Campus Enhancement

Profound transformations of place have been made possible by generous philanthropic support and include matchless elements that, like the University, will continue to grow through the years.

Naming Opportunities

Bur Oaks on the Circle

bur oak on the circleThe 33 bur oak trees lining the traffic circle are a welcoming sight for everyone entering campus from the main Campbell Road entrance.

Total Number 33
Already Named 10
Minimum Gift $5,000


  • In Memory of Charlotte C.M. Bowling
  • Class of 2009
  • Curt Eley
  • McDermott Scholars Nate and Nancy Fairbank
  • Bruce C. MA’84 and Joyce R. Johnson BGS’83
  • Darrelene Rachavong
  • Jeff and Amanda Rockow
  • Doug Swanson and Susan Rogers
  • Allan A. Saxe
  • In Honor of B. Hobson Wildenthal

Magnolias on the Margaret McDermott Mall

magnolias on the plazaA total of 116 magnolias flank the reflecting pools, extending the full length of the plaza. As the trees mature, they provide welcoming shade from the Texas sun.

Total Number 116
Already Named 15
Minimum Gift $10,000


  • Accor North America/Motel 6
  • In Memory of Jimmy Alcorn BS’80
  • In Honor of Paula Bratt
  • In Memory of Dr. Cyrus D. Cantrell III
  • Aaron and Stefanie Conley
  • David and Susan Daniel
  • Calvin D. Jamison Sr.
  • In Honor of Dr. Scherry Johnson
  • In Memory of John Forrest Kain
  • James E. and Patricia D. Mitchell
  • Philip and Stephanie Ritter
  • In Honor of Judy Snellings
  • Claudia Tatum
  • B. Hobson Wildenthal
  • In Memory of Victor Worsfold

Stone Planters on the Circle

stone plantersThe stone planters are a focal point of the enhancement project, prominently located at the head of the Margaret McDermott Mall. Each planter is encircled in limestone blocks and measures more than 26 feet across. The planters are filled with native red yuccas, providing a colorful and welcoming statement to campus visitors.

Total Number 4
Already Named 0
Minimum Gift $50,000


Reflecting Pools on the Margaret McDermott Mall

reflecting poolThe reflecting pools form the central core of the enhancement project, stretching from the Naveen Jindal School of Management, past the Student Union, ending at the Eugene McDermott Library. The total length of the pools exceeds 600 feet. In times of drought, the pools can be drained to reveal a surface that resembles a dry Texas creek bed.

Total Number 5
Already Named 2
Minimum Gift $100,000


  • Eugene McDermott Scholars Program Alumni Association
  • Thomas and Lily Rhodes


Other Giving Options

There are many ways to support UT Dallas, from planned giving to endowments to opportunity funds. Learn more

Interested in Naming Gift

Please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations for more information. All naming gifts require a formal agreement between the donor and UT Dallas. Donors may also fulfill their gift over a pledge period of up to five years.