Welcome to the October 2021 edition of "The Mean Green Monthly", a resource for parents and families sent directly to your email to help you stay informed throughout the school year. This month we focus on conveying confidence in your student, encouraging your student to get involved in organizations and how to best use the campus' academic resources. Follow along to stay up to date on important deadlines and events happening in the upcoming month!

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FAFSA Application Opened October 1
Click here to access the FAFSA application and learn about the other financial services available to UNT students.
General Scholarship Application Opens This Fall
Look into the general scholarship application offered by UNT for the upcoming 2022 - 2023 academic year. After completing the application you will find a list of additional scholarship opportunities for the next several months. Click here for more information.
Mean Green Family Live | Thursday, October 14
Parent Programs invites you to join us virtually for our monthly Mean Green Family Live Webinar focusing on mental health & wellness and featuring campus partners from counseling & testing services. This live webinar is held via Zoom from 8 pm - 9 pm and allows parents and families to ask any questions they have about mental health and wellness for themselves or their Eagle. Can't make it? A recording of this session will be uploaded to our website.
UNT Homecoming | Sunday, November 7 - Saturday, November 13
Keep UNT Groovy! Homecoming at the University of North Texas is an exciting time for both current students and alumni. Stop by for events happening throughout the week that cap off Saturday, November 13 with the Mean Green football game!
Let Go and Let Grow
1 For tips on how to support your student's autonomy. Here is a compiled list of books that help families learn how to support their student:

Emptying the Nest: Launching Your Young Adult Toward Success and Self-Reliance by B. E. Sachs

Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years by K.L. Coburn & M.L. Treeger

You're On Your Own (But I'm Here If You Need Me): Mentoring your child during the college years by M. Savage
Take Charge of your Studies
2 Help your Eagle conquer all of their essays this semester!

Remind them that they can use the Library Research Support Services to find research articles and essay-appropriate resources.
Make sure to check out the Willis, Sycamore, and Chilton libraries located in various spots on campus. For the full list of services they offer click here.
Prepare for Tomorrow
3 Is your student still deciding on their major? Remind them that now is a good time for personal and career exploration.

The UNT Career Center offers Career Coaches and Internship Specialists to assist your student with many major specific and career development resources. Click here to learn more.
Student Counseling | Counseling & Testing Services
Encourage your student to choose from one of the twelve different counseling services offered through the Counseling & Testing Services office. They can determine which service best fits their needs and learn how to make an appointment here.
Student Involvement | Org Sync
Did you know that there are over 450 student organizations on the mean green campus? Encourage your student to browse through them on Org Sync. If your student doesn't see one they like, then they can create their own! Encourage your student to find their place at UNT!
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