Event Information

April 7, 11:00am - 1:30pm - Library Mall (Coliseum if rain)

University Day, first held May 10, 1961, marks the day North Texas State College became North Texas State University, and is an annual event where we celebrate our university status with free food, activities, and music.

Over 55 campus departments and student organizations and 20 local vendors will be on hand to distribute information and giveaways. A picnic lunch will be served and is free with current UNT Faculty, Staff or Student ID card.

For the fifth year, the annual Flag Parade will precede University Day. The parade starts at 11AM at Marquis Hall and ends on the Library Mall. The official University Day ceremony will start at 11:30AM, which includes a welcome by President Smatresk; a historical proclamation by the Mayor of Denton, pronouncing the college a university; and music by the pep band.

After the ceremony, attendees will be able to enjoy live music by Cover Down, a 7-piece party band that plays a variety of dance tunes, including rock, country, jazz standards, old school and top 40.

In the event of rain, University Day will be held in the Coliseum.

Attend most of your classes or work at Discovery Park? Discovery Park will celebrate University Day on Thursday, April 6, from 11am-1pm in the DP Hallway. Free BBQ meal with current UNT Faculty, Staff, or Student ID card.


For more information regarding University Day,
please contact
Student Activities


Sponsors/Vendor Tables

University Day is an invaluable opportunity for you to market your business to over 4,500 students and employees, as well as several hundred incoming students and their parents. If you would like to be a sponsor of University Day, please register by following the link below. The deadline to sign up and pay for any sponsorship level that requires printed graphics (e.g., Banner, Yard Signs) is 11:59pm on March 22. After that date, there is some flexibility depending on benefits sought. For information on the various sponsorship level options, please click on the link below.

University Day Vendor Registration  Sponsorship Levels

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact student.activities@unt.edu or 940-565-3807.

Student Organization and Campus Department Involvement 

Campus departments and registered student organizations are encouraged to get involved in University Day, by hosting a table and/or participating in the annual Flag Parade. Student organizations must be currently registered (Spring 2017) with Student Activities in order to participate. There is currently a waiting list for tables; please sign up at the link below to get on the waiting list.  

Department/Student Org Table and Flag Parade Sign Up

Rules for Hosting a Table

  • All organizations, departments, etc., must check in between 11:00-11:20am, have their table set up by 11:20am, and must maintain coverage at the table from 11:30am to 1:30pm
  • One 6' table will be provided per group
  • Table selection day of will be available on a first come, first serve basis (after check-in)
  • Table reps must stay at their table; there is no soliciting beyond the provided table space
  • There can be absolutely NO music or amplified sound at the table
  • Please GO GREEN and do not use paper fliers or handouts
  • Groups are encouraged to provide interactive games or activities, and especially encouraged to make them UNT-themed


Student Activities needs your help to make this event successful. If you are interested in volunteering for University Day 2017, please fill out the form below ASAP.

Volunteer Signup


We'd like to thank our 2017 sponsors for making this event free to the UNT community!

UNT Student Activities, UNT Dining Services, Union Program Council, Office of the President 

UNT Facilities, Student Government Association


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