The Bioengineering and Sciences Building, which connects to the Natural Science and Engineering Research Lab, reached substantial completion in the fall.

The University increased its dining options with a new food court in the Student Union that features a full-service Chick-fil-A, Panda Express, Moe's Southwest Grill and 2Mato. A Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop also opened in the Comet Café, and an IHOP Express was added in Parking Structure 3.

An overhauled North Mall opened as part of the ongoing Landscape Enhancement project. The mall boasts more than 70,000 square feet of lawn and plant areas; 115 cedar elms, magnolias and oak trees; 1,300 linear feet of stone wall seating; and 48,000 square feet of new concrete paving.

A 68,000-square-foot Student Services Building addition, which is scheduled to be complete in fall 2016, will allow the Office of Student Affairs to house all its services in one area. The addition also will have a 534-seat auditorium, food and retail locations, and recreation areas.

The Eugene McDermott Library underwent extensive renovations to improve service and study conditions for its customers. The library added new furniture, carpet and shelving on the second floor, and upgraded its restrooms, Services Desk, lighting and stairs.

Students, including Peter Tracy (left) and Brianna Davis, have a new place to study on campus with Texas Instruments Plaza, scheduled for dedication in 2016.

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North Mall

University Unveils Improved North Mall, Extension to Loop Road

Several completed projects debuted in the fall 2015 semester, including the reopened North Mall and the expansion of Loop Road. As construction continues, the University is providing ways to make navigating campus easier.

Anastasia Shcherbakova

University Dining Increases Choices for Campus Community

From new spots for pancakes and breakfast burritos to convenient checkouts and revamped menus, UT Dallas Dining options expanded for the fall 2015 semester.

McDermott Library

Upgrades to Library Include New Furniture, Larger Restrooms

In addition to a series of physical improvements, the Eugene McDermott Library recently improved interlibrary loan by adding a quick, two-way service that connects library users to materials at more than 200 libraries