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Division of Student Affairs

Orientation and Transition Programs

Graduate Orientation

About Graduate Orientation

Congratulations on your acceptance to graduate school at the University of North Texas (UNT)!

After being accepted, you’ll want to attend a graduate student orientation. Although not required, you’ll learn about UNT, your program and resources available to you, among other things. You’ll also need to check with your department, as they usually have a required departmental orientation. Check back for information on future orientation sessions as they become available.

If you're a new Teaching Assistant or Teaching Fellow, you should attend the Teaching Excellence Seminar.

In addition, international students are required to attend orientation through UNT-International. Review items that will be covered by the International Student Advising Center.

Graduate Orientation Details


Graduate Orientation - Saturday, August 19, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm University Union
International Graduate Orientation - Monday, August 21, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm University Union


There is no fee for Graduate Orientation.

Schedule at a Glance




8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Check-In and Resource Fair University Union
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Welcome  
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Student Services Sessions  
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Break  
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Graduate Success Sessions
11:50 AM - 12:20 PM*

Breakout Sessions by Classification:

  • University Graduate Benchmarks - Masters
  • University Graduate Benchmarks - Doctoral

*at 11:45 AM MBA students will begin their departmental orientation with the College of Business in Union Room 332. The remainder of your orientation will be college specific, but will end around the same time. 

How to Register for Graduate Orientation 

To register for the session on Saturday, August 19, please complete the form below. To register for International Graduate Orientation on Monday, August 21, please visit the International Student and Scholar Services website.

Pre-Registration for Graduate Orientation on August 19 has closed. If you would like to attend this session, please check-in between 8:30am - 9:00am in the University Union  (1155 Union Circle) outside of the Lyceum on the 3rd floor.

Parking & Transportation 

Individuals attending transfer orientation should park in Eagle Lots 39, 54 or 55. Do not park in reserved, metered, or 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.

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.

Campus Tours

If you are a prospective student, please register for a graduate tour at tours.unt.edu.