In The Know
June 24, 2021
DSA Awards
DSA Awards - friday June 25,2021 from 9-11 a.m. at the coliseum
The DSA Awards are tomorrow from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Coliseum.
Breakfast will be provided. Please RSVP for this event to ensure we comply with campus social distancing guidelines. This event will also be livestreamed.

RSVP Link.
Submissions for First Flight programs
UNT Orientation students
First Flight is UNT’s official welcome week. If your department would like to participate, please complete the 2021 First Flight Program Submission form. Please note that it is the responsibility of the department to make all the necessary arrangements (room reservations, etc.) for programs submitted through this process.
Please contact Aundrea Caraway if you have any questions.
Book your UNT portrait
Professional Picture Days

Starting this week through Sept. 8, UNT University Brand Strategy and Communication photographers will be taking pictures on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the University Services Building. Sign up today with this Doodle Poll.

A year of success for UNT Esports
UNT Esports emblem
UNT Esports is celebrating a number of achievements, including head coach Dylan Wray as well as the national recognition of two of its teams (Rocket League and Overwatch).

Read more about UNT Esports accomplishments.
Painting with a twist
UNT Staff Senate presents Painting with a Twist. Wednesday, June 30, 1 p.m. Sign up to attend at:
Sign up for Painting with a Twist here.
DSA events
Computer with calendar on the screen

Please add your Fall department events to all calendar feeds and event posts.

  1. The DSA Internal Calendar. This is our internal calendar for DSA staff. It is a great resource intended to help keep the division informed of upcoming events and projects and assist in planning events as well.
  2. The DSA Web Event Posts. These are student facing posts that show up on the DSA events page and on your department’s home page. It is a great way to show the various happenings around campus coming up for the Fall. Please add posts by July so we can showcase the upcoming full Fall 2021 student experience.
  3. The UNT Calendar. This is another resource to advertise your events to the broader UNT community and is tied into the UNT App. Be sure to enter events by category.

If you need assistance getting your events entered, email

Student Spotlight
MaKayla Durrough
Meet our Student Spotlight, MaKayla Dorrough! MaKayla is a business major and is the Pop Culture Coordinator for UNT University Program Council (UPC). "The advice that I would give to a student who is looking to make the most out of their time is to get involved. By getting involved it allows you to create the chance of new friendships and opportunities."

Read more about MaKayla.
Mental Health Corner
Express Yourself Art Therapy Mondays 2 - 3 p.m. A safe space to explore and express feelings, manage stress and anxiety, and explore new art materials that focuses on the process of art making.
Join Counseling and Testing Services at 2 p.m. every Monday for Express Yourself! Art Therapy in a safe space to explore and express feelings, manage stress and anxiety, and explore materials that focus on the process of art making.

If you are interested in joining, please email
Green Jacket members with UNT President Neal Smatrek
DSA Department Highlight

The Green Jackets is a resource developed to assist the Vice President of Student Affairs at University events, serve as a guide for visiting notables, assist with campus forums and events, and help make the campus more welcoming for students and guests.
Mean Green Proud
Green flag of UNT logo.
Proud to announce that Student Veteran Services made the Military Times, 'Best For Vets Colleges' list again this year. UNT placed 110th Nationwide, 90th for public school, and 11th in the southwest region. 

If you know of staff members who are going above and beyond, please email describing their effort. 
Event Calendar
Win a UNT mug!
UNT mug
One winner will receive a UNT mug. Enter by emailing by Monday, June 28. Please include your name and contact information.

Good luck!
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