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Division of Student Affairs

Orientation and Transition Programs

Freshman Orientation

About Freshman Orientation 

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of North Texas, and welcome to the Class of 2022!

We are proud that you have chosen to become a member of our growing UNT family! In order to assist you with your transition to UNT, all new students are required to attend orientation, a program designed to help students and families become acclimated to the university. During orientation, you will have the chance to meet with faculty and staff, meet your new classmates, connect with current students, learn about university resources, and receive academic advising in preparation for registering for classes. You will leave orientation understanding our university's spirit and traditions, as well as what to expect as you embark on your college experience.

Freshman Orientation Details

Summer/Fall 2018 Orientation Sessions

High Achieving Orientation* Friday, May 18 - Saturday, May 19, 2018 click here for more details
Freshman Orientation 1 - CLOSED Tuesday, June 12 - Thursday, June 14, 2018 two-night orientation session
Freshman Orientation 2 - CLOSED Friday, June 15 - Saturday, June 16, 2018 one-night orientation session
Freshman Orientation 3 - CLOSED
Monday, June 18 - Wednesday, June 20, 2018
two-night orientation session
Freshman Orientation 4 - CLOSED Friday, June 22 - Sunday, June 24, 2018 two-night orientation session
Freshman Orientation 5 Tuesday, June 26 - Thursday, June 28, 2018 two-night orientation session
Freshman Orientation 6 Monday, July 9 - Wednesday, July 11, 2018 two-night orientation session
Freshman Orientation 7 Thursday, July 12 - Friday, July 13, 2018 one-night orientation session
Freshman Orientation 8 Monday, July 16 - Tuesday, July 17, 2018 one-night orientation session
Freshman Orientation 9 Sunday, July 22 - Tuesday, July 24, 2018 two-night orientation session
Freshman Orientation 10 Wednesday, July 25 - Thursday, July 26, 2018 one-night orientation session
Freshman Orientation 11 Monday, August 6 - Tuesday, August 7, 2018 commuter session
Freshman Orientation 12 Thursday, August 16 - Friday, August 17, 2018 early move-in session

*Only Honors College eligible freshman are able to participate in the High Achieving Orientation session.

Orientation Fee

The student orientation fee is non-refundable. The fee includes orientation program expenses, UNT class of 2022 t-shirt, administrative costs, and year-long orientation activities. 

Early Bird Price (before May 1) - price extended through Friday, May 4 at noon $150.00
Regular Price (after May 1) - price increases Friday, May 4 at 12:01pm $180.00

NOTE: Orientation Fees are non-refundable.  To view our policy, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Housing

Part of the orientation experience is staying overnight in the residence halls. Orientation participants in sessions 1-10 will reside in Rawlins Hall and Clark Hall, and are required to spend both nights in their assigned residence hall. Housing is not provided during sessions 11 or 12. 

Freshman Orientation 11

Freshman Orientation 11 is a two-day orientation session designed targeting commuter students in the DFW area. Housing is not provided during this session, and participants are expected to either commute to and from orientation each day or make their own housing arrangements. 

Freshman Orientation 12

Freshman Orientation 12 is the last formal freshman orientation session prior to the start of the semester. Housing is not provided during this session. Students attending this session will have the option to move in to their fall residence hall home on the first day of orientation. Students who will be commuting to and from campus in the fall will be expected to commute (or make other arrangements) during orientation.

How to Register for Orientation 

Online

Over The Phone

In Office

To register for an orientation session, log in at my.unt.edu with your EUID and password. Once logged in, click Student Center, then Register for Orientation.

You can register for orientation by making a payment over the phone. To do so, call our office at 940-565-4198. 

You can also register for orientation by visiting the office of Orientation and Transition Programs in the University Union, Suite 377 (1155 Union Circle).

NOTE: Payment arrangements for the orientation fee must be made at the time of registering for the session to secure your spot.

Schedule at a Glance

One-Night Orientation Sessions

Check-in for one-night orientation sessions will be from 9-11am at the UNT Coliseum, Gate B. Students should plan to be on campus until 5pm on the second day of orientation. Staying over night in the residence halls is required of all students, except those attending session 11 or 12.

Day 1 Day 2
Check-In from 9-11am at the UNT Coliseum, Gate B (600 Avenue D) Breakfast
Resource Fair Small Group Meeting
Placement Testing Introduction to Academic Planning
Grab and Go Lunch Lunch
Official Orientation Welcome Student Organization Fair
College Success Sessions Academic Advising
Music Meeting Course Registration
Dinner and Life on Campus Orientation Check-Out from 3-5pm
Small Group  
Get Connected  
Go Mean Green  
Dean of Students After Dark  
Two-Night Sessions

Check-in for two-night orientation sessions will be from 1-3pm at the UNT Coliseum, Gate B. Students should plan to be on campus until 3pm on the third day of orientation. Staying over night in the residence halls is required of all students.

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Check-In from 1-3pm at the Coliseum, Gate B (600 Avenue D) Breakfast Breakfast
Resource Fair Small Group Meetings Small Group Meetings
Official Orientation Welcome Introduction to Academic Planning International Orientation
Small Group Meetings Placement Testing College Success Sessions
Dinner and Life on Campus Lunch Lunch
Playfair Academic Advising Course Registration
Evening Activities in the Residence Hall Music Meeting Orientation Check-Out from 1-3pm
  Open Houses  
  Dinner & Student Organization Fair  
  Get Connected  
  Go Mean Green  
  Dean of Students After Dark  

Parking & Transportation 

Individuals attending freshman orientation should park in the Resident Lot 23 (behind Maple Hall) and 27 (across from Rawlins Hall) or Eagle Lot 20 near Fouts Field. Please avoid Faculty/Staff spaces, reserved, metered, and garage parking. We recommend that you place your orientation confirmation card in the dashboard of your car to show proof of orientation registration. If you have misplaced your confirmation card, please print the confirmation email that will be sent the week leading up to your orientation session. 

UNT Campus Parking Map

Students driving to campus should refer to the Google Maps for driving directions. The office of Orientation and Transition Programs does not provide shuttles to and from the airport. Students flying into either DFW or Love Field airport are encouraged to make alternative arrangements.

Disability Accommodations 

Students who intend to register with the Office of Disability Accommodation (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 www.unt.edu/oda.

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