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Orientation and Transition Programs

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First Flight Week

First Flight is UNT's official welcome 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!

Sunday, August 19 - Sunday, August 26, 2018

All new freshman students are required to participate in First Flight Week. During Mean Green Move-In Weekend (Saturday, August 18 - Sunday, August 19) you will move in to your residence hall home and check in for First Flight Week. Participation in First Flight Week is required and attendance will be taken at all First Flight events. 


First Flight check-in takes place at your residence hall. When you arrive for Mean Green Move-In Weekend, check in at your residence hall front desk. By checking in to your hall, you are checking in for First Flight Week. All commuter students can check-in from 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Sunday, August 19 at the Coliseum.

Late Check-In

Late check-in will be available in the Orientation and Transition Programs office (University Union, Suite 377) Monday and Tuesday mornings from 8:00am - noon.



Housing is not provided during First Flight Week. Freshman students living on campus are expected to move in to their fall residence hall home by Sunday, August 19 for Mean Green Move-In Weekend (link).


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 20. Lunch and dinner will be provided on campus during Mean Green Move-In Weekend, but after that date students are expected to use their campus meal plan. If you are a commuter student, meal tickets for lunch Monday - Wednesday will be provided to you by your First Flight Leader.

The following dining halls will be open during First Flight Week:

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 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.