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Division of Student Affairs

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 & Spring Break Shuttle Bus 

Parent Programs has partnered with BreakShuttle to provide break transportation for UNT students during both Thanksgiving and Spring Break. 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 18-19). 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 2018 RSVP (coming in June!)

Parking Information:

San Antonio (date tba):
Public parking is available near Rio Rio Cantina on Commerce Street, but a fee will apply. Credit card payments are accepted.

Other Events Family Members Might Enjoy: 

Resources for Parents