UNT celebrates 125th anniversary

For 125 years and counting, the University of North Texas has fulfilled its mission to create leaders and visionaries. Our students and alumni embody creativity, curiosity and something else that distinguishes them and makes them successful — grit. These qualities are in UNT’s DNA, borne of an independent spirit that sets us apart. From admitting women on our opening day to pioneering water quality research for the region, establishing the nation’s first jazz studies program and becoming one of the first universities in Texas to desegregate, UNT always takes the road less traveled on our path to excellence.

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Upcoming events


Wingspan Gala

March 25, 2017

A green tie event honoring excellence in teaching, student success, notable alumni and generous donors begins at 5:30 p.m. at the new University Union. Highlights include performances by UNT's talented student groups, special presentations recognizing UNT excellence; and after-dinner dancing.

Celebrate 125 years

Special commemorative merchandise and promotional items celebrating 125 years since UNT’s founding in 1890, including the official tartan, are available for purchase at on campus locations and through local retailers.

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