Graduate Orientation

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
Department Advising

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.

Campus Tours

If you are a prospective student, please register for a graduate tour at


Spring 2024

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in-person, pre-registration required at

Fall 2024

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

Spring 2024

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 for assistance with registration.

College/School Orientation Required
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

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

Contact Us


UNT Division of Student Affairs Orientation And Transition Programs