COVID-19 Update

April 10, 2020

Avesta and Kerr Dining Hall continue to serve UNT students and essential personnel who are on campus. Avesta is offering a continental breakfast priced a la carte and the classic lunch menu starting at $7.75 for the Daily Special. Kerr will offer all-you-care-to-eat meals for $7.95 for those without meal plans.

Hours vary so be sure to check www.dining.unt.edu/hours before heading over for your next drink or meal.

And starting Monday, April 13, the Starbucks in the Union will reopen for business from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday to serve those remaining on campus.


Going above and beyond: Stories from UNT’s COVID-19 response:

Van Cross of the Facilities Custodial Team works a tough schedule: Way, way before sunrise until lunchtime. He’s been working during the pandemic to sanitize campus buildings, stock restrooms and accomplish small cleaning projects taking advantage of the vacant buildings across UNT.

One recent morning, while preparing for a special cleaning project, he heard dripping water in the Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building and discovered a failed research system pumping water into the building. Mr. Cross notified a stand-by technician to get the leak stopped, contacted his supervisor and manager to rally a team to assist and began gathering and using water extraction equipment.

Van’s attentiveness and quick response saved “many thousands of dollars in clean-up and restoration costs,” according to Randy Salsman of the Facilities Maintenance construction team that is overseeing the recovery and repairs to the building. Associate Vice President of Facilities Dave Reynolds says, “Van Cross is representative of many of the Facilities Team and others across the campus who are unselfishly taking care of our campus and students during a unique time in history. We should all be proud to work with such teammates.”

If you know of someone who is going above and beyond, please share their information with untpresident@unt.edu so we can give them a shoutout.


Sharing Mean Green Pride

Student Financial Services continues to show Mean Green Pride by wearing green on Fridays and sharing photos of their team on social media. “It’s a great way to keep up the team spirit and stay connected to UNT. I love the collages they put together to share with everyone,” says Joey Saxon of his team. Saxon is the associate vice president of Student Financial Services.

Don’t forget to sport your Mean Green pride on Fridays! (Or every day!)

SFS team showing their Mean Green Pride


Don’t forget that healthalerts.unt.edu is updated frequently with new information about how we are working together through this global health crisis.


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