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 2023 Students will be added to the course in early January.
Summer 2023 Students will be added to the course in early May.
Fall 2023 Students will be added to the course in early August.
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.

Teaching Excellence Seminar

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


Spring 2023

Friday, January 13, 2023 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in-person at the UNT Union, Lyceum (3rd floor)

Fall 2023

Friday, August 18, 2023 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in-person, location tbd

Schedule at a Glance

Spring 2023

In-person Orientation
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Orientation check-in outside the Union Lyceum (3rd floor)
9:00 a.m. Orientation Welcome Union Lyceum
9:30 a.m. Academic Expectations at UNT Union Lyceum
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Resource Fair BLB Atrium
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Student Success Breakout Sessions BLB various rooms

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

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