Freshman Orientation

Overnight Option — Frequently Asked Questions

Who may stay overnight on campus?
The Orientation Overnight option is designed for both out-of-town and local students and families who are attending Freshman Orientation in June and July. Students and family members that are registered for Freshman Orientation may stay on campus overnight. Click here if you have already registered for Freshman Orientation and would like to add the overnight option to your reservation. There are also several hotels near UT Dallas that offer overnight accommodations.

For how many nights is lodging available?
Accommodations are for one night, between day one and day two of Freshman Orientation.

What is the cost?
The cost for a student to stay overnight is $45.
The cost for a family to stay overnight is $120. The family will have a three-bedroom suite where family member(s) and the student may stay. The maximum occupancy for a family suite is three people.

Where will students and families be staying?
Students and families will stay on campus in our freshman residence hall.

What should I bring if I am staying overnight?
Bring toiletries, towels, bedding  (sleeping bag, pillow), and a change of clothes. The beds are XL twin.

Will students be sharing rooms?
Every student will have his or her own bedroom in a three-bedroom suite with a common living room and sink area. There are private toilet and shower areas in each suite, and each suite is all male or all female.

Families staying overnight will have an entire three-bedroom suite in a residence hall. This suite will have a common area, a shared bathroom with separate shower and toilet, and three bedrooms each with a twin bed. The maximum occupancy for a family suite is 3 people.

What are the times for checking in and out of the Residence Hall?
Check-in for the overnight option will begin at 6:30 p.m., at the conclusion of the first day of programming.

Check-out will be between 7-9 a.m. on Day Two of Freshman Orientation. A continental breakfast will be provided beginning at 6:30 a.m.

Will the students be supervised?
Orientation Team Mentors will be staying with our new students in the Residence Hall, but all students staying overnight are responsible for themselves and must abide by the UT Dallas Student Code of Conduct.

What will students staying overnight do in the evening?
Orientation Team Mentors will provide social activities in the Residence Hall that evening.

Updated: February 18, 2015