College Living

A Green Light to Achievement

“I chose UNT because I liked everything I saw here. I visited a lot of colleges, and UNT just felt right. I felt a connection with the people and wanted to be a part of this university.”

Zach Orr
Kinesiology major and
UNT linebacker from
DeSoto, Texas

Zach Orr

Maximize your experience

Get the most out of college by getting involved. You can have a traditional college experience or find your niche with others who share your passions or interests, no matter how esoteric. UNT has something for everyone. Check out our dorms, living-learning communities and student organizations to find the right ones for you.

Green Highlight

One of our dining halls,
Mean Greens, serves 100% vegan
food and our four other dining
halls offer vegan options.
We’ve been named one of the
Most Vegan-Friendly
Colleges in the U.S.

Need coffee?

We've got it at multiple locations

Biz Café (serves Starbucks)
Business Leadership Building

Café GAB (serves Caribou Coffee)
General Academic Building

The Study
Willis Library

Go! Station
Wooten Hall

Green Mountain Coffee
Discovery Park

Kerr Dining Hall
(open until 2 a.m. weekdays)

Live on campus

UNT offers 14 residence halls, each with its own study groups, advisors, social life and personality. Dorm life allows you to hang out with other students, eat at five different dining halls and roll out of bed 10 minutes before class if you like. You can opt for a living-learning community with a focus on global connections, jazz, engineering, arts and design, business, journalism, sustainability, health/wellness or other areas. Freshmen who live on campus make friends easier and have higher GPAs than freshmen who live off campus.

Become a leader

The Center for Leadership and Service provides conferences, classes, workshops and services that help you grow as a leader and gain crucial skills for today’s job market. UNT helps prepare you for greatness.

Real Communities

Join a group

We offer 400 student organizations, including:

  • Academic and honors associations
  • Fraternities and sororities
  • Multicultural and political groups
  • Recreational sports teams
  • Service and religious/spiritual societies
  • Spirit and special interest organizations
  • Student daily newspaper, radio station and cable TV stations

“There’s so much to do here.”

Get the whole experience

For many, intercollegiate athletics is essential to the university experience. NCAA Division I football and 15 other men's and women's sports provide excitement and build affinity. The Mean Green competes in Conference USA with Rice, Tulane and UT-San Antonio. UNT’s new Apogee Stadium provides the ultimate game day experience. The football team had a winning season and took home the Heart of Dallas Bowl championship trophy on Jan. 1, 2014.

All that jazz — and more

About 1,000 concerts a year are presented by UNT’s world-renowned College of Music. You can enjoy music of all kinds, but we’re famous for jazz — the One O’Clock Lab Band has been nominated for six Grammy Awards. Art exhibits, theatre and dance performances, films and other activities also abound. If you’re an active person, you can join an intramural sports team, pump iron at the rec center and challenge yourself with adventure trips (and rent equipment) at our Outdoor Pursuits Center.

Dive in

You can blow off steam, reduce stress and improve your fitness at our student recreation center that’s the size of two football fields. It features an enormous weight and cardio room, indoor track, eight-lane lap pool, leisure pool and four multi-purpose courts. It’s like a health club with automatic membership for UNT students.


“There are people to help me.”

Home away from home

Many students worry about being on their own at college. Our staff and faculty members care about you and will assist you if you need it. Professional academic advisors will help you choose your major and each semester’s courses. You can monitor your progress 24/7 with our online degree audit system, even plugging in different degree plans to see how your courses could apply to other majors.

Making the transition

Freshman Orientation is your first step toward transitioning to UNT. At orientation you will receive academic advising, register for classes and interact with current students. Several other first year programs are available throughout the academic year to aid in your transition.

Mean Greens

Jazz at UNT

Services for students

Connect with other students

Join UNT’s private social network before you step on campus. Once you’re admitted to UNT, sign up for the Facebook app, download the free iPhone app or view it on your phone’s browser.

Connect to others by major, hometown, residence hall or organization. Discover who likes the same music, movies, shows or teams. Suggest a meetup and hang out over coffee or a game of basketball.

Join the conversation »