COVID-19: News & Resources



Schedule a Virtual Appointment

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and President Smatresk's latest mandate, we are going virtual. The areas under the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity are available to meet with you over Zoom, other virtual conference technology, or by phone. To request an appointment, please submit your name and contact information and we will respond promptly. Thank you for adapting with us!

Upcoming Events

For questions or concerns about any of the cancelations or postponements, please contact the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity at or 940-565-2711.

Stay tuned as we continue to reschedule any events marked POSTPONED. This page will be updated as new dates become available. Thank you for your continued support and understanding. Keep each other safe!


Helpful Resources

On Campus

COVID-19 Updates & UNT Resources

View archived COVID-19 updates sent to campus community email addresses and access resources geared toward UNT students, faculty, and staff as well as recommendations on how to stay safe and healthy during the pandemic.


Virtual Diversity & Inclusion Training

We have partnered with UNT System to provide all UNT World employees multiple online opportunities to explore diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. The virtual resources serve as primers for Diversity & Inclusion’s in-person, interactive learning and development sessions which will resume as soon as possible.


Virtual Programs & Services

The Division of Student Affairs launched a "virtual platform for current and future Eagles to CONNECT ~ ENGAGE ~ INSPIRE~ COMMUNICATE." Resources include links to health and wellness, student life and support, and senior celebrations.

DACA Related Updates and Resources

Mariela Nunez-Janes from the Department of Anthropology recommended the following links to learn more about how COVID-19 has affected DACA. Some highlights include:

  • Supreme Court may still release a decision about DACA no later than June 2020 despite the cancellation of oral arguments in March.
  • USCIS has suspended all in-person services until May 3.
  • It is encouraged that all DACA holders that are eligible for renewal do so now.
  • DACA recipients with valid work authorization may be eligible for unemployment benefits in TX
  • To be eligible for the CARES Act, individual filers and spouses filing jointly must have valid social security numbers. Children claimed as dependents must also have valid social security numbers.
  • Testing, prevention, or treatment for COVID-19 will not count against the public charge test.
  • Raices is offering a scholarship for DACA renewals.

Consult with student legal services and local non-profits that offer low-cost or free DACA renewals: Opening Doors International Services in Denton North Texas Dream Team in Dallas.

Please remember that our students who pay in-state tuition under SB1528 may or may not have DACA and our U.S. Citizen or permanent-resident students may live in mixed-status families.

Source: National Immigration Law Center of Immigrant Eligibility for Public Programs

Off Campus

Source: Les Delgado

Denton City Food Resources

  • Freedom Pantry | Facebook | 1123 Fort Worth Dr. Ste. 101A, Denton, TX 76205
  • Denton Community Food Center | Website | 306 N. Loop 288, Suite 400, Denton, TX 76209 | 940-382-0207
    • Hours: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Monday - Friday
    • Info: Drive-thru distribution; may receive food once per month
  • Our Daily Bread | Website | 300 West Oak St., Denton, TX 76201 | 940-566-1308
    • Hours: 9 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Monday - Saturday
    • Info: Community soup kitchen, serves lunch
  • Salvation Army | Website | 1508 E. McKinney St., Denton, TX 76209 | 940-566-3800
    • Hours: KARE Kitchen: Breakfast 6:00 a.m. - 6:30 a.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Food Pantry: 1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Wednesday & Frida, Night Shelter: Opens at 5 p.m.
    • Info: New intakes are registered on a first come, first served basis

Denton County Food Resources

  • Argle Food Bank | Website | 414 N. Hwy 377 Argyle, TX 76226 | 940-464-7224
  • Lake Cities Community Food Pantry | Website | 300 E. Hundley Dr., Lake Dallas, TX 75065 | 940-321-6100
  • Little Elm Area Food Bank | Website | 501 Bill St., Little Elm, TX 75068 | 972-294-4061

Denton County Health & Safety Resources

  • Denton County MHMR | Website | 940-381-5000 | Crisis Line: 800-762-0157
  • Denton County Friends of the Family | Website | 940-387-5131 | Crisis Line: 800-572-4031

Employment Services

  • Texas Workforce Commission | Website | 940-387-6712
  • Goodwill Job Resource Center | Website | 817-332-7866

Housing & Utility Assistance

  • Christian Community Action | Website | 972-219-4357
  • Giving HOPE | Website | 940-382-0609 | 117 W. Sycamore St., Denton, TX 76201
  • Interfaith Ministries of Denton | Website | 940-565-5479
  • Metrocrest Social Services | Website | 972-446-2100
  • Pilot Points Goodfellows
  • United Tenants of Denton | Facebook
  • Salvation Army, Denton Corps | Website | 940-383-1504 | 1508 McKinney St., Denton, TX 76209
  • Salvation Army, Lewisville Corps | Website | 972-353-9400 | 206 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX 75057
  • Frisco Family Services | Website | 972-335-9795
  • Denton Housing Authourtiy | 940-383-1504
  • Denton County MMR | 940-381-1741 | 2519 Scripture St., Denton, TX 76201
  • Grace Like Rain Ministries (Family with Children) | 940-565-5557 | 3330 Sundown Blvd., Denton, TX 76210
  • Our Daily Bread | Website | 940-566-1308 | 300 W. Oak St., Denton, TX 76201