UT Dallas  Welcome Week 

Welcome Week 2014

Student Photo Contest

Capture the spirit of Welcome Week! Shoot photos during Welcome Week events. Submit your favorites to czarina@utdallas.edu by Monday, Sept. 8 at midnight. Extensive post-editing or manipulation will not be considered.

1st Place: $200 gift card to UT Dallas Bookstore
2nd Place: $100 gift card to UT Dallas Bookstore
3rd Place: $50 gift card to UT Dallas Bookstore

Student Video Contest

The best part of UT Dallas in 1 minute! Submit your video in the form of a YouTube link by Monday, Sept. 8 at midnight.

1st Place: $200 gift card to UT Dallas Bookstore
2nd Place: $100 gift card to UT Dallas Bookstore
3rd Place: $50 gift card to UT Dallas Bookstore

Submit Your Video Link →

Winners will be announced on Friday, Sept. 12. Photos and videos will be posted on Student Affairs' websites and screens in the SU and SSB buildings, and may be used in Student Affairs marketing materials.


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