2010 Homecoming Celebration Kicks Off Nov. 17
Nov. 17, 2010
The Student Union Activities and Advisory Board produced a video promoting the homecoming dance, dubbed the Green, Orange and White Ball.
Wednesday kicks off a “Whoosh Around the World” homecoming celebration that will feature a parade, pep rally, back-to-back Comets basketball games and more.
The four days of festivities invite students to decorate their cars, make their own mums and dress to the nines for the homecoming dance. Giveaways throughout the week will include backpacks, T-shirts, headbands, car flags and pennants.
For returning alumni, a special breakfast Saturday morning will include a talk by UT Dallas President David E. Daniel. Deans from the University’s seven schools will attend. The event is free for alumni, but registration is required.
The basketball game schedule begins at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Activity Center, featuring the Comets men’s and women’s teams competing against Schreiner University. The games are free for current students. Tickets are $5 for alumni, $3 for non-UT Dallas students, and free for children under six. Tickets may be purchased at the games.
Homecoming will conclude with the Green, Orange and White Ball from 8 to 12 Saturday night in the Student Union Galaxy Rooms. Attendees are encouraged to wear all white to the dance, and the event will whisk and whoosh participants around the world in exotic themed rooms.
Men's and women's basketball games and a tailgate party are among activities planned for Saturday.
Following are events scheduled for the Homecoming celebration, scheduled this year for Nov. 17-20. Event locations and full details are available on the Homecoming 2010 website.
Wednesday, Nov. 17
Spirit Mum Shop
(10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Galaxy Rooms
Create mums, spirit sticks and signs to get pumped for the Spirit Rally and basketball games.
Paint Your Ride
(2:30-5 p.m.) Parking Lot A
Paint or chalk some Comet spirit on your car. UT Dallas car flags provided.
Thursday, Nov. 18
(8:15-8:45 p.m.) Activity Center
Power dancers and cheerleaders will lead a pep rally.
Women’s Powder Puff Football
(9-10:45 p.m.) Soccer Field
Team Green and Team Orange square off in a women’s powder puff match. Male cheer squads will compete during halftime.
Underground Poetry Circus
(10 p.m. - 12 a.m.) The PUB
Up All Night Float Building
(11 p.m.) Conference Center, Parking Lot I - Build your float for the Homecoming Parade. Music, fun and drinks will be provided.
Friday, Nov. 19
(12:15 - 2:30 p.m.) Rutford Avenue/Activity Center
During the parade, each float performs a skit before a panel of judges.
(1:30–2:30 p.m.) Activity Center
The traditional Homecoming Picnic immediately follows the parade.
Saturday, Nov. 20
Alumni Breakfast with the President and Deans
(9–10:30 a.m.) Dining Hall
For alumni only. Enjoy an exclusive breakfast with President David E. Daniel and the deans.
Comets Care! Blood Drive
(10 a.m.–1 p.m.) Parking Lot F
(10:30–11:30 a.m.) McDermott Library Auditorium
Speaker and author Don Asher will provide realistic career advice based on his book Who Gets Promoted, Who Doesn't, and Why: 10 Things You'd Better Do If You Want to Get Ahead. Attendees will receive a copy of the book. $5 per person.
2009 Class Gift Dedication
Saturday, Nov. 20 (12:30–1 p.m.) Class of 2009 Tree, University Parkway.
Located off University Parkway near the traffic circle.
(11 a.m.–1 p.m.) Parking Lot F
Music and giveaways. Free food to anyone wearing a UT Dallas T-shirt (while supplies last). Alumni receive a free gift and a chance to win UT Dallas spirit items.
(1 p.m.) Activity Center
Women vs. Schreiner University
(3 p.m.) Activity Center
Men vs. Schreiner University
(8 p.m.–midnight) Student Union
Everyone is encouraged to wear all white.