Freshman Orientation

Updated 6/26/20

In response to current restrictions in place for COVID-19, all Freshman and Transfer Orientation sessions (for the summer and fall 2020 semesters) will be in a virtual format.

We have developed a FAQ page for the virtual orientation program (link) to assist you with questions. 

We are here to assist you remotely. If you have questions about orientation, we encourage you to email us at freshman@unt.edu. You can also reach us by phone (940-565-4198) Monday - Friday from 8am-5pm.

About Freshman Orientation

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of North Texas, and welcome to the Class of 2024!

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.

How to Register

Online To register for an orientation session, log in at my.unt.edu with your EUID and password. Once logged in, click Advising & Orientation, then Register for Orientation.
Over the phone You can register for orientation by making a payment over the phone. To do so, call our office at 940-565-4198.Phone

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

Freshman Orientation Details

Orientation Dates

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. Once a capacity is reached, we will make notes in the chart below:

Freshman Orientation 9 - Session Closed 
Monday, August 3 - Tuesday, August 4, 2020
virtual orientation format
Freshman Orientation 10*
Thursday, August 13 - Friday, August 14, 2020
virtual orientation format
Late Orientation** Thursday, August 20, 2020 virtual orientation format

*Early residence hall move-in will not be available for students attending an August virtual orientation. We encourage you to refer to the department of Housing and Residence Life’s website for information about the Mean Green move-in process. If you have already made travel arrangements, please contact Housing and Residence Life at 940-565-2610.

**Late Orientation is the last formal orientation session prior to the start of the fall semester. This session is a one-day orientation for both freshman and transfer students. The schedule for Late Orientation follows our Transfer/Summer Orientation format, so we encourage you to visit our Transfer Orientation page for more information. 

Orientation Fee

Due to ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have re-evaluated our orientation fee. Students will be asked to pay part of their orientation fee upfront and then will be assessed the balance to be collected through their student account after they attend orientation.

New freshman will be asked to pay $50 when they sign up for orientation. $55 will be posted to each student's account at MyUNT to be paid with tuition and fees. 

Early Bird Price (through May 1) $150    $105 ($50 due at time of orientation registration, $55 due on the first day of the fall semester)
Regular Price (May 2 - August 16) $180    $105 ($50 due at time of orientation registration, $55 due on the first day of the fall semester)

The fee includes orientation program expenses, UNT class of 2024 t-shirt, participant materials, administrative costs, and year-long orientation activities. 

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

Schedule at a Glance

During Virtual Freshman Orientation, students will have an online orientation course to complete the week before their scheduled orientation, and live components that happen during their scheduled session. Students will be expected to log in to live components of the orientation experience throughout the virtual orientation.

Below is the schedule for virtual Freshman Orientation. If you are unable to participate fully in the entire program, we recommend that you change your orientation session. All sessions will take place via Zoom, and links will be sent to each student's UNT email address the day before their scheduled orientation. Orientation starts promptly at 9am on the first day, and attendance is taken at all required sessions.

August Sessions (2-day virtual schedule)

Day 1 Day 2
9:00am - Virtual Orientation Welcome 8:00am - Small Group Meeting 3
10:00am - Small Group Meeting 1 9:00am - Group Advising Session with major college/school
10:45am - Tell Your Story  10:00am - 5:00pm - Individual Advising meetings
11:15am - Small Group Meeting 2  10:00am - 5:00pm - Course Registration Assistance
12:00pm - Lunch Break 12:00pm - 3:00pm - Q&A Session with Campus Departments
1:00pm - Introduction to Academic Planning 1:00pm - 5:00pm - Explore Majors drop-in session
2:30pm - Music Meeting for non-majors  
3:00pm - TSI Advising  
4:00pm - Get Connected  
5:00pm - Playfair  

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

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