Department of Information Science Open House

The Department of Information Science invites ALL new and current students to a Virtual Open House on Saturday August 20, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CT). The Open House will take place via Zoom and will serve as an orientation for new students (students who first enrolled in Spring, Summer or Fall 2022) and as a means of communicating and engaging with all students. The Open House is open to all students in the Department and students are encouraged to participate in as many sessions as possible. Some sessions are required for new students and are indicated in the Program below. 

Registration for the Open House is required. Please visit this link in order to register.

The program, which contains the zoom links for each session will be emailed to your UNT email address and/or the email you provided in the registration. Please allow for at least seven (7) days from submitting your registration to receive an email with the program. If you do not receive an email within this time frame, please send an email to to request the program. 

For general questions about the Open House, please email



9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 

Session 1.1 - Introduction to BS in Information Science (BS-IS) program*

Session 1.2 - Introduction to MS in Library Science (MS-LS) and MS in Information Science (MS-IS) programs*

Session 1.3 - Introduction to BS in Data Science (BS-DS) program*

Session 1.4 - Introduction to MS in Data Science (MS-DS) program*

Session 1.5 - Ph.D. Student Orientation on Research*

10:10 - 10:55 a.m. 

Session 2 - ePortfolio Introduction* (For Students in the M.S. in Library Science (MS-LS) and M.S. in Information Science (MS-IS) program only)

11:00 a.m.  - 12:30 p.m.

Session 3 - Welcome, Introduction, and Meeting with Faculty and Staff 

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.


1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

Session 4  - UNT Career Center, UNT Student Money Management, and UNT Libraries

2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

Session 5 - Training on Preventing Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism *

3:00 - 3:50 p.m. 

Session 6 - Student Success and Student Organizations
(Meeting with Student Organization Leaders and fellow students)

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Session 7 - Careers in Library Science, Information Science, and Data Science

- Sessions highlighted in yellow and marked with an asterisk (*) are required for new students (students who first enrolled in Spring, Summer or Fall 2022 semesters).