What makes our chess program unique is that we offer something for everyone. We offer chess opportunities for every interest and skill level through:
- The championship chess team
- The open-access chess club, which promotes on-campus intramural chess
- Online “chess in education” courses for college credit
- Chess education outreach efforts, including children’s summer chess camps
Established in 1996, the UT Dallas Chess Program quickly became synonymous with the highest levels of competition and intellectual prowess. See our program history
UT Dallas supports up-and-coming chess talent with scholarships annually at the local, state, national and international levels. Read more information about Chess Scholarships.
About UT Dallas
With a current enrollment of more than 19,000 students and a world-class faculty that includes one Nobel laureate, members of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering and active, news-making researchers, UT Dallas aims to provide Texas and the nation with the benefits of educational and research programs of the highest quality. By merging theory with practice in classrooms and at the University’s research centers, we challenge students to investigate their own questions and create the future they envision for themselves.
The University sits north of Dallas in Richardson, Texas, offering students quick and easy access to all that Dallas and Fort Worth have to offer. With nearly as many restaurants per capita as New York City and as the birthplace of Neiman Marcus, the eateries and shopping in and around Dallas are sure to thrill. Students may use their free DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) pass to explore the many shopping and eating choices the Metroplex offers. The DART bus and train system also provides easy access to many outdoor amenities, such as parks, hike and bike trails and swimming pools.