Freshman Orientation

Updated 4/13/20

Due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, the University of North Texas has decided to move Freshman Orientation programs scheduled through the end of July to 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 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 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:

High Achieving Orientation* - Closed at capacity
Monday, June 8 - Wednesday, June 10, 2020
virtual orientation format
Freshman Orientation 1 - Closed at capacity
Thursday, June 11 - Saturday, June 13, 2020
virtual orientation format
Freshman Orientation 2 - Closed at capacity
Sunday, June 14 - Tuesday, June 16, 2020
virtual orientation format
Freshman Orientation 3 - Closed at capacity
Wednesday, June 17 - Friday, June 19, 2020
virtual orientation format
Freshman Orientation 4 - Closed at capacity
Tuesday, June 23 - Thursday, June 25, 2020
virtual orientation format
Freshman Orientation 5
Monday, June 29 - Wednesday, July 1, 2020
virtual orientation format
Freshman Orientation 6
Monday, July 13 - Wednesday, July 15, 2020
virtual orientation format
Freshman Orientation 7
Friday, July 17 - Sunday, July 19, 2020
virtual orientation format
Freshman Orientation 8
Monday, July 20 - Wednesday, July 22, 2020
virtual orientation format
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

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. 

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

Virtual Orientation

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 3-day virtual orientation.

Below is the schedule for the 3-day virtual Freshman Orientation. If you are unable to participate fully in all three days, 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. 

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

August Sessions (commuter and early move-in)

Day 1 Day 2
9-11am Check-in at the University Union (1155 Union Circle) Small Group Meetings
Lunch and Resource Fair Introduction to Academic Planning
Orientation Welcome Open Houses and Specialized Advising
Small Group Sessions Lunch and Student Organization Fair
College Success Sessions Academic Advising
Life on Campus Course Registration

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.

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 940-565-4323phonephonephone, TTY callers 1-800-RELAY TX. Visit the ODA website at

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