UT Dallas  Welcome Week 

Welcome Week 2014

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Sunday, Aug. 24


4-5 p.m. Activity Center
Welcome ceremony for incoming freshmen/transfer students

Welcome Back BBQ*

5-7 p.m. Chess Plaza
Food, music, dancing and more

Monday, Aug. 25

Fajita Feed*

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Plinth
Fajitas and fun

Commuter Cool Down*

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mall/Plinth
Beat the heat with popsicle treats

Fitness Demoblast

5-6:30 p.m. AC Auxiliary Gym
Fitness class demos and more

Comet Beach Luau

6:30-8:30 p.m. Phase 8 Pool
Hawaiian food, hula dancers and more

Blizzard of BucksTXB

8-10:30 p.m. Clark Center
Win up to $500 in cash

Tuesday, Aug. 26


9:30-10:30 a.m. east side of Green Hall
Food, drinks and fun

Share a Coke with a Comet

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mall
Have your name printed on a Coca-Cola can

Meet the Senators

12-2 p.m. Plinth
SG senators, snacks and music

Nacho Typical Success

2-3 p.m. Plinth
Nachos, mock-a-ritas, free loot

Welcome Week Tea PartyTXB

3-5 p.m., SSB 4.300
Tea and cookies with the Galerstein Women's Center

Root Beer Floats*

5-6 p.m., Plinth
Ice cream floats and freebies

Sex Bowl*

6-8 p.m. AC Main Gym
Determine the superior sex, plus food and T‑shirts

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Senior Breakfast*

9:30-10:30 a.m. SU Galaxy Rooms
For undergrad seniors (student ID required)

Cometville CarnivalTXB

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Mall
Showcase of registered student orgs/departments

Spirit Rally

1-1:30 p.m. Mall
Music and giveaways

Volunteer Expo

3-5 p.m. SU Galaxy Rooms
Window shop for volunteer opportunities

Greek Treats and Trivia

6-8 p.m. Plinth
Treats, music and trivia with Greek life

Thursday, Aug. 28

T-Shirt Swap

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Plinth
Donate another university shirt, receive a UT Dallas shirt

Beat the Heat with a Treat

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Plinth
Refreshing summer treats

Rec N’ Wild

2-5 p.m. Recreational Softball Field
Water games, snacks and more

Supernova Preview

3-5 p.m. Recreational Softball Field
Splatter-paint your shirt for the Supernova dance

Rec Center West Grand Opening

7-8:30 p.m. Rec Center West
Ice cream and games

Silent Disco

9 p.m.-midnight Rec Center West
Dance with wireless headphones

Friday, Aug. 29

Comet Cones*

11 a.m.-noon ECS Courtyard
Snow cones

UniTeD Snow Cones*

2-4 p.m. Chess Plaza
Shaved ice

Salsa Night

7-9 p.m. SU Galaxy Rooms
Salsa lessons and dancing

Labor Day Weekend

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Breakfast Bonanza*

View the Breakfast Bonanza Map

9-11 a.m. Various Locations
Breakfast treats and giveaways

Download Printable Map (1.3 MB)

Comet Confections*TXB

3-4 p.m. SU Galaxy Rooms
Sweet treats and candy galore

Comets Got Talent

7:30-9:30 p.m. Clark Center
Classic talent show with a digital makeover (see details)

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Grocery Bingo and Ice Cream SocialTXB

Noon-1:30 p.m. SU Galaxy Rooms
Ice cream sundaes, plus win grocery bundles

Cups and Cupcakes*

2-3 p.m. Chess Plaza
Cupcakes and a campus map cup

Supernova Dance

8-10 p.m. AC Main Gym
Light show, DJs, LED robot and more
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 4

Brunch Munch

9-10:30 a.m. Hoblitzelle Hall Lobby
Breakfast tacos and giveaways

Welcome and Good Luck: BBS Ice cream Truck*

10:30-11:30 a.m. east side of Green Hall
Cold treats, games

Sophomore Advance*

3-4 p.m. SU Galaxy Rooms
Sophomore year info, free T-Shirt (student ID required)

BookCon 2014

6-8 p.m. McDermott Library Lobby
Dress as your favorite book character: prizes for best costume/creativity

Meet the GreeksTXB

7-9 p.m. Clark Center
Prizes/showcase of Greek orgs

Dive-In Movie

9-11:30 p.m. Phase 3 Pool
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

Friday, Sept. 5

UniTeD Snow Cones*

2-4 p.m. Chess Plaza
Shaved ice


3-4:30 p.m. Founders Second Floor Atrium
Science activities, food and prizes

Saturday, Sept. 6

Experience Dallas

1-5:30 p.m. George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Limited spots available; watch your UT Dallas email

Texas PartyTXB

7-10 p.m. Student Union
Food, games, bull riding, dancing and more