Join us for Family Day!

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 — Family Day is a UT Dallas tradition that brings students and their families together for a full day of fun. Meet other families, enjoy a catered lunch, and find out what's happening on campus!

Schedule of Events


10:00 a.m. — Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building, First Floor Lobby

Opening Program

10:30 a.m. — Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building, Main Auditorium

Speakers include:

  • President of UT Dallas, David E. Daniel
  • Dean of Students, Dr. Gene Fitch
  • Student Government President, Brooke Knudtson
  • Keynote Speaker, Kenneth Pugh

Sports Clinic

10-11:30 a.m. — Activity Center

An all-sports clinic for guests 5-12 years old that will take place during the Opening Program.

After the Opening Program, your family can have lunch at the Family Day Tailgate, participate in some of our organized activities outlined below, tour campus with your student, or visit the Cottonwood Art Festival hosted by the City of Richardson.

The Cottonwood Art Festival is a semi-annual event that features works from the nation's top visual artists. Located in scenic Cottonwood Park, this prestigious art show has been a part of Richardson life for over forty years. Admission is free, and Cottonwood Park is about three miles from campus.

Family Tailgate

11:30 a.m. — Campus Mall outside the Student Union

Enjoy a catered lunch, live music, family-friendly activities and a Family Day volunteer project.

Family Day Soccer Game

5 p.m. — Cheer on our UT Dallas Comets as we battle UT Tyler. Admission is included with your Family Day registration.



  • Free for UT Dallas students and children under 12.
  • $25 per person for family members.
  • Register by Friday, Sept. 26.

Online registration is closed.

If you would still like to register for Family Day, we will have on site registration open on Saturday, October 4th at 10 a.m. in the Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building, First Floor Lobby. Please bring cash or check with you to register.

If you are unable to attend Family Day, there will be more involvement opportunities during the fall semester.