Students Start Year With Food, Games and Grooves

Welcome Week was packed with activities every day of the week, from the ceremonial convocation to the groovin’ Silent Disco to a zany flash mob under the trellis.  The events were designed to welcome new freshmen and transfer students, but it was also just a good time with  lots of free food for the whole campus.

The week that takes months of planning and preparation came off beautifully under sunny skies as the cosmos was kind to its Comets. Whoosh!


Student Government President Raj Dwivedi

Student Government President Raj Dwivedi
led the procession into Sunday's convocation ceremony.


Fall 2012 Convocation Ceremony

New students were welcomed during the ceremony, which marks the start of college for incoming freshmen every year.


Welcome Week 2012 Salsa Night

Salsa Night included dance lessons, food and giveaways.



Students enjoyed root beer floats.


Flash Mob at UT Dallas

A flash mob erupted to the tunes of Grease at the Cometville Carnival.

Cometville Carnival 2012

Chidiebere Echebiri (umbrella hat), and
Danny Cordova (center) at Cometville Carnival.

UT Dallas Greek Life

Gabriela Pereira Leife (left) and Morgan Dedman hung out at the Greek Chill.


Rec 'N Wild 2012

Alejandro Hernandez gets his splash on at the annual Rec 'N Wild event.


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