First Flight is UNT's official welcome week program. This week is designed to help new students begin their college experience on the right foot. From programs that prepare you for the upcoming educational opportunities to programs where you get to let loose and meet fellow peers, there is something for everyone!
All new freshman students are required to participate in First Flight Week. At this time, we are planning for all First Flight components to be virtual. Depending on how COVID changes in our community over the next couple of weeks, if an opportunity arises to offer some on the components in person, we will be prepared to move in that direction. Regardless of if we are able to offer some programs in person, a student will be able to complete all First Flight requirements virtually if desired.
All freshman will be assigned a First Flight Leader and will participate in small group meetings, University 101 sessions, and have the opportunity to attend programs throughout the week. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community is our top concern.
If you live on-campus, First Flight check-in takes place at your residence hall. When you arrive for Mean Green Move-In , check in at your residence hall front desk. By checking in to your hall, you are checking in for First Flight Week.
Attendance is taken at all live Zoom sessions and your engagement with the program will be tracked in the Canvas course.
Housing is not provided during First Flight Week. Only students living in the campus residence halls will be expected to be on-campus during First Flight Week.
All UNT students are expected to make their own parking and transportation arrangements. Parking rules and regulations will be in affect during First Flight Week. If you plan to park on campus, it is recommended that you purchase a campus parking permit. Information about permits can be found on the UNT Parking & Transportation website (link).
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.
Meal plans begin on Monday, August 17.
The following dining halls will be open during First Flight Week:
Students who intend to register with the Office of Disability Accommodation (ODA) under the terms of ADA/504, or who request accommodations during First Flight Week should contact ODA two weeks prior to First Flight week by calling 940-565-4323, TTY callers 1-800-RELAY TX. Visit the ODA website at www.unt.edu/oda.