Orientation FAQs

Will New Student Orientation (NSO) be in person or online?

In response to the COVID-19 public health crisis and to ensure the safety of all participants and staff, New Student Orientation sessions will be offered in an online format. Completing New Student Orientation is still a requirement. 

Why is NSO required?

Orientation is required in order to provide all new students with information about being a successful college student at UNT Dallas.  You will learn specifics about the University’s academic requirements and all the campus resources available to you.

Even if you have attended another college or university before, you will be required to attend NSO.  Our NSO is designed to help you navigate UNT Dallas and understand the resources available for your success. 

I was admitted for Summer, will I still need to attend NSO?

Yes, all new students are required to attend an NSO prior to starting their first semester at UNT Dallas.

I was admitted for Spring, attended NSO but did not enroll, do I still need to attend an NSO for Summer or Fall?

If you were re-admitted for Summer or Fall, but attended an NSO for Spring, you do not need to register for orientation.  Once you receive your acceptance notification, contact Academic Advising to schedule your individual advising appointment at advising@untdallas.edu or (972) 338-1645.

I plan to attend in the Spring, when do I attend NSO?

NSO for Spring students is traditionally held in the months of December and January leading up to the beginning of each Spring semester.

How do I request any required accommodations?

In order to provide you with the best possible NSO experience, please contact the Office of New Student Orientation at 972-338-1663 or orientation@untdallas.edu to request any needed accommodations at least one week prior to your scheduled NSO.

How do I register for NSO?

Visit our How to Register for NSO page for step-by-step instructions.

Will I receive confirmation once I have registered for NSO?

Registration for each orientation session closes one week prior to the date of NSO at 5:00 p.m. It is important you register for orientation as soon as possible to reserve your spot. 

Once I register for NSO, can I change my session date? If so, how do I reschedule my NSO?

Yes, you are able to change your NSO to other date.   To change your NSO date, send an email with your first and last name and 8-digit UNT Dallas ID number to orientation@untdallas.edu.  Please state your wish to change your NSO and the date of your preferred new NSO.  Once received, you NSO will be updated and visible on your my.untdallas.edu portal. 

How do I pay my NSO fee?

Your NSO fee does NOT need to be paid up front or before you attend, it will be applied to your student account AFTER you have registered for and attended an NSO and can be paid online through your MyUNTDallas portal.

How is my NSO fee used?

The NSO fee supplements the cost of new student “swag”, program implementation, online platform and software, staffing and other resources to ensure you are supported in your first year at UNT Dallas.

How do parents & guests register to attend NSO?

While parents & guests are not required to attend, if they wish to do so please let our staff know that they will be attending when you are contacted to confirm your NSO reservation. Space at NSO is limited. As sessions fill up, space for guests and parents may become limited.

If I register for NSO and decided to not attend and withdraw my admissions to UNT Dallas, can I get a refund?

All orientation fees are non-refundable.   If you decide not to attend UNT Dallas or your NSO, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@untdallas.edu or (972) 780-3642.

Where do I find information about registering for classes?

For information on setting up an advising and registration appointment as well as your next steps as an admitted student, visit the Admitted Student page. 

Where is UNT Dallas located?

UNT Dallas is located at 7300 University Hills Blvd. Dallas, TX 75241.  If using GPS, an alternative address to use is 7300 Houston School Road Dallas, TX 75241.  If you get lost and need directions or running late on the day of your NSO, call (972) 338-1663. 

I was accepted and will enroll at UNT. Where do I go for orientation?

Students attending the Denton campus will attend orientation at that location.  For information on Denton’s orientation, please visit Denton Campus Orientation website. Students attending UNT Denton will not receive credit for attending orientation if you attend a session at the Dallas campus. Additionally, students attending UNT Dallas will not receive credit by attending an orientation session at the Denton campus.