Juggling the responsibilities of attending college and taking care of a family can be overwhelming.

We want to make your life a little easier by linking you to helpful resources for child care, family, funding, and more. Our goal is to provide as much assistance to you as possible so you can best meet the needs of you and your family, and continue to be a successful student. Please contact Non-Traditional and Commuter Student Support if you need more assistance at OCSS@unt.edu or (940) 565-3807.


UrbanSitter & Complete Care

Complete Care pairs UrbanSitter's child care, pet care, senior care, and household services with Kinside's marketplace of daycares and preschools to bring you the very best coverage for all your needs. No matter the scenario, find the care that fits your budget, schedule, location, and preferences. This program is FREE to UNT students, faculty, and staff. Visit Your Complete Care Benefits at a Glance for introduction on Complete Care, Urbansitter, and Kinside.

Lactation Rooms

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act calls for certain organizations with 50 or more employees to provide a private location and “reasonable break time” for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child's birth. Bathrooms cannot be designated as lactations rooms by the institution.

Fourteen private breastfeeding rooms are designated at buildings across campus:

Each room has a wood-look vinyl plank floor for ease of cleaning, includes a bariatric chair (rated to hold up to 1,000 pounds) covered in vinyl upholstery (also for ease of cleaning), a side table, and a table lamp so nursing mothers can turn off the overhead light if they so choose.

Each room also includes an outlet for a breast pump and a Koala brand changing table. There are no sinks in the rooms, but wall-mounted hand sanitizer dispensers installed.

The Texas Health Code identifies organizations as “mother-friendly” when they establish policies to support worksite breastfeeding. The code also allows breastfeeding in any location.

UNT Food Pantry presented by Kroger

The UNT Food Pantry presented by Kroger is one of the best ways to serve our students experiencing food insecurity. Located in Crumley Hall, in the Diamond Eagle Student Resource Center, W. Highland Street, Denton, TX, 76201

Food pantry hours during the regular spring semester are as follows:

  • Monday: 11:30 - 6pm
  • Tuesday: 11:30 - 6pm
  • Wednesday 10:30am - 2pm
  • Thursday: CLOSED
  • Friday: 11:30am - 4:30pm*
  • Saturday: 10:30am - 2:30pm 

The food pantry is closed February 2nd, March 8th, April 5th, and May 3rd for monthly mobile pantries. If any of these times do not work for you, please email us at DESresources@unt.edu and we can work something out to help you.

Pregnant & Parenting Students

The US Department of Education and Office for Civil Rights released new Title IX requirements regarding pregnant and parenting students in June 2013. Those students wishing to seek accommodations for Pregnancy and Parenting please submit the form linked with appropriate documentation. The Dean of Students office also offers a list of Preganacy and Parenting Resources.

The requirements and suggestions include:

  • Schools must excuse student's absences because of pregnancy or childbirth for as long as the student's doctor deems the absences medically necessary.
  • Absence policies in classes must accommodate pregnancy or childbirth-related absences and allow for make-up work. “A teacher may not refuse to allow a student to submit work after a deadline that she missed because of absences due to pregnancy or childbirth. Additionally, if a teacher's grading is based in part on class attendance or participation, the student should be allowed to earn the credits she missed so that she can be reinstated to the status she had before the leave.”
  • “A school may offer the student alternatives to making up missed work, such as retaking a semester, taking part in an online course credit recovery program, or allowing the student additional time in a program to continue at the same pace and finish at a later date, especially after longer periods of leave. The student should be allowed to choose how to make up the work.”

The UNT Dean of Students Office will provide a Verified Absence slip for parenting students (both male and female) who need to take their children to doctors' appointments or to take care of their sick children as long as they provide proper documentation. Students needing this documentation should contact the Dean of Students Office at 940-565-2648 or deanofstudents@unt.edu. 

Additional Resources

UNT Programs for Children
Outside Resources for Children
Financial Resources

  • UNT Student Financial Aid and Scholarships - Apply for grants, work-study, loans, and scholarships.
  • UNT Student Money Management Center - Schedule a consultation to help you create a financial survival plan, including setting goals and establishing a budget.
  • UNT Career Center - On-campus resource for on-campus and off-campus job or career opportunities, resume/CV assistance, interview skills, internships, jobs for your major, and much more. Virtual programming may be available for those not able to meet on campus.
  • UNT Student Legal Services - Receive legal guidance, assistance, or representations for certain legal matters, such as landlord or lease disputes, debt collection, employment disputes, limited family law (simple divorce, name change), record expunctions, and more. If they cannot provide representation, such as criminal, traffic, or complex family matters, they will refer you to the State Bar referral network.
  • Baby Booties Diaper Bank - Baby Booties provides free diapers, wipes, period products, and potty training readiness kits and there are no requirements other than a need for a clean and happy baby.