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 my.unt.edu 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

Orientation dates for summer/fall 2020 will be announced by November 1. Check back later for more information!

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)
Breakfast
Breakfast
Resource Fair 
Small Group Meeting
Small Group Meeting
Orientation Welcome
College Success Sessions Academic Advising
Small Group Meeting
Lunch
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  

Housing

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 www.unt.edu/oda.

Additional Resources