COVID-19 Update

April 13, 2020

We know that many of our students are struggling financially through this global health crisis. In order to help students as much as possible, UNT is greatly expanding its emergency grants-in-aid program thanks to federal funding provided by the CARES act. This need-based aid will become available soon for students currently enrolled at UNT and also will be available to students in UNT summer sessions. These funds are meant to help students pay their bills and stay in school so they can earn their degrees as planned. To apply, click here. #UNTCares


The Murphy Center at the G. Brint Ryan College of Business would like to share information regarding external funding resources available to UNT students, faculty, and alumni during these difficult times. On the Murphy Center website, there is a section with a list of external funding opportunities that is updated biweekly.


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

Elizabeth Hageman, Transportation Team Lead in Transportation Services, would like to give a shout out to UNT Community Service Officers who have been working day and night to ensure buildings are locked in the absence of faculty and staff on campus. Both part-time and full-time workers are on the frontline patrolling, on foot, around the clock to keep equipment and buildings secured. Serving as the eyes and ears of campus, we have been able to report suspicious activity to UNTPD and assist community members still on campus. I am proud that our staff has continued to provide needed security to our community during this time.

She also would like to recognize the E-ride shuttle drivers who continue to provide late night shuttle service to residents still on campus. Despite having low ridership, their spirits are still high. Thank you to all of those who continue to provide safe options to our residents on campus!

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.


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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