Staying involved

How can I get involved in my child’s education?

UNT has an office solely devoted to parent programs, offering many ways for parents to get involved in their student’s experience. One of the first things you can do to help ensure that your child makes a successful transition to college is to attend parent orientation, which is held concurrently with each freshman orientation session and transfer orientation session.

Family gathering around new graduate.

Parent orientation allows you to meet faculty and administrators, become familiar with the campus and share ideas on your child’s entry into college, even if this is not your first child to attend. Orientation leaders also distribute a parent handbook with essential phone numbers and other helpful information.

To remain active in your student’s accomplishments and build friendships with other parents, we recommend joining the UNT Parent Association. Benefits include a Family Weekend discount, a monthly e-newsletter and a 10 percent discount on UNT Bookstore items. Members’ children can also compete for Parent Association scholarships. An annual membership is $60; a lifetime membership is $200. E-mail parents@unt.edu, or call 940-565-4373.

How can I help my son be successful in college?

Your encouragement and understanding can contribute greatly to your son’s achievements in college. Displaying UNT merchandise at home and at work can further demonstrate your support. However, you will need to find a balance between providing support and allowing him to make decisions for himself.

When is a good time to visit my daughter on campus?

We encourage parents, grandparents, siblings and friends to join us for Family Weekend, which is held each fall. Events include a football game, chili cook-off and activities for siblings.

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