Family Weekend

Family Weekend activities


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! 

Due to restrictions in place for gatherings, this year's Family Weekend program will be online. In addition to many online program options, we have organized some events for students that live on-campus to participate in on their own. From online trivia or game nights to adventure hunts on campus, we hope that there is something for everyone this Family Weekend!

How to Register

All events are open to registered participants. Most events have passwords for the security of the program. Event passwords will be sent to registered participants the Wednesday before Family Weekend begins. Check your Family Weekend confirmation email for more information!



There is no fee for Family Weekend 2020.


Friday, October 9 - Saturday, October 10, 2020


If your family chooses to visit campus, please be sure that everyone wears a mask and follows all of UNT's health and safety guidelines. Additional information can be found at

All Zoom sessions require a password sent to all registered Family Weekend participants. If you did not receive a password, please email

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. Masks and social distancing are required 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.


Virtual Events

Trivia Night

Join forces with your family to compete with other family groups in a game of Mean Green Trivia! Through 3 rounds of 10 questions, families will show their knowledge of UNT history, traditions, services and events. Prize packs will be sent to the top 3 family groups who earn the most points during the event.

Virtual 5K

Calling all runners! In lieu of our in-person race, the Pohl Recreation Center has organized a virtual event just for Family Weekend! Compete with other Family Weekend runners or join the Fun Run. All runners will be sent a 5K participant sticker, and the top placing runners will receive recognition from the Rec Center.

Open Gaming

The Media Library at UNT invites you to utilize their online gaming services this weekend! Try new games or play some of your favorites!

Things to do in Denton

Scavify Hunt 

Students who are on-campus are encouraged to download the Scavify app and search for the UNT Family Weekend 2020 hunt. Find key landmarks on campus, explore great places to eat or study, and earn some prizes along the way. The Scavify app is free and can be found in the app store. The hunt begins on Friday, October 9 and ends Saturday, October 11.

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. Some events have a fee, but check out what Discover Denton has planned this weekend

Mean Green Football vs. University of North Carolina Charlotte

With new requirements for masks and social distancing, Apogee Stadium invites you and your family to come watch some football this season! All UNT students gain free admission but must claim their ticket in advance of the game. All other guests can purchase tickets while supplies last. Tickets for the game vs Charlotte will go on sale Monday, 10/5. If you can't make it to Denton, watch the event live on ESPN3 or ESPN+.

Tailgating information

Buy Tickets

Game Day Guide

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.

PA Merchandise Website

Family Weekend Facebook

Connect with us on Facebook or check out our photo gallery to see previous Family Weekends.

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