Resources for Study and Campus Life

Callier Center for Communication Disorders

The Callier Center is an internationally recognized institution that offers services to people who have any type of communication disorder. Acknowledged for meeting the assessment, treatment, education, and social service needs of children and adults with communication disorders, the Center has programs in preschool education, parent education, and child development. Its clinical services include pediatric and adult services in audiology, speech pathology, and language development; its research activities include psychoacoustics, auditory neurophysiology, speech science, and audiology. Graduate classes are conducted at the Callier Center Dallas facility, adjacent to The UT Southwestern Medical Center and Callier Center-Richardson on the main UT Dallas campus.

Career Center

The Career Center offers services to help students prepare for their careers. The staff assists with career counseling and editing assistance for all job search documents. In-depth information is available, including webinars and podcasts, on the Career Center’s website. The Career Center provides pre-employment preparation assistance through mock interviews and a variety of seminars on such topics as resume writing, business letter writing, identifying marketable skills, interviewing skills, and conducting an effective job search. The Career Center offers a credential file service to assist PhD students applying for academic positions after graduation.

Representatives of business, government, industry, education, and social agencies recruit UT Dallas students and alumni at career expos and on-campus interviews. The Career Center manages the internship program for all majors, except EE/CS majors. On-campus employment is also managed by the Career Center, with the exception of TA and RA positions.

Part-time jobs, both on- and off-campus, full-time jobs, and on-campus interview schedules are posted through an online database called UTD CareerWorks. All students register for UTD CareerWorks by accessing the Career Center website. Students upload a resume into the system in order to apply for qualified positions or to make it available for employer referrals. Employers may have access to candidate resumes via various web resume books set up in the UTD CareerWorks system.

For more information, contact the Career Center in the McDermott Library, room 1.312, phone: (972) 883-2943, web: www.utdallas.edu/career, email: careercenter@utdallas.edu.

Carolyn Lipshy Galerstein Women’s Center

The Women’s Center works with organizations in the University and the Dallas communities to provide resources and services that enhance the experience of all campus women by contributing to an academic atmosphere in which positive role models are highly visible and gender bias and inequities can be addressed. The Center acts as a central coordinating agency for campus and community groups, and offers opportunities and events that promote a broader understanding of the diverse experiences and ideas of women. The Center offers dynamic programs, and provides resources and services that will help the women of our community to grow and develop personally and professionally.

How can I use the Women’s Center?

  • Meet new people, network with other professionals, socialize, talk to someone who’s willing to listen;
  • Take a break, study, use the computer, read or rent a book, video, or magazine from our library;
  • Learn about resources on campus and in the community that address your specific needs;
  • Use the Center as a meeting place for your organization;
  • Volunteer at the Women’s Center, or find out about volunteer opportunities in the community;
  • Stay current on upcoming events and important issues;
  • Find out about scholarships offered in the community and nationally.

Center for Student Involvement

The Center for Student Involvement (CSI) helps UT Dallas students become more connected to campus life. CSI provides programming and services for student organizations and for students interested in participating in the many activities at UT Dallas. Visit us in the Student Union (SU2.506).

Child Care Center

The Dallas International School (DIS) and UT Dallas jointly provide evening child care. Parents who attend classes are eligible for child care services during their class hours for children ages 4 to 11. Child care hours are from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday. To register your child/children for the child care program please complete each of the forms in the enrollment packet. Call (972) 883-6391 to have a packet sent to you, or pick one up in the Student Union (SU), Room 1.602.

Comet Card

The Comet Card is the official University identification card for all students, faculty, and staff. The card serves as an identification, library, and meal plan card, and it also allows users to maintain an on-campus declining balance (UTDollars) to pay for books, parking decals, food, health services, library fines, copying and printing, etc. The card can also be linked to a Wells Fargo College Checking account and used as a PIN-based debit card. Cards are issued through the Comet Center (SU 2.204). For additional information call (972) 883-4123 or check our website at www.utdallas.edu/cometcard.

