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2021 Transfer Orientation - Safety Plan Program Format

Mon, 05/10/2021 - 11:24 | Written for: Orientation and Transition Programs - Transfer Orientation


We are so excited to welcome you to the Mean Green Family and to the University of North Texas community! Our team is working hard to prepare for your summer orientation experience, and we know you likely have questions about what to expect at orientation.

In response to COVID-19, UNT is offering new students the option to choose between a virtual or in-person orientation experience. 

Students choosing the virtual orientation format will have a designated orientation time period to complete the components of the virtual orientation. All students are asked to participate in the orientation welcome, complete an online orientation course, and then participate in academic advising. Students participating in the virtual orientation do not log in live for orientation each day. 

Students participating in the in-person express orientations will attend all sessions on the UNT Denton campus. Our university events and safety committee has outlined some expectations and guidelines for program implementation in response to COVID-19 and here is what you should expect:

  • All individuals participating in an in-person orientation program must have a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the program or have documentation that they tested positive for COVID-19 within 90 days of the start of their program. Students will be required to submit documentation in advance of their orientation session.
  • If you are not able to submit documentation, you will be required to get a COVID-19 test at the start of the program. Our Student Health and Wellness Center will provide this test for free when you arrive to orientation and you will receive your results in approximately 15 minutes. You will not leave your car to receive this test. 
  • There is no parent or guest orientation scheduled with our express orientation sessions and guests are not permitted to attend orientation events.
  • Students will be assigned a specific check-in time between 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. You will be asked to arrive as close to your assigned check-in time as possible to help us avoid large crowds.
  • We encourage non-vaccinated individuals to wear masks for the duration of the program. One will be provided if needed.
  • We will not accept walk-ins for any of our programs this summer due to the safety measures in place. All participants must be pre-registered for orientation. 
  • To be exempt from the testing requirement, you can voluntarily provide proof that you are fully vaccinated. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the 2nd dose of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 

There is an additional programming fee for in-person orientation sessions. When you sign up for orientation, all transfer and summer students pay $45. Students attending the in-person orientation will be assessed an additional $18 fee to their student account to pay for the in-person program components. Information about this additional fee was on the MyUNT portal when you signed up for orientation, and it is also explained on our website.

If you would like to change your orientation from an express session to a virtual session, please email our office at transfer@unt.edu.

We are excited to be able to offer you an in-person orientation experience. In order to do so, we need to make sure we are being as safe as possible and following university guidelines for program implementation. We look forward to seeing you at orientation this summer! 

To help answer questions that you may have, we have organized a Q&A webinar about summer orientation. 

Orientation Q&A Webinar Wednesday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. CST View the Recording

Orientation and Transition Programs
Find out more about orientation online at: orientation.unt.edu or on our Orientation FAQ page