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Division of Student Affairs

University Day 

Event Details

April 13, 11:00am-1:30pm, Library Mall

Rain Site: University Union

University Day, first held May 10, 1961, marks the day North Texas State College became North Texas State University. We celebrate earning out university status with free food, activities, and music! Over 55 campus departments and student organizations, and 20 local sponsors will be in attendance to distribute information and giveaways. A picnic lunch will be served, and is free with a current UNT ID. Festivities will also take place at the Discovery Park campus from 11:00am-1:00pm in the DP Hallway.

For the 6th year, the annual Flag Parade will precede University Day. The parade starts at 11:00am at Marquis Hall, and ends on the Library Mall. The official University Day ceremony will start at 11:30am, and will include a welcome by President Smatresk; a historical proclamation by the Mayor of Denton; and music by the pep band. 

Please contact Student Activities at 940-565-3807 at least 7 days prior to request special accommodations.


UNT Student Organizations and Departments

Registered Student Organizations and UNT Departments are encouraged to participate in niversity Day festivities by hosting a table and/or participating in the annual Flag Parade. Spots are limited, and participation is granted on a first come, first served basis. 

For additional information about tabling and the Flag Parade and to sign-up, please click here! Registration closes at 11:59pm on Monday, April 2nd. 



Student Activities needs help throughout this event! If you are interested in volunteering for University Day, please click here to fill out the volunteer form. Please sign-up by 11:59pm on Monday, April 2nd. 



University Day is an invaluable opportunity for you to market your business to over 4,500 students and employees, in addition to hundreds of incoming students and parents visiting UNT.

Sponsors can commit to supporting the event at various levels--all of which come with great perks! See the chart below for more specifics about sponsorship levels. 


***THANK YOU to our 2018 University Day Sponsors!***

  • CareNow
  • Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament 
  • American Campus Communities 



If you have questions regarding University Day, please contact student.activities@unt.edu or 940-565-3807.