Freshman Orientation

New freshman holding up the Eagle Claw hand during Freshman Orientation.

Image description: New freshman holding up the Eagle Claw hand during Freshman Orientation. 

Register Now for Parent & Family Orientation
Our optional Freshman Parent & Family Orientation is available now! Guests must pre-register on the Freshman Parent and Family website to attend, no walk-ins will be accepted. The Freshman Parent & Family Orientation registration and itinerary are separate from the students.

Please note: filling out the parent information on the MyUNT portal does not register you for the Parent & Family Orientation.

About Freshman Orientation

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of North Texas, and welcome to the Class of 2025!

We are proud that you have chosen to become a member of our growing UNT family! In order to assist you with your transition to UNT, all new students are required to attend orientation, a program designed to help students and families become acclimated to the university. During orientation, you will have the chance to meet with faculty and staff, meet your new classmates, 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.

Our team is working hard to prepare your summer orientation experience, and we know you likely have questions about what to expect at orientation. To help, we are organizing a Q&A webinar about summer orientation.

How to Register

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. Register early as sessions fill up quickly. For more details, please visit our How To Register page.

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

Orientation Fee

Summer/Fall 2021

At this time, we are planning to offer both in-person and virtual Freshman Orientation experiences for Summer/Fall 2021. Please note that this could change due to the evolving nature of COVID-19 and its impacts.

Please read the information about pricing carefully to understand the orientation fee and how you will be charged.

All freshman will be charged $105 at the time of registering for orientation. Students who participate in the in-person orientation sessions will be charged an additional $75 to cover the cost of meals, housing, materials, and staffing needs for each orientation session. This fee will be added to your student account after you attend orientation. Orientation fees are not refundable.

Freshman Orientation Fee (in-person sessions)  $180 - you will be charged $105 when you sign up for orientation and an additional $75 after your orientation
Virtual Freshman Orientation Fee $105

The fee includes orientation program expenses, UNT class of 2025 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.

Freshman Orientation Dates

For the most up-to-date list of available orientation sessions, log on to your MyUNT student portal. Only sessions with open spaces will be available. Each orientation session has a registration capacity.

At this time, we are planning to offer both in-person and virtual Freshman Orientation experiences for Summer/Fall 2021. Please note that this could change due to the evolving nature of COVID-19 and its impacts.

Fall 2021

Orientation Session
Dates
Details
Freshman Orientation 15 - virtual - session closed
Monday, August 2 - Tuesday, August 3, 2021
virtual session
Freshman Orientation 16
Wednesday, August 11 - Thursday, August 12, 2021
in-person session
Virtual Late Orientation* - virtual
Friday, August 13 - Friday, August 20, 2021
virtual session
Late Orientation*
Thursday, August 19, 2021
in-person session

*Registration for the Late Orientation sessions will open July 1

Schedule at a Glance

Summer/Fall 2021

Please see below for our in-person or virtual Schedule at a Glance. Students 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 are not permitted.

Freshman Orientation 15 (Virtual)
Day 1
Virtual Welcome
Small Group Meeting 1
Tell Your Story 
Small Group Meeting 2
Lunch Break
Academic Planning
TSI Advising
Drop-In Q&A with Campus Departments
Music Meeting for Non-Music Majors
Exploring Majors Session
Get Connected
Day 2
Small Group Meeting 3
Group Advising
Individual Advising
Course Registration Assistance
Advising Drop in Sessions
Freshman Orientation 16 (In-Person)
Day 1
Check-In (8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m)
 
UNT Coliseum Gate B (601 North Texas Boulevard)
Resource Fair
ID Card Pick-Up
Grab & Go Lunch
Welcome
Small Group Meeting 1
Introduction to Academic Advising
TSI Advising
Placement Testing
Specialized Advising
Music Meeting
Exploring Majors Session
College Success Sessions
Dinner and Life on Campus
Small Group Meeting 2
Get Connected
Day 2
Breakfast
Small Group Meeting 3
College Meetings
Lunch
Student Services Open Houses and Campus Tours
Academic Advising Appointments
Course Registration

Housing Arrangements

The office of Orientation and Transition Programs does not provide housing for Freshman Orientation 16. Students attending Freshman Orientation 16 will have the opportunity to move into their assigned hall for the semester early, commute, or make other arrangements. For questions about housing, please refer to the Housing Department at housing.unt.edu

Students are responsible for their personal belongings while on campus. Any item left or lost during orientation is the responsibility of the student to retrieve. The orientation office will NOT keep abandoned property after check-out for each orientation session

What to Bring

  • Check the Orientation Packing List for items needed for your overnight stay
  • Linens, pillows, and towels for your stay in your assigned residence hall for the semester, if applicable. Students who have not received their housing assignment for the semester will be expected to commute to campus or make other arrangements. For questions about housing, please refer to the Housing Department at housing.unt.edu

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. 

Parking

Students can park in the Eagle Lot 27 or in lots appropriate to their parking permit. For information about parking permits, please visit transportation.unt.edu.

When and Where to Park at UNT

Directions

All students will begin their in-person orientation check-in process at the UNT Coliseum Gate B (601 North Texas Boulevard). Participants will receive a map with directions in their confirmation email a week prior to orientation.

Students driving to campus should refer to Google Maps for driving directions. The office of Orientation and Transition Programs does not provide shuttles to and from the airport.

 

Contact Us


 

UNT Division of Student Affairs Orientation And Transition Programs


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