You're Invited! Please join us on Oct. 28, 2023!

Please join us in celebrating 130 years of teaching art and 30 years of standing apart when we became a stand-alone academic unit — the School of Visual Arts.
From our first classes in 1883 to becoming the School of Visual Arts in 1992-93 and growing to the College of Visual Arts and Design in 2007, we have repeatedly demonstrated that art and design are essential to the human experience. It seems fitting that we honor our anniversaries with a day-long celebration to bring together everyone from our past, present, and future during UNT’s Homecoming weekend on Oct. 28, 2023.

Please register/RSVP to attend!
We will host various events, including a career panel of alumni to share their stories, faculty and staff demonstrations and lectures, exhibitions of student artwork, and some fun family activities. We will end the day by commemorating the recipients and donors of our many excellent scholarships. Please support scholarships and the Dean's Excellence Fund by participating in our Giving Initiative
We hope you can join us in celebrating our college and all the people who have worked to make it one of the nation's best and largest art and design schools. If you have questions, please email

Event Location: UNT Art Building, 1201 W. Mulberry St., Denton, Texas Map

Come-&-Go Schedule 

9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Open House ActivitiesCVAD Celebrates 130/30; text in page content.

9:30 a.m.: Art Building opens
10 a.m.–1 p.m.: Bounce house, Art Building
10 a.m.–1:30 p.m.: Snacks by Girls Who Twirl, cotton candy and churro bar, and Verde Catering 
11 a.m.–1 p.m.: Alumni Career Panel, Art Building, Room 223
11 a.m.–1 p.m.: Face painter and a balloon twister, Art Building Courtyard
11 a.m.–2 p.m.: Flipbook photo booth by PicFlips, Art Building, Room 256
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.: M.F.A. graduate student studios open for tours, Art Annex

2–3 p.m.

Scholarship Ceremony, Art Building Courtyard — recognizing donors and scholars

3–5 p.m.

Celebration Reception


Free parking in UNT Lot 54. UNT Campus Map


2023 UNT Homecoming Week Schedule



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