About Freshman Orientation
Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of North Texas, and welcome to the Class of 2022!
We are proud that you have chosen to become a member of our growing UNT family! In order to assist you with your transition to UNT, all new students are required to attend orientation, a program designed to help students and families become acclimated to the university. During orientation, you will have the chance to meet with faculty and staff, meet your new classmates, connect with current students, learn about university resources, and receive academic advising in preparation for registering for classes. You will leave orientation understanding our university's spirit and traditions, as well as what to expect as you embark on your college experience.
Freshman Orientation Details
Summer/Fall 2018 Orientation Sessions
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Freshman Orientation 3 - CLOSED
Monday, June 18 - Wednesday, June 20, 2018
two-night orientation session
|Freshman Orientation 4 - CLOSED||Friday, June 22 - Sunday, June 24, 2018||two-night orientation session|
|Freshman Orientation 5||Tuesday, June 26 - Thursday, June 28, 2018||two-night orientation session|
|Freshman Orientation 6||Monday, July 9 - Wednesday, July 11, 2018||two-night orientation session|
|Freshman Orientation 7||Thursday, July 12 - Friday, July 13, 2018||one-night orientation session|
|Freshman Orientation 8||Monday, July 16 - Tuesday, July 17, 2018||one-night orientation session|
|Freshman Orientation 9||Sunday, July 22 - Tuesday, July 24, 2018||two-night orientation session|
|Freshman Orientation 10||Wednesday, July 25 - Thursday, July 26, 2018||one-night orientation session|
|Freshman Orientation 11||Monday, August 6 - Tuesday, August 7, 2018||commuter session|
|Freshman Orientation 12||Thursday, August 16 - Friday, August 17, 2018||early move-in session|
*Only Honors College eligible freshman are able to participate in the High Achieving Orientation session.
The student orientation fee is non-refundable. The fee includes orientation program expenses, UNT class of 2022 t-shirt, administrative costs, and year-long orientation activities.
NOTE: Orientation Fees are non-refundable. To view our policy, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Part of the orientation experience is staying overnight in the residence halls. Orientation participants in sessions 1-10 will reside in Rawlins Hall and Clark Hall, and are required to spend both nights in their assigned residence hall. Housing is not provided during sessions 11 or 12.
Freshman Orientation 11
Freshman Orientation 11 is a two-day orientation session designed targeting commuter students in the DFW area. Housing is not provided during this session, and participants are expected to either commute to and from orientation each day or make their own housing arrangements.
Freshman Orientation 12
Freshman Orientation 12 is the last formal freshman orientation session prior to the start of the semester. Housing is not provided during this session. Students attending this session will have the option to move in to their fall residence hall home on the first day of orientation. Students who will be commuting to and from campus in the fall will be expected to commute (or make other arrangements) during orientation.
How to Register for Orientation
Over The Phone
To register for an orientation session, log in at my.unt.edu with your EUID and password. Once logged in, click Student Center, then Register for Orientation.
You can register for orientation by making a payment over the phone. To do so, call our office at 940-565-4198.
You can also register for orientation by visiting the office of Orientation and Transition Programs in the University Union, Suite 377 (1155 Union Circle).
NOTE: Payment arrangements for the orientation fee must be made at the time of registering for the session to secure your spot.
Schedule at a Glance
One-Night Orientation Sessions
Check-in for one-night orientation sessions will be from 9-11am at the UNT Coliseum, Gate B. Students should plan to be on campus until 5pm on the second day of orientation. Staying over night in the residence halls is required of all students, except those attending session 11 or 12.
|Day 1||Day 2|
|Check-In from 9-11am at the UNT Coliseum, Gate B (600 Avenue D)||Breakfast|
|Resource Fair||Small Group Meeting|
|Placement Testing||Introduction to Academic Planning|
|Grab and Go Lunch||Lunch|
|Official Orientation Welcome||Student Organization Fair|
|College Success Sessions||Academic Advising|
|Music Meeting||Course Registration|
|Dinner and Life on Campus||Orientation Check-Out from 3-5pm|
|Go Mean Green|
|Dean of Students After Dark|
Check-in for two-night orientation sessions will be from 1-3pm at the UNT Coliseum, Gate B. Students should plan to be on campus until 3pm on the third day of orientation. Staying over night in the residence halls is required of all students.
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|Check-In from 1-3pm at the Coliseum, Gate B (600 Avenue D)||Breakfast||Breakfast|
|Resource Fair||Small Group Meetings||Small Group Meetings|
|Official Orientation Welcome||Introduction to Academic Planning||International Orientation|
|Small Group Meetings||Placement Testing||College Success Sessions|
|Dinner and Life on Campus||Lunch||Lunch|
|Playfair||Academic Advising||Course Registration|
|Evening Activities in the Residence Hall||Music Meeting||Orientation Check-Out from 1-3pm|
|Dinner & Student Organization Fair|
|Go Mean Green|
|Dean of Students After Dark|
Parking & Transportation
Individuals attending freshman orientation should park in the Resident Lot 23 (behind Maple Hall) and 27 (across from Rawlins Hall) or Eagle Lot 20 near Fouts Field. Please avoid Faculty/Staff spaces, reserved, metered, and garage parking. We recommend that you place your orientation confirmation card in the dashboard of your car to show proof of orientation registration. If you have misplaced your confirmation card, please print the confirmation email that will be sent the week leading up to your orientation session.
Students driving to campus should refer to the Google Maps for driving directions. The office of Orientation and Transition Programs does not provide shuttles to and from the airport. Students flying into either DFW or Love Field airport are encouraged to make alternative arrangements.
Students who intend to register with the Office of Disability Accommodation (ODA) under the terms of ADA/504, or who request accommodations during their orientation session, should check the appropriate boxes on their orientation registration materials. In addition, please contact ODA two weeks prior to your orientation date by calling 940-565-4323www.unt.edu/oda., TTY callers 1-800-RELAY TX. Visit the ODA website at