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The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD or UT Dallas) is a public research university in the University of Texas System. The main campus is in the Richardson, Texas, Telecom Corridor, 18 miles (29 km) north of Downtown Dallas. Approximately one-third of the campus is located within Dallas county, with plans to open an on-campus DART train stop on the Cotton Belt rail line (2022). The institution, established in 1961 as the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest and later renamed the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies (SCAS), began as a research arm of Texas Instruments. In 1969, the founders bequeathed SCAS to the state of Texas, officially creating The University of Texas at Dallas.

The University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas at Dallas seal.svg
MottoDisciplina
Praesidium Civitatis
(Latin)
Motto in English
Education,
the Guardian of Society
TypePublic – Research
State University
EstablishedFounded: February 14, 1961 (1961-02-14)
Joined UT System: September 1, 1969 (1969-09-01)[1]
Academic affiliation
Endowment$532.10 million
(March 30, 2019)[2]
PresidentRichard C. Benson[3]
ProvostInga Musselman [4]
Academic staff
1,422 (Fall 2018)[5]
Students28,755 (Fall 2018)[6]
Undergraduates19,872 (Fall 2018)[6]
Postgraduates8,883 (Fall 2018)[6]
Location
Richardson (Main campus)
and Dallas
, ,
U.S.

32°59′06″N 96°45′00″W / 32.98500°N 96.75000°W / 32.98500; -96.75000Coordinates: 32°59′06″N 96°45′00″W / 32.98500°N 96.75000°W / 32.98500; -96.75000
CampusUrban
Main campus:
445 acres (180 ha)
Adjacent land:
265 acres (107 ha)
Land in Dallas:
10 acres (4 ha) [7]
ColorsFlame Orange, Brilliance White, and Eco Green[8]
              
NicknameComets
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IIIAmerican Southwest
MascotTemoc[9]
Websitewww.utdallas.edu
University of Texas at Dallas logo.svg University of Texas at Dallas orange and green detailed Monogram logo.png

The university has been characterized by rapid growth in research output and its competitive undergraduate admissions policies since its inception.[10] Less than 47 years after its founding, the Carnegie Foundation had classified the university as a doctoral research university with "Highest Research Activity"—faster than any other school in Texas.[11] The university is associated with four Nobel Prizes, and has members of the National Academy of Science and National Academy of Engineering on its faculty. Research projects include the areas of Space Science, Bioengineering, Cybersecurity, Nanotechnology, and Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

The Naveen Jindal School of Management (Jindal or JSOM) ranks above Texas A&M (Mays) and SMU (Cox) according to U.S. News & World Report[12] and Bloomberg Businessweek.[13] Admission into UT Dallas' full-time MBA program is more selective than UT Austin (McCombs) and Rice (Jones),[14][15][16][17] with approximately one of every four applicants being accepted. JSOM is #1 in Texas and #4 globally for the quantity of faculty research published in leading academic business journals.[18]

The University of Texas at Dallas offers more than 140 academic programs[19] across its eight schools and hosts more than 50 research centers and institutes. For the spring 2018 commencement, the university granted 2,314 bachelor's degrees, 2,109 master's degrees, and 99 PhDs for a total of 4,843 degrees.[20] The university is well-known for its Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, Criminology, Engineering, Computer Science, Public Affairs, Political Science, Economics, Business, and Arts & Technology programs.[21]

The school has a Division III athletics program in the American Southwest Conference and fields 14 intercollegiate teams. Beginning in 2018, UT Dallas began sponsoring a co-ed Varsity eSports program as a part of the college's athletic department. It officially supports competitive teams for League of Legends (ranked No. 8 by ESPN[22]), Overwatch, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.[23] The university recruits worldwide for its chess team and has a nationally recognized debate team.

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HistoryEdit

EstablishmentEdit

 
The Founders Building,[24] also previously known as the Laboratory of Earth and Planetary Science, opened in 1964.

