April 10, 2020

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

I hope you are all doing well as we continue to innovate and break new ground to promote our students' success during this challenging time. I appreciate the resilience we have shown as a community — it exemplifies our Mean Green spirit! As we move closer to the end of the spring semester, I want to share our plans for Summer courses, as well as news regarding emergency financial aid to provide assistance to our students during this time.

First, we are moving all in-person classes scheduled for the May session, Summer I and full summer sessions to online/remote delivery. At this time, our hope is that courses scheduled for on campus in Summer II will continue in person, but that could change based on recommendations from health officials and agencies.

In addition, and in recognition of the financial impact COVID-19 is having on our students, we will provide emergency financial relief to many of our students enrolled in summer courses, which will appear on student tuition and fee statements in the coming weeks. We are doing everything possible to find ways to help students continue their education during the summer months.

Here is additional information regarding summer courses:

  • Summer financial aid is available, including summer Pell Grant awards for eligible students. For more information, please visit https://summer.unt.edu/fund-summer.
  • Summer 2020 registration is now open.
    • Registration can be completed online through MyUNT.
    • For specific information, please refer to the Summer 2020 Registration Guide, which includes key dates.
    • All Registration and academic record services can be conducted virtually. Please see the Student “How to…” chart at https://registrar.unt.edu/.

I am counting on our creativity, caring and resilience to guide the path for our Mean Green family to get through this global health crisis — and emerge stronger than ever. You are all doing an amazing job, and I thank you for all you have done during these challenging times.

Stay strong and support each other because, no matter the physical distance we are required to maintain, we can remain socially close and connected. #PhysicallyDistantSociallyClose

UNT Proud,
Neal Smatresk