Student Affairs Network

Transfer Orientation

About Transfer Orientation

In order to assist you with your transition to UNT, all new students are required to attend an orientation session. For transfer students, orientation is a 1-day experience. All students are required to participate in all orientation activities. Plan to be on campus until 5:00 PM.

Transient and Visiting Students

Transient students and summer visitors needing to speak with an advisor should contact the Orientation and Transition Programs office at 940-565-4198 to sign up for an orientation session. 

Orientation Dates for Summer/Fall 2014

Early Eagle (Summer 1) Friday, May 2 - closed
Drive-In 1 (Summer 2) Friday, May 30 - closed
Drive-In 2 (Summer 3) Wednesday, July 2 - closed
Drive-In 3 Friday, July 11 - closed
Drive-In 4 Friday, July 25 - closed
Drive-In 5 (Eagle Experience - see below) Friday, August 1 - closed
Drive-In 6 Friday, August 15
Late Orientation* Friday, August 22
The student fee for Transfer Orientation is $58. This fee includes all materials, meals, a t-shirt, staffing, administrative costs, and year-long orientation activities.

How to Register for Orientation

To register for an orientation session, log in at with your EUID and password. Once logged in, click Student Center, then Register for Orientation. Register early as sessions fill up quickly.
Visiting students and transient students will need to call the office of Orientation and Transition Programs at 940-565-4198 to register for an orientation session.

Transfer Drive-In Schedule at a Glance (Drive-In 5 - August 1, 2014)

Orientation Check In 8:00am - 9:00am Auditorium Building (1401 W. Hickory Street)
College Success Session - Campus Involvement 8:20am and 8:40am Physics Building, Room 116
College Success Session - Non-Traditional Students 8:20am and 8:40am Physics Building, Room 115
College Success Session - Financial Aid 8:20am Physics Building, Room 112
Orientation Welcome 9:00am Auditorium Building, Auditorium
Parent Orientation Welcome 10:15am Library Forum
Academic Advising 10:00am various campus locations
Lunch & Campus Tour 11:30am - 1:00pm Business Leadership Building (BLB), Atrium
College Success Session - VA and Hazlewood 12:30pm - 1:00pm Business Leadership Building (BLB), Room 035
College Success Session - Financial Aid 12:10pm - 1:00pm Business Leadership Building (BLB), Room 040
College Success Session - On-Campus Housing 12:10pm - 1:00pm Business Leadership Building (BLB), Room 055
Registration in Computer Lab 12:00pm - 5:00pm various campus locations (see flip chart insert for details)

Parking During Orientation

Parking during orientation will be available on campus in P-lots 40, 54, and 55.  Please make sure not to park in reserved or metered parking. Click here for the orientation map (pdf).  P-lots 38 and 39 will be closed from July 18 - August 1.

Additional Orientation Opportunities

Eagle Experience

Eagle Experience is an overnight transfer orientation session on Thursday, July 31 - Friday, August 1 for students with 30 or fewer credit hours. Students attending Eagle Experience will need to select that option when registering for orientation. There is an increased fee associated with this session. Students attending Eagle Experience will stay the night in a residence hall, participate in a small group led by a campus leader, and attend Drive-In 5 on Friday, August 1. Check-in for Eagle Experience will take place at Kerr Hall (1413 W. Maple Street) on Thursday, July 31 between 3-4pm.

Transfer Orientation at Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC)

Date: Thursday, August 7
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Room 108, Collin Higher Education Center
Deadline to apply: Tuesday, August 5 - registration form (pdf)
New Students in the UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service BAAS degree, and who are completing their degree at the CHEC or online) now have the option of completing their transfer orientation at the Collin Higher Education Center on August 7, 2014. The orientation will be begin at 6:00 pm and will include academic advising for the Fall 2014 semester (i.e. students will be able to get their advising code to register for classes).