The UT Dallas Cheerleaders is a co-ed team whose primary focus is to elevate school spirit on campus. The cheerleaders can be found leading the crowd in both the fall and spring semesters at women's volleyball or at men's and women's basketball games. They can also be seen at many campus events with special performances during Welcome Week and Homecoming. In April, the cheerleaders compete at the NCA Collegiate National Championship in Daytona Beach, FL.
Cheer and Mascot Tryouts 2020-2021
We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 UT Dallas Cheerleading Team and Mascot Team.
2020-2021 Cheer and Mascot Tryouts
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Recreation Center West (RCW) Campus Map
Please contact Jason Dollar for questions regarding specific requirements, to set up a private tryout, or for information regarding a tryout by video.
- Incoming freshmen are eligible to tryout.
- Transfer students with 2.25 GPA or higher are eligible to tryout.
- UT Dallas students must be enrolled full-time (9 hours) in order to tryout.
- All required paperwork (Comet Spirit Physical Examination Form, proof of insurance and application) must be submitted or presented on the day of tryouts.
Complete the following forms:
Camps and Practices
- Summer Boot Camp: July 20-23, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. (mandatory)
- NCA College Camp at SMU: July 24-26 (mandatory)
Practice times for Fall semester:
- Tuesdays 7-9:30 a.m. at Recreation Center West
- Wednesdays 4:15-5:30 p.m. at Cheer Athletics Plano
- Thursdays 7-9:30 a.m. at Recreation Center West
Practice times for Spring semester:
- Mondays, 1-4 p.m. at Recreation Center West
- Tuesdays, 7-9:30 a.m. at Recreation Center West
- Thursdays, 7-9:30 a.m. at Recreation Center West
The UT Dallas cheerleaders cheer all home games. Home games are generally on:
- Tuesday evenings
- Thursday evenings
- Friday afternoons and/or evenings
- Saturday afternoons and/or evenings
If chosen to represent UT Dallas at the NCA Collegiate National Championship, you will be asked to travel to Daytona Beach, FL the beginning of April. Also, if chosen you may be required to practice during spring break due to the timing of the championship.
Since UT Dallas is a NCAA Division III school, we do not offer scholarships for cheerleading. The University does pay for all uniforms, camp, and travel expenses to games and to the NCA Collegiate National Championship in Daytona Beach, FL. Uniform expenses paid for by the University include:
- Practice gear
Cheerleaders at UT Dallas also enjoy priority enrollment, which means you are the first to enroll per semester no matter your classification.
Head Coach, Spirit Coordinator
Request an appearance for cheerleaders to attend your event.