March 19, 2020

View a 1-minute personal message from UNT President Neal Smatresk to you, our students.

Dear Students,

Thank you for your patience as our dedicated faculty and staff have worked tirelessly this past week to create a plan to shift your instruction for the remainder of the semester. The health and safety of our students and our entire university community is our top priority.

In order to ensure your academic experience remains of the highest quality, it was important that we took the time this past week. Nearly 8,000 course plans were reviewed so that we could transition them appropriately and ensure that we are giving you the best path forward. You can learn about how each of your courses will be delivered using our Spring 2020 Class Finder and find plenty of tips at Additionally, each of your faculty members will be reaching out to you to provide further details about specific changes in each of your courses. For those classes that will continue to meet on-campus, we will be using social distancing to structure them to keep you and faculty members as safe as possible. If you have particular concerns or questions about any of your classes, please reach out to your instructor through email or the Canvas portal.

You can learn more about UNT's overall response to COVID-19 on our Health Alerts site. The website is updated regularly with the latest information.

We are committed to providing high quality instruction so that you can succeed, progress and achieve your academic goals. Together, we can make the most of this semester to ensure you are successful.

Neal Smatresk
UNT President