Support Services

Staff join forces with student volunteers to help new freshmen move into the doorms

Transition programs

UNT wants to help your student make new friends and adjust to college life from the moment he or she steps foot on campus. Some of the programs we offer are:

  • Mean Green Move-In, an annual event marking the opening of the residence halls
  • First Flight, UNT’s official welcome week program
  • Eagle Camp, an optional three-day experience for incoming students to make new friends and learn more about life at UNT.

Learn more about these fun freshman programs at our Orientation and Transition Programs site.

Activities

Students can choose from 400 organizations on campus; go to athletic events, concerts, plays and art exhibitions; attend lectures, film festivals and other cultural events; compete in recreational sports leagues; and work out in the Pohl Recreation Center. That’s one of the chief advantages of attending a large university like UNT — there’s something for everyone!

One of the nation’s top 50 colleges graduating ethnic minority students, UNT works hard to create a welcoming environment and secure a reputation as a diverse institution. Many student organizations celebrate ethnic and racial heritage or support career networks such as the Hispanic Business Student Association and the National Association of Black Journalists. Learn more at the Division of Equity and Diversity website.

From athletics to the arts

For many, intercollegiate athletics is essential to the university experience not only for your child, but for you! Conference USA football and 12 other men’s and women’s sports provide excitement and build affinity.

  • With seating for 31,000 fans, UNT’s Apogee Stadium provides the ultimate game day experience. The Mean Green competes in Conference USA with Louisiana Tech, Rice and UT-San Antonio.
  • About 1,000 concerts a year are presented by UNT’s world-renowned College of Music. Art exhibits, theatre and dance performances, films and other activities also abound.

Campus security

UNT police patrol the campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in vehicles, on bicycles and on foot. At night, the campus is well lighted, and students may ride the night shuttle, request pick up from e-ride or call the UNT police for an escort, if needed. Sixty-nine emergency phones located throughout campus provide direct access to the campus police dispatcher at all times.

Students should 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.

Health care

UNT’s Health and Wellness Center offers a full-service primary care clinic, with full-time physicians and nurses to manage your student’s care and treatment. Our licensed medical and support staff provides services including:

  • Basic diagnostic x-rays and lab testing
  • Pharmacy
  • Women’s care exams and education
  • Immunizations and allergy injections
  • College Optical Express, the first optical office located on any college campus in the state of Texas

Emotional support

Good grades aren’t everything. The emotional well-being of your student is just as important as academic success. UNT’s Counseling Center offers professional counseling, mental-health screenings, educational programs and self-help resources.

Housing

UNT offers 14 residence halls, each with its own study groups, advisors, social life and personality. To meet the needs of our growing residence hall community, an additional Honors College residence called Rawlins Hall will open in Fall 2015. Our living-learning communities, called REAL communities, bring students together who share the same major or interest. REAL communities include engineering, jazz studies, business, art & design and sustainability. Freshmen who live on campus make friends easier and have higher GPAs than freshmen who live off campus.

Dining

Students can eat balanced meals at any of UNT’s five residence hall cafeterias. Meal plans are available and cafeterias are open at least 12 hours a day. A staff dietitian is available to work with students with food allergies or other needs.

Our cafeterias provide many nutritious selections including Mean Greens, a completely vegan dining option, Champs which offers a wide selection of freshly made pizzas and West Dining Hall, which specializes in southern home-style cooking. Learn more at the Dining Services website.

UNT Dining serves 2.2 million meals annually.

Transportation

Because of the many transportation options available, it is not necessary for your student to have a car while attending UNT. Students can use UNT Shuttle, e-ride, Hertz on Demand or Denton County Transportation Authority services to get around. Learn more at our transit website.

  • Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) A-train is a 21-mile corridor running from downtown Denton to Carrollton where passengers can connect to DART’s Green Line at the Trinity Mills Station.
  • If your student plans to bring a vehicle to campus, there are several parking permit options available. The parking fee is not included in tuition and fee costs. Learn more at our website.

Students with disabilities

More than 900 students are served through the Office of Disability Accommodation, which helps students with hearing, mobility or vision loss; learning disabilities and brain injuries; cancer; and other conditions that are not obvious.