Join us for Family Day!

Family Day 2020 has gone virtual! Starting October 16, we invite all Comets and their family members, wherever they are, to join in the celebration. We hope you take this opportunity to spend time together and strengthen your bond as Comets.

Most of the events and activities listed below can be done at any time. We'd love to see how your family is participating in virtual Family Day, so be sure to share your photos and videos to our Comet Families Facebook Page.

Photos from Family Day 2019 can be found on our Comet Families Facebook page.

Service and Volunteerism

In partnership with the Office of Student Volunteerism we’ve compiled service opportunities for families to engage in on Family Day. All of these opportunities are virtual volunteering opportunities that families can do safely!

  • LibriVox invites you to read and record public domains books, transforming them into accessible audiobooks.
  • Zooniverse invites users to take part in people-powered research that wouldn’t be possible without volunteers.
  • Smithsonian Digital Volunteering lets you help make the Smithsonian collections more accessible by transcribing historical documents and providing better access to biodiversity data.
  • Be My Eyes connects you with blind and low-vision individuals to assist them through a live video call. Read expiration dates, navigate new surroundings and more.

Comet Families Cookbook

We’ve decided to have a little fun this year and create a Comet Families cookbook! In doing so, we need your help! Do you have a favorite family recipe that you’d be willing to share with us? If so, send it to us and we’ll include it in the cookbook.

The cookbook will feature appetizers, beverages, breads/rolls, desserts, main dishes, side dishes, soups/salads, and other categories that fit your recipes. All recipes must be emailed to [email protected] by October 30, 2020 to be included.

Want to try some new recipes with your family? Hello Fresh is a meal plan subscription service that delivers chef-designed recipes with all necessary ingredients to your door step every week. Use this promo code to try out some new recipes with your family! Promo Code: A4355-6129

Galactic Activity Book

Created by a member of the Student Welcome and Transition Team, check out our Galactic Activity Book complete with a coloring sheet, word search, UTD trivia and more! Perfect for the entire family.

Download the Galactic Activity Book here. Post a photo of your completed pages and tag our Comet Families Facebook Page.

Comet Families Bingo

See how many activities you and your family are able to complete! Can you get five in a row? Can you get the whole board?! Family Day 2020 Bingo Card.

Hometown Mixer

Join us on Thursday October 29th from 5PM-6:15PM for a chance to mingle with other Comet Families who reside in the same area as you. Once you join the mixer you will be able to join a hometown break-out room. Click here to join us on Oct. 29.

  • Austin/Round Rock
  • Dallas/Forth Worth + Denton
  • Plano, Texas
  • Houston Area
  • San Antonio Area
  • West Texas
  • Out of State
  • International