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  • 2020: UNT joins UNT Dallas as Hispanic Serving/Minority Serving Institution

    UNT is designated a Hispanic Serving/Minority Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, joining UNT Dallas. 

  • 2019: UNT System Opens Four Buildings

    The UNT System and its member institutions open four new or renovated facilities totaling more than $300 million, including UNT's College of Visual Arts & Design building, HSC's Interdisciplinary Research Building, UNT Dallas' Student Center and the UNT Dallas Law Center. 

  • 2019: MD School Welcomes First Cohort

    The inaugural class of the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine begins classes in July 2019.

  • UNT Dallas corss country team - Fall 2020

    2020: UNT Dallas Launches Intercollegiate Athletics Program

    UNT Dallas launched its NAIA intercollegiate athletics program in September 2021 with its first-ever cross county meet. The Trailblazers began intercollegiate competition in three sports for both men and women -- cross country, basketball and track & field. 

  • UNT HSC Interdisciplinary Research and Education Building

    2018: Preliminary accreditation awarded to the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine

    The Liaison Committee on Medical Education awards preliminary accreditation to the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, opening the doors for student recruitment. 

  • Lesa Roe standing outside UNT World Headquarters

    2017: Third UNT System Chancellor Lesa Roe takes office

    Lesa Roe, former Deputy Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), takes office as the third Chancellor, and first-ever woman, of the University of North Texas System. 

  • UNTD Law graduation audience

    2017: UNTD College of Law granted provision accreditation

    UNT Dallas College of Law is granted provision accreditation by the American Bar Association in the same year its first class graduates. 

  • Old Municipal Building

    2017: UNT System acquires the Old Municipal Building

    UNT System acquires the City of Dallas Municipal Building (106 S. Harwood) to become the permanent home of UNT Dallas College of Law.

  • UNT Dallas first residence hall

    2016: UNT Dallas breaks ground on first residence hall

    UNT Dallas breaks ground on its first campus residence hall, a milestone signifying the university’s continued growth. 

  • UNT top tier research university

    2016: UNT ranked as top-tier research university

    The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education™ ranks UNT among the nation's 115 top-tier research universities.