Family Weekend

Family taking photo with Scrappy during Scrappy's Extravaganza.

Image description: Family taking photo with Scrappy during Scrappy's Extravaganza.


Family Weekend is the first big event of the year for students and their families. A variety of activities make Family Weekend a special time for students to share their new environment with friends, parents, and family members. Whether you live near or far, we want you to join your UNT family for a weekend of fun! 

Information for the 2021 Family Weekend will be shared at a later date.

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Parents in orientation Parent taking selfie with scrappy Scrappy sign holding family weekend sign


Information for the 2021 Family Weekend will be shared at a later date. See below for our previous virtual Family Weekend in 2020!

Friday, October 9, 2020

Event Location OR Link
All Day
Family Appreciation Postcards
Students can stop by the Orientation & Transition Programs office to pick up a Family Appreciation post card to send to family members. Once completed, the student can return the post card to the OTP office in the UNT Union, suite 377 to be mailed.
Union 377
7:30 p.m. CST
Family Trivia Night
Join us for Zoom Family Trivia Night! Through 3 rounds of 10 questions each (UNT History & Traditions, UNT Events & Services, All About Denton), participants will compete to win prizes provided by the Orientation & Transition Programs office. Each family will participate as a team. A password is required to join the event. Check your Family Weekend confirmation email for the event password.
Zoom Link

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Event Location OR Link
All Day
Family Weekend Hunt
Download the Scavify app and search for the UNT Family Weekend 2020 hunt. Students on campus are encouraged to explore the campus and find key landmarks to earn prizes. Students are encouraged to explore campus in a safe manner. Non-vaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear a face-covering at UNT.
All Day
Family Weekend 5K Fun Run at Home
In place of our in-person 5K, we are asking participants to run/walk at home! Runners will be provided with a Family Weekend 5K sticker to commemorate their participation. Participants should create an account with the Rec Center's Intramural League to participate in the Fun Run. 
your location
8:30 a.m. CST
Join us for a morning exercise/yoga session lead by an instructor from UNT Rec Sports!
Zoom Link
10:30 a.m. CST
Parent Association General Meeting
All members of the UNT Parent Association are invited to join us for the Fall 2020 Parent Association General Meeting! We will be electing a new Executive Board, voting on the budget for the upcoming year, as well as other new business! This meeting requires a password sent to all current members.
12:00 - 3:00 p.m. CST
Open Gaming with the UNT Media Library
Join the UNT Media Library for open gaming online via Discord. Play games such as Among Us,, Minecraft, Roblox, and Jackbox. 
3:00 p.m. CST
BINGO - sponsored by the University Program Council
Join us virtually to play a few rounds of BINGO and win a prize! This event requires a password sent to registered participants in the Family Weekend confirmation email.
6:30 p.m. CST
Mean Green Football vs. University of North Carolina Charlotte
The game kicks off at 6:30 p.m. from Apogee Stadium.


Check back later to see the events for our 2021 Family Weekend!

Things to do in Denton

Discover Denton

The city of Denton is a great community to live in. The city hosts events that range from community markets, family music classes, and more.

Discover Denton website

Parent Association Merchandise

Looking to show your Mean Green pride during Family Weekend and beyond? Check out the UNT Parent Association’s Merchandise Shop to find exclusive designs at great prices! All proceeds support UNT Parent Association scholarships.

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