Comet Center

The Comet Center, located on the second floor of the Student Union, is the UT Dallas information hub. Students can pick up Comet Cards and DART passes or purchase postage stamps and discount tickets to movies, museums and other local attractions. See www.utdallas.edu/cometcenter for more information.

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students provides leadership in the development, overall management and supervision of student services programs and serves as an information/referral source for students needing assistance in any situation. The Dean of Students Office is in the Student Union (SU1.602) and can be contacted at (972) 883-6391 or on the web at www.utdallas.edu/deanofstudents.

Disability Services

Disability Services provides reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Students are encouraged to register with Disability Services as soon as they are admitted to the University.

The Office of Disability Services is located in the Student Union (SU 1.610), (972) 883-2098. Additional information is available on the Disability Services website www.utdallas.edu/disability.

Distance Education

Education opportunities at the University include courses and entire programs taught online via the internet, as well as courses conducted through videoconferencing in real time. Additionally, the University has partnered with other UT System schools to provide cross-campus courses through the UT TeleCampus.

UT Dallas currently offers courses in a number of areas from across the campus, including courses in teacher education and the natural sciences. Furthermore, distance learning opportunities at The University of Texas at Dallas now utilize e-learning technologies to provide students the opportunity to engage in coursework from remote locations and without the time constraints of the traditional face-to-face classes.

Distance include blended courses that utilize both on-campus and off-campus presentation, providing students an opportunity to maximize their learning by collaborative learning experiences. UT Dallas also works with a number of partner institutions to provide students additional learning opportunities through exchange programs and other collaborative programs both nationally and internationally.

More information about specific distance and e-learning programs or courses at The University of Texas at Dallas and registration procedures can be found in the Class Schedule or on the distance learning web site at www.utdallas.edu/distancelearning.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

UT Dallas is home to 15 national Greek fraternities and sororities that provide students with opportunities for friendship, guidance, service and leadership. For more information call 927-883-6158 or go to www.utdallas.edu/gogreek.

GEMS Center (Gateways to Engagement, Mastery, and Success)

The Office of Student Success and Assessment operates the GEMS Center (Gateways to Engagement, Mastery and Success) which offers assistance to students in the areas of writing, mathematics, multiple science fields, reading, study skills, and other academic disciplines. These services are available through individual and small group appointments, workshops, short courses, and a variety of online and instructional technologies.

The Math Lab gives short-term and semester long support for a variety of introductory and advanced mathematics courses. Students may drop in or make appointments to visit with a math tutor on a regular basis.

The Writing Center offers one-to-one and small group assistance with general and advanced writing assignments and overall writing skills. Appointments are strongly recommended.

The GEMS Center Supplemental Instruction program offers facilitated group study and review sessions as a supplement to many UT Dallas courses. Students should check the center’s website for offerings and additional availability of peer-led team learning and individual tutoring in specific subjects.

Academic success advisors are available for individual student appointments to discuss study skills, time management, note-taking, test taking and preparation, and other success strategies. The GEMS Center also conducts GRE and GMAT preparation courses. All students enrolled at UT Dallas are eligible for these services.

The GEMS Center also coordinates developmental math, reading, and writing classes which are for credit and largely self-paced. These courses do not count toward graduation.

The GEMS Center’s main offices, located in CN 1.126, may be contacted by calling (972) 883-6707 or send an e-mail to ossa@utdallas.edu.

Intercollegiate Athletics

UT Dallas is a member of the NCAA Division III American Southwest Conference. The UT Dallas athletic program include men’s and women’s soccer, golf, basketball, tennis, and cross country, men’s baseball, women’s softball, and women’s volleyball teams. Graduate students are able to participate only if their undergraduate degree is from UT Dallas and they still have NCAA eligibility remaining. Administrative offices are located in the Activity Center. For additional information call (972) 883-4490 or go to cometsports.utdallas.edu.

