More than 250 student athletes compete in the UT Dallas team sports of baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball, and in the individual sports of golf, tennis and cross country. A relatively young program, Comet Athletics officially became part of the NCAA Division III in 1998 and the American Southwest Conference in 2002.Athletics Website | Facebook | Twitter
The Behavior Assessment and Intervention Team (BAIT) reviews behavioral incidents and ensures a systematic response to students whose behavior may be disruptive or harmful to themselves or the UT Dallas community.
The Career Center offers a variety of services for students at all stages of their job search process. Licensed professional career counselors provide assessments and mock interview training, and a fulltime editor is available to help prepare resumes and cover letters. The center also hosts workshops and job expos, has an online job search database and helps students find internships.Career Center Website | Facebook | Twitter | Blog
Jointly with UT Dallas Student Affairs, the Dallas International School (DIS) provides on-campus, evening child care. The child care facility is located on the second floor of the Student Union, SU 2.510 and is open from 3:30-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Parents who attend classes are eligible for child care services during their class hours. The child care service provides care for children ages 4-11. The cost is $6 per child, per evening, and pre-registration is required. Drop-in service is not available.
At the Comet Center, students can pick up their Comet Card, UT Dallas' student ID card, obtain discount passes to venues and events, receive free notarization services, and purchase stamps. Students can also purchase discount tickets to off-campus movies, museums and other activities.Comet Center Website | Facebook | Twitter
The Dean of Students office provides leadership in the development, overall management and supervision of programs and services within the Division of Student Affairs. The office serves as an information/referral source for students needing assistance with any situation, from academic integrity to discipline to accessibility and beyond.
UT Dallas Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) is home to 19 national Greek fraternities and sororities. These organizations provide more than 600 UT Dallas students with opportunities for friendship, guidance and leadership that last well beyond their college experience.FSL Website | Facebook | Twitter
There's nothing quite like the first year of college. A new world awaits, and UT Dallas wants to help freshmen make the most of their experience. The following programs are part of the Freshman Year Experience.
- Freshman Orientation
- Comet Camp
- Success Camp
- University Convocation
- Road Warriors
- UNIV 1010
- Living Learning Communities
- Freshman Housing
- Student Volunteerism
- Rising Sophomores
- Cometline to Success
Held annually each fall, Homecoming is a celebration of Comet spirit during four days jam-packed with festivities, including an athletic event, a dance, a parade, a picnic and the cardboard boat regatta.
Housing and Building Operations has oversight of the University's residence halls and apartments. The office oversees the University's relationship with its property management company, reviews management, maintenance and financial reports and establishes University housing policies and procedures. Housing and Building Operations is also responsible for the Student Union, the Comet Center and the Comet Card office. The department manages renovation and construction projects within the Student Affairs division, including in the Student Services Building, the Student Union and all University housing.
The International Student Services Office (ISSO) houses international student programs and international student advising for the University's growing international student population.ISSO Website | Facebook
Living Learning Communities are groups of freshmen who share common academic goals or interests. Students involved in these communities live in the LLC residence hall, enroll in courses together and participate in customized group activities.
The Marketing office oversees creative concepts and designs for Student Affairs-related ads, websites, brochures, flyers, banners, newsletters and other collateral materials that promote the overall image of Student Affairs at UT Dallas.
Meteor Theater is UT Dallas' student-run movie program that screens popular movies on campus throughout the school year. Meteor Theater also hosts the Cosmic Film Festival each spring to encourage an interest and appreciation of student-created, original movies and short films.Meteor Theater Website | Facebook
The New Student Programs office plans and arranges Freshman Orientations, Comet Camp, Success Camp and the Road Warriors program. Through New Student Programs, students receive peer support and guidance to help them get a strong start at UT Dallas.
Recreational Sports offers programs to enhance the overall extracurricular experience for students at UT Dallas. The Activity Center contains a state-of-the-art fitness center, racquetball courts, squash courts, basketball courts, a multi-purpose room, an indoor swimming pool and a rock climbing wall. Outdoors, there are sand volleyball courts, soccer fields, tennis courts, softball fields and baseball fields. There are five program areas within Recreational Sports: aquatics, club sports, fitness, informal recreation and intramural sports.Recreation Sports Website | Facebook | Twitter
Residential Camp and Conference Services (RCCS) offer a one-stop shop for housing, dining and campus needs for both on-campus and external groups. UT Dallas residence halls feature private bedrooms and meeting spaces to accommodate overnight conferences, summer camps or visiting scholar groups. RCCS houses campers of all ages and for various lengths of time during the summer months and manages logistics for camp organizers.
