Sunday, Aug 23
4-5 p.m. Activity Center Main Gym — Official welcome for incoming freshmen and transfer students.
Welcome Back BBQ
5-7 p.m. Mall — Food, music, dancing and more.
Welcome Back Block Party
9-11 p.m. Parking Lot T — A night of dance where diversity knows no bounds!
Monday, Aug 24
Commuter Cool Down*
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Plinth — Beat the heat with a popsicle.
Fitness Demo Blast
5-6 p.m. Activity Center Auxiliary Gym — Fitness demos and Group Fitness program info.
Comet Beach Luau
6-8 p.m. Residence Hall West Lobby — Buffet, music and hula dancers.
Tuesday, Aug 25
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. East Side of Green Hall — We all scream for ice cream!
Cupcakes and Cups*
2-3 p.m. Chess Plaza
Nacho Typical Success Center*
2-3 p.m. Mall — Grab some nachos and learn about center services.
16th Annual Sex Bowl
6 p.m. Activity Center Main Gym — Men and women compete to determine the superior sex.
Wednesday, Aug 26
9:30-10:30 a.m. Galaxy Rooms — For seniors: eggs and encouragement, waffles and wisdom, fruit and fun.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mall — Treats, games, giveaways and info about student organizations.
Veteran Services Center Open House
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. MC 1.204 — Veteran Services Center invites student veterans, students serving in the military, and students who are military spouses or dependents to visit the center.
Greek Treats & Trivia*
6-8 p.m. Plinth — Snacks, music and trivia.
Big Bad Comedy Show Featuring Retta
8-10 p.m. ATEC Lecture Hall — Appearance by "Parks & Recreation" actor Donna Meagle, as she does stand-up comedy as Retta.
Thursday, Aug 27
9-10:30 a.m. Hoblitzelle Hall Lobby
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Plinth — Donate another university shirt, receive a UT Dallas shirt.
Rec N' Wild
2-5 p.m. Softball Fields — Enjoy water rides, games, treats and more.
Karaoke in the Pub
7-10 p.m. The Pub — Hang with Radio UTD for a night of karaoke.
9 p.m.-12 a.m. Recreation Center West — Dance music is transmitted through wireless headphones.
Friday, Aug 28
Beat the Bucket
10 a.m.-5 p.m. JSOM Courtyard — Win prizes for dunking your favorite JSOM faculty and staff!
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Visitor Center Atrium — Window-shop for volunteer opportunities.
Meet the Press
1-3 p.m. Student Media Suite — Get to know the people who cover the news, spin the music and produce the shows that are vital to the UT Dallas community. Learn how you can become a part of Student Media, too.
3-4:30 p.m. Founders Atrium Second Floor — Science activities, snacks and prizes.
Monday, Aug 31
9-11 a.m. Various Locations — Assorted breakfast goodies, while supplies last! Download the breakfast map (pdf, 187kb).
1:30-3:30 p.m. Galaxy Rooms — Sweet eats and candy treats.
Tuesday, Sept 1
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Galerstein Women's Center — Cookies, tea and fun.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Plinth — Free fajitas with friends.
Root Beer Floats*
4-5 p.m. Student Union Awning — The quintessential summer treat!
GrooveBoston Presents Ethos
8-11 p.m. Activity Center Main Gym — Music and light show.
Wednesday, Sept 2
"Route" Beer Floats*
12-2 p.m. Plinth
1:30-3 p.m. Galaxy Rooms — Bingo with grocery bundles prizes.
Tea and T-shirts*
3-5 p.m. Founders Atrium First Floor — Drink sweet tea, grab a free T-shirt and learn about the new VolunTIER service-learning program.
Meet the Greeks
7-9 p.m. Clark Center Auditorium — Showcase of Greek organizations.
Thursday, Sept 3
11 a.m.-12 p.m. South Side of Green Hall — Cool down with ice cream and a stress-busting gift.
Beat the Heat with a Treat*
12-1:30 p.m. Plinth — Beat the heat with a cool and refreshing summer treat.
1:30-3:30 p.m. Visitor Center Atrium — A backstage pass to all the goods, services and eats that UT Dallas has to offer!
5:30-8:30 p.m. Dallas Museum of Art — Registration for a chance to participate is closed. Winners will be notified by email.
Diversity Poetry Jam
7-8:30 p.m. Galaxy Rooms — Spoken word performances by local poets.
Movie in the Park "Jurassic World"
9-11:30 p.m. Residence Hall West Courtyard — Grab a blanket for a showing of the blockbuster hit "Jurassic World."
Friday, Sept 4
5-8 p.m. Phase 8 Pool — Refreshments, music and giveaways.
Enter To Win
Student Video Contest
Capture the spirit of Welcome Week! Submit your minute-long (or less) video via YouTube link by Monday, Sept. 7 at midnight.
- 1st place—$200 gift card to the UTD Tech Store
- 2nd place—$100 gift card to the UTD Tech Store
- 3rd place—$50 gift card to the UTD Tech Store
"Cap This" Contest
Temoc wants you to create the captions for his favorite Welcome Week pics:
- Follow @Official_Temoc on Instagram and Twitter.
- Look for images posted by Temoc with #CapThisUTDallas.
- Write your caption in the comments section of the image.
The best submission for each image will win a $70 gift card to the UTD Tech Store. Participants are limited to one win for the duration of the 2015 Welcome Week "Cap This" contest.