About Graduate Orientation
In order to assist you with your transition to UNT, we are excited to offer a New Graduate Student Orientation experience for new graduate students. During orientation, you will have the chance to learn about our campus services, hear from administrators, and connect with other new students.
Students can sign-up for the university's New Graduate Orientation through their MyUNT portal. There is no fee for graduate orientation.
Online Orientation Course
All new graduate students will be added to a course in Canvas, UNT's learning management system, titled "Online Orientation - Graduate" prior to the start of their first semester at UNT. The online course will have information about student services on campus and recorded presentations for graduate students.
|Spring 2024||Available Friday, December 8, 2023|
|Summer 2024||Available Friday, May 3, 2024|
Academic advising is not part of the Graduate Orientation schedule. Students are encouraged to contact their major department with questions about course registration or advising. A list of all graduate advisors can be found online here.
International Student Orientation
International students are required to attend orientation through the Division of International Affairs. Review items that will be covered by the International Student Advising Center.
Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Program
The Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Program (GSTEP) is a zero-credit course designed for all UNT graduate students regardless of teaching experience. The course focuses on a variety of topics related to university teaching and student learning.
If you are a prospective student, please register for a graduate tour at tours.unt.edu.
|Wednesday, January 10, 2024||8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||in-person, pre-registration required at my.unt.edu|
|Friday, August 16, 2024||8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||in-person, pre-registration available beginning June 1|
|Friday, August 23, 2024||8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.||in-person, pre-registration available beginning June 1|
Schedule at a Glance
In-person Orientation Schedule At A Glance
|8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Orientation Check-in||University Union (1155 Union Circle)|
|Resource Fair||Union 333|
|Orientation Welcome||University Union Ballroom|
|Academic Expectations Presentation from the Toulouse Graduate School||University Union Ballroom|
|Student Services Presentations||University Union Ballroom|
|International Students and Scholars Presentation (encouraged for international students)||University Union Ballroom|
|Optional Campus Tour||Meet at the University Union South Lawn|
Second Bachelor's (Post-Bacc) Degree
We are happy that you have chosen UNT and want to make sure your transition to our campus is positive. As a second Bachelor's degree student, you are only required to attend a new student orientation if your major college or school requires it. Please reference the chart below to know whether or not you need to schedule an orientation.
If your major college or school requires new student orientation, you will participate in the Transfer Orientation program. You can find a list of available sessions on our Transfer Orientation page. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with registration.
|College of Education||No|
|College of Engineering||Yes|
|College of Health and Public Service||Only if the student is new to UNT|
|College of Information||No|
|College of Liberal Arts and Social Science||No|
|College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism||No|
|College of Music||Yes|
|College of Science||Yes|
|College of Visual Arts & Design||Yes|
|Frank W. & Sue Mayborn School of Journalism||Yes|
|G. Brint Ryan College of Business||No|
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 https://studentaffairs.unt.edu/office-disability-access.