As we move through the fall semester, our primary focus is offering in-person class experiences as much as possible while still providing a safe environment during COVID-19. Fall classes began Aug. 24. A few things for you to note:
- To safely accommodate in-person classes, we identified additional classroom space for courses so we are able to teach more students face-to-face. We also are engaging in social distancing, which is limiting the number of students in each classroom space. These steps, among many others, will help support the health of our Mean Green Family.
- Students will not be required to return to campus for face-to-face classes after the Thanksgiving holiday. The end of the semester and final exams will be conducted remotely as originally scheduled.
We anticipate the fall will pose a number of challenges as conditions evolve across our state and nation, and we will continue working to mitigate those challenges as best we can to help our students encounter a rich UNT experience. We also anticipate that the spring semester will proceed normally, and we will communicate any course delivery updates related to Spring 2021 as we know more.
Providing a healthy and safe learning environment is important at any time for UNT, and it is of paramount concern during the COVID-19 global health crisis. We are committed to providing updates on the latest developments and how they impact our students. Below you’ll find answers to a few common questions. We will share answers to more of your questions in the coming days as additional information and guidance becomes available.
For specific questions regarding individual offices and services provided by Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, please use this resource sheet to contact them directly.
Latest campus updates
- President Smatresk’s Reopening Update Town Hall for Students and Parents – Video and Transcript Posted — Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020
- Fall class options to support your academic needs — An Official Notice from the President — Friday, July 10, 2020
- Reopening campus with safety guidelines in place – An Official Notice from the President — Wednesday, July 1, 2020
- Requiring masks to help keep our community safe – An Official Notice from the President — Thursday, June 25, 2020
- Changes to Fall 2020 course schedules — An Official Notice from the President — Thursday, June 4, 2020
What UNT students can expect this fall
Students returning to or arriving on campus this fall can learn more about what to expect – and what is expected of you to help keep our community safe and healthy.
Virtual and In-Person Services
Here is a list of key services and their virtual offerings that will help you make your fall semester a success:
- Virtual services: Payments by check and/or credit/debit card, general customer service questions, scheduling virtual appointments, submitting documentation and authorizing refund preferences
- In-person services: Payments by cash or money order, securing a *UNT ID card and appointments for assistance with billing issues for those outside Denton
* If you are a student needing a new UNT ID card, submit your request online. You will be notified when your ID card is ready for pick-up.
- Virtual services: Registration, transcript requests, enrollment verification, undergraduate graduation information, submitting documentation, obtaining records and proof of residency.
- In-person services: Currently, all Registrar services can be conducted virtually except for changes to personal, biographical information such as name changes, change of gender, Social Security numbers, and requests for notarized transcripts or diploma.
- Virtual services: How to apply for financial aid, types of aid/scholarships, eligibility, submitting documents and the Ask Scrappy chatbot.
- In-person services: Scholarship check endorsements. All other Student Financial Aid and Scholarship services can be conducted virtually.
- Virtual services: Engaging in the live chat feature, scheduling a virtual appointment, submitting documentation (meningitis), Apply Texas, admission requirements, and questions specific to freshmen and transfer students.
- Virtual services: information on the variety of needs for new and continuing graduate students.
- Our Tutoring and Advising offices offer virtual appointments but if you need to go in-person, please keep in mind that Thursdays are when their team will be available.
- All in-person, student-facing services will be open for at least five hours on Thursdays. Please make sure to call ahead to schedule an appointment and confirm their hours.