Comet Families is an avenue for family members and parents of UT Dallas students to get information about:
- Campus resources
- Special events
- Important deadlines
- Topics and issues facing their college student
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Important Fall 2013 Dates:
||Fall classes begin
||Labor Day (University closed)
||Fall Break (No classes)
|Dec. 20 - Jan. 12:
||Last day of classes
| December 6-7
|| Visit our Academic Calendar
The Comet Family Ambassadors program connects family members to year round volunteer opportunities at the University. Comet Family Ambassadors play a large role in welcoming new UT Dallas family members at Freshman Orientation, and participate in traditional campus events like Welcome Week, Homecoming, Family Day and more. Register to recieve e-mails when on -campus volunteer opportunities are available.
A smart way to parent your freshman is to follow a simple system of ten rules suggested by the National Orientation Directors Association.
In 1991, Austin and Souza presented the Rhythm of the Academic Year. As a family member of a UT Dallas freshman, you may want to use the following adaptation to prepare yourself for what you can expect your freshman to face each month.
The UT Dallas Magazine is a biannual publication that takes an in-depth look at the University's most important stories and events.
We have also selected books that may help you with parenting college students.
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For more information, contact Comet Families at email@example.com or call 972-883-6395.