Graduate Orientation

About Graduate Orientation

Fall 2021

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.

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


Fall 2021

Orientation Session
Graduate Student Orientation
Saturday, August 14, 2021
in-person session
Virtual Graduate Student Orientation
Saturday, August 14, 2021
virtual session

Schedule at a Glance

Fall 2021

Please see below for our in-person graduate orientation schedule at a glance. Students attending a virtual session will be sent details in their confirmation email the week leading up to their orientation date.

Please note: students must be pre-registered to participate in an orientation. Walk-ins will not be permitted.

In-Person Orientation
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Check-In at the University Union (1155 Union Circle)
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Resource Fair
9:00 a.m. Orientation Welcome
9:30 a.m. Academic Expectations at UNT
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Student Services Session & Coffee Break
12:00 p.m. Optional Campus Tour
Virtual Orientation
1:00 p.m. Orientation Welcome (attendance is taken when you log in via Zoom)
1:30 p.m Academic Expectations
2:00 p.m. Student Services Presentations
2:30 p.m. Virtual Drop-In Sessions with Campus Departments

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