Welcome Week 2016

Aug. 21 - Sept. 3

Week One


Aug. 21



4-5 p.m. Activity Center Main Gym
Official welcome for incoming freshmen and transfer students.

Welcome Back Bash

5-7 p.m. Chess Plaza
Food, music, dancing and more.

Welcome Back Block Party

9-11 p.m. Lot T
DJs, dancing, prizes and shaved ice.


Aug. 22


Paint the Rocks

10 a.m.-12 p.m. Spirit Rocks
Leave your mark on campus!

Commuter Cool Down

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Chess Plaza
Beat the heat with a popsicle.

Popcorn Bar

12:30-2 p.m.
New location: Galaxy Rooms
Grab a salty treat.

Comet Beach Luau

6-8 p.m.
New location: Residence Hall West Lobby
Food, music and hula dancers.


Aug. 23


Brunch & Munch

10-11 a.m. Hoblitzelle Hall Lobby
Breakfast tacos with Interdisciplinary Studies.

Fajita Feed

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Plinth
Fajita with friends.

Root Beer Floats

4-5:30 p.m. Student Union Awning
The quintessential summer treat!

Sex Bowl

6-8 p.m. Activity Center Main Gym
Men and women compete to determine the superior sex.


Aug. 24


Senior Breakfast

9-10:30 a.m. Galaxy Rooms
For undergrad seniors: breakfast, shirts and fun.


11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Mall
Treats, games, giveaways and info about student organizations.

Greek Treats & Trivia

6-8 p.m. Plinth
Snacks, music and trivia.


Aug. 25


T-shirt Swap

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mall
Donate another university shirt, receive a UT Dallas shirt.

Rec N' Wild

2-5 p.m. Softball Field
Enjoy water rides, games, treats and more.

Diversity Poetry Jam

7-9 p.m. Galaxy Rooms
Spoken word performances by local poets.

Silent Disco

9 p.m.-12 a.m. Recreation Center West
Dancing with wireless headphones.


Aug. 26


Meet the Press

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Student Media Office
Mix and mingle with Student Media.

Volunteer Expo

1-3 p.m. Activity Center Main Gym
Window-shop for volunteer opportunities.

Muggles vs. Thrones

2-4 p.m. McDermott Library
Harry Potter and Game of Thrones: visit themed stations, play games, earn prizes.

Week Two


Aug. 29


Breakfast Bonanza

9-11 a.m. Various Locations
Assorted breakfast goodies, while supplies last.
See Breakfast Map

Shop UT Dallas

11 a.m-1 p.m. Visitor Center Atrium
A backstage pass to all the goods, services and eats that UT Dallas has to offer!

Comet Confections

1:30-3:30 p.m. Galaxy Rooms
Sweet eats and candy treats.

Fitness Demo Blast

6-7 p.m. Recreation Center West
Fitness demos and Group Fitness program info.


Aug. 30


Brain Freeze

11 a.m.-12 p.m. South Side of Green Hall
Cool down with ice cream treats.

Nacho Typical Success

2-3 p.m. Plinth
Grab nachos and learn about the Success Center.

Cupcakes and Cups

3-4 p.m. Founders Building (outdoors)
Enjoy treats with the Office of Undergraduate Education.

Sophomore Advance

5-6 p.m. Galaxy Rooms
Sophomores: explore opportunities available to you this year!

The Dean's Cup

6-8:30 p.m. JSOM Davidson Auditorium
A business-themed quiz bowl. Sign up your team today!


Aug. 31


Tea Break

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Galerstein Women's Center (SSB 4.300)
Tea, cookies and photo booth fun!

Grocery Bingo

1-3 p.m. Galaxy Rooms
Bingo with grocery bundle prizes.

Fun Science

3-4:30 p.m. Founders Building Second Floor Atrium
Science activities, snacks and prizes.

Welcome Week Comedy Show

8-10 p.m. ATEC Lecture Hall
Join us for a show with an up-and-coming comedy talent.


Sept. 1


The Great Library Challenge

9 a.m.-5 p.m. McDermott Library
Library trivia, with treasure hunts and a chance to win prizes.


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. North Side of Green Hall
Chicken and waffle extravaganza!

Parking & Transportation Showcase

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Chess Plaza
Learn about where to park and how to get around on campus.

DMA Tour

5:30-8:30 p.m.
Registration for a chance to participate is closed. Winners will be notified by email.

MGC & NPHC Showcase

7-9 p.m. Activity Center
Meet the MGC and NPHC Greek councils.

Movie in the Park

9-11 p.m. Residence Hall West Courtyard
Grab a blanket for a blockbuster movie screening.


Sept. 2


Comet Village Tailgate

5-7 p.m. Lot J
Food, games, prizes and live music.


7 p.m. Activity Center
Pack the house for the volleyball season-opener.


Sept. 3



3 p.m. Activity Center
White out! Come cheer on the Comets to victory and receive a free T-shirt.

Snapchat Contest Winners

First Place
Nishaat Vazir Rupani
Sophomore, Finance

Second Place
Sukriti Palaha
Sophomore, Finance

Third Place
Kuldeep Ahir
Graduate, Info Technology and MGT

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