Join us for Family Day!

Saturday, October 5, 2019 — Family Day is a UT Dallas tradition that brings students and their families together for a full day of fun. Meet other families, enjoy a catered lunch, and find out what's happening on campus! Rain or shine, we look forward to seeing everyone on campus for Family Day!

Photos from Family Day 2018 can be found on our Comet Families' Facebook page.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 5

11:00AM – 2:00PM Check In, Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building Lobby (ATC)
11:15AM – 12:00PM Opening Program
Hear from university faculty, staff, and alumni.
12:00 – 2:00PM Tailgate, Campus Mall
Lunch service will run from 12:00 – 2:00PM.

Tailgate Activities and Sponsors:
Chess: Challenge our nationally ranked chess team to a game under the trellis or at Chess Plaza!
Comet Pride Booths: Students can earn Pride Points by scanning their Student IDs at Comet Pride booths.
Military Families Social: Mix and mingle with other military families in our reserved seating area sponsored by the Military and Veteran Center.
Office of Student Volunteerism: Volunteer with your student making bookmarks to be donated to Reading Partners of North Texas. All supplies provided. 
Photos with Temoc: Capture the day in a photo with our beloved mascot!
University Recreation: Challenge your student or another family to a variety games.
Student Organization Performances: See performances from many of our student organizations.


4:15PM – Visual and Performing Arts Showcase, University Theater
Enjoy performances by representatives of the UTD Theatre, UTDance Ensemble, UTD Music Department and the Visual Art Department. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early as seating is limited.

5:00PM & 7:30PM – Women's & Men's Soccer Games
Cheer on your Comets! Tickets for this event will be in your welcome packet.

The Activity Center and Rec Center West will be available all day for use by students and their families. Closed toed shoes and a completed waiver are required to receive a day pass for these facilities. Additional waivers will be available at the front desk of each location.

Cost of Family Day

  • Free for UT Dallas students and children 11 and under.
  • $25 per person for family members.

If you are unable to attend Family Day, there will be more involvement opportunities throughout the year.