Many students are challenged by the rigors of college classes or need to learn how to manage their time for the independent learning required. UNT offers many resources to help students succeed in their college classes. The Learning Center provides tools for academic success including tutoring, reading labs, study skills labs, speed-reading courses and an extensive academic resource library.
Having convenient access to computers and internet services is a key resource for your child in order to complete their coursework. All UNT residence halls are wired for Internet access, and wireless access is available in most buildings. Two libraries also offer free laptop checkout. In addition to these resources UNT also offers 14 general-access computer labs, including one that is open 24 hours a day and six that have Macintosh computers as well as PCs.
UNT offers a full-service primary care clinic staffed with full-time physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses to make sure your child can get medical care conveniently on campus. In addition we have a full-service pharmacy, comprehensive lab services, optometry services, radiology services, substance abuse referral service, health education programming and ambulatory mental health care provided by part-time senior psychiatric residents. Students can also get most vaccinations they need at the Student Health and Wellness center. These services are available to students 8 hours a day, Monday-Friday and are funded by a medical usage fee each semester, which is included in their tuition bill.
UNT police patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in vehicles, on bicycles and on foot. At night, the campus is well lit, and students have the option of riding the shuttle (until 10 p.m., Monday-Thursday), requesting pick up from e-ride or calling the UNT police for an escort, if needed. More than 60 emergency phones located throughout campus provide direct access to the campus police dispatcher at all times.
Students can sign up for the Eagle Alert system for information about campus closings and emergency situations affecting the safety and well being of people on and around the campus. Voice and text messages are sent to all students who have provided current contact information. Students should update their contact information at my.UNT.edu. Please be sure your child signs up for this service.
At UNT we continue to support and encourage your child as he or she becomes an upperclassman and even after graduation through our internship and job assistance programs.
Internships provide invaluable training and a head start on your career. Most programs offer hands-on experience in your field before graduation. UNT’s nationally accredited Cooperative Education program provides students with paid, supervised positions related to their field of study, often for several semesters. Some students even receive academic credit for their work and permanent job offers after graduation.
The Career Center at UNT offers one-on-one advising, access to web-based job listings and on-campus interviews with employers. Our proximity to the Dallas Fort Worth area gives our graduates easy access to one of the 10 best cities in the country for college graduates seeking entry-level positions in their career field. UNT graduates are often recruited by companies like American Airlines, Federal Express, Southwest Airlines and Texas Instruments, among others.