Before they founded UT Dallas, Eugene McDermott, Cecil Howard Green and J. Erik Jonsson had purchased Geophysical Service Incorporated (GSI) on December 6, 1941 - the day before the attack on Pearl Harbor. With the rapid increase in defense contracts, the General Instrument Division of GSI grew substantially and was later reorganized under the name Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) in 1951.[25]

However, qualified personnel required by TI were not readily available in the Dallas-Fort Worth area because the region's universities did not provide enough graduates with advanced training in engineering and physical sciences. Texas Instruments was forced to recruit talent from other states during its expansion, and the founders observed in 1959 that "To grow industrially, the region must grow academically; it must provide the intellectual atmosphere, which will allow it to compete in the new industries dependent on highly trained and creative minds."[26]

To compensate for a shortage, McDermott, Green, and Jonsson established the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest on February 14, 1961. While the institute initially was housed in the Fondren Science Library at Southern Methodist University, a nearby empty cotton field was later acquired by Jonsson, McDermott, and Green in Richardson, TX in 1962. The first facility, the Laboratory of Earth and Planetary Science (later named the Founders Building), opened on the grounds of the present-day UTD campus in 1964. The Graduate Research Center of the Southwest was renamed the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies (SCAS) in 1967.

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On July 15, 2016 Dr. Richard C. Benson become the fifth president of the University of Texas at Dallas.[56] Previously he was Dean of the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech University, which saw record growth from 2005 to 2016 after the number of engineering applicants nearly doubled during his tenure.[57] He has continued the expansion of the UTD campus with the addition of The Bioengineering and Sciences Building, The Engineering & Computer Science West Building, a new Science Building, The Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center, and Northside Phase 1 & 2 (the first on-campus apartments with first floor retail space). Since 2016, UT Dallas' national US News ranking has jumped up from 140 to 129,[58][59] tying it with University of Missouri, University of Kansas, University of Alabama, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and Catholic University of America (most of which are current or former members of the Association of American Universities). Undergraduate applications have increased by 5%, undergraduate enrollment has increased by 16%, 6-year graduation rates increased by 4.5%, freshman retention rates have improved from 84% to 87%, and UTD was ranked #1 among universities under 50 years old for the first time.[60][61][62]

 
UT Dallas Monogram

In fall 2017, The University of Texas at Dallas adopted a secondary logo - the UTD Monogram. It is typically used to retain UT Dallas’ identity across digital platforms, as the primary logo does not adapt well to mobile devices or smaller screens.[63] Later in spring 2017, Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center opened on campus.

In 2018, the University inherited the Barrett collection of Swiss art which will be housed in a new building as part of the Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History.[64] In January 2019, the family of Trammell and Margaret Crow donated the entire collection of the Crow Museum of Asian Art to the University of Texas at Dallas, along with $23 million in support funding to help build a structure on the university campus to show more of the artworks.[65]

In fall 2019 UT Dallas marked its 50 years as a Texas public university (est. 1969), 44 years of undergraduate Junior/Senior enrollment (since 1975), 29 years of incoming Freshman enrollment (since 1990), and 58 years as a research center (founded in 1961).[40][66]

AcademicsEdit

RankingsEdit

University rankings
National
ARWU[67] 71–99
Forbes[68] 245
U.S. News & World Report[69] 129
Washington Monthly[70] 99
Global
ARWU[71] 201–300
QS[72] 421–430
Times[73] 201–250
U.S. News & World Report[74] 231

Overall Rankings (Public Colleges):

  • Forbes - 80
  • US News - 61

State Rankings (Public Colleges), Texas:

  • AWRU - 4
  • Forbes - 3
  • Times - 3
  • US News - 3
  • Washington Monthly - 14

In 2019, U.S. News and World Report in Best Colleges ranked UTD in its top tier among national universities. In the same publication's report for 2019, the university ranked at 129th nationally and 61st among public universities, tying it with two AAU members: the University of Missouri and The University of Kansas.[75][76] The 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities placed UTD at 71st–99th in the United States. Washington Monthly's 2015 Annual College and University Rankings placed UTD at 99th in the United States.[77] Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's 100 Best Values in Public Colleges 2016 ranked UTD at 33rd in value for in-state residents and 38th for out-of-state students.[78]


