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 2024

Registration is now available for Summer/Fall 2024 Parent & Family Orientation! 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.

Freshman Parent & Family Orientation Fee 2024

Primary Parent Registrant Adult Registration $125.00
Additional Guest Adult Registration $95.00
Child Registration Ages 5-17 $60.00
Child Registration Ages 0-4 no charge

NOTE: Orientation Fees are non-refundable. To view our policy, visit our How to Register page - click the "Cancellations and Refunds" tab.

Pre-registration is closed for all Freshman Parent & Family Orientation Sessions


Summer/Fall 2024

Freshman Orientation 1 Wednesday, June 5 - Thursday, June 6, 2024
Freshman Orientation 2 Monday, June 10 - Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Freshman Orientation 3 Thursday, June 13 - Friday, June 14, 2024
Freshman Orientation 4 Monday, June 17 - Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Freshman Orientation 5 Monday, June 24 - Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Freshman Orientation 6 Thursday, June 27 - Friday, June 28, 2024
Freshman Orientation 7 Tuesday, July 9 - Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Freshman Orientation 8 Monday, July 15 - Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Freshman Orientation 9 Thursday, July 18 - Friday, July 19, 2024
Freshman Orientation 10 Monday, July 22 - Tuesday, July 23, 2024
Freshman Orientation 11 Thursday, July 25 - Friday, July 26, 2024
Freshman Orientation 12* Tuesday, July 30 - Wednesday, July 31, 2024
Freshman Orientation 13** Wednesday, August 7 - Thursday, August 8, 2024

Housing is available for families and guests participating in the Parent & Family Orientation for an additional fee. Housing is not provided during sessions 12 or 13. Session 12 is intended for commuter students. Session 13 is the early move-in session where students can move in to their fall residence hall home early.

Schedule at a Glance

Summer/Fall 2024 Schedule at a Glance

Day 1
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Orientation check-in Coliseum, Gate A
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Resource Fair Coliseum concourse
10:00 a.m. Orientation Welcome Coliseum
11:00 a.m. Parent Orientation Welcome Union Ballroom
12:00 p.m. Lunch Union Ballroom
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Academic Expectations at UNT Union Ballroom
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Student Services part 1 Union Ballroom
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Coffee Break Union Ballroom
4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Student Services part 2 see printed schedule
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Life on Campus rotation see printed schedule
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Evening Reception see printed schedule
Day 2
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Come and Go Breakfast Union Ballroom
9:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. College Success Sessions Union various rooms
11:00 a.m. Career Readiness Presentation Union Ballroom
11:30 a.m.. Student Panel Union Ballroom
12:15 p.m. Farewell Lunch Union Ballroom
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Parent Breakout Sessions Union various rooms
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Optional Residence Hall Tours residence halls

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.

Orientation Refund Request Form

Contact Us


UNT Division of Student Affairs Orientation And Transition Programs