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Sunday, Aug 23


4-5 p.m. Activity Center Main Gym
Official welcome for incoming freshmen and transfer students.

Welcome Back BBQ

5-7 p.m. Mall
Food, music, dancing and more.

Welcome Back Block Party

9-11 p.m. Parking Lot T
A night of dance where diversity knows no bounds!

Monday, Aug 24

Commuter Cool Down*

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Plinth
Beat the heat with a popsicle.

Fitness Demo Blast

5-6 p.m. Activity Center Auxiliary Gym
Fitness demos and Group Fitness program info.

Comet Beach Luau

6-8 p.m. Phase 8 Pool
Buffet, music and hula dancers.

Tuesday, Aug 25


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. East Side of Green Hall
We all scream for ice cream!

Cupcakes and Cups*

2-3 p.m. Trellis

Nacho Typical Success Center*

2-3 p.m. Mall
Grab some nachos and learn about center services.

16th Annual Sex Bowl

6 p.m. Activity Center Main Gym
Men and women compete to determine the superior sex.

Wednesday, Aug 26

Senior Breakfast*

9:30-10:30 a.m. SU Galaxy Rooms
For seniors: eggs and encouragement, waffles and wisdom, fruit and fun.

Cometville Carnival

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mall
Treats, games, giveaways and info about student organizations.

Veteran Services Center Open House

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Veteran Services Center
The Veteran Services Center invites UT Dallas student veterans, students currently serving in the military, and students who are military spouses or dependents to visit the center.

Greek Treats & Trivia*

6-8 p.m. Plinth
Snacks, music and trivia.

Big Bad Comedy Show Featuring Retta

8-10 p.m. ATEC Lecture Hall
Appearance by "Parks & Recreation" actor Donna Meagle, as she does stand-up comedy as Retta.

Thursday, Aug 27

Brunch Munch

9-10:30 a.m. Hoblitzelle Hall Lobby

T-shirt Swap*

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Plinth
Donate another university shirt, receive a UT Dallas shirt.

Rec N' Wild

2-5 p.m. Softball Fields
Enjoy water rides, games, treats and more.

Karaoke in the Pub

7-10 p.m. The Pub
Hang with Radio UTD for a night of karaoke.

Silent Disco

9 p.m.-12 a.m. Recreation Center West
Dance music is transmitted through wireless headphones.

Friday, Aug 28

Beat the Bucket

10 a.m.-5 p.m. JSOM Courtyard
Win prizes for dunking your favorite JSOM faculty and staff!

Volunteer Expo

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Visitor Center Atrium
Window-shop for volunteer opportunities.

Meet the Press

1-3 p.m. Student Media Suite
Get to know the people who cover the news, spin the music and produce the shows that are vital to the UT Dallas community, and learn how you can become a part of Student Media, too.

Fun Science

3-4:30 p.m. Founders Atrium Second Floor
Science activities, snacks and prizes.

Monday, Aug 31

Breakfast Bonanza*

9-11 a.m. Various Locations
Assorted breakfast goodies, while supplies last! Download the breakfast map (pdf, 187kb).

Comet Confections*

1:30-3:30 p.m. SU Galaxy Rooms
Sweet eats and candy treats.

Tuesday, Sept 1

Tea Tuesday*

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Galerstein Women's Center
Cookies, tea and fun.

Fajita Feed*

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Plinth
Free fajitas with friends.

Root Beer Floats*

4-5 p.m. Student Union Awning
The quintessential summer treat!

GrooveBoston Electric Light Show & Dance

8-10 p.m. Activity Center Main Gym
Music and light show.

Wednesday, Sept 2

Golden Key "Route" Beer Floats*

12-2 p.m. Plinth

Grocery Bingo

1:30-3 p.m. SU Galaxy Rooms
Bingo with grocery bundles prizes.

Tea and T-shirts*

3-5 p.m. Founders Atrium First Floor
Drink sweet tea, grab a free T-shirt and learn about the new VolunTIER service-learning program.

Meet the Greeks

7-9 p.m. Clark Center Auditorium
Showcase of Greek organizations.

Thursday, Sept 3

Brain Freeze*

11 a.m.-12 p.m. East Side of Green Hall
Cool down with ice cream and a stress-busting gift.

Beat the Heat with a Treat*

12-1:30 p.m. Plinth
Beat the heat with a cool and refreshing summer treat.

Shop UTD

1:30-3:30 p.m. Visitor Center Atrium
A backstage pass to all the goods, services and eats that UT Dallas has to offer!

Experience Dallas

5:30-8:30 p.m. Dallas Museum of Art
Register online Aug. 23-27 for a chance to participate.

Diversity Poetry Jam

7-8:30 p.m. SU Galaxy Rooms
Spoken word performances by local poets.

Movie in the Park "Jurassic World"

9-11:30 p.m. Residence Hall West Courtyard
Grab a blanket for a showing of the blockbuster hit "Jurassic World."

Friday, Sept 4

Comet Splash

5-8 p.m. Phase 8 Pool
Refreshments, music and giveaways.

Enter To Win

Experience Dallas:
Dallas Museum of Art

Register online Aug. 23-27 for a chance to participate. Free trip is Thursday, Sept. 3, 5:30‑8:30 p.m.

Student Video Contest

Capture the spirit of Welcome Week! Submit your minute-long (or less) video via YouTube link by Monday, Sept. 7 at midnight.

  • 1st place—$200 gift card to the UTD Tech Store
  • 2nd place—$100 gift card to the UTD Tech Store
  • 3rd place—$50 gift card to the UTD Tech Store

Submit your video link →

"Cap This" Contest

Temoc wants you to create the captions for his favorite Welcome Week pics:

  1. Follow @Official_Temoc on Instagram and Twitter.
  2. Look for images posted by Temoc with #CapThisUTDallas.
  3. Write your caption in the comments section of the image.

The best submission for each image will win a $70 gift card to the UTD Tech Store.

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