Weeks of Welcome

Aug. 19-31

Arches Wow
Clouds Over Fog Log Wow
Fidget Spinner Wow
Flashlight Wow
Puppy Wow
Wood Plank Wow
Magnolia Leaf Wow
Mermaid Pattern Wow
Pool Party Wow
Puppies Wow
Theme Park Wow
Word Cloud Wow
Photo Collage Wow
Lamp Wow
Earbuds Wow
Cartoon Wow
Pets Wow
Puzzle Wow
Eye Wow
Isometric Wow
Wow campus buildings on cloud background
Ultimate Frisbee Team Wow
Bird Wow
Orange Peel Wow
Sketched Wow
Chemistry Wow
Chess Board Wow
Billiards Wow
Campus Buildings Wow
Billiards Wow
Cats and Dogs
Owen Wilson Wow
Wow with Law Books
Wow with mouth
Wow with theater bills
Wow with beakers
Wow with shadow
Wow with rock garden
Hobby Lobby Wow
Hobby Lobby Wow
Wow with mace
Wow with parking
Wow with hose
Wow with tape
Wow with luau
Wow with handshake logo
Wow with socks
Wow with books
Wow with condoms
Wow at cometville
Wow at the India Dance Night
Wow with donuts
Wow with science
Hobby Lobby Wow
Hobby Lobby Wow
Wow with sunflowershirt
Wow with poetry jam
Wow with mercury
Wow for gender center
Wow with green paper
Wow with Green's Bust
Wow with coconut shavings
Wow with vegetables
Wow with ballooons
Wow with baseball
Wow with pizza
Wow with biker
Wow with flipflops
Wow on blue
Wow with books
Wow with bubble soccer
Wow with building
Wow with donuts
Wow with building
Wow with chess board
Wow with cookie
Wow with buttons
Wow with buildings
Wow with coconut shavings
Wow with swimmers
Wow on the plinth
Wow with balloons
Wow with coffee
Wow with comet voice
Wow with cookie
Wow with wow committee
Wow with Davidson-Gundy
Wow with cookies
Wow with rolled paper on rocks
Wow with donuts
Wow with egg
Wow drawn
Wow with green paper
Wow on EMT cart
Wow with disco ball
Wow with flower pedals
Wow with eye
Wow with fur
Temoc as Bob Ross
Wow with coffee
Wow with soccer balls
Wow with flowers and gems
Wow with rice
Wow with green paper
Wow with rocks
Wow with hands
Wow with jewlery
Wow with bingo card
Wow with cookie
Wow with books
Wow with shaved ice
Wow with donuts
Wow with table game
Wow with books
Wow with love jack
Wow with man hole
Wow with rolled paper on steps of plinth
Wow with candy
Wow with money
Wow with sign language
Wow with owl
Wow with balloon
Wow with paper clips
Wow painted
Wow with pins
Wow for Fraternity Sorority LIfe
Wow with donuts
Wow with Jimmy Yang
Wow with poms
Wow with popsicles
Wow with recylcing
Wow with grains
Wow with rock climbing
Wow with volleyballs
Wow with rolled paper on stone
Wow as by run
Wow with scrabble pieces
Wow with reunion ball
Wow with sliding door
Wow on table
Wow with tablegame
Wow with Settlers of Catan
Wow with tennis
Wow with toilet paper
Wow with tennis
Wow with donuts
Wow with waldo
Wow with underwater
Wow on whiteboard
Wow with table game
Wow with rolled paper on grass
Wow under water
Wow with popcorn
Wow with trophies
Wow with xray
Wow with yoga
Wow with wires

Aug. 19

Convocation
Official welcome for incoming transfer, international and graduate students
4-5 p.m.
Welcome Back Bash
Food, music and more. Dessert sponsored by Development and Alumni Relations.
5-7 p.m.
Student Union | SU 1.204
Welcome Back Block Party
DJs, dancing and prizes
9-11 p.m.
Northside Apartments

Aug. 20

Student Parking Info
Learn where to park and how to get around on campus
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Chess Plaza | SU
Paint the Wow
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Spirit Rocks
Commuter Cool Down
Beat the heat and enjoy a Popsicle from Steel City Pops
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Chess Plaza | SSB
Meet Your Senators
Meet Student Government senators, share your ideas and enjoy a treat
1-3 p.m.
The Plinth | SSB
Esports Sneak-a-Peek
3:30-5 p.m.
SSA Gaming Wall | SSA 12.120
Comet Beach Luau
Food, music and hula dancers
6-8 p.m.
Phase 8 Pool and Clubhouse | P8
Residence Hall West | RHW

