Pharmacy Orientation Information



UNT System College of Pharmacy (SCP)

Orientation Dates

Orientation Dates: August 7th-11th, 2017

Immunization Requirements

Immunization requirements for ALL UNTHSC students can be found here.  

Screening for tuberculosis is an annual requirement of all UNTHSC students. Students who have not received a vaccination against tuberculosis or who have not tested positive in the past to tuberculosis can easily be screened for tuberculosis via a skin test (PPD). Skin tests will be provided at several events on campus. This service is completely free and optional. Those who do not attend the mass screening events must get screened by their primary care provider by skin test, blood test, or chest x-ray. New students must provide 2 skin tests due to the boosting effect of latent tuberculosis. This means that new students may need to get an additional skin test after their first screening. More information can be found on the website: Questions about immunization and screening requirements can be made to

White Coat Ceremony

All Pharmacy students must attend. Please click here for more information on White Coat Ceremony.


Book lists will be provided to you before classes begin usually 4 weeks prior to the first day of class. Here are a few guidelines which you may wish to consider as you purchase your textbooks:

[1] Consider buying used textbooks from current students at the beginning of each semester.

[2] Some of your textbooks might be available for free through our campus library. If a textbook is available for free through the library, the booklist will indicate that information.

[3] Don’t be afraid to consult current students within your program for advice on textbooks and about the possibility of borrowing/buying their books.

[4] The Online Bookstore usually has enough of the required textbooks in stock.  UNTHSC does not have an on-campus bookstore.  However, we do offer an Online Bookstore for students to purchase or rent new and used textbooks:

Additional offerings include Digital Textbooks and specially priced Microsoft and Adobe software.

UNT Health Science Center and Alumni Association merchandise are also available for purchase through the Online Bookstore.  Shop the website to purchase a t-shirt, car decal, coffee mug and much more!

Required HIPAA and CITI Training

All incoming Pharmacy students need to complete HIPAA Training. You will need to complete the HIPAA Training before or during the week of orientation. Instructions on completing this training will be available soon.

Incoming Pharmacy students are required to complete CITI training prior to New Student Orientation. Be prepared to turn in your CITI training certificate of completion during New Student Orientation. Click HERE for more information.

CITI Training for Continuing Education: When you create a new account with CITI, one of the steps mentions Continuing Education (CE) credits.  Unless you would like the CE credit, you need to check “NO” regarding CE.  There is a charge for CE credit that you will be responsible for paying if you select “YES”.  The required CITI Human Subjects Research Training course does not cost anything to students.


All incoming Pharmacy students will receive a university-issued technology package. More information about your technology package can be found HERE

Background Checks

As a new Pharmacy student, you are required to complete a criminal background check prior to New Student Orientation. You will receive an email that instructs you on how to complete the background check. Please do not attempt to complete the background check until you receive the email.

If you need assistance locating your Student ID Number, please click here for instructions.

Note: You will not have access to the site to submit your background check until you have been officially accepted into the Pharmacy program. 


You do not need to register for your classes. Pharmacy students are placed in their classes each semester.


Admissions Office

UNT Health Science Center
College of Pharmacy Admissions
Student Service Center, Suite 170
3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

This page was last modified on April 21, 2017