University Day 2013

First held May 10, 1961, when North Texas State College became North Texas State University, this spring event includes free food, music, activities, and a celebration of UNT’s founding.

The official University Day ceremony will start at 11:30am, and traditionally includes a welcome by the UNT President; an historical proclamation by the Mayor of Denton, pronouncing the college a university; and music by the pep band.

This year’s ceremony will also include a dedication of the new campus historical signage and an unveiling of the newly refurbished Mean Green Machine, the Talons’ 1929 Ford Model A sedan.

Following the ceremony, the group KAOS will perform a unique show of popular music accompanied by a drummer.

Starting at 11:30am, almost 70 departments and student organizations will be on hand to distribute information about their respective areas.

During the event, Dining Services will provide a BBQ lunch (including a vegan option), and UNT community members should bring their UNT ID for access to the free food.

Show your Mean Green Pride on University Day and you could win $150! It’s easy! For details, see

University Day is sponsored by the Office of the President, Dining Services, Auxiliary Services, University Union, Student Activities, University Program Council, and Student Government Association.



Library Mall (Union in case of rain)

Friday, April 12, 2013 - 11:00am - 1:30pm

How much:

Student Activities

Event open to:
UNT community

Christa Coffey
(940) 565-3807