Transfer Orientation

Updated 4/13/20

Due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, the University of North Texas has decided to move all Transfer Orientation programs (except Late Orientation) to a virtual format.

We have developed a FAQ page for the virtual orientation program (link) to assist you with questions. 

We are here to assist you remotely. If you have questions about orientation, we encourage you to email us at transfer@unt.edu. You can also reach us by phone (940-565-4198) Monday - Friday from 8am-5pm.

About Transfer Orientation

In order to assist you with your transition to UNT, all new students are required to attend an orientation session, including transfer students. During orientation, you will have the chance to meet with faculty and staff, connect with current students, learn about university resources, and receive academic advising in preparation for registering for classes. You will leave orientation understanding our university's spirit and traditions, as well as what to expect as you embark on your college experience.

How to Register

Online To register for an orientation session, log in at my.unt.edu with your EUID and password. Once logged in, click Advising & Orientation, then Register for Orientation.
Over the phone You can register for orientation by making a payment over the phone. To do so, call our office at 940-565-4198.

Transfer Orientation Details

Orientation Dates

Transfer Express 1 - Closed at capacity
Saturday, April 18, 2020
virtual orientation format
Transfer Orientation 1 - Closed at capacity
Friday, May 1, 2020
virtual orientation format
Transfer Orientation 2 - Closed at capacity
Friday, May 29, 2020
virtual orientation format
Transfer Express 2 - Closed at capacity
Friday, June 26, 2020
virtual orientation format
Transfer Orientation 3
Thursday, July 2, 2020
virtual orientation format
Eagle Experience
Thursday, July 23 - Friday, July 24, 2020
session cancelled
Transfer Orientation 4
Friday, July 24, 2020
virtual orientation format
Transfer Express 3
Friday, July 31, 2020
virtual orientation format
Transfer Express 4
Saturday, August 8, 2020
virtual orientation format
Transfer Express 5
Monday, August 17, 2020
virtual orientation format
Late Orientation
Thursday, August 20, 2020
full-day session

Orientation Fee

Due to ongoing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have re-evaluated our orientation fee. Students will be asked to pay part of their orientation fee upfront and then will be assessed the balance to be collected through their student account. 

New transfers will be asked to pay $15 when they sign up for orientation. $30 will be posted to each student's account at MyUNT to be paid with tuition and fees. 

Transfer Orientation Fee $63    $45 ($15 due at time of orientation registration, $30 due on the first day of the fall semester)

The fee includes orientation program expenses, UNT t-shirt, participant materials, administrative costs, and year-long orientation activities. 

NOTE: Orientation Fees are non-refundable.  To view our policy, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Schedule at a Glance

Virtual Orientation Experience

2 Weeks Before Your Orientation Session
Students will receive an email from the Transfer Center with information about the virtual orientation experience. It is at this time that you will have access to the online orientation course in Canvas, UNT's learning management system. It is recommended that you complete you online orientation course in Canvas prior to your orientation date.
1 Week Before Your Orientation Session
The advising office from your major college or school should reach out to you to schedule an advising appointment for the week leading up to your orientation session. If you don't hear from your major college advising office, you can reach out to them the week leading up to your orientation. Contact information for all major college advising offices can be found on this webpage (link).
Your Orientation Day
On your scheduled orientation day, you will have a live Zoom welcome from 9-10am. A link to join the Zoom webinar will be sent to you in your confirmation email. In addition, all campus departments are available to assist you remotely on your orientation day. More information can be found in the online orientation Canvas course on a page titled "Offices Open Virtually on your Orientation Day".

In-Person Orientation Sessions

Late Orientation Schedule (Thursday, August 20)
Orientation Check-In (8am - 9am at the UNT Union)
Resource Fair & Student Services Sessions
Orientation Welcome
College and School Meetings
Lunch and Student Organization Fair
College Success Sessions
Campus Tour
Academic Advising
Registration and Payment

NOTE: Payment arrangements for the orientation fee must be made at the time of registering for the session to secure your spot.

Parking and Transportation 

Individuals attending Late Orientation should park in Eagle Lots 39, 40, or 54. Please avoid Faculty/Staff spaces, reserved, metered, and garage parking (including Service Vehicle spaces, VIP spaces, A spaces and the F/S spaces). We recommend that you place your orientation confirmation card in the dashboard of your car to show proof of orientation registration. If you have misplaced your confirmation card, please print the confirmation email that will be sent the week leading up to your orientation session. 

Students driving to campus should refer to the Google Maps for driving directions. The office of Orientation and Transition Programs does not provide shuttles to and from the airport. Students flying into either DFW or Love Field airport are encouraged to make alternative arrangements.

Disability Accommodations 

Students who intend to register with the Office of Disability Access (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 www.unt.edu/oda.

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