Learning to operate in a new and unfamiliar environment is challenging, especially if you don't know who to ask or where to go for help. Here are campus resources that will help you make a smooth transition to life as a UNT student.
Need to register for classes?
You've been accepted to UNT and your first order of business is to register as a new student. All registration is conducted online at http://my.unt.edu. You will need your EUID and password to register. If you need help, contact the Registrar's Office.
Tools you'll need to register:
- Registration calendars show the dates and times when registration occurs each semester
- Undergraduate or graduate catalogs
- A Schedule of Classes.
Got to pay for classes?
Once you've registered and selected your classes, you'll need to pay your tuition bill.
- Pay bill online
- Pay your bill in person at Student Accounting and Cashiering, on the first floor of the Eagle Student Services Center.
What are the academic dates and deadlines that I need?
The Academic Calendar can help you plan for mid terms, final exams, class registration, holidays and commencement.
Want to take your education farther?
- Want to leave the state?
UNT is a member of the National Student Exchange, a consortium of about 200 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada that provides opportunities for students to study at participating member institutions while remaining enrolled at their home university.
- Or the country?
The Center for Global Learning and Experience, located in Sycamore Hall, Room 286, will help you go experience the world.
Need some academic help?
- Office of Disability Accommodation
College life poses different challenges for students with disabilities. If you’ve been diagnosed with a learning difference such as dyslexia, or if you need physical accommodation, the Office of Disability Accommodation will make sure you receive the support you need to succeed at UNT. You can apply for services or find out if you qualify for services online, by visiting the office on Level 3, Suite 321 of the University Union or calling (940) 565-4323.
- The Learning Center
If you want to do all that you can to succeed academically, or if you’re worried about succeeding at UNT, turn to the Learning Center for help, located on Level 3, Suite 323 of the University Union. The center staff will help you find answers to the questions you have about reaching your academic goals. The Learning Center offers academic assistance by:
- Helping you understand your learning style
- Connecting you with free tutors
- Offering Learning 101 on topics ranging from time management or note taking to test taking strategies, test anxiety, and speed reading
- Offering learning assistance books, videos, and computer instruction
- Offering exam preparation
- Connecting you with other campus resources
- UNT Writing Lab
If you need help writing correctly, contact the UNT Writing Lab. The lab provides an online service as well as maintaining office hours in the Auditorium Building, Room 105. Questions can be submitted online and are usually answered within 24 hours.
Need to do some research?
As a college student, you'll be spending a lot of time reading, studying and conducting research. Some of the best places to do all of these activities are in the UNT Libraries.
- Willis Library
- Media Library, inside Chilton Hall
- Science and Technology Library in Sycamore Hall
- Discovery Park Library
- Library Annex
Need to create and check your EagleConnect account?
In order to get official UNT email messages regarding everything from bad weather notices to academic calendar updates, you'll need to log into your EagleConnect account.
Need to use a computer?
If you're on campus without your laptop and need to work on a paper, access the internet or check your EagleConnect account, you can visit any of UNT's computer labs.
Having computer trouble?
Here's a nightmare… you spent all night cramming to finish a 10-page paper for your American History class and there are only 45 minutes left until class starts and the paper is due. You start printing the paper and nothing happens. You could panic, or get help from the Computing and Information Technology Center Helpdesk.
Having computer trouble in your dorm?
Here's another nightmare… you spent the whole weekend in your dorm room writing a 10-page paper for your English Lit class and there are only 45 minutes left until class starts and the paper is due. You just hit the save button but your document vanished. You could panic, or look for help from UNT's Residential Network.
After hours of classroom work, studying or meetings, your brain will need refueling. There are several campus options to meet your dining needs, with everything from light snacks to multi-course meals and from vegan choices to Southern comfort foods.
Dining hall locations:
Kerr Hall's late-night service is open from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., Monday-Thursday.
During the summer, Bruceteria is the only residence hall cafeteria open.
