Welcome Week Spotlights Student Life at UT Dallas
Aug. 27, 2012
The Welcome Week website has a full schedule of events planned.
Welcome Week 2012 will have plenty of contests, music, sports and food to give students a taste of what life at UT Dallas is all about.
Student groups and departments across campus have been planning the festivities for months. Highlights will include the Cometville Carnival on the Mall, the Breakfast Bonanza at various locations, Rec 'n' Wild water games at the softball fields and a Dive-In Movie at an on-campus pool.
“We hope all the events will help Comets make new friends and share in the excitement about the upcoming year,” said Dean of Students Gene Fitch. “We will have activities at different locations throughout the day, so students should find something that interests them and works around their schedules.”
The week began with the University Convocation on Aug. 26, a ceremonial event for incoming students that marks the beginning of their academic careers at UT Dallas.
Then the atmosphere bursts into a social celebration, with jam-packed days giving incoming freshmen and returning students a sampling of campus events and activities.
Comedians Tone Bell, Jonathan Burns and Mike McGee will perform in Spellbound, a free evening of stand-up comedy, magic and spoken word at 8 p.m. Aug. 29 in the University Theatre.
The popular annual Texas Party, featuring a live band, bull riding, midway games and line dancing, has been moved to Sept. 8 in the Student Union.
Following is a list of activities for Aug. 26-31. Also visit the Welcome Week website.
WELCOME WEEK 2012
Sunday, Aug. 26
University Convocation: 4-5 p.m. - Activity Center Gym
Kick-off BBQ: 5-7 p.m. - Chess Plaza
Monday, Aug. 27
Breakfast Bonanza: 8-9 a.m. - Various Locations
Beat the Heat with a Treat: 1-3 p.m. - Plinth
Fajita Feed: 5-7 p.m. - Student Union Mall
Comets Got Talent: 7-8:30 p.m. - Davidson Auditorium (JSOM 1.113)
Salsa Night: 9-11 p.m. - Student Union Galaxy Rooms
Tuesday, Aug. 28
Eat and Greet: 10-11 a.m. - Green Hall, Fourth Floor N Hallway Study Lounge
Student Government Ice Cream Cart: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Various Locations
NACHO Typical Success Center: 1-3 p.m. - First Floor Library.
Root Beer Floats: 5-6 p.m. - The Pub Patio
Sex Bowl: 6-8 p.m. - Battle of sexes in Student Union Galaxy Rooms
Silent Disco: 9 p.m. - 12 a.m. - Activity Center Main Gym
Wednesday, Aug. 29
Senior Breakfast: 9-10:30 a.m. - Student Union Galaxy Rooms
Cometville Carnival: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Student Union Mall
EPPS-travaganza: 1-3 p.m. - Outdoors, North Side of Green Hall
Get STEM'd: 4-6 p.m. - Founders, Second Floor Atrium
Greek Chill: 6-8 p.m. - Plinth
Comet Comedy Show: 8-10 p.m. - University Theatre
Poker Tournament: 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. - Student Union Galaxy Rooms
Thursday, Aug. 30
Cereal Bar: 9-10:30 a.m. - First Floor, Student Union
Lunch on I.S.: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Lobby, Hoblitzelle Hall
Rec N' Wild: 2-5 p.m. - Sofball Field No. 2
Comet Beach Luau: 7-9 p.m. - Phase 8 Pool
Dive In Movie: The Hunger Games - 9-11 p.m. - Phase 8 Pool
Friday, Aug. 31
ECS Comet Cones: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. - ECS Courtyard
Capture the spirit of Welcome Week! Submit photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, Sept. 4. Winners will be announced on Sept. 6. Winning photos will be posted on the UT Dallas website, and Facebook and in Student Affairs marketing materials.