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Division of Student Affairs

Commuter Students

If you commute to the University of North Texas, you’re not alone...

Our convenient location and online programming are some of the many reasons why more than 36,000 students choose to attend UNT on campus and online. Many of our students live near campus, but many are commuters who travel from the surrounding DFW area. Of these, over 8,000 fall into the category of “non-traditional” and over 3,000 are 100% online students.

At UNT, Student Activities offers many options for off-campus, commuter, and non-traditional students, allowing you to balance your academic schedule around the distance, your job, and family responsibilities. Part of Student Activities, Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS), is here to help you connect to your educational and extracurricular goals.

What is a Commuter Student? An Off-Campus Student? 

For our purposes, a commuter student is a student who lives outside of Denton and drives to school. The student likely lives at home, typically with family members. An off-campus student is a student who lives off-campus, but still in Denton. The student likely lives with roommates in an apartment or house. They either walk, take the bus, or drive a short distance to campus.

Off-Campus Connection 

Off-Campus Student Services partners with students who live off-campus to support the creation of a community atmosphere, where residents can succeed academically, socially, and professionally. This group, comprised of students, helps program Commuter Week as well as other events, both on-campus and at their apartments, specifically for off-campus students.

Union Lockers

Too much stuff? Do you need a place to keep your belongings on campus during the day or daily/weekly throughout the semester? The Union can help. Long-term lockers are located on the 3rd floor in the Transfer Center (Union 377). Day lockers are located on the 2nd floor, north entrance (between Starbucks and The Chat). All are free.