Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Dear UNT Students, Faculty and Staff,

When you see students in regalia this weekend, be sure to congratulate them. UNT will celebrate more than 5,600 graduates earning degrees during 12 commencement ceremonies Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15.

The first ceremony begins at 8 a.m. Friday in the Coliseum, so graduates and guests will begin arriving on campus at about 7 a.m. Due to construction on North Texas Boulevard near the UNT Coliseum and Murchison Performing Arts Center, traffic on the west side of campus is expected to be heavy between ceremonies. See the complete ceremony schedule and ceremony livestream links. Friday's final ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Coliseum.

Faculty, staff and students who do not need to be in the area are encouraged to avoid North Texas Boulevard and the west side of campus Friday through Sunday. If you are a student moving out of a residence hall, be aware that there will be extra traffic congestion on campus and plan your move accordingly. If you are a staff member, consider coordinating with your supervisor to work remotely on Friday if that is an option for your role.

If you are on campus during the three ceremony days and see visitors who need directions, let them know that general commencement parking for guests is in Lot 20. ADA parking is in Lot 27.

Faculty and staff participating in the ceremonies may park in Lot 4 “A” Reserved behind Chilton Hall, even if they do not have an A permit. If you are attending a ceremony or know someone who is, guests are asked not to arrive more than an hour prior to the commencement ceremony - otherwise they risk running into traffic departing from the previous ceremony. Also be prepared that the Coliseum will be enforcing a clear bag policy. If you need more information, read frequently asked commencement questions and answers.

If you need a little inspiration as the semester comes to a close, check out the Great Grads series to remind you how impressive our students are.

P.S. UNT's Coliseum is home to several high school graduation ceremonies which may impact campus traffic and parking. View the full graduation schedule to plan ahead.