First Flight Week Frequently Asked Questions 

  • When does First Flight begin?

    The 2022 First Flight Week dates will be released at a later date.

  • Is First Flight mandatory?

    Yes, First Flight is a required program for all new freshmen as it is an integral part to your transition to the University. First Flight is UNT’s official welcome week program.  Attendance will be taken at all First Flight events throughout the week. 

  • How will participation and attendance be tracked?

    First Flight Leaders will take attendance for the students in their group at all of their required scheduled sessions (Small Group Meetings, University 101, Our Community, and Convocation). 

    For Special Interest Sessions, College Day, and First Flight Programs students will receive a code from the program host to enter in to the First Flight Check In Website, these codes will expire 2 hours after the program ends so students should enter the code as soon as the receive it. 

    For online programs, students should complete all of the activities (knowledge check quiz , reflection, etc.) in the module and their attendance will be automatically recorded in the Canvas gradebook. 

    Codes entered after the 2-hour window will not show up on your personal attendance page, but will be visible to the OTP staff. If you have concerns about whether or not your code was accepted, or if your code is not working, you can report your code to our "Broken Code" form which will be available on Monday, August 16. 

    If you will be absent or miss a program, that is okay. First Flight is unlike New Student Orientation in that you get to make your own schedule for the week. There are things we are asking you to do, but for the most part you can choose when you complete them. Please visit with your First Flight Leader or RA if you have questions about your attendance.

  • What if I need an exemption?

    We understand that some students may have conflicts during First Flight and may wish to be excused from some or all programming. On occasion, Orientation and Transition Programs may grant exemptions to students who demonstrate conflicts that are deemed sufficient to warrant an exemption. You will receive a response from an Orientation and Transition Programs staff member before First Flight Week begins on if your exemption was approved.

    Examples of potentially warranted exemptions include, but are not limited to, medical need, dependent child care, severe illness, unexpected family emergencies, or active military duty.

  • Is there a make-up policy?

    Students who do not meet their First Flight Program expectations will be enrolled in an online make-up module after classes start so they can get important information about UNT policies, resources, and academic deadlines. 

  • When do I move in?

    Please visit housing.unt.edu for complete details on the residence hall move-in process.

  • Will meals be provided?

    Students living on-campus can start using their meal-plan during First Flight Week. Visit dining.unt.edu for more information about meal plans.

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