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Orientation and Transition Programs

Parent Programs

Family Weekend 

The University of North Texas recognizes the important role families and friends play in the educational process.  Each fall the campus opens its doors to embrace those important individuals.  Family Weekend 2017 is scheduled for Friday, September 22 - Sunday, September 24, 2017.  Visit the Family Weekend website to learn more.

Thanksgiving Shuttle Bus 

Parent Programs has partnered with BreakShuttle to provide break transportation for you this Thanksgiving. BreakShuttle is the largest national provider of college and university break transportation services in the United States. They are committed to providing reliable, safe, and convenient transportation services on luxury coach buses that allow even the most remote colleges and universities to have a "pop up" transportation network around major school breaks. Bus trips are provided by BreakShuttle, a separate entity from the University of North Texas. The Office of Orientation and Transition Programs at the University of North Texas works with BreakShuttle to ensure these trips are possible.


Parent & Family Connections Program 

The Parent & Family Connections program is designed for parents who want more information to help their students continue to succeed at UNT. Join us for a dinner program to gain more information on how to tackle some of the challenges your students (or you) have faced. 


When: February 17, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Where:  UNT Union, Room 314 

What: Lunch with an informative Q&A student and speaker panel
+ FREE tickets to the UNT  vs. Marshall Men's basketball game @ 5:00 pm


Summer Send-Off Parties 

Parent Programs, along with the UNT Parent Association, proudly offer Send-Off Parties across the state of Texas and in Tulsa, OK. These events are hosted around the state to allow new UNT students and their families time to get to know others in the area also attending UNT. Staff members from the university will be present to answer any questions you have before Mean Green Move-In Weekend (August 19-20). These events are free for UNT students at up to 2 guests, but an RSVP is required. Every year nearly 1,000 students and family members attend these events. We hope to connect with you in your area!

Summer Send-Off Party 2017 RSVP

Summer Send-Off Party Flyer 2017 (pdf)

Parking Information:

San Antonio (Saturday, August 5 from 1-3pm):
Public parking is available near Rio Rio Cantina on Commerce Street, but a fee will apply. Credit card payments are accepted.

Dallas (Tuesday, August 8 from 6-8pm):
Parking passes will be available at the front desk of the restaurant under the name UNT Parent Programs.

Family of the Year 

Parent Programs is excited to announce that nominations are currently being accepted for Family of the Year! We understand the impact you have on your students and we want to reward and celebrate that. In order to be considered, your student needs to submit the following to Parents@unt.edu. Complete an online application. The application requires a 300-500 word essay as to why the family is deserving as well as a photo of the family showing their Mean Green spirit!

The winning family will receive the following prize pack:

  • $200 to Barnes & Noble Bookstore
  • 4 Family weekend tickets
  • Mean Green spirit basket
  • Commemorative Family of the Year plaque

The winners will be announced during our Parent and Family Connections Program happening in conjunction with the UNT v. Rice Men’s Basketball game on February 4, 2017.

Applications are due January 27, 2017.

Family of the Year Nomination Form

Other Events Family Members Might Enjoy: 

Resources for Parents