Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023

 Dear UNT Faculty and Staff,

I'm excited we’re kicking off the Fall 2023 semester. It’s great to welcome students back to campus — check out some highlights from the first day of class! We truly are Better Together, one of our shared values.

In our newest national video, we showcase our caring and creative community that aims to make “Your Passion Our Purpose” a reality for our students. While they are with us, they’ll be challenged to think critically, meet new people, grow personally and professionally, and experience all our beautiful campus and the surrounding community offer.

My heartfelt thanks to every one of you for your extra time and patience helping our students this week. It shows our passion and dedication for our Mean Green Family to ensure they thrive at UNT — and beyond.

I hope that you’ll join me at some of the many fun, enriching events happening this fall. Visit for upcoming events, including these highlights:

As the school year starts, make sure to take time for yourself. A new program, Wellness Champions, kicks off this fall, so stay tuned for more information on our Wellness website.

Have an excellent semester and Go Mean Green!

UNT Proud,

Neal Smatresk
UNT President