Freshman Parent and Family Orientation

About Freshman Parent & Family Orientation

Parents and family members are an important part of the UNT family and their support and interest are critical to a student’s successful adjustment to university life. See below for information about Parent & Family Orientation and how you can participate.

Summer/Fall 2022

The Summer/Fall 2022 Freshman Parent Orientations are live for registration! These sessions are in-person orientations held on our campus. To see available dates and the schedule at a glance, click on the appropriate tabs on this page.

To register for an orientation session, click on the button below. Registration for Parent & Family Orientation is separate from the student orientation registration process. When a student signs up for orientation, they can provide parent contact information in the event of an emergency. This does not sign you up for Parent Orientation. If you would like to participate in Freshman Parent Orientation, click on the link below and complete the registration form and payment. Payment arrangements for the orientation fee must be made at the time of registering for the session to secure your spot.

NOTE: If you are a freshman parent/family member and your student is signed up to attend Late Orientation, please click on the Transfer Family & Guest page for registration information. Late Orientation is open to both new freshman and new transfer students.

Freshman Parent Orientation Fee

The orientation fee includes orientation program expenses, Mean Green Family t-shirt, participant materials, administrative costs, and meals during the program. The fee does not cover housing. If you would like to stay on-campus during Freshman Parent Orientation, an additional housing fee is required.

First Parent Registrant $115.00
Additional Parent Registrant $85.00
Children (ages 5 -17) $60.00
2022 Freshman Parent Orientation Registration


Summer/Fall 2022

Freshman Parent Orientation 8 Sunday, July 10 - Monday, July 11, 2022
Freshman Parent Orientation 9 Wednesday, July 13 - Thursday, July 14, 2022
Freshman Parent Orientation 10 Monday, July 18 - Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Freshman Parent Orientation 11 Thursday, July 21 - Friday, July 22, 2022
Freshman Parent Orientation 12 no parent session during Freshman Orientation 12
Freshman Parent Orientation 13* Monday, August 1 - Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Freshman Parent Orientation 14* Wednesday, August 17 - Thursday, August 18, 2022

*Housing is not available during Freshman Parent Orientation 13 or 14. Guests are expected to commute to and from campus for the program or make their own housing accommodations off-campus.

Schedule at a Glance

Day 1
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Orientation check-in UNT Coliseum, Gate A
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Resource Fair Coliseum concourse
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Grab & Go Lunch Coliseum concourse
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Orientation Welcome UNT Coliseum
12:15 p.m. Parent Orientation Welcome University Union
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Academic Expectations at UNT see printed schedule
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Academic Deans Session see printed schedule
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Student Services Presentations see printed schedule
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Life on Campus & Dinner rotation see printed schedule
7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Evening Reception see printed schedule
Day 2
8:00 a.m. Breakfast & Morning Announcements University Union
8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Tips for Adjusting to Life with a College Student see printed schedule
8:45 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Real Talk: Student Panel see printed schedule
9:30 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. College Success Sessions see printed schedule
11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Student Organization Fair University Union
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch see printed schedule
1:30 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Parent Breakout Sessions see printed schedule
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Residence Hall Tours various campus locations

Disability Accommodations

Students who intend to register with the Office of Disability Access (ODA) under the terms of ADA/504, or who request accommodations during their orientation session, should check the appropriate boxes on their orientation registration materials. In addition, please contact ODA two weeks prior to your orientation date by calling 940-565-4323, TTY callers 1-800-RELAY TX. Visit the ODA website at

Parking and Transportation

When & where to park at UNT

Hotel Sponsors

Parents and family members seeking overnight accommodations in the Denton area can view our list of hotel partners for possible discounted rates.

UNT Parent Programs Hotel Partners


If you are unable to attend your orientation session, you can request to cancel at least 5 business days prior to your scheduled orientation date and be eligible for a full refund.

Orientation Cancellation Request Form


After your orientation date has passed, all orientation fees are non-refundable. If you missed the cancellation deadline, but feel you have an extenuating circumstance, please complete the refund request form below. Your student's decision to attend another college or university is NOT an extenuating circumstance.

If you have duplicate payments for orientation, you are eligible for a refund. Please complete the refund request form and our staff will reach out to you with more information about your payment status.

Family Weekend Registration Form

Contact Us


UNT Division of Student Affairs Orientation And Transition Programs