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. 

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of North Texas, and welcome to the Class of 2026!

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.

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

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

Spring Orientation Fee 2023

Spring Orientation Fee $63.00

NOTE: Orientation Fees are non-refundable. To view our policy, visit our How to Register page.

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.

Please note, course registration for new students takes place during orientation. It is recommended that you attend the earliest orientation possible for optimal course availability.

Spring 2023

Spring orientation sessions are available for both new freshman and transfer students. It is preferred that freshman attend Freshman Orientation, but if you are admitted for the summer term and there are no Freshman Orientation sessions available prior to the start of the term, select from the Summer Orientations listed below.

Spring Orientation 2 Monday, December 19, 2022 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Spring Orientation 3 Friday, January 6, 2023 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Spring Late Orientation Thursday, January 12, 2023 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Summer/Fall 2023

Freshman orientation is an overnight experience for new first-year students without previous college experience. Students will stay overnight in a campus residence hall, be assigned a small group leader to guide them through the experience, and receive academic advising in preparation for course registration.

Freshman Orientation 1 Tuesday, June 6 - Wednesday, June 7, 2023 overnight orientation
Freshman Orientation 2 Monday, June 12 - Tuesday, June 13, 2023 overnight orientation
Freshman Orientation 3 Thursday, June 15 - Friday, June 16, 2023 overnight orientation
Freshman Orientation 4 Tuesday, June 20 - Wednesday, June 21, 2023 overnight orientation
Freshman Orientation 5 Monday, June 25 - Tuesday, June 26, 2023 overnight orientation
Freshman Orientation 6 Thursday, June 29 - Friday, June 30, 2023 overnight orientation
Freshman Orientation 7 Tuesday, July 11 - Wednesday, July 12, 2023 overnight orientation
Freshman Orientation 8 Monday, July 17 - Tuesday, July 18, 2023 overnight orientation
Freshman Orientation 9 Thursday, July 20 - Friday, July 21, 2023 overnight orientation
Freshman Orientation 10 Monday, July 24 - Tuesday, July 25, 2023 overnight orientation
Freshman Orientation 11 Thursday, July 27 - Friday, July 28, 2023 overnight orientation
Freshman Orientation 12* Tuesday, August 1 - Wednesday, August 2, 2023 commuter session
Freshman Orientation 13** Wednesday, August 9 - Thursday, August 10, 2023 early move-in session
Late Orientation*** Thursday, August 17, 2023 this session does not open for registration until July 1
NOTES:

*Students who attend Freshman Orientation 12 should plan to commute to and from campus for orientation. No housing is provided during this session.

**Students who attend Freshman Orientation 13 can move into their residence hall on Wednesday, August 9. No housing will be provided during this session. Commuter students will need to make housing arrangements or commute to and from orientation each day.

***Late Orientation is the last orientation session prior to the start of the fall semester. Both new freshman and new transfer students can attend Late Orientation. The focus of this session is academic advising.

Schedule at a Glance

Spring Orientation 2023

Students attending a Spring orientation session should plan to be on campus from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on their orientation day.

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Orientation Check-in University Union (1155 Union Circle)
Resource Fair see printed schedule
Morning College Success Sessions University Union various rooms
Orientation Welcome University Union Ballroom
College Meetings various campus locations
Lunch University Union, 2nd floor
College Success Sessions University Union various rooms
College Meetings continued various campus locations
Course Registration various campus locations

Parking

Parking information is included in your confirmation email sent the week leading up to your orientation date. For information about parking permits for the spring semester, please visit transportation.unt.edu.

Directions

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.

 

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 https://studentaffairs.unt.edu/office-disability-access. 


Contact Us


 

UNT Division of Student Affairs Orientation And Transition Programs


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