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Computing Services

Technology Customer Services, a branch of Information Resources, provides computing facilities for student, faculty, and staff use in instruction and research.

The Microcomputer Center, located in the McDermott Library building, provides a modern, networked computing environment with both PCs and Macs in five separate labs. In addition, a general-access microcomputer laboratory equipped with both PCs and Macs is available in the U.T. Dallas Bookstore Building. There is also a general purpose Lab on the ground floor of the Jonsson building which has access to the UNIX environment based primarily on SUN and Linux servers in addition to PCs and Macs.

Dedicated systems are also available to support such functions as campus information services, programming, research-related activities, and computationally intensive applications.

A sophisticated campus-wide network permits offices and laboratories direct access to extensive computing resources both on and off campus. Internet traffic volumes are high both to and from the campus. Remote access to the campus network is provided through VPN (Virtual Private Networking, primarily serving broadband customers) services or a special “Remote Network Access” (RNA) account serving dial-up customers.

The university is also now providing wireless LAN access to the campus community in a variety of areas. The conference center, some of the student apartment complexes, large auditoriums, and common public areas are all part of the on-going deployment of 802.11b/a/g wireless access. Students may utilize the campus network from several locations around campus using laptops with the appropriate wireless LAN 802.11b/a/g network cards.

Many of the schools, programs, and research centers operate their own computing facilities that are also available to students as appropriate. Details of these facilities can be found in the individual school/program sections of this catalog.

The latest information regarding computing facilities can be found at the campus web site at http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/tcs/.

Counseling Services

The Student Counseling Center is staffed by psychologists and counselors who are available to help students with personal and interpersonal problems. Services include individual counseling for personal or educational concerns, marital/family counseling, group counseling, crisis counseling and stress reduction, and special workshops/programs relevant to student needs. In addition, a personal development book and tape library is available and materials may be checked out.

All counseling services and records are held confidential to the extent permitted by law and are governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Texas Open Records Act, and Article 5561(h), Vernon’s Annotated Texas Civil Statutes.

The Student Counseling Center is located in the Student Union (SU 1.608), (972) 883 2575.

Disability Services

Disability Services provides accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Students are urged to make their needs known to Disability Services as soon as they are admitted to the university. The Office of Disability Services is located in the Student Union (SU 1.610), (972) 883 2070.

Health Services

The Student Health Center offers routine medical treatment to all currently enrolled students. Services include diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries, general medical problems, gynecological problems, health education and counseling, and immunizations. While there is no cost for most services, there are charges for laboratory services and specific procedures provided at the Health Center. All services or treatment obtained from facilities other than the campus health center are the responsibility of the individual student. The staff at the Health Center can make referrals as indicated.

U.T. Dallas has adopted a written policy on HIV infection, and the educational pamphlet, HIV Infection and AIDS, developed by the Texas Department of Health, is available from the Student Health Center. In addition, the Student Health Center provides information on how to prevent the transmission of HIV infection and AIDS, offers HIV and AIDS education programs, and offers HIV and AIDS counseling/testing services upon request.

Information about bacterial meningitis is available upon request at the Student Health Center. Information also is distributed in Orientation packets, in the A to Z Guide to Student Life, in the graduate and undergraduate applications for admission to the University and is published in the University newspaper, The Mercury, at the beginning of each semester.

All medical services and records are held confidential to the extent permitted by law and are governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Texas Open Records Act, and Article 5561(h), Vernon’s Annotated Texas Civil Statutes.

The Student Health Center is located in the Student Union (SU 1.606), (972) 883 2747.

In accordance with Texas Education Code, Section 51.933, the following immunizations may be required by certain facilities, such as hospitals, for all students enrolled in health-related courses that will involve direct patient contact with human biological fluids or tissue. Students for whom these immunizations are not required are strongly urged to obtain these immunizations for their own protection.

  • Measles: proof of two doses of measles vaccine administered on or after the first birthday and at least 30 days apart or proof of immunity;
  • Mumps: proof of one dose of mumps vaccine administered on or after the first birthday or proof of immunity;
  • Rubella: proof of one dose administered on or after the first birthday or proof of immunity;
  • Tetanus/diphtheria: proof of one “booster” dose of tetanus/diphtheria (within 10 years);
  • Hepatitis B virus (HBV): proof of serologic immunity to HBV or certification of immunization with a complete series of Hepatitis B vaccine.

Students will be required to present a letter or other suitable written certification.

International Student Services

The International Student Services Office is available for those students in the United States under a non-immigrant visa status. The office staff provides individual counseling as well as group workshops to help international students understand and comply with U.T. Dallas policies and INS regulations. Services include issuance of F-1 and J-1 immigration documents, workshops regarding Optional and Curricular Practical Training, and direction for change/adjustment of status. Additional services for F-1 students include providing invitation letters for visiting family members, travel authorizations, and enrollment letters. Special programs include International Student Orientation, Host Family, and field trips. The International Student Services Office also maintains the U.T. Dallas student health insurance service. The health insurance plan is available at a minimal cost to all full- or part-time students and their families. Health insurance is required for all international students. The International Student Services office, MC 1.310, may be contacted by calling (972) 883-4189.


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This catalog is a general information publication only. It is not intended to nor does it contain all regulations that relate to students. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member and The University of Texas at Dallas or The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Dallas reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled.

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The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, and veteran status. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is also prohibited pursuant to University policy.