mann Jones, is the best person to contact with questions about miscellaneous items.