Step 1: Pay Fee & Reserve NSO Session

New Student Orientation reservations will open on Tuesday, April 11 at 10 a.m. EST.

Step 1: Pay Fee & Reserve NSO Session

Now that you’ve been admitted, it’s time to start your Pre-Orientation Checklist. Up first: Paying your New Student Orientation Fee and reserving your NSO session date!

New Student Orientation Fees

UNC Charlotte works hard to keep our orientation fees as one of the lowest in the state of North Carolina. All fees cover program meals, materials, necessary program staffing and technology expenses. Fees are paid via your Future 49er Portal

First-Year Student Fee: $95

Paying your NSO student fee is required prior to selecting your session date.

Parent/Family Member Fee: $75

Guest fees will be paid at the completion of your reservation.

How to Pay Your NSO Fee

  • Submit Your Intent to Enroll: Make sure UNC Charlotte knows that you are planning to attend by submitting your Intent to Enroll form in your Future 49er Portal.

  • Pay Your NSO Fee: Beginning Tuesday, April 11 at 10 a.m. EST, you will have access to pay your NSO student fee. The fee is automatically applied to your account following your Intent to Enroll submission and will be paid directly through the portal. 


Requests for refunds may be submitted in writing to five (5) business days in advance of the session. Refunds will not be granted for any reason after the five (5) business day timeline has expired.

Orientation Counselors at NSO

How to Reserve Your NSO Date

  • Select Your Date and Complete the Reservation Form: After you pay your NSO student fee, you will see available dates for New Student Orientation in your Future 49er Portal starting Tuesday, April 11 at 10 a.m. EST. Select an available date, complete the required information and submit the form to finalize. 
    • Submit Payment for Family Members, Guests or Overnight Accommodations: If you added any family members or guests as well as overnight accommodations, you will see those fees added to your Future 49er Portal. Submit payment for those additions directly through the portal. 
  • Check Your Charlotte Email: You will receive confirmation of your NSO reservation and important information about the New Student Modules, advising, registration and your session to your Charlotte email.
    • If you have not completed it yet, set up your NinerNET account in order to access your email.

Session Dates

New Student Orientation dates are available throughout June, July and August. Students must reserve their session prior to attending. 

Space in each session is limited, and students and families are not guaranteed seats on a particular date. The NSO reservation system only allows students to reserve sessions with remaining available seats. Students will have access to reserve NSO session dates beginning Tuesday, April 11 at 10 a.m. EST.

Note: You will not be able to complete your Pre-Orientation Checklist (including your New Student Modules and Virtual Advising and Registration) without a NSO reservation.

First-Year Session Dates ​

All sessions will run from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, June 15
  • Wednesday, June 21
  • Thursday, June 22
  • Tuesday, June 27
  • Wednesday, June 28
  • Thursday, June 29
  • Tuesday, July 11
  • Wednesday, July 12
  • Thursday, July 13
  • Wednesday, July 19
  • Thursday, July 20
  • Monday, August 14

Reasonable Accommodations

Students with documented disabilities such as vision, hearing or mobility impairments, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or learning disabilities that may require test accommodations should contact Disability Services at least one (1) month in advance of attending NSO by calling 704-687-0040 V/TDD. Students must provide disability documentation to the University in order to determine eligibility for services and appropriate accommodations. 

While there are no required tests that occur during NSO, test accommodations, such as low distraction environment, extended test time, computer assistance or enlarged print, must be requested one (1) week in advance and must be appropriate for the documented disability for those students who wish to take the Foreign Language Placement Exam at their NSO session.

Students who need sign language interpreters or materials in Braille should contact Disability Services at least one (1) month in advance of attending NSO. For more information, check the Disability Services website or contact the office via email or phone.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can change your reserved NSO date by logging back in to the Future 49er Portal with your username and password.
If the reservation system is stating there is a pending payment, then there is still a payment due. If a payment attempt is made but the payment fails, this can show up as a pending payment within your bank account. Please reach out to if you have any payment questions.
The NSO program is required for all new students in order to make sure you successfully transition to campus. If you have personal limitations that prevent you from completing your NSO requirement, email with your name, 801# and detailed information on why you are seeking a program exemption. Please know that limited program exemptions are granted.
You are able to see the NSO session dates with remaining seats available. If you do not see a NSO session date in the reservation portal, this means that the session is full.
It is highly recommended that you change your major as quickly as possible, and that you do so in advance of your completion of the New Student Modules. Your modules contain important academic information needed prior to Virtual Advising & Registration, so changing your major in advance ensures that you receive the correct information for your advising and registration process.

There are a few reasons that you may have a hold on your account. 

  • New Student Orientation Hold: This hold will be released within 24 hours of the completion of your New Student Modules. 
  • Advising Hold: After completing your New Student Modules, you must complete virtual advising with your academic college to lift the Advising Hold. More information will be available in your modules.
  • Undergraduate Admissions (UA) Hold: If you have this hold, you may need to submit additional documentation required by the University. Questions about UA holds can be directed to 

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