University Union options
If you're hungry for a fast meal or snack there are several food options in the University Union right in the center of campus.
- Southern Tsunami – Hand-rolled sushi and rice bowls
- Chic-Fil-A – Chicken sandwiches and more
- Taco Bell – Quick service Mexican food
- UBC Grill – Short order grill serving pancakes to burgers
- Mia's – Old world Italian flavor in pizzas and pasta
Three more food and beverage options are located together on Level 2 of the University Union at The Corner Store:
- Boar's Head – made-to-order sandwiches on bread baked on site
- Beth Marie's – Denton's tradition for gourmet ice cream since 1997
- Green Mountain Coffee – UNT's specialty coffee house
Other campus eateries
If you spend time at Discovery Park you'll want to know about Park Place Market where you can buy sandwiches, salads and bakery items, drinks and gourmet coffees. Or you can get a cup of coffee and a snack at Green Mountain Coffee.
Check out Biz Café's full espresso bar, grab and go items, and convenience store in the Business Leadership Building.
Nothing is more discouraging than being in a new place and literally being unable to find your way. Bookmark UNT To Go, UNT's mobile site (m.unt.edu), on your smart phone to keep the university at your fingertips no matter where you go. UNT To Go includes Places, an interactive map function. See more campus map options, including an option to print a campus map PDF.
Sooner or later, every college students needs more of one thing: money. UNT has resources that will help you earn more money and learn to use the money you have more wisely.
- The Money Management Center is an outreach program that provides tools and solutions students need to achieve financial freedom. The Money Management Center is located in Chestnut Hall, Suite 313.
- The Career Center helps students and alumni find employment during and after college. The center staff assists you with various aspects of your job search, from writing a resume and cover letter to interviewing, as well as providing many other job search tools. The Career Center is in Chestnut Hall, Suite 103.
- Figuring out how to pay for tuition, fees, housing and books is a challenge most college students face. Find out how to make ends meet through scholarships, grants and loans in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, located on the second floor of the Eagle Student Services Center.
There's never a dull moment on campus, if you know where to look. Whether you want to hang out with friends, are looking for entertainment for a date or want to help cheer the Mean Green to victory, you can always find something to do.
If you want to learn what's happening on campus, your first stop is the official UNT Event Calendar.
For 105 years, the university's Fine Arts Series has brought a variety of programming to campus, including writers, artists, performers and speakers. Most Fine Arts Series events are free for current UNT students.
UNT's Department of Dance and Theatre produces several theatre productions and choreographed dance performances each semester. Tickets are usually less than $10 for students.
The College of Visual Arts and Design galleries provide places for the public to view the work of contemporary artists, enhancing culture in the North Texas region. Four galleries are part of the College of Visual Arts and Design:
- The University of North Texas Art Gallery, in the Art Building on the UNT campus.
- Cora Stafford Gallery, located in Oak Street Hall.
- Lightwell Gallery in the Art Building on the UNT campus.
- North Gallery in the Art Building on the UNT campus.
For 30 years the University Union Gallery has served as a showcase for student art. Located on Level 3 of the University Union the gallery exhibits work produced by faculty, alumni, and guest artists, both local and of international acclaim, in addition to the exhibitions of student works.
Wondering what's going on?
- KNTU 88.1FM is UNT's campus radio station. Listen live online. The station's main format is jazz, but KNTU also broadcasts UNT football and basketball games.
- North Texas Television is a non-profit, student run, cable access channel on channel 46 on Verizon and channel 22 on Charter Communications.
- NT Daily is UNT's student newspaper.
Looking for some peace and quiet?
Opened in 2001, Goolsby Chapel provides the UNT community with a quiet place for self-reflection, meditation and individual worship for people of all faiths. The chapel, located on Maple Street is also available by appointment for small wedding ceremonies and other special events.
