Alexa skills are apps that run on the Alexa platform (devices like Echo or Echo Dot). The following Alexa skills are available from UT Dallas. Non-UT Dallas skills that are enabled on residence hall pilot devices can be found at the bottom of this page.

Ask UT Dallas Skill

The Ask UT Dallas skill can answer lots of questions about the university and student life. This skill is enabled automatically on UT Dallas-managed devices. For non-UT Dallas Alexa devices, you can enable this skill by visiting Ask UT Dallas on the Amazon website.

Some of the questions that you can ask UT Dallas are:

  • Where can I see my grades?
  • Where can I find my class schedule?
  • What information can I find when I log into Galaxy?
  • How do I register for classes?
  • What is an academic hold?
  • Where can get my textbooks?
  • How do I know if classes are confirmed?
  • What is the phone number for the Student Success Center?
  • What is the Student Success Center?
  • Can I search all available classes?
  • When can I register for the upcoming terms?
  • When do the upcoming terms begin?
  • How do I apply for graduation?
  • How do I request a transcript?
  • How do I pay tuition?
  • How do I audit a course?
  • What is a hold or service indicator?
  • How do I change my major?
  • How do I complete an incomplete?

  • When is the application deadline?
  • How can I apply?
  • What are the admissions requirements?
  • When will I know if I am accepted to UT Dallas?
  • How do I schedule a visit?
  • What majors are offered?
  • What is the student to faculty ratio?
  • What is the average class size at UT Dallas?
  • How can I find my Academic Advisor?
  • What is the application fee?
  • What degree programs are available online?
  • When can I start online classes?
  • How do I update my personal information with UT Dallas?
  • How do I update my phone with UT Dallas?
  • How do I update my email with UT Dallas?
  • How do I update my address with UT Dallas?

  • What are the bookstore hours?
  • What time does the bookstore open?
  • What time does the Copy Center open?
  • What are the Copy Center hours?

  • What is the Love Jack?
  • What is a Monarch Waystation?
  • How many trees are on campus?
  • How many magnolia trees are on the Margaret McDermott Mall?
  • What are the locations of stores on the UT Dallas campus?

  • Where is the Counseling Center?
  • What are the Counseling Center’s hours?
  • How do I contact the Counseling Center?
  • Does UT Dallas have a Counseling Center?

  • I live on campus. Am I required to have a meal plan?
  • Where can I eat on campus?
  • When are food trucks on campus?
  • Who can eat at the UT Dallas Dining Hall?
  • When do meal plans start and stop each semester?
  • Do Meal Money balances carry over from semester to semester?
  • Can I change my meal plan?
  • How do I pay for a meal plan?
  • What is Meal Money and how is it spent?
  • What if I want my parents or a friend to dine with me in the Dining Hall?
  • What is Comet Cash?
  • Is there tax on the Meal Money?
  • What dining options are available?

  • What is the Financial Aid office phone number?
  • What is the Financial Aid office email?

  • Who is the President of UT Dallas?
  • What is UT Dallas’ mascot?
  • When was UT Dallas founded?
  • What Is the UT Dallas football team’s record?
  • How many students go to UT Dallas?
  • Give me a fun fact about UT Dallas.
  • What sports does UT Dallas have?
  • How many alumni does UT Dallas have?
  • Where are UT Dallas students from?
  • How good is the UT Dallas chess team?
  • What are UT Dallas colors?
  • What is the Speed of Bright?
  • How fast is UT Dallas growing?
  • Who founded UT Dallas?
  • Where is the university located?

  • Are freshman required to live on campus?
  • How can I get involved in University Housing?
  • How does a department reserve a room in University Housing?
  • How do I pay my rent?
  • Will I have access to all clubhouses, pools and study rooms?
  • I am having issues with my roommate. What do I do?
  • Can I rent an entire two-bedroom apartment for myself?
  • Are vehicles allowed on campus?
  • How do I get assistance after hours?
  • How can I become a Peer Advisor (PA)?
  • What are the dates of my housing agreement?
  • What is a roommate agreement?
  • How do I request a housing accommodation based on documented disabilities or medical conditions?
  • How does a student reserve a room in University Commons?
  • What should I bring when I move in?
  • How does a student organization reserve a room in Residence Hall South?

  • What should I do about suspicious emails?

  • Where is the library?
  • Is food or drink allowed in the library?
  • Can I have an event in the library?

