Transition programs

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

  • New Student Orientation, where students learn about campus resources and register for classes
  • Mean Green Move-In, an annual event marking the opening of the residence halls
  • First Flight, UNT’s official welcome week program

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

Activities and Entertainment

With thousands of performances, exhibitions and lectures presented on campus each year, students have plenty of options for their down time.

Other fun opportunities include:

Friendly and diverse campus

We work hard to create a welcoming environment for our entire campus, which includes students from 49 states and 144 countries. Many student organizations celebrate ethnic and racial heritage, and our Multicultural Center offers programs throughout the year.

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 lit, and students may ride the night shuttle, request pick up from e-ride or call the UNT police for an escort, if needed. Seventy 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.

COVID-19 Health and Safety

At UNT, we're committed to keeping our Mean Green Family safe and healthy. Our first priority is providing a campus environment that promotes your student's physical and emotional well-being. As we continue to navigate the global health crisis and its impact on our community, we're continually reviewing the latest advice from public health experts along with federal and state recommendations.

Health care

UNT’s Health and Wellness Center offers a full-service primary care clinic with licensed physicians, nurse practitioners 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
  • Complete gynecological care
  • Immunizations and allergy injections
  • College Optical Express, the first optical office located on any college campus in the state of Texas
  • Campus Smiles Dental at UNT, providing dental services to the UNT community

Emotional support

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.


UNT offers 14 residence halls, including Joe Greene Hall. Each hall has its own study groups, advisors, social life and personality. Freshmen who live on campus make friends easier and have higher GPAs than freshmen who live off campus.

Students can choose to reside in Living Learning Communities, which are housing groups based on major or interest.


Students can eat balanced meals at any of UNT’s dining halls. 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 dining halls provide many options including Mean Greens, a completely plant-based dining hall; Champs, which offers a wide selection of freshly made pizzas; and Kitchen West, which is free of the top eight food allergens.


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, late night e-ride, Zipcar or Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) services to get around. Learn more at our transportation and parking website

  • The DCTA’s A-train runs from downtown Denton to Carrollton, where passengers can connect to DART’s Green Line.
  • DCTA has also partnered with Lyft to provide free rides to UNT students, faculty and staff using our late-night e-ride services between 2 am to 7 am.
  • 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.
  • Keep an eye out for details from UNT Transportation Services regarding the launch of a mobile bike shop this fall on campus, as well as the debut of a bike loan program. Students will be able to receive complimentary bike repairs and maintenance tips and rent a bike if needed.

Students with disabilities

The Office of Disability Access serves nearly 2,000 students with hearing, mobility or vision loss; learning disabilities and brain injuries; cancer; and other conditions.