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Orientation and Transition Programs

Parent Programs

Programs and Events

Family of the Year 

Parent Programs is excited to announce that nominations are currently being accepted for Family of the Year! We understand the impact you have on your students and we want to reward and celebrate that. In order to be considered, your student needs to submit the following to Parents@unt.edu. Complete an online application. The application requires a 300-500 word essay as to why the family is deserving as well as a photo of the family showing their Mean Green spirit!

The winning family will receive the following prize pack:

  • $200 book scholarship
  • 4 Family weekend tickets
  • Mean Green spirit basket
  • Commemorative Family of the Year plaque 
  • Denton Community Pack   

The winners will be announced during our Parent and Family Connections Program happening in conjunction with our UNT v. Louisiana Tech Men’s Basketball on February 6, 2016.

Applications are due January 26, 2016.

Family of the Year Nomination Form

Family Weekend 

The University of North Texas recognizes the important role families and friends play in the educational process.  Each fall the campus opens its doors to embrace those important individuals.  Family Weekend 2016 is scheduled for Friday, September 30 - Sunday, October 2, 2016.  To learn more about Family Weekend click here.

Parent Connection Program 

The Parent Connections program is designed for parents who want more information to help their students continue to succeed at UNT. Join us for a dinner program to gain more information on how to tackle some of the challenges your students (or you) have faced. 

Summer Send-Off Parties 

Parent Programs, with the UNT Parent Association, proudly offer Send-Off Parties across the state of Texas. This year we have expanded to Oklahoma!

Last year, more than 1,300 students and parents took the opportunity to meet others from their area and get their last minute questions answered.  TThe 2016 Summer Send-Off Parties have been scheduled! Attendance is free for up to 2 guests for every UNT student, but an RSVP is required. 

Summer Send-Off Party Flyer 2016 (pdf)

**New Location for Lubbock Send-Off Party - Logan's Roadhouse (Central Plaza, 6251 Slide Road)

2016 Summer Send-Off Party RSVP

Thanksgiving Shuttle Bus 

We are excited that Parent Programs, at the University of North Texas, has partnered with BreakShuttle to provide break transportation for you this Thanksgiving 2016. BreakShuttle is the largest national provider of college and university break transportation services in the United States. They are committed to providing reliable, safe, and convenient transportation services on luxury coach buses that allow even the most remote colleges and universities to have a "pop up" transportation network around major school breaks. Bus trips are provided by BreakShuttle, a separate entity from the University of North Texas. The Office of Orientation and Transition Programs at the University of North Texas works with BreakShuttle to ensure these trips are possible.


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Resources for Parents