Big Spread of Events Set to Welcome Comets

Rec Wild

Rec N' Wild will feature water rides, games and treats at the Softball Fields.

The University of Texas at Dallas will roll out its welcome to new and returning Comets with music, comedy and plenty of free food ­— from cupcakes to fajitas to cool summer treats.

Organized by student organizations and campus departments, Welcome Week will include more than 40 events over a nearly two-week spread.

“Every year Welcome Week grows bigger and better. With 11 days of jam-packed activities, we’ll have something to make everyone feel glad to be back on campus,” said Tineil Lewis-Moore, assistant director of student life programs.

Welcome Week 2015 banner

Full Schedule: For details about activities from Aug. 23 through Sept. 4, visit the Welcome Week website.

Get Social: Tag your Welcome Week photos with #UTDWW. We will share the best on UT Dallas' Twitter and Instagram. The best pictures will appear on the #UTDWW Tagboard.

Highlights will include the annual Comet Beach Luau, Rec N’ Wild water games, a silent disco, pool party and an outdoor movie.

Welcome Week will begin with the formal University Convocation on Sunday to mark the beginning of the academic journey for incoming students. Staff and faculty will participate in the event, which will be followed by a barbecue and block party.

Retta, best known for her role on TV’s Parks and Recreation, will perform stand-up comedy at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building lecture hall.

GrooveBoston will bring a club atmosphere to campus, complete with a light show and live DJs spinning dance music, at 8 p.m. Sept. 1 in the gym. 

Tuesday, Sept. 1: GrooveBoston will present Ethos, a music and light show, from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Activity Center Main Gym. 

Capture Spirit of the Week for a Shot to Win Prizes

Shoot videos of Welcome Week and write photo captions for a chance to win prizes.

Submit your minute-long (or less) video via YouTube link by midnight Monday, Sept. 7.

Video winners will receive UT Dallas Tech Store gift cards: $200 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place.

To submit photo captions of Temoc’s favorite Welcome Week pics:

1. Follow @Official_Temoc on Instagram and Twitter.

2. Look for images posted by Temoc with #CapThisUTDallas.

3. Write your caption in the comments section of the image.

The best submission for each image will win a $70 gift card to the UTD Tech Store.

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Media Contact: The Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, [email protected].