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Division of Student Affairs

University Day

Event Information

April 7, 11:00am - 1:30pm - Library Mall (TBD if rain)

The first University Day was held on May 10, 1961, when North Texas State College became North Texas State University. Now, we celebrate our university status every year with free food, music, and activities. Join us for a picnic lunch, giveaways, and entertainment. Free with current UNT Faculty, Staff, or Student ID.

For the fifth year, the annual Flag Parade will precede University Day. Groups of students from different countries around the world (wearing their native dress and carrying their native flag), along with student organizations, will participate. The parade starts at 11AM, with the route to be determined. The official University Day ceremony will start at 11:30am, which includes a welcome; a historical proclamation by the Mayor of Denton, pronouncing the college a university; and music by the pep band. UNT departments, student organizations, and local vendors will be on hand to distribute information about their respective areas.

Please check back later for additional event details. 

For more information regarding University Day, please contact Student Activities


Sponsors/Vendor Tables

University Day is an invaluable opportunity for you to market your business to over 4,500 students and employees. If you would like to be a sponsor of University Day, please register by following the link below. The deadline to sign up and pay for any sponsorship level that requires printed graphics (e.g., Banner, Yard Signs) is 11:59pm on March 22. After that date, there is some flexibility depending on benefits sought. For information on the various sponsorship level options, please click on the link below.

University Day Vendor Registration  Sponsorship Levels

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact student.activities@unt.edu or 940-565-3807.

Student Organization and Campus Department Involvement 

Campus departments and registered student organizations are encouraged to get involved in University Day, by hosting a table and/or participating in the annual Flag Parade. Student organizations must be currently registered (Spring 2017) with Student Activities in order to participate. Registration closes at 11:59pm on March 22. 

Department/Student Org Table and Flag Parade Sign Up

Rules for Hosting a Table

  • All organizations, departments, etc., must check in between 11:00-11:20am, have their table set up by 11:20am, and must maintain coverage at the table from 11:30am to 1:30pm
  • One 6' table will be provided per group
  • Table selection day of will be available on a first come, first serve basis (after check-in)
  • Table reps must stay at their table; there is no soliciting beyond the provided table space
  • There can be absolutely NO music or amplified sound at the table
  • Please GO GREEN and do not use paper fliers or handouts
  • Groups are encouraged to provide interactive games or activities, and especially encouraged to make them UNT-themed



Student Activities needs your help to make this event successful. If you are interested in volunteering for University Day 2017, please fill out the form below by March 26 at 11:59pm. The form opens on March 7.

Volunteer Signup


We'd like to thank our 2016 Sponsoring Departments

Student Activities, Student Government Association, Union Program Council, UNT-International, University Relations Communication & Marketing, UNT Facilities, Dining Services, and UNT Housing.