New Student Orientation

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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (Summer): May 28th-31st
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School of Health Professions (DPT): July 8th-12th
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Last Updated: January 4, 2019

On behalf of the New Student Orientation Team, welcome to the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC)! UNTHSC is a microcosm of Fort Worth, our city. We are an urban campus located in the heart of the cultural district. We have a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Orientation is a mandatory event for all incoming UNTHSC students. You will learn about academic and community expectations, campus culture, as well as services and resources available to students. Administrators, faculty, staff and students will be present throughout the sessions to answer questions and give advice about your educational future.


1). Punctuality: We ask that you be on time for orientation, every class, workshop, and meeting that you attend. It is a matter of courtesy to your fellow participants, orientation organizers, and session speakers. All orientation sessions are mandatory unless otherwise indicated. Failure to attend every session may result in dismissal.

2). Attire: Dress for orientation is business casual (excluding when your ID Picture is taken). However, it is important that you comply with the UNTHSC student dress code at all times when on our campus or off-site clinics. Read the dress code policy.

3). Please do not bring a spouse, parent, guest, child, etc. with you to orientation. Orientation programs are designed for incoming students only. Any individual not accepted into a graduate program will be asked to leave.

4). All meals served at UNTHSC New Student Orientation include vegetarian options. If you have special dietary restrictions that include allergies to certain foods, please complete the form below at least 2 weeks prior to your orientation.  We will notify you of whether meal accommodations will be possible.

If we are unable to provide meal accommodations, please plan to bring your own food for the duration of orientation.

Click here: Special Dietary Restrictions Form

5)  ADA Accommodations

If you need an accommodation to fully participate in New Student Orientation, please contact Kristina Clark, Center for Academic Performance, at 817-735-2134. Please submit requests at least 4 weeks prior to your orientation to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

6) Lactation Rooms

The lactation rooms are available on Levels 2 and 4 of the Library. Each room has a locking door, small table, a sink with soap and paper towel dispensers, a large chair, and two outlets. Students are welcome to use these facilities during New Student Orientation.

7.) Compliance Training

All students are required to complete the following trainings: HIPPA Privacy/Security; Reporting Child Abuse on Campus; Information Security Awareness; Active Shooter Training; Title IX for Graduate Students; and Bloodborne Pathogens (only for those working with bloodborne pathogens). More information regarding these training will be sent to you later in the semester.

This page was last modified on January 4, 2019