Residence Halls at University Commons


The University Commons residence halls include a variety of features in our building design and three-bedroom suites.

University Commons offers:

  • Peer advisors
  • Study centers with seating and meeting rooms
  • Sport courts
  • BBQ grills
  • Picnic areas
  • Beautifully landscaped and maintained grounds
  • Bicycle racks
  • Mailboxes
  • Trash and recycling dumpsters
  • On-site maintenance staff
  • 24-hour lockout service
  • 24-hour campus police patrol
  • Emergency call stations
  • Internet access and cable TV

Having Fun

Living on campus provides extensive opportunities for fun and companionship, as well as access to programs and services that connect you to the University and the campus community.

From movie nights and study groups to Living Learning Communities and organizations such as the Residential Housing Association (RHA) and National Residential Housing Honorary (NRHH), University Commons offers a variety of ways to get involved and meet new friends.

Convocation and Welcome Week offer fun ways to get the fall semester started. From game nights to "dive-in" movies at the pool, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to relax between classes.

For more information about programs or for information about how to get involved at University Commons, contact 972-883-5561.

Situated in suburban Richardson, Texas, near Dallas and Fort Worth, UT Dallas offers affordable options for freshmen who want to live and play within walking distance of classes and campus activities.

UT Dallas offers a small-town feel in a growing metropolitan area. There are grocery stores, shopping malls and restaurants, many within walking distance and all within a six-mile radius of campus.

Getting Around
UT Dallas students are eligible for free transit passes from Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). In addition, Comet Cruisers provide shuttle service to the surrounding community, including nearby shopping centers and restaurants.

There are also two major airports. Located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the largest in the state. Love Field airport is located near downtown Dallas.

The University is located in Richardson, about 10 miles north of downtown Dallas.

Richardson has a renowned orchestra and a thriving arts and cultural community. It is home to an area known as the Telecom Corridor, which is a large business center that includes offices for about 5,700 companies, including technology corporations such as Nortel, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, Texas Instruments and AT&T, who recruit UT Dallas Students after graduation.

With diverse restaurants, shopping, live music, the Nasher Sculpture Garden and the Dallas Museum of Art, concerts, nightlife and big-name athletic teams like the Cowboys, the Mavericks and the Stars, Dallas offers diversion and refreshment from academic life.

The Comet Center offers discount tickets, free DART passes and many other ways to experience the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Through the Thomsen Endowment, UT Dallas routinely buys tickets for the Dallas Symphony, Dallas Opera, Dallas Theater Center, TITAS Music and Dance Series, The Living Opera, and events at Richardson's Charles W. Eisemann Center and makes them available to students.

Fort Worth
Fort Worth features the historic Stockyards, a thriving cultural district that includes world-class art museums, a science and history museum, museums commemorating the American Cowgirl and the American Cattleman, horse and rodeo events, live theater, a bustling downtown area, the Texas Motor Speedway and more.

Updated: November 26, 2013