UT Dallas  Welcome Week 

Welcome Week 2013
Student Photo Contest - Capture the spirit of Welcome Week!

Shoot photos during Welcome Week events and submit your favorites to czarina@utdallas.edu by Monday, Sept. 9 at midnight. Photos with extensive manipulation will not be considered. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. Winning photos will be posted on Student Affairs' websites and marketing materials.

1st Place

$200 Gift Card to UTD Bookstore

2nd Place

$100 Gift Card to UTD Bookstore

3rd Place

$50 Gift Card to UTD Bookstore

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Sunday, Aug. 25

University Convocation

4-5 p.m., Activity Center — Official welcome ceremony and celebration for all incoming freshmen and transfer students. Learn more »

Welcome Back BBQ*

5-7 p.m., Chess Plaza — Join us after Convocation for a Texas-sized welcome to UT Dallas. Great food, music, dancing and more.

Monday, Aug. 26

Beat the Heat with a Treat*

1 p.m., Mall — Enjoy a popsicle treat.

Fajita Feed*

5-7 p.m., Plinth — Come out and enjoy some fajitas and fun!

Comet Beach Luau

7-9 p.m., Phase 8 Pool — Hawaiian cuisine, games and hula dancers.

Dive-In Movie: The Great Gatsby

9-11 p.m., Phase 3 Pool — Grab your 1920s swimwear, your friends and join in the fun!

Tuesday, Aug. 27

NACHO Typical Success*

2-3:30 p.m., McDermott Library Lower Level Patio — Build your own nachos, knock back a mock-a-rita, grab some free loot.

Root Beer Floats*

5-6 p.m., Plinth — Get a commemorative Welcome Week mug.

Sex Bowl

6 p.m., SU Galaxy Rooms — Battle of the sexes! Food, prizes and Sex Bowl T-shirts.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Senior Breakfast*

9-10:30 a.m., SU Galaxy Rooms — Seniors, enjoy a delicious breakfast and get your T-shirt.

EPPS-travaganza

1-3 p.m., North Side of Green Hall — Join us for games,food and prizes!

Cometville Carnival

2:30-4:30 p.m., Mall — Showcase of registered student organizations and departments. Treats, games and giveaways!

Spirit Rally

3:30 p.m., Mall — Music, entertainment, giveaways and info about spirit!

Mad Science

3:30-5 p.m., Founders Second Floor Atrium — Fun science activities, raffle and refreshments.

Greek Treats and Trivia*

6-8 p.m., Plinth — Cool refreshing treats, music, trivia and fun.

Fresh Fall Concert

8-10 p.m., University Theater — Featuring Kevin Sandbloom and Hundred Waters.

Salsa Night

9:30-11:30 p.m., SU Galaxy Rooms — Join us for Salsa lessons and dancing.

Thursday, Aug. 29

BBS Comet Cakes*

9-10 a.m., North Side of Green Hall (outside) — Pancake breakfast and a gift that's sure to help make your days at UT Dallas stress-free!

T-shirt Swap

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Plinth — Donate a T-shirt or sweatshirt from another university in exchange for a brand new UT Dallas shirt.

Rec N’ Wild

2-5 p.m., Softball Field No. 1 — Enjoy water games, sport games, snacks and more!

Silent Disco

9 p.m.-12 a.m., Activity Center — Dance music is transmitted through wireless headphones. Come dance or just people watch!

Friday, Aug. 30

Comet Cones*

11 a.m.-12 p.m., ECS Courtyard — Beat the heat with a free snow cone.

UniTeD Sno Cones*

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Chess Plaza — Stop by and get a shaved ice!

Labor Day Weekend

Tuesday, Sept. 3

Breakfast Bonanza*

View the Breakfast Bonanza Map

8:30-10 a.m., Various Locations — Stop by a participating office for breakfast treats and giveaways. View Map »

Meet Your Senators

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Pub Patio — Meet the Student Government senators. Music and snacks!

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches*

2-3 p.m., Chess Plaza

Comet Confections: Candy Bar*

3-4 p.m., SU Galaxy Rooms — Sweet treats and candy galore!

Comets Got Talent

7:30 p.m., Clark Center — Traditional talent show. Sign up to audition.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Tea Time with Temoc*

12-1:30 p.m., Chess Plaza — Enjoy cold iced tea, flavored anyway you want it, and spend some quality time with Temoc!

Snack Attack*

2:30-4 p.m., Hoblitzelle Hall Lobby — An assortment of snacks and giveaways!

Cinematique—“A Band Called Death”

7:30-10 p.m., Jonsson Performance Hall — Film about the emerging punk era in the 1970s.

Thursday, Sept. 5

Big Bang Game Play

11 a.m.-1 p.m., SU Galaxy Rooms — Play human checkers, giant games and more. Light refreshments!

Meet the Greeks

7 p.m., Clark Center — Music, giveaways and Texas Bucks!

Friday, Sept. 6

SOAR Through for Donuts*

8:30-10:30 a.m., Founders Hall (FO 2.204) — Grab a donut and juice!

UniTeD Sno Cones*

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Chess Plaza — Stop by and get a shaved ice!

Comet Splash

5-8 p.m., Phase 8 Pool — Refreshments, music and giveaways. Prizes for best male and female swimwear.

Welcome Week After Party

7-9 p.m., Mall — Carnival themed party with food, fun games and giveaways.

Black Light Party

9-11 p.m., Founders Building Atrium — DJs, 400 watt black lights, glow sticks and more.

Saturday, Sept. 7

Experience Dallas

12:30-5 p.m., Meet at the Activity Center — Free trip to Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Limited spots available. Watch your UT Dallas email for more information.

Texas Party

7:30-10:30 p.m., Student Union — Bull riding, midway games, Texas hold'em poker, food, music and line dancing.