First Flight is UNT's official welcome week program. First Flight is a mandatory 8-day extended orientation program and all new FTIC students are required to participate. Students will have a combination of specific scheduled sessions to attend and First Flight programs throughout the week where they will have the flexibility to create their own schedule and attend programs they are interested in. This week is designed to help new students begin their college experience on the right foot. Every year we rely on the service of our amazing faculty and staff to make this program a success. Here is how faculty and staff can get involved with First Flight. 

First Flight Programs 

First Flight programs are hosted by various departments on campus. Students will select at least 5 programs (one in each of the following categories). 

  • My Prep - Make sure students are academically prepared for the start of classes 
  • My Life - Help students determine how they are going to be engaged on campus 
  • My Health and Wellness - Help students develop healthy habits in college 
  • My Future - Help students chart a path during college to help them achieve their future career and life goals 
  • Our Community - Help students learn what it means to be a part of our caring community

Special Interest Session 

Special Interest Sessions are designed to give students an opportunity to meet a UNT faculty member, learn something “cool,” and get a sense of what a large classroom lecture experience will be like. Students are required to attend at least one Special Interest Session as a part of their First Flight Requirements. Our hope is to have representation from all of the UNT Colleges and Schools so students have an opportunity to connect with faculty members in their program.