Homecoming is a long-standing tradition for most college campuses, UNT included! For years UNT has had a parade, a pep rally, a bonfire and of course the homecoming football game.
This year’s theme for homecoming is Mean Green on the Big Screen! UNT is going to channel its inner movie star and put on a host of great events for students this week. Including movie nights, picnics, the Spirit March and the legendary Bonfire!
For a list of all Homecoming events please visit student activities at: http://studentactivities.unt.edu/homecoming/?facebook=1
Or check out UPC’s page for more Homecoming week events: http://union.unt.edu/upc/upcoming-events
Homecoming is an important tradition here at UNT! So get in the spirit and don’t miss out!
It’s finally beginning to feel like fall here at UNT. Aside from scattered rains, the weather is perfect to sit outside and eat lunch on the green near the Chat. But soon enough the weather will start to cool down even more! Remember when it gets chilly you can go eat inside Sage Hall, which is right next to the Chat.
Tables, chairs and eating spaces have been set up inside in the bottom floor of Sage to make sure students can stay warm while grabbing some grub!
This past weekend a group of students and staff from Union Marketing and the University Program Council attended the Region 12 ACUI Conference.
ACUI stands for the Association of College Unions International, and UNT falls under Region 12 along with other schools in Texas, Mexico and Louisiana. This year’s regional conference was held at A&M in College Station whose Union was built by Perkins + Will; the same architects building the new UNT Union. Union staff saw first hand some of the features the new UNT Union will have with its completion in 2015.
Aside from attending educational lectures on programming and marketing, the Union marketing team submitted multiple promotional poster designs and promotional videos for a competition amongst all of the school in Region 12.
The results were outstanding! The marketing team won two first place awards for graphic design for Union Master Plan materials, two second place awards for promotional videos and a first place award for #TheGreenScreen!
The Marketing team hopes to continue the tradition of excellence next year in the newly formed Region 2 conference.
Check out the award winning videos right here!
Today marks the last and final day offices and retail spaces will be in the current Union building. All offices that remained in the Union until now, moved over to the STUB on Highland Street across from the Business Leadership Building so students still have access to Union resources.
The gates around the Union are now closed for the safety of students so construction can begin on the empty building. Here is an updated map of construction fences so you can plan your walk to class accordingly:
Things are going to start to look a lot different with construction on the Union building, but keep checking back here, our Facebook and Twitter for constant Union updates.
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There are so many exciting things going on at UNT this week not to mention a new episode of #TheGreenScreen
Today marks the start of Geek Week over at Discovery Park. All week there is going to be video games, guest lectures, games and movies! For more information head over to engineering.unt.edu
Also, do you miss seeing The Office on Thursday nights? Well, we do too! So for your entertainment here is an exclusive Office themed episode of #TheGreenScreen. And don’t miss Rainn Wilson on Thursday, September 19. Get your ticket now!
And now for your viewing pleasure, #TheGreenScreen!
#TheGreenScreen is back for Season 3 with new jokes, new adventures and all new info on campus life and the Union Project!
In this premiere episode our host, Laura Horn, gets ready for class and talks about events for First Flight Week! Not to mention, we play a little game on how to spot freshman vs seniors! Don’t miss it!
Also, don’t forget to come on out to the Union Groundbreaking Ceremony this Friday at noon in the Library Mall! There will be free food, live music and free limited edition t-shirts! Come help us celebrate the progress of this great university!
As everyone knows by now, construction on the new Union is well underway. While the Union itself hasn’t been touched a whole lot, everyone inside the Union has been busy making accommodations for construction to start.
Over the next few weeks and months departments within the Union will be relocating around campus to empty out the Union by mid semester.
Barnes and Noble at UNT has already relocated to their temporary building on Avenue C and Chestnut. The Chat has recently relocated to the campus green across from Sage Hall. It will officially open Monday the 26th.
This week all retail storefronts in the Union relocated to STUB (Stovall Temporary Union Building), which is located on Highland Street across of the Business Leadership Building. These departments include:
- Design Works
- Dance Marathon
- Eagle images
- Eagle Express
- Graduate Student Council
- Greek Life
- Student Government Association
- Union Marketing
- University Program Council
- Wells Fargo
These departments moved early to make sure their services were readily available and up and running for the start of the new semester. The rest of the Union Administration offices as well as Event Planning and Scheduling, the Information Center and Multicultural Center will be moving later in the semester.
On August 29th the fences around the Union will be completed. But there will be entrances to get into the Union. Here is an updated campus map that marks construction zones as well as relocation sites.
And here is a secondary map marking the fence entrances.
*As a quick note the ESSC and the Stub will be closed on Sunday September 8 in order to work on power lines.*
Union representatives will be out and about during the first few days of class if you have any questions. They will also be giving directions if you are having trouble finding things. Make sure to stop by! You might even be able to win a prize!