International Student Services

The International Student Services Office houses the International Student Programs, International Student Advising, and Student Health Insurance services for the international student population at UT Dallas. The Office organizes on- and off-campus programs which allow international students to be a part of a variety of US cultural experiences, as well as educational events for US students wanting to participate in multicultural activities. The ISS Office provides immigration information for F and J students through seminars, individual student appointments, and outreach to provide students with UT Dallas and Immigration Service information affecting their status. The UT Dallas Student Health Insurance Program provides information to international and domestic students on the University approved health insurance plan, and helps students using this plan to effectively navigate the US Health Care system. The International Student Services office may be contacted by calling (972) 883-4189, and more information can be found at www.utdallas.edu/international.

Judicial Affairs

A part of the Dean of Students Office, the Office of Judicial Affairs promotes academic integrity and is responsible for investigating allegations of scholastic dishonesty and implementing the discipline process. More information can be found at www.utdallas.edu/judicialaffairs or by calling (972) 883-6333.

Leadership Education and Development

Offered through the Dean of Students Office, non-credit leadership classes help students to develop and enhance competence and self-knowledge as it pertains to leadership in a global society. For more information call (972) 883-6391 or go to www.utdallas.edu/leadership.

Living Learning Communities

Living Learning communities allow small groups of select freshmen who share common academic objectives, goals, and interests to develop a support network with other students, peer advisors and faculty/staff members. Communities are built around academic interests with a faculty or staff advisor who facilitates distinctive academic and social opportunities that help students extend their learning beyond the classroom. For more information call (972) 883-6395 or go to www.utdallas.edu/livinglearning.

Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center provides cultural programs, support services, resources and cultural education programs. The MC is a place for students, faculty and staff to gather and relax. The MC has a comfortable lounge area with a television, videos, computer lab, work station, and a meeting room. Traditional events hosted by the MC are Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, MLK Jr. Breakfast, Asian-American Heritage Series, Native American Heritage program and the Leadership Speaker Series. The MC is home to the Multicultural Peer Advocates (MPA’s). The MPA’s are student peer advocates that are available for personal, social or academic assistance.

Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: McDermott Library, MC 2.406. Email: multicultural@utdallas.edu. Phone: (972) 883-6390. Website: www.utdallas.edu/multicultural. Director: Arthur Gregg.

New Student Programs

New Student Programs offers orientations, counseling, peer support and other resources to get new students off to a strong start at UT Dallas. For more information call (972) 883-6171 or go to www.utdallas.edu/newstudentprograms.

Recreational Sports

Recreational Sports provides UT Dallas students with diverse recreational programs to enhance their overall educational experience. Recreational facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, racquetball courts, squash courts, basketball courts, a multi-purpose room, an indoor swimming pool, sand volleyball courts, soccer fields, tennis courts, softball fields and baseball fields. Recreational Sports offers students opportunity to participate in a variety of intramural and club sports, group exercise and non-credit courses. For additional information call (972) 883-2096 or go to www.utdallas.edu/recsports.

Residential Life

Residential Life and its student-support team of Peer Advisors are committed to seeing that every resident student has a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment in which to live and learn. For more information call (972) 883-5361 or go to www.utdallas.edu/housing.

ROTC Programs

Students at The University of Texas at Dallas may participate in the Air Force ROTC program at The University of North Texas, or in the Army ROTC program at The University of Texas at Arlington.

Students register for the ROTC courses by contacting the Office of the Registrar at the time they register for other UT Dallas courses. Payment for the courses is through the UT Dallas Bursar Office by the published payment deadlines. The ROTC courses are used as elective courses. Successful completion of degree requirements and the respective ROTC program can lead to a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force or the United States Army.

For further information and application procedures, contact: AIR FORCE ROTC, Detachment 835, Air Force ROTC, The University of North Texas, P.O. Box 305400, Denton, Texas 76203-5400, Telephone (940) 565-2074; or ARMY ROTC, Enrollment Officer, Army ROTC, The University of Texas at Arlington, P.O. Box 19188 Arlington, Texas 76019, Telephone (817) 272-3281 (metro).

