University Day 

People drumming at University Day

UNT Celebration

Date: April 14, 2023

Time: 11:00am-1:30pm

Location: Library Mall (Union 314 & 333 if rain)

University Day, first held May 10, 1961, marks the day that North Texas State College became North Texas State University. This year, we're celebrating UNT with a large bash including vendors, student organizations and departments, the annual flag parade, and free food! The ceremony will start at 12:15pm and will include remarks from UNT President Neal Smatresk and Denton Mayor Gerard Hudspeth. This event is free with a UNT ID.

Discovery Park Celebration

Date: April 14, 2023

Celebrate UNT with us on University Day here at Discovery Park!

Hallway CC130 by the D Wing

UNT at Frisco Celebration


This year, we're celebrating UNT with food, UNT birthday photo booth, and giveaways at two UNT at Frisco locations. 

Hall Park A Lobby: 12-2pm

Hall Park B Lobby: 4-6:30pm

Inspire Park Lobby: 12:30-2:30pm


University Day would not be possible without the support of community sponsors who join us for this event. Sponsorship for University Day allows businesses and organizations to interact with over 4,500 UNT students, share their services, and learn more about the UNT community. In return for your generous sponsorship, we provide perks that allow additional marketing opportunities for your entity, as well as event-day perks that will enhance your experience at University Day! Please be certain to read the information on this page prior to registering and paying.

Local Denton Businesses

Students attending UNT can benefit greatly from experiencing all of the local entities that make Denton unique and special. To encourage locally owned and operated Denton businesses to join us for University Day, we are offering a special discount pricing of $150! This is a $100 discount, and is available for entities that are local to Denton, with limited locations elsewhere; entities that are independently and locally owned/operated; and entities that are not franchises. If you are unsure if your organization qualifies for this special offer pricing, please contact for more information. 

The deadline to register as a sponsor has passed.  

2023 University Day Sponsor Packet-COming Soon

Student Organizations & Departments

There are many great ways to get involved in University Day as a member of the UNT community!

Table at the Event

Registered student organizations and UNT campus departments will have the opportunity to table at University Day free of charge. Spacing is limited and is assigned on a first-come, first served basis. Tabling sign-ups-Coming Soon

Volunteer at the Event

Need some service hours? We always need volunteers to make our events run smoothly. Whether you help for an hour or the entire event, we truly appreciate your assistance and dedication to running a successful event! Volunteer sign-ups coming soon

Participate in the Flag Parade

At University Day, UNT International Affairs hosts its annual Flag Parade showcasing the different countries and cultures present in the UNT community. Flag Parade sign-ups coming soon


Please contact Student Activities at 940-565-3807 at least 7 days prior to request special accommodations.

Check out our Spotify playlist with the hits from 1961 including songs from 2 UNT alumni!

Thanks to our 2022 Sponsors!



If you have questions regarding University Day, please contact or 940-565-3807.

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