Was it last night's all-night study session that has you feeling lousy or is it the flu? Get checked out before you start feeling worse at the Student Health and Wellness Center or if you're feeling good and working to stay healthy, the center is committed to helping you reach that goal. Medical visits are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call (940) 565-2333. A student ID card is required at check-in. The center takes credit cards, check or cash for payment. The Student Health and Wellness Center ONLY files medical insurance claims for the university endorsed student insurance policy underwritten by United Healthcare Student Resources. The Student Health and Wellness Center is located on the second floor of Chestnut Hall.
The Substance Abuse Resource Center helps students with existing issues regarding drug and alcohol use, and also works to create a safer campus atmosphere. The center is on the third floor of Chestnut Hall, Suite 301. Call (940) 565-2787 to schedule an appointment. No referral is required.
Feeling depressed or stressed out?
College life can be overwhelming at times, but you can get free emotional support and counseling services at the Student Counseling Center to help you get through those difficult periods. Counselors at the center are specially trained to help college students:
- adjust to college life
- cope with stress
- deal with relationship problems
- chose a career
- in critical situations who may have thoughts of harming themselves or others.
The Student Counseling Center is part of Counseling and Testing Services, located in Suite 311 of Chestnut Hall. Summer hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. until Aug. 24. Fall hours are Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Wednesday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Need emergency help?
In an emergency situation, your first call should be 911. A dispatcher will send emergency personnel, and if the incident is happening on the UNT campus, that probably will include officers from the UNT Police Department. The department is located in the Sullivant Public Safety Center. The department can also assist you in cases of property theft or destruction and other crime investigation, if the incident took place on the UNT campus.
For incidents that happen in Denton beyond the UNT campus boundaries, contact the Denton Police Department.
For incidents that happen beyond the Denton city limits but within Denton County, contact the Denton County Sheriff's Department.
What if the university closes for bad weather?
Eagle Alert is UNT's mechanism to quickly give you critical information in an emergency, such as when UNT closes for bad weather. If there is an emergency, you will receive an automated call to the preferred phone number you provide. You can also receive emergency information as text messages if you prefer. If your phone number changes or if you want text alerts, you'll need to update your info for the Eagle Alert database.
In addition to sending Eagle Alert messages, the university will notify the campus telephone operators, post information on the university web site and the UNT Facebook page and begin informing news media about closures.
Need legal help?
If you are facing a legal problem Student Legal Services may be able to help you with many types of cases. Staff members may write letters, draft legal documents, represent students, arrange for mediation or otherwise attempt to resolve legal problems. While general legal advice may be available, Student Legal Services does not represent students in criminal matters (including traffic tickets). Student Legal Services is located in Room 324 of the University Union.
Want to cheer for the Mean Green?
Don't miss all the excitement of Mean Green football this fall in UNT's Apogee Stadium. As a student you can attend all games for free just by showing your student ID. And don't forget to wear your green gear.
Find out when the Mean Green take the field, the court or the arena for any upcoming UNT sporting event on the Athletics web site where you can also view seating charts of UNT's Apogee Stadium and the Coliseum, buy tickets for non-student guests and read up on all your favorite Mean Green sports' statistics. The Mean Green Radio Network broadcasts Mean Green football and basketball games on two 100,000 watt stations:
Want to get your game on?
When you're in the mood to shoot a little pool, throw darts, play table tennis or just kick back and watch the game, The Syndicate on Level 1 of the University Union provides all of the above for a small fee.
Or maybe you participated in a specific sport in high school and want to keep playing now that you're in college. UNT has a wide range of Sport Clubs that you can join and keep up your skills.
Want to get in shape?
Whether you're worried about keeping off the famed freshman 15 pounds or want to get in better shape to stay healthy and happy, UNT provides several options to get you up and moving.