Spirit Squads

Temoc is the official mascot of UT Dallas and works with the UT Dallas cheerleaders and power dancers to build school spirit, promote community and cheer the Comets on to victory (www.utdallas.edu/spirit).

Student Counseling Center

Students are assisted in resolving personal difficulties and enhancing skills in order to succeed in their academic pursuits, as well as achieve personal and emotional well-being. Students’ development is facilitated by a variety of services including personal counseling, psychiatric services, consultation, and outreach. The Student Counseling Center also serves the UT Dallas community by providing crisis management and intervention. In addition, the Center is committed to the training and education of graduate students as future helping professionals.

Stress, depression, anxiety, and adjusting to life transitions are some of the issues that bring students to the Counseling Center for confidential individual counseling. Other common concerns include relationship conflicts, grief and loss, loneliness, self-esteem, body image, eating disorders, or planning for the future. Relationship counseling for students and their partners focuses on resolving conflicts and improving communication. Psychiatric referrals are provided for students in counseling when it is determined that such assistance would benefit students and their treatment. Consulting is provided to students, faculty or staff for helping a friend, family member or student with a personal problem. Workshops are offered during the semester to assist students in developing life skills such as time management, effective communication and managing test anxiety. The Personal Development Library includes books, audiotapes, and self-help videos with information on a wide range of topics including sexuality, relationship enhancement, dealing with emotions, and personal growth.

Services are provided by licensed mental health professionals and trainees under the supervision of licensed psychologists. The center is a member of the Dallas Metropolitan Consortium in Psychology, a training program for pre-doctoral psychology interns that is accredited by the American Psychological Association. For more information, visit our website at www.utdallas.edu/counseling or call (972) 883-2575. The Counseling Center is located in the Student Union (SU1.608).

Student Exchange - UT System

The UT System Student Exchange program is designed to allow upper-division students enrolled in an institution of the UT System to take courses or engage in research at another institution within the System during a regular semester or summer session.

A UT Dallas student in good standing who has completed at least 60 semester credit hours is eligible to participate in the exchange program. Approval by the student's Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education is also required. Visiting students register and pay tuition and required fees at their home institutions and are given normal privileges associated with available student services at the exchange institution. Visiting students are subject to the rules and regulations of both institutions.

Each UT System institution has designated an individual to coordinate and approve undergraduate student exchanges. Interested UT Dallas students should contact the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Education for additional information: phone (972) 883-6706 or email ugdean@utdallas.edu.

Students at other UT System schools wishing to take courses at The University of Texas at Dallas under this exchange program should contact and work through the office designated by their home institution.

Student Government

Student Government is the official representative body and voice of UT Dallas students. Students have the opportunity to participate through serving on committees, running for office, or voting in elections. Student Government provides many free services for students, including legal counsel, an online book exchange, and the Comet Discount Program. Further information may be obtained from the Student Government Offices in the Student Union (SU2.604), by calling (972) 883-2284, or by going to www.utdallas.edu/student/sg.

Student Media

The award-winning student newspaper of UT Dallas, The UTD Mercury, publishes biweekly on Mondays throughout the school year. The newspaper offers paid positions for writers, editors, page designers and photographers.

Radio UTD, the student-run internet radio station, features an eclectic and freeform mix of music and original programming including talk, poetry and live coverage of UT Dallas sports. College Music Journal nominated Radio UTD as one of the best internet radio stations in the United States (radio.utdallas.edu).

A Modest Proposal, a student publication that focuses on student life, global politics, arts, events, and social commentary, publishes eight editions during the fall and spring semesters each year (amp.utdallas.edu).

UTD TV, a web-based television station, was launched in 2009. It provides a new medium for broadcasting news, entertainment shows and other content produced by students, staff and faculty (tv.utdallas.edu).

