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Division of Student Affairs

Orientation and Transition Programs

Freshman Orientation

About Freshman Orientation 

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of North Texas, and welcome to the Class of 2021!

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 an orientation session. Orientation is a 3-day experience 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

August Orientation Options

Drive-In 6 (one-day session)

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Freshman Orientation 8

Wednesday, August 16 - Friday, August 18, 2017

Late Orientation (one-day session)

Friday, August 25, 2017


The student orientation fee is non-refundable. This fee includes meals, materials, t-shirt, staffing, administrative costs, and year-long orientation activities.

Regular Orientation Registration Fee 


Late Orientation Registration Fee (after May 1)


One-Day Session


NOTE: Orientation Fees are non-refundable.  To view our policy, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Freshman Orientation 8

Housing is not provided for session 8. Students living on-campus will 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

In Office

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

The schedule below is specific to Freshman Orientation. Exact session locations will be shared upon check-in for orientation. If you are attending a one-day orientation, visit the Transfer Orientation page for more information on your schedule.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Check-In (from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the UNT Coliseum, Gate B - 600 Avenue D)



Resource Fair

Small Group Meeting 3

Small Group Meeting 5

Orientation Welcome

College Success Sessions

Placement Testing

Math Placement

Foreign Language Placement/ Credit Exam

Small Group Meeting 1


Open Houses

Dinner and Life on Campus presentation

Introduction to Academic Planning

Specialized Advising



Music Meeting

Small Group Meeting 2

Small Group Meeting 4



Dinner and Student Organization Fair

Academic Advising


Get Connected

Course Registration


Go Mean Green event



Dean of Students After Dark


Parking & Transportation 

Individuals attending freshman orientation should park in the Eagle Lot 23 or Resident Lots 19 and 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. 

UNT Campus Parking Map

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.

Disability Accommodations 

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 940-565-4323, TTY callers 1-800-RELAY TX. Visit the ODA website at www.unt.edu/oda.

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