Freshman Orientation

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 with your EUID and password. Once logged in, click Student Center, 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.
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

Orientation Dates

High Achieving Orientation*
Monday, June 8 - Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Freshman Orientation 1
Thursday, June 11 - Saturday, June 13, 2020
Freshman Orientation 2
Sunday, June 14 - Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Freshman Orientation 3
Wednesday, June 17 - Friday, June 19, 2020
Freshman Orientation 4
Tuesday, June 23 - Thursday, June 25, 2020
Freshman Orientation 5
Monday, June 29 - Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Freshman Orientation 6
Monday, July 13 - Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Freshman Orientation 7
Friday, July 17 - Sunday, July 19, 2020
Freshman Orientation 8
Monday, July 20 - Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Freshman Orientation 9**
Monday, August 3 - Tuesday, August 4, 2020
commuter session
Freshman Orientation 10***
Thursday, August 13 - Friday, August 14, 2020
early move-in session

*High Achieving Orientation is reserved for students who are Honors College eligible. 

**Housing is not provided during Freshman Orientation 9. Students attending this session should plan to commute to and from campus for orientation or find alternative housing arrangements during the program.

***Housing is not provided during Freshman Orientation 10. Students attending this session who have a fall residence hall contract are able to move-in to their fall residence hall home beginning at 8am on Thursday, August 13. Students planning to live off-campus in the fall should plan to commute to and from campus. 

Orientation Fee

Early Bird Price (registration by May 1) $150
Regular Price (May 2 - August 16) $180

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

Freshman Orientation (June- July)

Check-in for Freshman Orientation will be from 1pm - 3pm at the UNT Coliseum (600 Avenue D) for both students and parents.

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Orientation Check-In (1pm - 3pm at the Coliseum)
Resource Fair 
Small Group Meeting
Small Group Meeting
Orientation Welcome
College Success Sessions Academic Advising
Small Group Meeting
Registration and Payment
Dinner and Life on Campus
Introduction to Academic Planning  
Small Group Meeting
Placement Testing  
Evening Activities
Open House/Free Time  
  Music Meeting  
  Small Group Meeting  
  Dinner/Student Organization Fair  
  Get Connected  
  Go Mean Green event  
  Dean of Students After Dark  


Students attending Freshman Orientation between May - July are required to stay the night in the orientation residence hall. As part of the new student experience, students will be assigned a roommate for the program. No roommate requests are accepted. 

Students attending one of the commuter Freshman Orientation sessions 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 fall semester housing move-in dates.

Parking and 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.

June - July Sessions
Eagle Lot 27 on the corner of Avenue D and Highland Street
August Sessions Lots 39, 40 and 54 off Welch Street

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

Additional Resources