Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This Day's Events at UT Dallas Featured Free Group Fitness Class of the Week Saturday, Dec 3
(10 a.m. - 11 a.m.) Location: Activity Center Multipurpose Room Orange.

This hot new Bosu group fitness class gives you a full cardio workout while toning and sculpting your muscles. A great group workout for all fitness levels.

This class is FREE, but non-members will be asked to pay a facility usage fee.

Yes Club - Weekend Sudharshan Kriya Practice Saturday, Dec 3
(9 a.m. - 12 p.m.) Location: Phase 2 Lounge.

Weekend Sudharshan Kriya practice for YES club members.

Executive MBA Information Session Saturday, Dec 3
(10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Attend the Executive MBA information session to better understand the program. Our director will provide important information on curriculum, the admissions process, delivery format, and study tours. 

Only candidates interested in the Executive MBA Programs should attend this information session.

Please register here for Saturday, December 3 at 10:30 a.m.

Women's Basketball vs. Ozarks Saturday, Dec 3
(1 p.m.) Location: Main Gym.

Join the Comets for their American Southwest Conference opener when they host the University of the Ozarks at 1 p.m. in the Activity Center. Free admission with valid Comet Card.

Orators at UTD - Regular Club Meeting Saturday, Dec 3
(1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.)

Orators at UTD is an official Toastmasters club. At the regular club meetings, members and guests get together to become excellent communicators and leaders.

Men's Basketball vs. Ozarks Saturday, Dec 3
(3 p.m.) Location: Main Gym.

Join the Comets for their American Southwest Conference opener when they host the University of the Ozarks at 3 p.m. in the Activity Center. Free admission with valid Comet Card.

Art UTD - Workshop Saturday, Dec 3
(2 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome and make/work on artwork. Materials will be provided for members. Attendees can also learn how to use different visual arts media. Art UTD officers and members who are experienced with the media at the workshop will also be present and can help teach.

Bronies of UTD - BUTD Meeting #8 Saturday, Dec 3
(4 p.m. - 7 p.m.)

White elephant gift exchange event and holiday party.

Holiday Sing: Home for the Holidays Saturday, Dec 3
(7 p.m.)

The 40th Annual Holiday Sing will feature the UT Dallas Chamber Singers and the Holiday Winds, with special performances by student groups NOVIS and the UTD Chamber Ringers, alumni and a guest appearance by Santa. 

We invite all our singing alumni to come back and sing on stage with us! Contact Kathryn Evans at for more details.

Conducted by Kathryn Evans
UT Dallas Holiday Winds, Linda Salisbury, Director
and Michael McVay, accompanist

Hillel - Havdallah with Hillel Saturday, Dec 3
(7 p.m. - 9 p.m.)

Celebrate ending of shabbat with friends.

Natl Soc of Leadership & Success (Sigma Alpha Pi) - Induction Ceremony Saturday, Dec 3
(6 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

Newly inducted members of NSLS will be awarded with a certificate showcasing their achievement in becoming a part of the Society.

Stop Pretending You Can't Dance (SPYCD) - Banquet Saturday, Dec 3
(8 p.m. - 11 p.m.)

Members meet for a banquet and dance to celebrate the end of the semester and to practice Zouk and Waltz.

Fall Student Arts Festival Monday, Nov 28 - Tuesday, Dec 13 Location: Various locations.

The Fall Student Arts Festival features the work of over 600 students from more than 40 courses. The festival offers audiences the opportunity to roam from one building to another, taking in art exhibitions and classical, jazz, theater, dance, guitar, piano and vocal performances.

Click here to view the program, containing more information for many of the events below.

MONDAY 11/28   

Vocal Instruction I, William Hughes, 7:30 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall



Readers Theater, Kathy Lingo, 7:00 p.m., University Theatre


THURSDAY 12/1     

Guitar Courses, Madriguera/Healy/Hodan, 6:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall

Dance Student Maria Emilia Lasso de la Vega, Micki Saba, 6:00 p.m., University Theatre

Improv, Kathy Lingo, 7:00 p.m., University Theatre

Jazz Band, Kelly Durbin, 8:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall     


FRIDAY 12/2     

Art Exhibition opens and reception, 6:30 p.m., Visual Arts Building

Musica Nova, Rodriguez, 8:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall


SATURDAY 12/3     

Piano I-III, Medrick, 2:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall

Holiday Sing, Evans/Stone/Salisbury, 7:00 p.m., Arts and Technology Lecture Hall



Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Concert, Hustis/Ming/Salisbury, 2:00 p.m., Arts and Technology Lecture Hall



Chamber Music and Brass Ensemble Concert, Stone/Salisbury, 6:15 p.m., University Theatre


FRIDAY 12/9     

Creative Writing, Clay Reynolds, 6:15 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall. This semester’s Creative Writing section of the Fall Arts Festival will have an impressive line-up of student readers. Included will be award-winning writers Susan Norman and Brian DiNuzzo as well as other fiction writers, poets and a screenwriter. These students were chosen by faculty to participate in this semester’s event, and, while they are only a handful of the excellent possibilities the faculty had to choose from, they will be providing samplings of their work in a celebration of the best of creative writing at UTD. Slated to read: Sarah Duncan—Screenwriting, Tiffany Tran—Poetry, Andrea Kibel—Poetry, Molly Harras—Poetry, Marcus McEvoy--Poetry, Jennifer Budd—Prose, Susan Norman—Prose, Brian DiNuzzo—Prose

Advanced Voice, Kathryn Evans, 8:00 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall. Students from the Advanced Voice class will perform art songs, opera arias and works from musical theatre.     


TUESDAY 12/13    

Languages of the Body, Shelby Hibbs, 7:00 p.m., Rehearsal Hall (JO 1.216). This event will present an acting/theatre workshop of scenes from Complicite’s "A Disappearing Number." This play examines the meaning of infinity through the lives of Indian mathematical prodigy Ramanujan and London mathematician G.H. Hardy. Parallel to that story, Al and Ruth are a couple to attempt to create their own kind of infinity: a baby. This piece culminates our exploration of physical and vocal theatre work through numerous voiceovers, ensemble work, and attention to the actor’s physical vessel for performance.

Entrepreneurial Development Series Friday, Sep 23 - Friday, Sep 23, 2017
(12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: Venture Development Center.

The Venture Development Center is partnering up with Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to provide a formal training program for startup companies founded by UTD students, faculty and alumni as well as for the entrepreneurial community of Dallas. The series will cover how to better equipped for building, leading and operating your startup venture.

If you’re an aspiring or early-stage entrepreneur wanting to increase your chances of success, and wanting to avoid making some common mistakes that can cost thousands of dollars, and years of your time, the Entrepreneur Development Series is for you. Just imagine being able to avoid all the time spent on trying to figure out all the details of launching and growing your business on your own and instead improve your success rate with our course.

The Entrepreneurial Development Series will be held once a month beginning on September 23, 2016 through May 19, 2017 and will consist of 8 four-hour speaker/lecture sessions that tackle key issues in the launch of a new business.