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History Timeline

  • UNT Dallas

    2010: UNT Dallas opens

    The University of North Texas at Dallas officially opens as the third independent institution of higher education in the UNT System.

  • UNT System Headquarters

    2009: UNT System headquarters moves to Dallas

    UNT System headquarters moves to 1901 Main Street in downtown Dallas.

  • UNT Dallas College of Law

    2009: UNT Dallas College of Law approved

    The State of Texas approves UNT Dallas College of Law and earmarks $5 million of the State’s 2011-2012 budget for the law school.

  • UNT Dallas Seal

    2009: UNT Dallas becomes stand-alone institution

    Gov. Rick Perry signs Senate Bill 629, allowing UNT Dallas to become a stand-alone institution.

  • UNT System 2008

    2008: UNT System acquires 1901 Main St.

    UNT System acquires 1901 Main Street in downtown Dallas as an eight-story classroom and office facility.

  • Majestic Lofts

    2006: UNT System acquires Majestic Lofts

    UNT System acquires Majestic Lofts, located at 1900 Elm Street in downtown Dallas, next to the UNT System Headquarters building.

  • Lee F. Jackson

    2002: Judge Lee F. Jackson named Chancellor

    Dr. Al Hurley retires as UNT System Chancellor and the Board of Regents appoints Dallas County Judge Lee F. Jackson as Chancellor.

  • UNT Dallas

    2001: UNT System acquires land for UNT Dallas campus

    UNT System acquires 202 acres of attractive, undeveloped land between Camp Wisdom Road and I-20 to be the permanent campus of UNT Dallas.

  • 2001: SB 576 approves creation of UNT Dallas

    Gov. Rick Perry signs Senate Bill 576, formally approving the creation of an independent University of North Texas at Dallas.

  • UNT System Seal

    2001: Formal UNT System status takes effect

    Formal UNT System status takes effect on January 1 with System offices headquartered on UNT campus in Denton.