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Sunday, Aug 23


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

Welcome Back BBQ

5-7 p.m. Mall — Food, music, dancing and more.

Welcome Back Block Party

9-11 p.m. Parking Lot T — A night of dance where diversity knows no bounds!

Monday, Aug 24

Commuter Cool Down*

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Plinth — Beat the heat with a popsicle.

Fitness Demo Blast

5-6 p.m. Activity Center Auxiliary Gym — Fitness demos and Group Fitness program info.

Comet Beach Luau

6-8 p.m. Residence Hall West Lobby — Buffet, music and hula dancers.

Tuesday, Aug 25


11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. East Side of Green Hall — We all scream for ice cream!

Cupcakes and Cups*

2-3 p.m. Chess Plaza

Nacho Typical Success Center*

2-3 p.m. Mall — Grab some nachos and learn about center services.

16th Annual Sex Bowl

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

Wednesday, Aug 26

Senior Breakfast*

9:30-10:30 a.m. Galaxy Rooms — For seniors: eggs and encouragement, waffles and wisdom, fruit and fun.

Cometville Carnival

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

Veteran Services Center Open House

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. MC 1.204 — Veteran Services Center invites student veterans, students serving in the military, and students who are military spouses or dependents to visit the center.

Greek Treats & Trivia*

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

Big Bad Comedy Show Featuring Retta

8-10 p.m. ATEC Lecture Hall — Appearance by "Parks & Recreation" actor Donna Meagle, as she does stand-up comedy as Retta.

Thursday, Aug 27

Brunch Munch

9-10:30 a.m. Hoblitzelle Hall Lobby

T-shirt Swap*

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

Rec N' Wild

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

Karaoke in the Pub

7-10 p.m. The Pub — Hang with Radio UTD for a night of karaoke.

Silent Disco

9 p.m.-12 a.m. Recreation Center West — Dance music is transmitted through wireless headphones.

Friday, Aug 28

Beat the Bucket

10 a.m.-5 p.m. JSOM Courtyard — Win prizes for dunking your favorite JSOM faculty and staff!

Volunteer Expo

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Visitor Center Atrium — Window-shop for volunteer opportunities.

Meet the Press

1-3 p.m. Student Media Suite — Get to know the people who cover the news, spin the music and produce the shows that are vital to the UT Dallas community. Learn how you can become a part of Student Media, too.

Fun Science

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

Monday, Aug 31

Breakfast Bonanza*

9-11 a.m. Various Locations — Assorted breakfast goodies, while supplies last! Download the breakfast map (pdf, 187kb).

Comet Confections*

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

Tuesday, Sept 1

Tea Tuesday*

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Galerstein Women's Center — Cookies, tea and fun.

Fajita Feed*

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Plinth — Free fajitas with friends.

Root Beer Floats*

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

GrooveBoston Presents Ethos

8-11 p.m. Activity Center Main Gym — Music and light show.

Wednesday, Sept 2

"Route" Beer Floats*

12-2 p.m. Plinth

Grocery Bingo

1:30-3 p.m. Galaxy Rooms — Bingo with grocery bundles prizes.

Tea and T-shirts*

3-5 p.m. Founders Atrium First Floor — Drink sweet tea, grab a free T-shirt and learn about the new VolunTIER service-learning program.

Meet the Greeks

7-9 p.m. Clark Center Auditorium — Showcase of Greek organizations.

Thursday, Sept 3

Brain Freeze*

11 a.m.-12 p.m. South Side of Green Hall — Cool down with ice cream and a stress-busting gift.

Beat the Heat with a Treat*

12-1:30 p.m. Plinth — Beat the heat with a cool and refreshing summer treat.

Shop UTD

1:30-3:30 p.m. Visitor Center Atrium — A backstage pass to all the goods, services and eats that UT Dallas has to offer!

Experience Dallas

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

Diversity Poetry Jam

7-8:30 p.m. Galaxy Rooms — Spoken word performances by local poets.

Movie in the Park "Jurassic World"

9-11:30 p.m. Residence Hall West Courtyard — Grab a blanket for a showing of the blockbuster hit "Jurassic World."

Friday, Sept 4

Comet Splash

5-8 p.m. Phase 8 Pool — Refreshments, music and giveaways.

Enter To Win

Student Video Contest

Capture the spirit of Welcome Week! Submit your minute-long (or less) video via YouTube link by Monday, Sept. 7 at midnight.

  • 1st place—$200 gift card to the UTD Tech Store
  • 2nd place—$100 gift card to the UTD Tech Store
  • 3rd place—$50 gift card to the UTD Tech Store

View 2015 winners →

"Cap This" Contest

Temoc wants you to create the captions for his 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. Participants are limited to one win for the duration of the 2015 Welcome Week "Cap This" contest.

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