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Student Life

Dean of Students, Dr. Gene Fitch

Dean of Students
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The Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students’ office offers services and activities designed to enhance the quality of campus life at UT Dallas. Judicial matters are also administered from this office. Any student who is unsure where to obtain assistance in a particular situation is urged to contact the Dean’s office, which acts as a liaison and information/referral source for students.

Activity Center


The Activity Center is a 104,000 sq. ft. facility housing squash and racquetball courts, a multipurpose gym with 3 full basketball courts, a smaller single-court auxiliary gym, a 10,000 sq. ft. fitness area, a multi-purpose room, a 25-yard indoor pool, lockers, showers, and a training room. Other facilities include 8 lighted tennis courts, a jogging trail, lighted softball and soccer fields, an outdoor basketball court, and a sand volleyball court. For additional information or to reserve courts call 972-883-2090. Visit our web site at

Activity Center


UT Dallas is a member of NCAA Division III. UT Dallas participates in baseball, softball, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s varsity soccer, golf, basketball, tennis, and cross country. Student athletes must be registered in at least 12 hours and maintain a 2.0 GPA. If you wish to participate in varsity sports, contact the Athletic Director or team coach or visit our web site at for more information.

Child Care
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The YWCA and UT Dallas jointly provide on-campus care in the evenings for children ages 4-11. The cost is $6.00 per child per evening with an $8.00 registration fee. Pre-registration is required. Registration materials available in SU2.604 or online at

Comet Card
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The Comet Card is the official University identification card for all students, faculty, and staff. The Comet Card allows students to use campus facilities and services and offers a debit feature where money may be stored to make on-campus purchases and payments. The Comet Card may also be linked to a Wells Fargo checking account and used as a debit card both on and off campus. IDs are issued through the Comet Center. Call 972-883-2495 for information or online at

Counseling Center
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The Counseling Center provides programs designed to assist students in achieving the emotional well-being necessary for success at UT Dallas. The Center’s professional staff of licensed psychologists and counselors is available by appointment or in times of emergency. Services include individual, couples, and group counseling. All counseling is confidential and free to currently enrolled students. Workshops, offered numerous times during the semester, are designed to assist in developing particular life skills including time management, effective communication, and managing test taking anxiety.

Disability Services
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The University provides academic accommodations and support services for students with documented, qualified disabilities. The goal is to ensure a positive successful educational experience at UT Dallas. Students with documented disabilities need to contact the Office of Student AccessAbility (OSA) directly for appropriate accommodations.

Food Services
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Food service is available from four locations on campus - the Comet Café and the Dining Hall in the Student Union, Java City located in the School of Management and a Deli located in Green Hall. In addition, vending machines are located in most buildings on campus. Food can be purchased with credit and debit cards (MC and VISA) as well as the debit option offered through the Comet Card. For hours of operation or for more information call 972-883-2269. The Student Union also offers food service in The Pub. Call 972-883-2254 for information.

Health Center
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The Student Health Center is staffed by a Physician and Nurse Practitioners who provide medical treatment for acute illnesses and minor injuries to all currently enrolled students. Routine gynecological problems are treated and some routine GYN services are also offered. Nursing staff provide nursing care and functions such as administering (limited) immunizations, TB testing, Blood Pressure checks and HIV testing. Office visits are free of charge to currently enrolled students. There are nominal charges for laboratory testing, medications, dressing trays and some procedures. Remember to keep your appointment to avoid a "No Show" charge and that you must present your student ID card to verify enrollment at the time of your appointment.

Health Education
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The Health Education Coordinator provides programs and services designed to help you achieve a high level of wellness. Educational topics include alcohol and drug use/abuse, HIV and AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), date/acquaintance rape, date rape drugs, eating disorders, nutrition and fitness, etc.

Health Insurance
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Student Health Insurance, provided through United Health Care, is available to both full-time and part-time students and their immediate families. Come by the Student Health Insurance Office in International Student Services, SSB 4.700, and pick up an enrollment card or if temporary Insurance I.D. card if one is needed. For more insurance information about coverage and rates is available at

Comet Center
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Comet Center issues the Comet Card, the official ID card for students, faculty and staff. ID cards are required for using the library, Activity Center, computer labs, and other campus services. You may also rent lockers located in Green and Jonsson, purchase discount tickets for movie theaters and various area attractions, buy postage stamps, and deposit money on the Comet Card at the Comet Center. Notary service is also available. More information is available at

International Student Services
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The International Student Services Office houses the International Student Programs, International Student Advising, and Student Health Insurance services for The University of Texas at Dallas. The ISS Office provides support services and resources for the non-immigrant international student population.

Intramural Sports
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The intramural sports program is designed to provide the University community with the opportunity to participate in a variety of team and individual sports. Athletic skill is not a prerequisite for any intramural activity. Check out our programs at

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The UTD Mercury, a student newspaper, is a free paper published biweekly during the academic year and is distributed throughout the campus. It provides news and views about the University and selected items of general interest.

Multicultural Center
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The Multicultural Center (MC) provides cultural programs, support services, resources and cultural education programs. The MC is a place for students, faculty and staff to gather and relax. The MC has a comfortable lounge area with a television, videos, a computer lab, work station, and a large meeting room. Traditional events hosted by the MC are Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Asian-American Heritage Series, and the Leadership Speaker Series. The MC is home to the Multicultural Peer Advocates (MPAs). The MPAs are student peer advocates that are available for personal, social or academic assistance. Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM and Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. For more information see the MC web site at

Radio UTD


Looking for music that you never hear on commercial radio? UTD’s student-run radio station Radio UTD is broadcast nightly over the internet from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Visit the Radio UTD website at to listen in at either low or high bandwidth. The programming schedule and DJ applications are also available on the site.

Residential Life
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Rather than traditional residence halls, student housing at The University of Texas at Dallas is provided by University Village Apartments and University Commons Residence Halls located on the UT Dallas campus. For detailed information about the apartments and eligibility requirements see the Residential Life web site at

Spirit Program
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A cheerleading squad, mascot, and dance team perform at varsity soccer, basketball and volleyball games. Clinics and tryouts are generally in the spring and early fall. Call 972-883-6158 for information or visit our website at

Student Government Association
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Student Government promotes the interests and opinions of you, the student, and acts as the official voice of the student body. All students have the opportunity to participate in these activities and services. The free services offered by SG include legal services, SBA – Student Business Alliance, blue books and scantron forms, phone, fax, typewriter, student housing referrals, and appointments to University–wide committees

Student Union


The North Wing of the Student Union houses a food court, Comet Café, meeting rooms, student organization rooms, the Center for Student Involvement, Child Care, the Info Depot, Comet Lounge, ATM, and THE PUB on the second level and an arcade, a TV lounge, billiards & ping pong, a first-aid medical dispenser, and a vending area with microwaves. The South Wing houses Student Life, the Greek Center, offices and rooms for meetings and activities.

Student Organization Forum
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The Student Organization Forum (SOF) consists of representatives from each of the registered student organizations. SOF meets regularly and is responsible for the allocation of funds for registered student groups. If you are interested in forming a new student organization, you need five members and should register the new organization with Student Development.

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The Student Union and Activities Advisory Board plans co-curricular and extracurricular programs and events for the UT Dallas community. SUAAB participation is open to every student at UT Dallas. SUAAB meets weekly and hosts several traditional events, such as Casino Night and the Homecoming Dance, throughout the year.