Learning to operate in a new and unfamiliar environment is challenging, especially if you don't know who to ask or where to go for help. Here are campus resources that will help you make a smooth transition to life as a UNT student.
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After hours of classroom work, studying or meetings, your brain needs refueling. There are many campus options to meet your dining needs, with everything from light snacks to multi-course meals and choices ranging from vegan to Southern comfort foods.
Dining hall locations:
During the summer, Bruceteria is the only residence hall cafeteria open.
Retail dining options
The new University Union has several Retail Food Shops, including many national brands such as Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Jamba Juice and Starbucks, just to name a few.
Other campus eateries
If you have class in the vicinity of Wooten Hall and you find yourself in need of nutrition, you can purchase Peet's Coffee & Tea, cold drinks, baked desserts and light lunch items at The Go! Station
If you spend time at Discovery Park, check out Park Place Market where you can buy sandwiches, salads and bakery items, drinks and gourmet coffees. Or you can get a cup of coffee and a snack at Discovery Perks.
Café G.A.B. in the General Academic Building offers a Caribou Coffee espresso bar, grab-and-go items, bagels and pastries.
There's never a dull moment on campus, if you know where to look. Whether you want to hang out with friends, are looking for entertainment for a date or want to help cheer the Mean Green to victory, you can always find something to do.
If you want to learn what's happening on campus, your first stop is the official UNT Event Calendar.
For 114 years, the university's Fine Arts Series has brought a variety of programming to campus, including writers, artists, performers and speakers. All Fine Arts Series events are free for current UNT students.
UNT's Department of Dance and Theatre produces several theatre productions and choreographed dance performances each semester. Tickets are usually less than $10 for students.
The College of Visual Arts and Design galleries provide places for the public to view the work of contemporary artists, enhancing culture in the North Texas region. Four galleries are part of the College of Visual Arts and Design:
- The University of North Texas Art Gallery, in the Art Building on the UNT campus.
- Cora Stafford Gallery, located in Oak Street Hall.
- Lightwell Gallery in the Art Building on the UNT campus.
- North Gallery in the Art Building on the UNT campus.
Wondering what's going on?
- KNTU 88.1FM is UNT's campus radio station. The station's main format is jazz, but KNTU also broadcasts UNT football and basketball games.
- North Texas Television is a nonprofit, student-run, cable access channel broadcast on Charter Cable 192 and Verizon Fios 46.
- The North Texas Daily is UNT's official student newspaper.
- NT Daily Radio broadcasts weekly online and also streams through DentonRadio.com.
- NTDaily TV is broadcast weekly in Spanish and English on the Denton Community Access Television channel, Charter Cable 25 and Verizon Fios 39.
Looking for some peace and quiet?
Opened in 2001, Goolsby Chapel provides the UNT community with a quiet place for self-reflection, meditation and individual worship for people of all faiths. The chapel, located on Maple Street also is available by appointment for small wedding ceremonies and other special events.
Want to cheer for the Mean Green?
Don't miss all the excitement of Mean Green football this fall in UNT's Apogee Stadium. As a student, you can attend all games for free just by showing your student ID. Don't forget to wear your green gear.
Find out when the Mean Green take the field, the court or the arena for any upcoming UNT sporting event on the Athletics website where you can also view seating charts of UNT's Apogee Stadium and the Coliseum, buy tickets for non-student guests and read up on all your favorite Mean Green sports' statistics. The Mean Green Radio Network broadcasts Mean Green football and basketball games on two 100,000 watt stations:
Want to get your game on?
When you're in the mood to shoot a little pool, play video games or just kick back and watch the game, The Syndicate in the University Union provides all of the above. The Syndicate is a two-floor hang out location with a sports lounge feel. It hosts open mic nights, performances by bands and stand up comedians, watch parties for awards ceremonies, the Olympics, and the Super Bowl, and much more. Students can request to change the channels on the TVs, and all televised UNT Athletics events are shown in the Syndicate. UNT Jazz bands--and the famous One O'Clock Lab Band--play on the Syndicate stage several times a week. On the second level, you can check out free pool equipment for the pool tables and multiple TV lounges, where you can connect your game console or laptop to the screen and play games or watch TV and movies.
Or maybe you participated in a specific sport in high school and want to keep playing now that you're in college. UNT has a wide range of Sport Clubs that you can join to keep up your skills.
Want to get in shape?
Whether you're worried about keeping off the famed freshman 15 pounds or want to get in better shape to stay healthy and happy, UNT provides several options to get you up and moving.
The Recreational Sports Department provides programs, services, and facilities to support your recreational and fitness needs. The crown jewel of the Recreational Sports Department is the Pohl Recreation Center, located on Chestnut Street. Currently enrolled UNT students who have paid the Rec Fee are automatic members of the Pohl Recreation Center. A current UNT ID card is required for entrance to the Rec Center.
Other Recreational Sports Department facilities:
- The Waranch Tennis Complex includes 12 lighted tennis courts and a pro shop
- Recreational Sports Complex includes four lighted multi-purpose fields
- Intramural Fields include two lighted multi-purpose fields
- Physical Education Building includes eight Racquetball/Handball Courts and four Basketball/Volleyball Courts
- PEB Field is a multi-purpose field
- Traditions Fields includes two lighted multi-purpose fields
- West Tennis Courts includes six lighted tennis courts
Want to join a group?
UNT is an environment rich with diversity, bringing together different people with a vast array of ideas, philosophies, cultures and histories. So no matter what your walk of life is, there is probably a group that will welcome you and all the uniqueness you bring with you.
- Academic and honorary organizations
- Interfraternity Council fraternities
- Panhellenic Council sororities
- National Pan-Hellenic Council fraternities and sororities
- Multicultural Greek Council fraternities and sororities
- International-Cultural groups
- Performing arts groups
- Political groups
- Professional groups
- Religious and spiritual organizations
- Residence hall associations
- Service and volunteerism
- Special interest groups
- Sport Clubs
Interested in learning about others?
UNT's Multicultural Center is committed to cultivating a campus environment where people of all identities and experiences can thrive. The center fosters the success and awareness of historically underrepresented student populations with an emphasis on disability, race/ethnicity, gender, interfaith, and sexual orientation. Located in Room 335 of the University Union, the center offers programs and activities that are developed to increase awareness, understanding, and intersectionality of the various identities in the UNT community.
Want to get involved?
The Center for Leadership and Service develops learning opportunities for students to engage as active citizens and leaders in the community and provides volunteer and leadership development opportunities. Visit us in the University Union, Suite 345, to find your place on campus.
The Student Government Association is a student organization dedicated to serving the interests of the student body. UNT recognizes the SGA as the official voice of the students. The SGA offices are located in the University Union, Room 344.
The Talons, UNT's official spirit and tradition organization, keep the UNT spirit and traditions alive and thriving on campus.
UNT's University Program Council is the university's only student-run programming board and is devoted to planning events for students that are educational, social, cultural and exciting. UPC coordinates a wide variety of events, from movie screenings to concerts.
Want to know why we do what we do at UNT?
As a new student, you'll understand more about UNT if you read about the university's history and learn how the traditions we observe today got started.