Aug. 21

Handshake Launch Party
Learn about the Career Center’s newest jobs and events platform
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Chess Plaza
Galaxy Rooms | SU 2.602
Shop UTD
Check out the latest tastes and trends happening on campus this year
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Club McDermott
Learn about library services and collect club gear
3-5 p.m.
Sex Bowl
Sexual education trivia game
6-8 p.m.
SSA Auditorium | SSA 13.330

Aug. 22

Senior Breakfast
For undergrad seniors: enjoy breakfast, T-shirts and fun
9-10:30 a.m.
Cometville
Treats, games, giveaways and info about student organizations and campus departments.
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
SU Mall
SSC Open House
Learn about services offered by the Student Success Center and be entered to win an SSC shirt
5-7 p.m.
Naturally Inquisitive
Gizmos, gadgets and experiments, including snacks and prizes
3-4:30 p.m.
Meet the Greeks
Check out UTD’s fraternities and sororities, plus food and giveaways
6-8 p.m.
The Plinth
Diversity Poetry Jam
Inspirational, high-energy spoken word performances by local poets and local musicians
8-10 p.m.
Galaxy Rooms | SU 2.602

Aug. 23

EPPS-travaganza
Pick up some treats and chat with EPPS faculty and staff
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Green Hall Pit
Volunteer Expo
Window shop for volunteer opportunities
1-3 p.m.
SSC Open House
Learn about services offered by the Student Success Center and be entered to win an SSC shirt
3-5 p.m.
Rec N’ Wild
2-5 p.m.
Enjoy water rides, games, treats and more
Multipurpose Softball Field
Silent Disco
Choose your DJ and dance the night away with your friends
9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Rec Center West | RCW

Aug. 24

SSC Open House
Learn about services offered by the Student Success Center and be entered to win an SSC shirt
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Meet the Press
Meet the students who cover campus news and broadcast some of your favorite tunes
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Aug. 25

Indian Dance Festival
Enjoy professional classical dancers from India
7:30-9:30 p.m.
University Theatre | TH

Aug. 26

WoW Chow Down
Chow down on barbecue and more while celebrating the end of your first week
5-9 p.m.
Dining Hall West | DHW

Aug. 27

Breakfast Bonanza
Assorted breakfast goodies, while supplies last. Stop by the Multicultral Center first to grab a food tray.
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Various
More Info
T-Shirt Swap
Donate another university shirt, receive a new UT Dallas shirt
1-3 p.m.
SU Mall
Galaxy Rooms | SU 2.602
Blackstone LaunchPad Open House
Learn about startup resources and tour the Blackstone LaunchPad, gourmet frozen treats from Steel City Pops
2-4 p.m.
Tyson Dever
Hear a motivational speech that includes tips for overcoming challenges
6-8 p.m.
SSA Auditorium | SSA 13.330

Aug. 28

EqualiTEA at the GGC
Enjoy tea, learn about resources and share what equality means to you
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
BBS Brain Freeze
Cool down with ice cream treats
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Outside Green Hall, South Side | GR
Green Hall Pit
Calendar Release Party
Join SUAAB and Meteor Theater for the release of their fall semester of events
12-2 p.m.
The Plinth
SSA Gaming Wall | SSA 12.120
Leisure and Lawn Games
Celebrate the new school year with lawn games, refreshments and giveaways
4-6 p.m.
SU Green | SU
Cardio Dance Party
The ultimate fitness party, with music and easy-to-follow dance moves
8-9 p.m.

