Events and Adventures at UT Dallas: Fall Semester
The fall semester is always an exciting time for Comets. Packed with as many activities as there are days to enjoy them, it’s the perfect opportunity for students to get involved in campus life.
More than 25 events and programs were scheduled during Welcome Week, the University’s annual back-to-school festival, including Convocation, a Senior Breakfast, a Kick-off BBQ, Rec ‘N Wild, the Comet Beach Luau, a Texas Party and Greek Chill, among others.
EPPStravaganza's watermelon-eating contest
In athletics, the UT Dallas women's volleyball team finished its season one win shy of matching a school record. They went on to claim another American Southwest Conference East Division title. The men's soccer team also finished 2011 strong with a 13-4-2 record, marking their 14th consecutive winning season since the program began in 1998.
Family Day, another UT Dallas tradition, was held Oct. 1. Students and their families and friends toured the campus, enjoyed meals together and participated in music and theater activities.
Comets donated more than 4,200 service hours to the community through the Office of Student Volunteerism. Held in October, the VIVA Volunteer event drew 434 volunteers working at 22 sites on behalf of 21 community agencies.
Homecoming 2011 was bigger and better than ever, with a parade, the Green, Orange & White Dance, the Car Smash Spirit Bash, a spirit rally, basketball games and an array of other events. The sixth annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, a tradition in which students build boats made of cardboard and duct tape and then set them float in the Activity Center pool, featured 17 entries and a huge crowd of spectators. View photos from Flickr
Cardboard Boat Regatta
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