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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 2023!

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 online, log in at my.unt.edu with your EUID and password. Once logged in, click Student Center, then Register for Orientation.
Over the phone To register for orientation and make a payment over the phone, call our office at 940-565-4198.
In office 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.

Freshman Orientation Details

Fall 2019 Orientation Dates

Freshman Orientation 1
Sunday, June 9 – Tuesday, June 11, 2019
two-night orientation session
Freshman Orientation 2
Wednesday, June 12 – Friday, June 14, 2019
two-night orientation session
Freshman Orientation 3
Monday, June 17 - Wednesday, June 19, 2019
two-night orientation session
Freshman Orientation 4
Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23, 2019
two-night orientation session
Freshman Orientation 5
Monday, June 24 - Wednesday, June 26, 2019
two-night orientation session
Freshman Orientation 6
Wednesday, July 10 - Friday, July 12, 2019
two-night orientation session
Freshman Orientation 7
Monday, July 22 – Wednesday, July 24, 2019
two-night orientation session
Freshman Orientation 8
Monday, August 5 – Tuesday, August 6, 2019
commuter session
Freshman Orientation 9
Thursday, August 15 – Friday – August 16, 2019
early move-in session

Orientation Fee

Early Bird Price (before May 1) $150
Regular Price (starting May 1) $180

The fee includes orientation program expenses, UNT class of 2023 t-shirt, 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

Two-Night Sessions (Sessions 1-7)

Check-in for two-night orientation sessions will be from 1pm - 3pm at the UNT Coliseum, Gate A. Students will check-in at Gate B.

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Orientation Check-In
Breakfast
Breakfast
Resource Fair
Small Group Session
Small Group Session
Orientation Welcome
College Success Sessions
Academic Advising
Small Group Session
Lunch
Lunch
Dinner and Life on Campus
Introduction to Academic Planning
Registration and Payment
Small Group Session
Placement Testing
Orientation Check-Out
Evening Activities
Specialized Advising
Residence Hall Tours
 
Small Group Session
 
 
Dinner & Student Organization Fair
 
 
Evening Activities & Dean of Students After Dark
 
One-Night Sessions (Commuter and Early Move-In)

Check-in for one-night orientation sessions will be from 9am - 11am at the UNT Coliseum, Gate A. Students will check-in at Gate B.

Day 1
Day 2
Orientation Check-In
Breakfast
Resource Fair & Placement Testing
Small Group Session
Grab and Go Lunch
Introduction to Academic Planning
Orientation Welcome
Lunch & Student Organization Fair
Small Group Session
Academic Advising
College Success Sessions
Registration and Payment
Specialized Advising
Orientation Check-Out
Dinner and Life on Campus
Residence Hall Tours
Small Group Session
 
Evening Activities & Dean of Students After Dark
 

Housing

Students attending Freshman Orientation are required to stay the night in the orientation residence halls. Housing assignments for orientation are random, allowing all new students the chance to get to know others at orientation. Roommate requests are not accepted for orientation.

August Sessions

Students attending a Freshman Orientation session in August will need to make their own housing arrangements. Housing is not provided in August due to the timing of these programs, in conjunction with Housing Move-In dates.

Parking & Transportation 

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.

Additional Resources