Homecoming Takes Up Old Place in Fall Schedule

Oct. 27, 2009

UT Dallas Homecoming returns to campus this week – for the second time in 2009.

The University decided to move the week of festivities back to the fall for the 2009-10 school year after a one-year experiment with holding the annual event in the spring.

Homecoming has been an annual tradition since 1993.

This year’s celebration has a carnival theme.  Festivities begin on Wednesday, Oct. 28, and run through Halloween night. Highlights include a homecoming parade, the election of this year’s homecoming court, casino and dance night, the 3rd Annual Athletics Hall of Honors Induction, a family tailgate party and “trunk-or-treat” community-service events. 

Several competitions are scheduled, including a spirit showdown among student organizations, a door-decorating contest, a cheer competition, a pumpkin-carving contest and a balcony-decorating contest.

Consult the University homecoming page for complete list details and locations.

Wednesday, Oct. 28
3rd Annual Athletics Hall
of Honors Induction

Student Union Galaxy Rooms, 6 p.m.
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Student Union Comet Cafe
9 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 29

Comet Spirit Shop
Student Union Galaxy Rooms
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Comet Cuts for Cancer
Student Union, Lower Level
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Soccer Game — UT Dallas vs. UT Tyler Patriots
Soccer Fields
Men, 5 p.m.; Women — 7 p.m.
Spirit Rally
Activity Center
9:30 p.m.

Powder Puff Game
Soccer Field
10:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 30

Hoblitzelle Hall parking – Lot H
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Float Building
Lot P, Near Residence Hall
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Homecoming Parade
Along Rutford Avenue
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Phase 8 and Residence Hall
6 p.m.

Volleyball Game — UT Dallas vs. LeTourneau Yellow Jackets
Activity Center, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 31

Breakfast with President Daniel
and the Deans

Dining Hall
9-10:30 a.m.

Residence Hall Tour
Residence Hall
10:30-11:15 a.m.

Family Tailgate Party
Activity Center Parking Lot
11 a.m.

Homecoming Soccer Games — UT Dallas vs. Concordia University
Soccer Fields
Women, 1 p.m.; Men, 3 p.m.

Class of '08 Gift Dedication
Legacy Park, Near the Gazebo
5 p.m.

Volleyball Game — UT Dallas vs. UT Tyler Patriots
Activity Center
6 p.m.

Homecoming Casino Night and Dance
Student Union
8 p.m.-12 a.m.

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Homecoming 2009 logo

This fall’s homecoming activity’s carry a carnival theme. The homecoming Web page has a complete listings of events, locations and further details.

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