Parents and Family

Guide for parents

This guide is a great source of information about UNT, where you can learn more about everything from academics and support services to scholarships and security.

Degrees and Majors

UNT is the choice of nearly 41,000 students and is a student-centered public research university. As one of Texas' largest universities, UNT offers 109 bachelor's, 94 master's and 36 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized.

Student success programs

Many students are challenged by college classes or need to learn how to manage their time for the independent learning required. UNT offers many resources to help students succeed in their college classes. For help outside of the classroom, each residence hall has student RAs (resident assistants) who can help ease the transition from home and guide freshmen. Your student can also seek help from the residence hall director, the dean of students or the First Year Experience program. The key is asking for help.

Paying for college

Tuition costs are a big part of planning for college – and a big concern. UNT offers families an innovative solution to rising college costs with the Eagle Express Tuition Plan. Eagle Express is more than a tuition plan, it's a plan for success.

Health and safety

We work hard to create a safe environment at UNT. Our Eagle Alert System sends voice and text information about campus closings and emergency situations affecting the safety and well being of people on and around our campus. UNT police patrol the campus 24 hours a day. At night, the campus is well lighted, and students may ride the night shuttle, request pick up from e-ride or call the UNT police for an escort, if needed.

UNT offers a full-service primary care clinic, with full-time physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses to manage your child's care and treatment.

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Visit us

We encourage you to visit the campus and take a guided tour. You'll find out what UNT offers, become familiar with the campus and have a chance to ask our student tour guides questions.

Events for parents and family

To help ensure that your child makes a successful transition to college, attend parent orientation, which is held concurrently with each freshman orientation session and transfer orientation session. We also encourage parents, grandparents, siblings and friends to join us for Family Weekend, which is held each fall. Events include a football game, chili cook-off and activities for siblings.


Parent programs and the Parent Association

UNT has an office solely devoted to parent programs, offering many ways for parents to get involved in their student's experience. The UNT Parent Association allows you to play an active role in your student's accomplishments while building friendships with other parents.


Students who live on campus find it easier to get more involved in campus activities than students who live off campus. They have access to nutritious meals and don't have to worry about grocery shopping, cooking or kitchen cleanup. Each of UNT's residence halls has its own personality, and many residents make lifelong friendships.

Students in Rawlins Hall

Campus dining

Students can eat balanced meals at any of UNT's six residence hall cafeterias. They provide many nutritious selections in an all-you-can-eat format. Students with a meal plan can eat in any of the cafeterias. Meal plans are available to students living on and off campus.

Student leadership activities

At UNT, students can get involved in any of the more than 400 student organizations and step into a leadership role. In addition, many community service opportunities and leadership programs are available through the Office of New Student Programs.

Multicultural opportunities on campus

UNT, one of the nation's top 50 colleges awarding undergraduate degrees to minorities, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine works hard to create a welcoming environment and secure a reputation as a diverse institution. Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues.

Student rights and responsibilities