Orientation Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Updates

We are excited to be able to offer students the option of an in-person or virtual orientation experience for 2021! In order to do so, we need to make sure we are being as safe as possible and following university guidelines for program implementation. Please browse our Frequently Asked Questions below for important details about your orientation. Please note that these details could change due to the evolving nature of COVID-19 and its impacts.

If you have additional questions about orientation, we encourage you to contact us.

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Browse our list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding your orientation.


Orientation Details

  • How do I register for orientation?

    Registration for orientation is available through the MyUNT portal at my.unt.edu. Click Advising & Orientation and then Register for Orientation. As orientation sessions reach capacity, they are removed from the site and no longer available for registration. 

    If you need to change your orientation date, email us at freshman@unt.edu or transfer@unt.edu with your student ID number and the date you wish to change to. As long as the session you wish to change to has not reached registration capacity, we will change your orientation session.

  • What is my orientation date?

    For the most up-to-date list of available orientation sessions, log on to your MyUNT student portal. Only sessions with open spaces will be available. Each orientation session has a registration capacity.

    Spring 2022 orientations are now live! See more details about your orientation including the fee, schedule at a glance, and more using our menu above.

  • When will I receive check-in information?

    Check-in information will be sent in your confirmation email the week leading up to your orientation date. To verify your registration on your MyUNT portal, please visit my.unt.edu and click Advising & Orientation then Register for Orientation. You should see a confirmation message at the top of the page and your orientation session selected. For more assistance, please contact our office.

  • Can I come to campus outside of my orientation date?

    UNT is currently serving students and guests remotely and in person. View our updated hours of operation on our About Us page.


    Cost & Payment Options

  • When do I pay for orientation?

    You must provide payment with your reservation to secure a spot in an orientation session. Payment can be made online through your my.unt.edu portal or in the Orientation and Transition Programs office (Union 377). Your space will not be reserved until payment is received.

  • What does my orientation fee cover?

    Your fee is used for program implementation and staffing, orientation publications, all orientation materials (bag, t-shirt, pen, etc.) and facilities used during orientation. The fee also provides for year-round orientation programming for all new students. Students that choose to attend an in-person orientation will have an additional fee posted to their student account after the orientation date. The additional fee covers the costs of meals, rooms, materials and staffing.

  • What if I cannot pay for my orientation?

    Financial constraints will not prohibit you from attending orientation. Students can elect to have their full orientation fee deferred to their student account and will have until the beginning of classes to pay the fee. The fee deferment request form will be available soon.

  • If I can no longer make my orientation date, am I able to reschedule?

    If you missed your orientation date or need to reschedule, please email us at freshman@unt.edu or transfer@unt.edu with your student ID number and the date you would like to reschedule to. Please refer to the Freshman Orientation page or Transfer Orientation page to see available sessions.

  • If I paid and registered for orientation but decide not to attend UNT, can I cancel my orientation?

    A student can cancel their orientation registration at least 5 business days prior to their scheduled orientation date and receive a full refund. For more information about our cancellation and refund policies, please visit our Register for Orientation page.

    If you missed your orientation date or need to reschedule, please email us at freshman@unt.edu or transfer@unt.edu with your student ID number and the date you would like to reschedule to.


    Academic Advising and Course Registration

  • When will I meet with my advisor?

    Students will have an academic advising session during their orientation date and will be provided more information about their advising appointment during their college/school meetings. Transfer students attending a virtual session are the only exception to this and will be provided information about scheduling an appointment in their confirmation email. All students will receive their confirmation email during the week leading up to the orientation date.

  • What should I do if I want to change my major?

    The confirmation email you receive prior to your orientation session will have a survey for you to complete, asking you to confirm your major. It is common for students to apply to the university intending to major in something and then change their minds prior to or during orientation. The major confirmation survey will help us share information with the colleges and schools to prepare for your academic advising session. 

    Please note, you must be auditioned and accepted into the College of Music before changing your major to Music. 


    Parent & Family Orientation

  • What will the orientation be like for family members and guests?

    Spring 2022 Parent & Family Orientations are now available for registration! For more details, please visit the Parent & Family Orientation website.

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