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 the 2021 Parent & Family Orientation program and how you can participate

In-Person Parent & Family Orientation Sessions

At this time, we are planning to offer some in-person Freshman Parent & Family Orientation experiences for Summer/Fall 2021. Please note that this could change due to the evolving nature of COVID-19 and its impacts.

Parent & Family Orientation is a special program that runs concurrently with the student orientation program. This program is optional but highly encouraged. Through Parent & Family Orientation, guests have the opportunity to learn about the many offices, services, academic programs UNT has to offer.

While you and your student will have separate itineraries, you will be together during some orientation activities. Due to space limitations and COVID-19 safety protocol, parents will not be able to attend college meetings, advising sessions, or course registration. Parents will, however, be able to join their student after registration to help take care of payment if necessary.

Please note: Due to safety restrictions, we will not be accommodating walk-ins.

Freshman Parent & Family Orientation Registration

Parent & Family Orientation Packets

Guests attending an in-person orientation will receive an orientation packet during check-in. For guests who will not attend an in-person orientation, but would like a Parent & Family Orientation packet, please complete our request form below. The Parent & Family Orientation Packet includes our Parent Handbook, Seasons of Adjustment calendar, Mean Green Family decal, t-shirt, bag, and more! You can request up to three additional t-shirts for $5 each. Packets will start mailing in June.

If you will be attending an in-person Freshman Parent & Family Orientation, do not purchase an additional packet. You will receive your packet during check-in and do not need to complete the form below.

Parent & Family Orientation Packet Request Form

Orientation Fee

Summer/Fall 2021

Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, students are limited to up to two paid guests at orientation. Guests include, but are not limited to, adults, children, and/or infants. It is not guaranteed that a student will be able to bring a guest to orientation. COVID-19 safety restrictions limit the number of guests we can accommodate at each session. Each orientation session has a registration capacity of 125. Once the overall registration capacity is met for each session, guests will no longer be able to sign-up for orientation.

Freshman Parent and Family Orientation Fee (in-person sessions) $57 per guest
Parent and Family Orientation Packet $50 + $5 per additional t-shirt

Dates

Summer/Fall 2021

For the most up-to-date list of available orientation sessions, please visit the Parent & Family Orientation registration form on the "About" tab. Only sessions with open spaces will be available. Each orientation session has a registration capacity of 125.

At this time, we are planning to offer some in-person Freshman Parent & Family Orientation experiences for Summer/Fall 2021. Please note that this could change due to the evolving nature of COVID-19 and its impacts.

Orientation Session Dates Details
Freshman Parent Orientation 1 - session closed at capacity Thursday, June 3, 2021 in-person session
Freshman Parent Orientation 3
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in-person session
Freshman Parent Orientation 4
Friday, June 11, 2021 in-person session
Freshman Parent Orientation 5
Sunday, June 13, 2021 in-person session
Freshman Parent Orientation 6
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 in-person session
Freshman Parent Orientation 8
Monday, June 21, 2021 in-person session
Freshman Parent Orientation 9
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 in-person session
Freshman Parent Orientation 10
Monday, July 12, 2021 in-person session
Freshman Parent Orientation 12
Saturday, July 17, 2021 in-person session
Freshman Parent Orientation 13
Monday, July 19, 2021 in-person session
Freshman Parent Orientation 14
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 in-person session
Freshman Parent Orientation 16
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 in-person session

Schedule at a Glance

Please see below for our in-person freshman orientation schedule at a glance. Please note: the guest orientation schedule is separate from the student schedule. While some activities are together, the majority of the guest orientation experience is separate from the student program.

Summer/Fall 2021

Day 1
Check-in/COVID Screenings (8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m)
Resource Fair
Grab & Go Lunch
Welcome
Parent Orientation Welcome
Academic Expectations at UNT
Academic Deans Session
Student Services (Part 1)
Coffee Break
Student Services (Part 2)
Dinner and Life on Campus

Housing Accommodations

Housing will not be provided during in-person the 2021 Parent & Family Orientation sessions.

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 940-565-4323phone, TTY callers 1-800-RELAY TX. Visit the ODA website at www.unt.edu/oda. 

Cancellations

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. To do so, please complete the cancellation request form below.

Orientation Cancellation Request Form

Refunds

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 may be 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.

Please note that due to restrictions in place for COVID-19 we are not able to take returns for packet requests at this time. All online orientation packet sales are final with no opportunity for exchange.

Orientation Refund Request Form

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