Student Organizations

Registered student organizations provide the major means by which students can contribute to campus life while developing friendships, interests, talents, and leadership skills. There are over 150 student organizations at UT Dallas that cater to a variety of interests, such as academic and honor groups, service clubs, religious groups, ethnic groups, and special interest groups. Detailed information on the groups and guidelines for forming new organizations is available in the Center for Student Involvement (2.506) in the Student Union. For additional information call (972) 883-6551 or go to www.utdallas.edu/csi.

Student Union

The Student Union is a place for students to hang out, grab a bite to eat and just relax. Open seven days a week, it includes a TV lounge, study lounges, pool tables, ping-pong tables, a video arcade, the Comet Café, The Pub and a number of meeting rooms that can be reserved for organization meetings (www.utdallas.edu/union).

Student Union and Activities Advisory Board (SUAAB)

SUAAB is a student leadership group that offers a variety of events including the annual Homecoming Dance, Casino Night, Springapalooza, movies, comedians, concerts, pep rallies and more (www.utdallas.edu/suaab). SUAAB’s goal is to provide programs to enrich students’ lives and to provide opportunities for faculty and student interaction. For more information, contact (972) 883-6438.

Study Abroad

Information about educational opportunities in other countries, including study abroad, international internships, international research opportunities, and international scholarship programs, is available at the Office of International Education (OIE), located in Jonsson, JO 5.504. Students are required to attend an advising session before seeking staff assistance in selecting the program most appropriate to their individual needs and interests. The advising sessions include University policies governing study abroad, program options, funding sources, and application and selection procedures. Information is also disseminated through publications, special events, group meetings, individual appointments, reference materials and at the OIE web site, www.utdallas.edu/oie/. (See "International Education" located in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the catalog for more details).

Student Volunteerism

The Student Volunteerism Program offers students a variety of opportunities to lend their time and talents in service to the communities of UT Dallas, North Central Texas and beyond. Programs include Alternative Spring Break, Service Saturdays and Viva Volunteer among others. The Office of Student Volunteerism is located in the Student Union (SU1.610) and can be contacted at (972) 883-6393 or on the web at www.utdallas.edu/volunteer.

Transfer Student Services

The Transfer Student Services Office provides support to new and returning transfer students to ensure their successful transition into UT Dallas. The Transfer Student Services Office is located in the Student Union (SU1.610) and can be contacted at (972) 883-6204 or on the web at www.utdallas.edu/transferservices.

University Housing Information

Student housing is provided on campus with several affordable living choices for those who appreciate the advantage of being able to walk from their residence to class. All campus housing is reserved for UT Dallas students and offers a variety of floor plans and prices.

Locations include University Village, a community owned by UT Dallas and managed by American Campus Communities, and Waterview Park Apartments, a community owned by the Utley Foundation and managed by Inland American Communities Group.

In accordance with University policy, all freshmen who choose to live on campus are required to live in either University Village Apartments or in the suite-style 400-bed residence hall.

For more information please go to www.utdallas.edu/housing.

Or contact:

University Village
2800 Waterview Parkway
Suite #200
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 792-9100

Waterview Park Apartments
2800 Waterview Parkway
Suite #100
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 454-5000

University Libraries

The Eugene McDermott Library and the Callier Library support the research, instruction, and community service programs of the University by providing access to information in both print and electronic forms. The libraries consist of over two million items, including more than a million volumes, over 30,000 current periodical titles, as well as one million government documents, microforms, and maps.

The McDermott Library is a U.S. and Texas state depository. Special collections include the Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library, the Belsterling Collection, and the History of Aviation Collection.

The libraries provide an ever-expanding digital collection that is available to distance learners. Users connect to these resources through the library portal at www.utdallas.edu/library. Current students have unlimited access to the digital library.

The librarians and staff provide competent and cordial interactions with the people they serve. Librarians provide class and individual instruction on the use of the library.

The library collections are enhanced by the Interlibrary Loan Service, which provides students with books or articles from a network of major libraries. Student research is facilitated by copiers available to duplicate from paper, microfilm, or microfiche. The Electronic Reference Center provides connections to our electronic material. The libraries offer students with disabilities a range of services to encourage their independent research.