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.
UNT will formally kick off its 125th anniversary by honoring the day of its founding – Sept. 16, 1890 – with highlights including the President’s State of the University Address. Other events that week include Family Weekend and the season’s first home football game.
Homecoming Week: Celebrate UNT’s spirit, history, traditions and achievements through a weeklong series of activities, including UNT’s Alumni Awards, Spirit March and bonfire that Friday and parade and football game on Saturday.
A series of events to culminate UNT’s 125th anniversary year including the grand opening and dedication of the new University Union, open houses and tours, concert series and the Wingspan Gala.
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.