UT Dallas    HOMECOMING 2013   

Homecoming 2013


First Place
Door #10, JSOM 2.414

Second Place
Door #6, FO 2.202e

Third Place
Door #5, FN 3.308n


Fastest Boat
Splash City

Most Creative
Vietnamese Student Association

Best Homecoming Spirit
DMHP Whoosh


Homecoming Queen
Catalina Lizarraga

Homecoming King
Darrel "Friidom" Dunn

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Homecoming Kick Off!

12–3 p.m., Student Union Mall — Fashion, food, fun! Kick off homecoming week with a fall fashion show featuring the latest in Comet spirit wear, and with students, faculty and alumni as models. Sponsored by the Bookstore. Beats provided by Radio UTD, food provided by the 2013 Homecoming Committee.

Homecoming 5K

8 p.m., Lot A — Experience the latest rage in running! Free glow-in-the-dark gear provided. Register at tinyurl.com/Home5K. Check-in is at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Comet Spirit Shop

10 a.m.–3 p.m., Galaxy Rooms — Create mums and garters for yourself or your sweetie; it’s a Texas tradition!

Spirit Rally

7:30 p.m., Activity Center Main Gym — Meet your women’s basketball team and the 2013 Homecoming Court. Join in as the UT Dallas power dancers and cheerleaders rally our campus community.

Powder Puff Game

8:30 p.m., Soccer Field — Team Green and Team Orange square off in this women’s powder puff match.

Up All Night Float Building

9:30 p.m.–2 a.m., Lot A — Enjoy music, fun and beverages while you decorate your homecoming parade float.

Friday, Nov. 15

Homecoming Parade

12 p.m., Rutford Avenue — Join your fellow students, plus faculty and staff, for UT Dallas’ annual homecoming parade, where we’ll showcase custom-designed floats.

Parade Picnic

1 p.m., Visitors Center Atrium — Join us for a picnic immediately following the homecoming parade. Winners of the annual homecoming door decorating contest will be announced.

Cardboard Boat Regatta

6 p.m., Activity Center Pool — Will your boat sink or float? Teams must build a boat made of only duct tape and cardboard. Awards will be given for race winners, most spirited and most creative designs. Judging begins at 5:30 p.m. Contact bwpiper@utdallas.edu for more information.

Multicultural Center Celebration

6:30 p.m., Student Services Building Lobby and Multicultural Center — Join the Multicultural Center as we celebrate our 10-year anniversary, reflect on the past and discuss our future. For more information, contact multicultural@utdallas.edu or 972–883–6390.

Saturday, Nov. 16

Alumni Breakfast

9 a.m., Dining Hall — Join us for an exclusive alumni breakfast with UT Dallas President David E. Daniel, plus various deans. Hear about the most recent changes at UT Dallas and what’s ahead for the University. Admission is $5 per person; children under 12 are free with paid adult ticket. Free for Comet Quick Course registrants. To register, visit alumni.utdallas.edu/homecoming.

Comet Quick Course

10:30 a.m., ATEC Building — Join us for a series of free lectures by UT Dallas faculty, including: assistant professor Eric Farrar, speaking about computer animation in movies and games; Dr. Michael Kilgard, who will talk about new technology to repair the human brain; Dr. Lynne Vieraitis, speaking about identity theft; and Dr. Carol Lanham, who will discuss dating, marriage, childbearing and trends. To register, visit alumni.utdallas.edu/homecoming.


10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Lot K — Bring your tailgate fixings and enjoy beverages on us, plus music and giveaways!

Women’s Basketball vs. Texas Lutheran

1 p.m., Activity Center Main Gym — Come cheer your lady Comets to victory against Texas Lutheran. Wear orange!

Men’s Basketball vs. Southwestern

3 p.m., Activity Center Main Gym — Cheer the Comets to victory against Southwestern. Wear orange!

“Free Birds” Movie Screening

4 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse — UT Dallas alumni and their guests are invited to attend the private screening of the animated film Free Birds by Reel FX and Relativity Media. Tour the projection booth, hear from alumni who worked on the film and see the movie. Admission is free for alumni and their guests. To register, visit alumni.utdallas.edu/homecoming.

Dance, Casino & Coronation

9 p.m.–12 a.m., Galaxy Rooms — Join us forĀ Club Constellation: Zodiac Edition, anĀ evening of dancing, casino games, food and fun! Homecoming royalty winners will be announced.