Overnight Option — Frequently Asked Questions
Who may stay overnight on campus?
The Orientation Overnight option is designed for both out-of-town and local students. While only students may stay on campus overnight, there are several hotels near UT Dallas that offer overnight accommodations for families.
For how many nights is lodging available?
Accommodations are for one night, between day one and day two of Freshman Orientation.
What is the cost?
The cost for a student to stay overnight is $45.
Where will students be staying?
Students will stay on campus in our freshman residence hall.
What should I bring if I am staying overnight?
Bring toiletries, towels, bedding (sleeping bag, pillow), and a change of clothes.
Will students be sharing rooms?
Every student will have his or her own bedroom in a three-bedroom suite with a common living room and sink area. There are private toilet and shower areas in each suite, and each suite is all male or all female.
What are the times for checking in and out of the Residence Hall?
Check-in for the overnight option will begin at 7 p.m., immediately following dinner (included in the Freshman Orientation program).
Check-out will be between 7-9 a.m. on Day Two of Freshman Orientation. A continental breakfast will be provided beginning at 6:30 a.m.
Will the students be supervised?
Orientation Team Mentors will be staying with our new students in the Residence Hall, but all students staying overnight are responsible for themselves and must abide by the UT Dallas Student Code of Conduct.
What will students staying overnight do in the evening?
Orientation Team Mentors will provide social activities in the Residence Hall that evening.