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 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 2024

Spring New Student Orientation Fee $63.00
Online Orientation Fee* $45.00

*Online orientation options are available for majors with degree programs completely online. Visit the online orientation website for more information.

Freshman Orientation Fee - Summer/Fall 2024

Regular registration $180.00

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 2024

Spring orientation sessions are orientation programs for new freshman or transfer students entering the university during the spring 2024 semester.

Spring Orientation 1- available for transfer students only Friday, December 8, 2023 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Spring Orientation 2 Monday, December 18, 2023 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Spring Orientation 3 Friday, January 5, 2024 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Spring Late Orientation Thursday, January 11, 2024 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

***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 New Student Orientation

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 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


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.


Overnight Accommodations

An important part of the orientation experience is getting to stay the night in one of our campus residence halls! All Freshman Orientation participants are required to stay the night in the orientation residence hall during their scheduled session. Students will be assigned a roommate for their on-campus stay. We are unable to accommodate roommate requests for orientation. For questions or concerns about the overnight process, please email us at Additional information may be needed to best assist you, but we will work with you to make sure your experience is positive at orientation.

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 

Contact Us


UNT Division of Student Affairs Orientation And Transition Programs