Student Affairs Network

Parent Orientation

About Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation is a special program that runs concurrently with Freshman Orientation and Transfer Orientation. The program is optional, but highly encouraged. Through this program, parents have the opportunity to learn about the many offices, services, academic programs UNT has to offer.

While you and your student will have separate itineraries, you will be together several times throughout the experience. Due to the nature of our programs, parents will not be able to attend college meetings, advising sessions, and actual registration. Parents will, however, be able to join their student after registration to help take care of payment if necessary.

What Parents are Saying about the Program

"We thoroughly enjoyed the parent orientation last week; your team did an excellent job. It was informative and we feel a part of UNT now. Our son, had a great time also, he was ready to come 'yesterday'. The weekend validated his decision to attend UNT."

Parents listening to presentation on the first day of Parent Orientation.

"I was impressed with the 'care' factor from all of the faculty and staff we met. We feel as though we are leaving our daughter in excellent hands. Everyone seemed interested in the success of my student and your support of her is impressive! Go Mean Green! We are so thrilled with the large available resources for the students."

"Having all of the information readily available was wonderful, but more importantly, I so appreciate how EVERYONE working on the orientation was so helpful and willing to find answers to my questions."

Orientación familiar

La Orientación Familiar es un programa creada con el propósito de brindarles a las familias información acerca de la universidad. Para obtener más información sobre la orientación familiar, oprima el botón Orientación Familiar. 

Register for Parent Orientation

Frequently Asked Questions

See Parent Orientation FAQ (pdf).

Vaccination Statement

Students must have had the bacterial meningitis vaccination and submitted their paperwork to the Admissions Office for processing at least 10 days prior to the 1st class day. Students who do not meet this requirement will not be allowed to move in to their residence hall.

Parent Orientation Leaders

The Parent Orientation Leader positions for the Summer 2014 Orientations have been filled! Please check back in January 2015 for the next round of Parent Orientation Leader Applications.