freshmen at UT Dallas

There’s nothing quite like your first year of college. A new world awaits, and UT Dallas wants to help you make the most of the experience.

Getting Started

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Freshman Orientation

Your journey begins with Freshman Orientation, a two-day introduction to campus, culminating with class registration. Learn more »

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Comet Camp

A three-day summer camp that offers the opportunity to have fun, make friends and jumpstart your college life at UT Dallas. Learn more »

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Success Series

Get advice from the experts: faculty, staff and current students who have suggestions for making the most of your time in college. Learn more »

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Campus Maps

Navigate your way around UT Dallas.

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Stay Connected

Follow us on social media for the latest news, events and activities.

Live on Campus

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University Housing

Living on campus is a great way to transition to college, offering you freedom, responsibility and a fun environment with opportunities to make new friends. Learn more »

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Living Learning Communities

A special living arrangement for students who wish to study and socialize with others who share common academic goals and interests. Learn more »

Get Involved

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Studies show that students involved in campus life activities have a more productive, enjoyable college experience. Learn more »

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Large or small, tradition or new event, there's plenty going on at UT Dallas. Learn more »

Plan for Success

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Cometline To Success

Discover a world of opportunities and resources available during your freshman year. Learn more »

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GPA Calculator

Fill in your estimated letter grades and credit hours to calculate your average. Learn more »