Join us for Family Day!

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 — Family Day is a UT Dallas tradition that brings students and their families together for a full day of fun. Meet other families, enjoy a catered lunch, and find out what's happening on campus!

Photos from Family Day 2015 can be found on our Comet Families' Facebook page.

Schedule of Events

Morning Programs

8 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Terry Scholar's Family Day Service Projects
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Residential Life Breakfast, Residence Hall Lobbies
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - LLC Open House
These activities are for Terry Scholars, students living on campus, or students living in an LLC respectively.

Opening Program

Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- Family Day 2016 Opening Program
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Young Attendee Activity

Family Tailgate

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Family Day Tailgate
Join us on the North Mall for the Family Day Tailgate, lunch will be catered by Ten50 Barbecue. Enjoy student performances, pictures with Temoc, and tailgate activities provided by various UT Dallas Departments.

The UT Dallas Activity Center and Rec Center West will be open to all Family Day guests. Please complete the required waiver if you wish to visit these amenities with your student.

Afternoon Programs

2:30 p.m. - Fraternity and Sorority Life Social
3:00 p.m. - Arts and Performance Family Day Showcase

Family Day Volleyball Game

6 p.m. - Cheer on our UT Dallas Comets as we battle Mary Hardin Baylor in the ASC Crossover Tournament! Admission is included in your Family Day registration.

Evening Performance

7:30 p.m. - Arts and Humanities Performance, Crossing Borders II
Guest artists, Eduardo Gutierrez of the Ollimpaxqui Ballet, and Julia Alcantara, a flamenco artist, will perform alongside the UT Dallas Dance Ensemble. Family Day guests are invited to enjoy an evening of traditional dance and dances inspired from regions around the world. Artists will pass on traditions and rituals as they work with students.



  • Free for UT Dallas students and children 11 and under.
  • $25 per person for family members.

If you are unable to attend Family Day, there will be more involvement opportunities throughout the year.