UT Dallas takes an active role in creating a sense of community and providing a network of support for on-campus residents. The Office of Residential Life and its student support team of Peer Advisors are committed to seeing that every resident has a comfortable and welcoming environment in which to live and learn.Residential Life Website | Facebook | Twitter
Registered student organizations and staff and faculty are required to use the Student Affairs Room Reservation System to request facilities and services in the Student Union, the Student Union Mall and the Student Services Building. Student organizations must also use this system to reserve space in all other campus buildings.
Spirit Programs support UT Dallas athletic teams by generating crowd enthusiasm and fostering school spirit and loyalty to the Comets. The program is home to the UT Dallas mascot, Temoc, as well as cheerleaders, power dancers, the pep band, the Crush Crew and the Comet Pride Points program.
The Office of Student AccessAbility (OSA) ensures that students with documented disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in educational, recreational and social opportunities at UT Dallas.
The Student Counseling Center helps students maintain the emotional well-being necessary for their success at UT Dallas. The Counseling Center's professional staff of licensed psychologists and counselors is available by appointment or in times of emergency. All counseling is confidential.Counseling Center Website | Facebook
Student Government serves as the official student voice to UT Dallas administration, the UT System Board of Regents, and other governmental entities. Student Government seeks to enhance spirit, protect University traditions and support all students and student organizations in their academic and community-directed endeavors.Student Government Website | Facebook | Twitter
The Student Health Center provides quality care for acute and stabilized chronic illnesses, minor injuries, women's care and preventative healthcare. Visits are free to currently enrolled students, and care is provided by a staff of licensed, registered and certified professionals. There are nominal fees for lab work, medications and certain procedures.
Student Leadership Programs offer non-credit classes in leadership education and development to help grow and enhance students' competence and self-knowledge as it pertains to leadership and being part of a global society.Student Leadership Programs Website | Facebook
Student Media at UT Dallas includes The Mercury, Radio UTD, UTD-TV and A Modest Proposal. The Mercury publishes bi-weekly on Mondays throughout the school year. Radio UTD is an internet radio station with an eclectic and freeform mix of music and original programming including talk, poetry and coverage of UT Dallas sports. UTD-TV broadcasts news, entertainment shows and other online media content. A Modest Proposal publishes eight months per year and focuses on student life, global politics, arts, events and social commentary.
There are more than 200 student organizations at UT Dallas, ranging from academic interest, to cultural, to recreation, to service, to special interest, to Greek and more. All registered student groups are managed through the Student Organization Center (SOC), which provides an outlet to help the groups connect and engage with the campus community at large.
The Student Transition Programs office provides programming, services, involvement opportunities and websites specific to the transfer, sophomore and senior student populations.
The Student Union is a place for students to hang out, grab a bite to eat and 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 rooms that can be reserved for organization meetings.
The Office of Student Volunteerism (OSV) offers students a variety of opportunities to lend their time and talents toward improving the communities of UT Dallas, North Central Texas and beyond.Student Volunteerism Website | Facebook
The Student Wellness Center promotes health, fitness and responsible personal choices among UT Dallas students through educational programs, resources and individual consultations.
The Student Union and Activities Advisory Board (SUAAB) is a student leadership group that offers a variety of events to promote student participation, including the UT Dallas Homecoming dance, Casino Night, Springapalooza, movies, comedians, concerts, pep rallies and more.SUAAB Website | Facebook | Twitter
The Veteran Services Center is a resource center and meeting place for veterans, reservists, eligible dependents and active duty military students attending UT Dallas.Veteran Services Center Website | Facebook
Held annually at the beginning of each fall semester, Welcome Week is a sampling of campus events and activities for incoming freshmen and returning students. It is the culmination of months of planning among many student organizations and departments across campus to present a fun, educational and social celebration of University life.