Aug. 29

T-Shirt Swap
Donate another university shirt, receive a new UT Dallas shirt
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
SU Mall
Galaxy Rooms | SU 2.602
Choose Your COMETventure
Learn about events hosted by Student Transition Programs
1-3 p.m.
Galaxy Rooms | SU 2.602
Sophomore Advance
For undergraduate sophomores: explore opportunities available to you this year
5-6 p.m.
Galaxy Rooms | SU 2.602
Global Grad Social
Mingle with your fellow graduate students at this meet-and-greet
4-6 p.m.
WoW Comedy Show
Featuring a special guest comedian Jimmy O. Yang
7-9 p.m.
ATEC Lecture Hall | ATC 1.102

Aug. 30

Grocery Bingo
Bingo with grocery bundle prizes
12-2 p.m.
Galaxy Rooms | SU 2.602
How Sweet it I.S.
Join the School of Interdisciplinary Studies for a sweet treat
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Experience Dallas
Tour the Dallas Museum of Art
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Off Campus; Transportation Provided
Registration is closed
More Info
MGC/NPHC Showcase
Learn about the values and traditions of MGC and NPHC Greek organizations; see performances by fraternities and sororities
7-9 p.m.
SSA Auditorium | SSA 13.330
Movie in the Park, Sing-a-Long Edition
Interactive “Pitch Perfect” night filled with music and comedy
9-11 p.m.
Residence Hall West Courtyard | RHW
Galaxy Rooms | SU 2.602

Aug. 31

Volleyball
5-6 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Hiram
7:30-8:30 p.m.
UTD Soccer Field

WoW Contest

Type junkie? Font fanatic? Downright creative? Student Affairs Marketing invites you to join us by styling your own version of the Weeks of Welcome acronym, WoW. Images can be handmade or digitally produced. Make WoW out of objects, food, textures, people—anything will work. Submit your most creative WoW to for a chance to win great prizes!

All art should be horizontal/landscape, high resolution and have space around the image. Entries must be uploaded to Qualtrics by midnight on Aug. 31. Take a look around this site for inspiration.

Submit Your WoW

Looking for your WoW event?
Click on a location to find it on the campus map.

Activity Center Main Gym

Davidson Gundy Alumni Center

Northside Apartments

Spirit Rocks

Chess Plaza

VCB Atrium

Phase 8 Pool

Hoblitzelle Hall Lobby

Green Hall

Eugene McDermott Library

SU Mall

The Plinth

Galaxy Rooms

Intramural Softball Field

SSA Auditorium

Rec Center West

Founder's Second Floor Atrium

SU Green

Galerstein Gender Center

Dining Hall West

SU Dining Hall

ATEC Lecture Hall

Res Hall West

Blackstone LaunchPad (PS3)

University Theater

Main Soccer Field

Student Media Suite

Activity Center Aux Gym

Activity Center Main Gym
  • Convocation
  • Volleyball v. Heidelberg
Davidson Gundy Alumni Center
  • Welcome Back Bash
  • Senior Breakfast
Northside Apartments
  • Welcome Back Block Party
Spirit Rocks
  • Paint the WoW
Chess Plaza
  • Student Parking Info
  • Commuter Cooldown
  • Handshake Launch Party
VCB Atrium
  • Shop UTD
  • Volunteer Expo
Phase 8 Pool
  • Comet Beach Luau
Hoblitzelle Hall Lobby
  • How Sweet It I.S.
Green Hall
  • EPPS-Travaganza
  • BBS Brain Freeze
Eugene McDermott Library
  • Club McDermott
SU Mall
  • Cometville
  • T-shirt Swap
The Plinth
  • Meet the Senators
  • Meet the Greeks
  • SUAAB Calendar Release Party
Galaxy Rooms
  • Diversity Poetry Jam
  • Choose Your COMETventure
  • Sophomore Advance
  • Grocery Bingo
Intramural Softball Field
  • Rec N' Wild
SSA Auditorium
  • Sex Bowl
  • Tyson Dever
  • MCG & NPHC Showcase
Rec Center West
  • Silent Disco
Founder's Second Floor Atrium
  • Naturally Inquisiitve
SU Green
  • Leisure & Lawn Games
Galerstein Gender Center
  • Welcome Back Tea Break
Dining Hall West
  • The WoW Chowdown at West
SU Dining Hall
  • Global Grad Social Hour
ATEC Lecture Hall
  • WoW Comedy Show
Res Hall West
  • Movie in the Park
Blackstone LaunchPad (PS3)
  • Blackstone Open House
University Theater
  • Indian Dance Festival
Main Soccer Field
  • Women's Soccer v. Hiram
Student Media Suite
  • Meet the Press
Activity Center Aux Gym
  • Cardio Dance Party

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