Homecoming 2015, Nov. 11-14

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Wednesday, Nov. 11

Homecoming Kick Off

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., VCB Atrium The official kickoff of homecoming includes music, games, food, prizes and more.

Military Showcase

1-3 p.m., Galaxy Rooms A Veterans Day tribute/campus education celebration.

Homecoming 5K

7 p.m. check-in/8 p.m. race start, Residence Hall Southwest Join your fellow #healthycomets for the homecoming 5K fun run/walk. Sign up at tinyurl.com/home5k.

Thursday, Nov. 12

Mum Shop

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Galaxy Rooms Make mums and garters to showcase your homecoming spirit.

FIJI Car Bash

11 a.m.-3 p.m., Chess Plaza Smash and bash a junk car with FIJI.

Campus Fashion Show

2 p.m. and 3 p.m. (two shows), VCB Atrium Check out the latest trends in Comet fashion offered at your campus store.

P.W. Singer Lecture: “Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know”

6 p.m. reception/7:30 p.m. lecture, ATEC Building Join us for a pre-lecture cocktail reception for alumni and guests. The first 25 alumni to register will receive a copy of P.W. Singer’s book.

Spirit Rally

7 p.m., Activity Center Main Gym Meet the basketball teams, cheerleaders and power dancers, and partake in some light‑hearted competition.

Up All Night Float Building

8:30 p.m.-1 a.m., Lot T Enjoy music and food while decorating your homecoming float.

Friday, Nov. 13

Homecoming Parade

12 p.m., Rutford Avenue A parade of custom-designed golf cart floats, live music and loads of Comet spirit.

Post Parade Picnic

1-3 p.m., VCB Atrium Savor delicious food and drinks and discuss your favorite golf cart floats during this after-parade tradition.

Cardboard Boat Regatta

6-8:30 p.m., Activity Center Natatorium Race to the finish in a boat constructed entirely from cardboard and duct tape.


7 p.m. reception/8 p.m. show, The Pub Join your fellow Comets in The Pub for a night of comedy with Aaron Aryanpur (BA ’00). Craft beer with cash bar.

Saturday, Nov. 14

Student Government Tailgate

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lot J Bring your tailgate fixings and enjoy beverages on us. Music, games and giveaways included.

Women’s and Men’s Basketball Games

11 a.m. (women) and 1 p.m. (men), Activity Center Main Gym Cheer the Comets to victory against Schreiner University. Wear orange and green.

Celebration and Casino: “A Night in Atlantic City”

8 p.m.-12 a.m., Recreation Center West

#CreativeComets Contest

1st place: Randi Baculi
2nd place: UT Dallas Tri Delta
3rd place: Jordan Pin

Homecoming Royalty

King: Hyung-Jin (HJ) Kim
Queen: Cynthia Liang
View all nominees »

Student Organization Spirit Competition

1st place: Golden Key International Honour Society
2nd place: Black Student Alliance
3rd place: Kappa Alpha Theta

Homecoming Parade

President's Trophy: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Comet Cup: Rainbow Guard
Spirit Cup: Terry Scholars
Orange & Green Cup: Bursar Office
Fraternity & Sorority Spirit Award: Alpha Gamma Delta

Faculty/Staff Can-tastic Homecoming Challenge

Winner: Eugene McDermott Scholars Program
Because of everyone's effort, we were able to raise over 2,000 items!

Door Decorating Contest

Winner: Door #17 (Student Affairs Marketing), SSB 4.113
View all door entries »

Get Ready for Homecoming! #utdhc