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 falls into the category of “non-traditional” and over 3,000 are 100% online students.

At UNT, Student Activities offers many options for the 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 you achieve 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 could live at home with their parents or relatives, live with their own family or dependents, or live alone. An off-campus student lives off-campus, but near UNT or in the city of Denton. Off-campus students typically live with a roommate or roommates in an apartment or house. They either walk, bike, take the bus, or drive a short distance to campus.

Transportation and Parking

When commuting to UNT, there are various transportation and parking options. For information about all of UNT's transportation and parking options, please go to our OCSS Transportation Resource page: Link to OCSS Transportation Resource Page

Off-Campus Connection 

Off-Campus Connection (OCC) is a student-leadership program comprised of UNT students who live off-campus. OCC is a great opportunity to increase your engagement with UNT, meet new people, enhance your leadership skills, participate in on-campus events, build off-campus events with the support of Off-Campus Student Services, and learn from UNT employees and graduate students. Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA and good standing with UNT to join. Look for Applications to open in late Spring 2023.

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.

Commuter Meal Plans

Looking for a quick and easy way to get fueled up on campus? No matter where you live and no matter your style, take worrying about food out of the equation and sign up for a commuter meal plan. Dining Services offers many flexible dining options that allow you to fit easy healthy dining into your busy lifestyle! Check out what options are available for you here. To reach out to dining services for more information contact or 940-565-2462.


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