  • Where do I get my Net ID?
  • How do I connect to CometNet WIFI?
  • How can I submit a ticket to OIT?
  • How do I log into my UT Dallas email?
  • How can I check the status of a ticket I submitted?
  • How do I sign up for Adobe Creative Cloud?
  • Where can I download Office?
  • Where do I access eLearning?
  • Who do I contact about an issue with eLearning?
  • How do I reset my password?
  • Where do I get my UT Dallas ID?
  • How do I clear my cache and cookies on a web browser?
  • What are the OIT Help Desk office hours?
  • How do I sign up for DUO Mobile/Net ID Plus?
  • How do I know if a hardware is supported by UT Dallas?
  • How do I know if a software is supported by UT Dallas?
  • How do I know if an operating system is supported by UT Dallas?

  • How can I find a job on campus?
  • How can I find a student worker job?
  • How do I become a student employee?

  • How do I get a parking permit?
  • Where can I park for free?

  • What security measures are in place?

  • What time does the registrar office open?
  • What are the registrar office hours?

  • What is Student Government?
  • Who are the Student Government officers?
  • When does the Student Government meet?
  • How do I vote in a Student Government election?
  • How do I register a club?
  • Where can I find the student code of conduct?
  • Who can I contact if I have questions about the Student Code of Conduct?
  • What are the Student Union hours?
  • What is esports?
  • What games do the UT Dallas esports teams play?
  • How do I reserve classroom space on campus?
  • What clubs and organizations are on campus?
  • How can I get involved in campus activities?

UT Dallas News Center Skill

The UT Dallas News Center Skill provides news about the university in the form of an Alexa Flash Briefing. This skill is enabled automatically on UT Dallas-managed devices. For non-UT Dallas Alexa devices, you can enable this skill by visiting UT Dallas News Center on the Amazon website.

UT Dallas Services Skill

The UT Dallas Services skill can answer questions about dining, parking and Office of Information Technology system status on campus. This is a private skill enabled automatically on UT Dallas-managed devices.

To Begin: Say, “Alexa, open UT Dallas Services.” The device will respond with a description of the skill, then prompt you to ask a question.

Some of the questions that you can ask UT Dallas are:

  • What restaurants are open now?
  • What restaurants are open at [time]?
  • What restaurants are open on [date] and/or [time]? (i.e. Sunday or August 14 at noon)
  • What time does [restaurant] open?
  • Is [restaurant] open today?
  • What food trucks are on campus today (tomorrow)?

  • How many [Green, Gold, Orange, Purple, or Pay-by-Space] spaces are available in Parking Structure (or PS) [1, 3, or 4]?
  • What is the closest parking lot to [building]?

Buildings Covered:

  • Activity Center
  • Administration Building
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Science Learning Center
  • Visual Arts Studio
  • Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Center (ATEC)
  • Berkner Hall
  • Bioengineering and Sciences Building (BSB)
  • Classroom Building
  • Callier Center Richardson
  • Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center
  • Dining Hall West
  • Engineering
  • School of Management (JSOM)
  • Johnson Academic Center (Johnson Building)
  • Green Hall
  • Student Union
  • Bookstore
  • Copy Center
  • Technology Store (UTD Tech Store)
  • Visitor Center
  • Hoblitzelle Hall
  • Physics Buildings
  • Residence Hall (North, Northwest, South, Southwest, West)
  • Dining Hall West
  • Recreation Center West
  • Theater
  • Founders
  • Founders North
  • Student Services Building (SSB)
  • Library
  • Research and Operations Center (ROC)
  • ROC West
  • Synergy Park North
  • Testing Center

  • What is the status of [service]? (Or is [service] working on campus?)

Services covered:

  • eLearning
  • Galaxy
  • UT Dallas Website (home page)
  • Email
  • EZ Pay
  • Comet Space (Box.com)

Alexa Public Skills

The following Alexa skills are available for the residence hall pilot. Note: Alexa uses a shared account, not a personal Amazon account.

  • iHeart Radio
  • Simple Radio
  • Radio.com

  • ESPN
  • NBA (Requires Device Country and Postal Code)
  • MLB Flash Briefing
  • NFL in :60
  • Dallas Cowboys (Official)
  • NHL (Requires Reminders permission)

  • The Washington Post
  • CBS News: Live Breaking News
  • CNN
  • NPR
  • TuneIn Live

  • Would You Rather for Family
  • Jeopardy!
  • Trivial Pursuit Tap
  • True or False?
  • Game of Thrones Trivia
  • Unofficial Star Wars Galaxy Characteristics
  • Twenty Questions
  • Escape the Room
  • The Office Quote Game
  • Heads Up
  • Skyrim Very Special Edition