Family Weekend Schedule

The Family Weekend program and schedule of events could change at any time, pending conditions with the COVID-19 pandemic in our local community. While not required, guests are requested to wear masks when inside buildings or in large groups. The safety of our campus community is our top priority.

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Friday, September 17, 2021
4:00 - 8:00pm

Family Weekend Check-In

UNT Coliseum, Gate B
6:00 – 7:30pm

Scrappy’s ExtravaganzaSponsored by Orientation & Transition Programs

Lawn area between Rawlins Hall & the UNT Coliseum (600 Avenue D)
 
UNT Dining Services will be serving up pulled chicken BBQ sandwiches, chips and brownies. A vegetarian/vegan option will be available. The official Family Weekend Welcome will take place at 6:30 PM. View the menu on our Accommodations page.
 
6:30pm The UNT band, cheerleaders, and dancers will perform for Family Weekend Guests to get you ready for the next day’s football game!
8:00 – 9:00pm

Parent Dessert Reception - Sponsored by the UNT Parent Association & the UNT Alumni Association

UNT Alumni Center (801 North Texas Blvd)
 
The Parent Association invites parents of all UNT students to enjoy complimentary dessert and spirits. This event is come and go, and a great way to meet fellow UNT Parents.
8:30pm

An Evening at the Movies - Sponsored by the University Program Council (UPC)

Lawn area between Rawlins Hall & the UNT Coliseum (600 Avenue D)
 
Bring the whole family out to enjoy a showing of Space Jam: A New Legacy! This event is free for registered Family Weekend participants wearing wristbands. Popcorn will be provided.

Saturday, September 18, 2021
7:15am

5K Family Fun Run - Sponsored by Recreational Sports

Pohl Recreation Center (1900 Chestnut Street)
 
Wake up early for the annual Family Weekend 5K Fun Run! The race will take you through the University of North Texas campus. Check-in will begin at 6:45 AM at the Pohl Recreation Center. The official start of the race will begin promptly at 7:15 AM. Buy a ticket for $10 per person when registering!
8:00 – 5:00pm

Family Weekend Check-In

UNT Coliseum, Gate B
9:00 - 10:00am

President’s Breakfast - Hosted by the UNT Parent Association

Lawn area between Rawlins Hall & the UNT Coliseum (600 Avenue D)
 
View the menu on our Accommodations page
10:00am

Campus Tour Hosted by the Eagle Ambassadors

Tours will leave from the Ticket Office in front of the Coliseum promptly at 10am
 
The UNT campus has grown over the year. With over 38,000 students there are new buildings, residence halls, and campus green spaces to see! Tours will depart from the north tunnel of the Coliseum.
10:30 – 12:00pm

Parent Association Meeting Hosted by the Parent Association

Gateway Center Ballroom (801 North Texas Blvd)
 
All Parent Association members are encouraged to attend this important meeting, which includes the election of new officers and goal setting for the upcoming year.
10:30am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm

Sky Theater Sponsored by the UNT Sky Theater

Environmental Sciences Building (1704 W Mulberry Street)
 
Spend some quality time with your family, or feed your thirst for knowledge by coming to a showing and experiencing our full-color, high-definition projection system.
10:00am – 3:00pm

Open Media LibraryHosted by UNT Libraries

Media Library at Chilton Hall (410 E Avenue C)
 
Family Weekend participants can visit the Media Library in Chilton Hall from 10:00am - 3:00pm to check out board games, play on a variety of video game consoles and attempt to escape from the Harry Potter-themed escape room.
10:00am – 5:00pm

Open Recreation Hosted by Recreational Sports

Pohl Recreation Center (1900 Chestnut Street)
 
Family Weekend participants can participate in open rec from 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM. All children under the age of 18 must be directly supervised by a parent/legal guardian at ALL times.
11:00am

Matinee Movie Sponsored by the University Programming Council (UPC)

UNT Union, Lyceum (1155 Union Circle)
 
Join UPC for a matinee showing of Space Jam: A New Legacy! This event is free for registered Family Weekend participants wearing wristbands. Popcorn and snacks will be available.
12:00pm

Legacy Lunch Sponsored by UNT Parent Programs and the North Texas Alumni Association

UNT Coliseum (600 Avenue D)
 
The 2nd annual Legacy Lunch honors parent and family alumni with current UNT students at a special luncheon and pinning ceremony. This event is invitation-only and is not part of the formal Family Weekend schedule. Visit the program website for additional details
3:00 – 6:00pm

Mean Green Tailgate Sponsored by the University Programming Council (UPC)

Tailgate location at the base of the pedestrian bridge, north of the Alumni Pavilion
 
Enjoy a tailgate meal from UNT Dining Services, including quarter-pound hot dogs and veggie burgers served with chips, potato salad, watermelon slices, and bottled water or soda. While you're there, be sure to get your face painted. Lunch activities are FREE for all registered participants wearing wristbands. View the menu on our Accommodations page
6:30pm

North Texas vs. UAB

UNT Apogee Stadium Gate 3
 
Family Weekend ticket holders enter through Gate 3. Family Weekend tickets are issued for the north end zone. 

Sunday, September 19, 2021
9:00 – 11:00am

Farewell Breakfast Sponsored by Orientation & Transition Programs

Lawn area between Rawlins Hall & the UNT Coliseum (600 Avenue D)
 
Enjoy a delicious breakfast with your family to celebrate the conclusion of Family Weekend. Come and go as you please! Breakfast will be served until 11:00 am. View the menu on our Accommodations page

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