Arrival – Orientation
When you start making flight arrangements, the arrival airport is RDU (Raleigh/Durham International Airport). There are currently 2 international direct flight options (direct from/to London, and Paris). The RDU airport is located ~ 20 minutes from Chapel Hill (depending on arrival time and traffic).
Arriving somewhere else? How to get to Chapel Hill?
Do not fly to Charlotte as your final destination. Do not expect an easy transfer to Chapel Hill from there, unless you booked a one-way flight from Charlotte to RDU. Public transportation, like trains, buses are not reliable and efficient.
If you want to fly to New York, Washington, Boston as flights are cheaper, you can look into Amtrak (train) to Durham Station (not Raleigh), or Mega Bus to Durham Station. I would not recommend the bus option, though, it is not the best experience.
We will offer a free pick-up service from RDU airport to your apartment. These wonderful volunteers will meet and greet you at the airport and take you to your apartment. They often also offer to take you shopping for food or any items you might need immediately. Recommended arrival time is before 4 pm if you wish to move same day to your apartment. Housing/Lease offices usually close at 5 pm. If arriving after hours, we recommend that you book a hotel room for one night. Below you will find a list of area hotels. Mention that you are a UNC student for greater deals.
If you were lucky and got a room in the Baity Hill Community, please be aware of their arrival details in the lease agreement. Same as with other offices, if you arrive after hours you should get a hotel, or you can request a friend, who arrived earlier, to pick up your key. For this I will need a letter from you detailing this, granting permission to pick-up your key.
We have scheduled a 1 day in person orientation which is on August 18.
January 5th for Spring. Orientation is mandatory. if you need to miss it, please seek approval.