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Division of Student Affairs

Orientation and Transition Programs

First Flight Expectations

TIME Speaker Kick-Off Event

The official kick-off to First Flight Week is the TIME Speaker. All freshman students are expected to be at the UNT Coliseum at 4:30pm on Sunday, August 19 for a BBQ dinner and opening program of welcome week.

Small Group Meetings

Similar to orientation, students are assigned to a small group during First Flight Week. Small group leaders are also known as First Flight Leaders. Small groups meet throughout the week to help build connections among students, introduce new material, and reflect on experiences throughout the week.

University 101, Student Life Time, and Library Presentation

Students will attend University 101, Student Life Time, and Library Presentations with their First Flight Leader. Each group will have a designated time to attend each event scheduled Monday - Tuesday.

Special Interest Sessions

Students must attend 1 Special Interest Session during First Flight Week. These sessions allow you to get to know the faculty on campus and learn something cool along the way!

College Day

Feeling a connection to your college or school is critical to your success. On College Day you will get to know academic leaders and some of the key resources from your college.

New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation serves as your official academic kick-off to the upcoming year. This event will include all of the President's cabinet members, deans, and other faculty and staff. It will culminate with the official pinning of new students with an eagle lapel pin to be work at graduation.

First Flight Programs

In order for students to make First Flight their own, by the end of the week you must attend a total of 7 First Flight Programs in the following categories:

My Prep

Being prepared for college level work is your first step to a successful year. What you may need in terms of preparation will vary by student. Throughout the week you must attend 3 programs in this category.

My Life

On a campus UNT’s size, opportunities to engage in campus life are abundant. Take time this week to connect with your peers, figure out ways you want to be involved on campus, and immerse yourself in the spirit and traditions! Throughout the week you must attend 2 programs in this category.

My Health and Wellness

Cultivating a lifestyle that embraces ideas of health and wellness are keys to your happiness and success in college. Throughout the week you must attend 1 program in this category.

My Future

Although graduation is still 4 years away, the actions you make today will impact your future. Throughout the week you must attend 1 program in this category.