Sophomore Year Experience
students at UT Dallas

Sophomore Events

WOW! Explore the World of Work

Sophomores can attend this short one hour presentation on UT Dallas Internships, Externships, and Career Center resources. The event will include sophomore specific advice on creating your career path at UT Dallas!

Freshman Ignite: Class of 2019

Celebrate your first-year success with your fellow freshmen at the "Ignite Your Future" event, which is an evening of fun marking the end of your first year at UT Dallas. Celebrate individual achievements, your class as a whole, new friends and moving on to your sophomore year.

April 7, 2016
8:00pm - 10:00pm
Residence Hall West Courtyard

First-Year Leader Program

First-Year Leaders have the opportunity to team up with a UNIV 1010 instructor to teach the course. They are students who have been trained to offer educational outreach to freshmen. Their mentoring helps new UT Dallas students succeed in the classroom and elsewhere on campus.

International Week

International Week celebrates rich diversity of culture by providing an array of international events, from Diversity Dinner Dialogues to dance parties. Passport to the World showcases a wide array of culture through food, music, and much more. At the International Talent Show, you can watch classical dances, musical performances, and other quality student performances from around the globe.

Fall 2016

Sophomore Jump: Halfway to Someday Celebration

Join the sophomore party to celebrate being halfway to graduation!

April 12, 2016
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Phase 8 Courtyard

Explore the WOW!

Explore the World of Work through an externship/job shadowing experience during Spring Break week. Receive a first-hand look at the valuable networking contacts and have the opportunity to see how classroom learning can be applied to real world situations.

March 14 - March 19, 2016

Comet Center Tickets

UT Dallas students have several ways to experience all that Dallas-Fort Worth area has to offer. Purchase discount tickets and learn more about local venues and events at the Comet Center.

Sophomore Advance: A World of Possibilities

Calling all sophomores! Come explore "A World of Possibilities" in your sophomore year. Learn about student leadership opportunities, academic majors, international education, and career center services.

Fall 2016

Major Investigation

Haven't got a clue what to major in? Not sure if your major is right for you? Investigate some options for job shadowing, internships, majors and minors.

March 22, 2016
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Residence Hall Southwest Classroom

Alternative Spring Break

The Office of Student Volunteerism hosts the Alternative Spring Break initiative, a nationwide program in which college students travel during the week of Spring Break to volunteer with non-profit organizations. Previous trips have included service projects benefiting the elderly, at-risk youth, homeless population, and special needs children, as well as assisting with hurricane relief, parks restoration, and environmental cleanup.

March 13 - March 19, 2016

Education Abroad

Yes, you can go abroad on your sophomore year! The Education Abroad office offers opportunities to study abroad that allows for personal growth, a time to develop new insights into other cultures and an opportunity to enhance your global knowledge. Set up an Education Abroad advising appointment request by emailing