Graduate Orientation

About Graduate Orientation

Congratulations on your acceptance to graduate school at the University of North Texas (UNT)!

After being accepted, you’ll want to attend a graduate student orientation. Although not required, you’ll learn about UNT, your program and resources available to you, among other things. You’ll also need to check with your department, as they usually have a required departmental orientation. Check back for information on future orientation sessions as they become available.

If you're a new Teaching Assistant or Teaching Fellow, you should attend the Teaching Excellence Seminar.

In addition, 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.

Campus Tours

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

Additional Resources


Come back soon for our Spring 2021 Graduate Orientation date!

Schedule at a Glance

8:00am - 9:00am
Check-In and Resource Fair
University Union
9:00am - 9:30am
9:30am - 10:45am
Student Services Sessions
10:45am - 11:15am
11:15am - 11:45am
Graduate Success Sessions
11:50am - 12:20pm*
Breakout Sessions by Classification:
  • University Graduate Benchmarks - Masters
  • University Graduate Benchmarks - Doctoral

*at 11:45am MBA and MS students will begin their departmental orientation with the College of Business in Union Room 332. The remainder of your orientation will be college specific, but will end around the same time. 

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

Second Bachelor's 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 where 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. Second Bachelor's degree students, or post-bacc students, are not charged an orientation fee. To sign you up for orientation, you'll need to email us at with your desired orientation date. You can find a list of available sessions on our website (link).

College/School Orientation Required
College of Education Only if the student is new to UNT
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 No
College of Science No
College of Visual Arts & Design Yes
Frank W. & Sue Mayborn School of Journalism Yes
G. Brint Ryan College of Business No

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