In 1988 a time capsule was buried in front of the Hurley Administration
Building. It had been assembled to commemorate the occasion of the
seventh name change for the university. The name was changed to the
University of North Texas from North Texas State University. It was
buried alongside the 1962 time capsule, which documented the first year
the school was a university.
The capsule was opened in April 2015 during the celebration of
University Day. The capsule was composed of a copper box encased in
steel reinforced concrete. Among the items contained in the capsule were
books, a VHS tape of President Hurley, memorabilia from campus blood
drives, and a color print of the 1988 Drumline.