The Recreational Sports Department provides programs, services, and facilities to support your recreational and fitness needs. The crown jewel of the Recreational Sports Department is the Pohl Recreation Center, located on Chestnut Street. Currently enrolled UNT students who have paid the Rec Fee are automatic members of the Pohl Recreation Center. A current UNT ID card is required for entrance to the Rec Center.
Other Recreational Sports Department facilities:
- The Waranch Tennis Complex includes 12 lighted tennis courts and a pro shop
- Recreational Sports Complex includes four lighted multi-purpose fields
- Intramural Fields include two lighted multi-purpose fields
- Physical Education Building includes eight Racquetball/Handball Courts and four Basketball/Volleyball Courts
- PEB Field is a multi-purpose field
- Traditions Fields includes two lighted multi-purpose fields
- West Tennis Courts includes six lighted tennis courts
Wondering where to park?
Visit the Parking Services site to view:
Wondering when the bus is coming?
Visit the UNT Shuttle web site to see shuttle schedules, routes and maps.
Need a ride late at night?
UNT's e-ride service is provided 7 days a week to all current students who need a ride to and from any place on the UNT campus between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m.
Want to rent a car?
If you want to drive yourself, you can rent a Connect by Hertz car by the hour for short trips around the area.
Want to share a ride?
Ridesharing is a great way to avoid spending so much money on gas. Organize shared rides through UNT's Rideshare Service. This online service allows you to coordinate new carpools or join existing pools with similar destinations.
Want to join a group?
UNT is an environment rich with diversity, bringing together different people with a vast array of ideas, philosophies, cultures and histories. So no matter what your walk of life is, there is probably a group that will welcome you and all the uniqueness you bring with you.
- Academic and honorary organizations
- Greek councils
- Interfraternity Council fraternities
- Panhellenic Council sororities
- National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternities and sororities
- Multicultural Greek Council fraternities and sororities
- International-Cultural groups
- Performing arts groups
- Political groups
- Professional groups
- Religious and spiritual organizations
- Residence hall associations
- Service and volunteerism
- Special interest groups
- Sports Clubs
Interested in learning about others?
The Multicultural Center's goal is to be a place where students and community members can experience UNT's cultural wealth by teaching culture through student involvement. Located on Level 2 of the University Union the center's programs and activities are developed to increase awareness, understanding, and consciousness regarding the cultures and histories of people of African, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, and Native American descents.
Want to get involved?
If volunteering and community service have always been an important part of your life, or if you'd like to add this element to your personal goals, the Center for Leadership and Service located on Level 4 of the University Union, Room 430, is a good place to coordinate your efforts. The center provides opportunities to get involved in service that helps meet the needs of the local community. The center also creates partnerships with community agencies, government organizations and campus departments that need volunteers.
The Student Government Association is a student organization dedicated to serving the interests of the student body. UNT recognizes the SGA as the official voice of the students. The SGA offices are located in Suite 320-S on Level 3 of the University Union.
The Talons spirit organization works to instill a deeper feeling of school spirit into the UNT campus.
UNT's University Program Council is the university's only student-run programming board and is devoted to planning events for students that are educational, social, cultural and exciting. UPC coordinates a wide variety of events, from movie screenings to major concerts.
Want to know why we do what we do at UNT?
As a new student, you'll understand more about UNT if you read about the university's history and learn how the traditions we observe today got started.
Lost something? Need to buy tickets?
Let's say you need to check your e-mail, purchase tickets for the Fort Worth Zoo, and look for your lost sunglasses. Well, you're in luck! You can do all of these things in one place – the University Union Information Center, located on Level 3 of the University Union.
Need to make copies?
You've just finished a Power Point presentation for your economics class and you need to make copies of the presentation for each of your class mates. Now what? Eagle Images has two locations that provide full digital printing and bindery services for a great value. One location is on Level 2, Room 241 of the University Union and the second is in the University Services Building, Room 124.
Or send a fax?
Prices vary, depending on whether the fax is sent locally, toll free, long distance, out of the country, or if it is an incoming fax.