Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This week's events for Student Volunteerism at UT Dallas Student Volunteerism - Community Garden Orientation Wednesday, Feb 21
(8:15 a.m. - 9 a.m.) Location: UTD Community Garden - southwest corner of the Phase I apartment complex.

The UT Dallas Community Garden program provides Comets with the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of natural gardening and community greening. In addition to year-round plot maintenance, participation in the UT Dallas Community Garden program involves active involvement with group activities, such as monthly garden workdays, educational workshops and other program-related events. Whether you are a beginner, passionate gardener, or only have a couple of hours to spare, the program offers several ways to get involved!

For more information, simply complete a Garden Interest Form and sign up to participate in an upcoming garden orientation.

Student Volunteerism - Hearts on Health (off-campus) Thursday, Feb 22
(1:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.)

Join the Office of Student Volunteerism as we partner with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas for an hour of volunteering.

We will meet in the Student Services Addition (SSA) first floor lobby at 1:15 pm and then carpool to the hospital.

We will be conversing with patients and making fun arts and crafts. Help us uplift the spirits of young patients!

Registration has closed. 

Student Volunteerism - Butterfly Flutterby Monday, Feb 26
(9 a.m. - 11 a.m.) Location: Student Services Addition (SSA) lobby.

Help maintain the UT Dallas Butterfly Flutterby, a monarch waystation on the university campus. This waystation joins the national effort of Monarch Watch, an organization dedicated to restoring habitats used by monarchs in their annual migration.

Volunteers will assist with various outdoor tasks such as planting, sowing seeds, and weeding.

Volunteers will meet and sign in at the Student Services Addition (SSA) lobby at 9:00am and walk as a group to the monarch waystation out by the UT Dallas Disc Golf Field.

Plants, seeds and supplies will be provided. This event requires some outdoor manual labor. Closed-toe shoes are required. This event will take place rain or shine (with the exception of severe weather), so please dress for the weather.

In partnership with UT Dallas Facilities Management and the Office of Sustainability.

Register here!

Student Volunteerism - ASB Pre-Trip Orientation (Option A) Tuesday, Feb 27
(3 p.m. - 4 p.m.) Location: SU Faculty/Staff Dining Hall.

At the pre-trip orientation, ASB participants will learn about program expectations and have a chance to hear from the Office of Community Standards and Conduct before traveling together the week of spring break. The Office of Community Standards and Conduct encourages student learning, growth, and development by promoting awareness of the University’s expectations of behavior, holding students accountable for violations of these expectations, and developing educational sanctions designed to address the consequences of student decisions. The pre-trip orientation is mandatory for all participants, including site leaders and RUOs. 

OSV February Cleaning Supply Drive Thursday, Feb 1 - Wednesday, Feb 28 Location: Locations vary.

Youth leaving the foster care system often face significant challenges and barriers as they transition out of state care when they turn 18. CitySquare’s TRAC program provides these young people with individualized support, planning, and access to community services so they can achieve self-sufficiency.

Throughout the month of February, the OSV will be collecting cleaning supplies for youth in the TRAC program. Cleaning supplies such as sponges, hand soap, paper towels, and detergent are especially needed!

Donation boxes are located in the OSV Office (SSA 14.431T), the AD 2nd-floor lobby near the elevators, the SU 1st floor lobby, RHN lobby, and the ECSS Student Services Office (ECSS 2.502).  Thank you!