Notable RankingsEdit

Top Universities Under 50 Years Old (2018), Times[79]

  • #2 Overall, #1 Texas

Best Value Colleges & Universities

  • #31 Overall, #2 Texas, #1 Texas (Public) - Forbes (2019)[80]
  • #33 Overall, #2 Texas - Kiplinger (2016)[81]
  • #37 Overall, #2 Texas - Money Magazine (2016)[82]
  • UTD has placed on the Princeton Review Best Value list every year since 2012.[83][84]
  • In 2017, UTD's MBA program ranked #1 based on salary-to-debt ratio in the United States according to US News (12:1 ROI).[85]

LGBTQ+ Friendly Universities

  • #1 Texas, #1 Southwest USA - Campus Pride Index (2019)[86]
    • UTD is the only university that has received the highest rating in Texas and in the southwest region (5 out of 5 stars).[87]
  • #1 Texas, #27 Overall - College Choice (2019)[88]
  • #1 Texas, #5 Overall - Affordable Colleges (2019)[89]

Specific School & Program RankingsEdit

U.S. News and World Report's 2020 rankings of graduate school programs ranked the UTD's Engineering School at 64th in the nation (4th in Texas)[90], Computer Engineering at 62nd, and Computer Science at 64th. The undergraduate Engineering program is ranked 80th nationally and 4th in Texas, after UT Austin, Texas A&M, and Rice.[91]

Beginning in 2016, the Business School's graduate programs has been ranked 33rd nationally, tying with Rice University and University of Wisconsin-Madison (tied for #2 in Texas; ranking above Texas A&M and Southern Methodist University), while the part-time MBA program was ranked 29th nationally by US News. Additionally, the Online MBA's Graduate Business program was ranked 2nd nationally (1st in Texas), and the MBA specialty of information systems was ranked 16th nationally (2nd in Texas).[92] Bloomberg Business Week Best Business Schools 2018 rankings places UTD 37th nationally and 3rd in Texas.[93] The 2017 ARWU rankings placed UTD's studies in Economics/Business at 41st internationally.[94]

In 2018, The Master of Science in Marketing program was ranked #5 nationally by College Choice.[95]

In 2020, UTD's program in Audiology was ranked at 4th nationally (1st in Texas) by US News[96] while UTD's program in Speech-Pathology was ranked at 16th nationally (2nd in Texas).[97]

UTD's graduate program in Game Design was ranked 21st in the Princeton Review 2019 list.[98] Beginning in 2011, the undergraduate program was ranked in the Top 10.[99]

In 2018, the UTD's program in Geography and Geospatial Sciences programs were ranked 1st in the nation for GIScience/Computation and Spatial Analysis/Statistics by Geographical Perspectives.[100] The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey designated the program a Center of Academic Excellence, the only one in Texas and one of 17 nationwide. In, 2010 they were ranked 16th nationally (1st in Texas) by Academic Analytics of Stony Brook, N.Y.[101]

In 2017, the Social Sciences programs were ranked 51st-75th internationally by the ARWU.[94]

In a 2012 study, assessing the academic impact of publications, the UTD's program in Criminology was ranked 5th in the whole world. The findings were published in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.[102] UT Dallas is also home to the #2 Most-Cited Criminologist, Dr. Alex Piquero and one of the Top Women in Criminology, Dr. Nicole Leeper Piquero.[103][104]


The UTD Top 100 Business School Research RankingsEdit

The Naveen Jindal School of Management (Jindal or JSOM) annually releases its own ranking list for business schools based on research quantity and frequency. The list named "The UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings" uses a database that tracks the number of faculty publications in the 24 leading business journals, credits them to each business school, and ranks them in order by most publications in the past 5 years.[105] The UTD Top 100 ranking has been referenced, advertised, and cited by many business schools, including the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton),[106] University of Cambridge (Judge),[107] University of Washington (Foster),[108] University of Maryland (Smith),[109] University of Colorado – Boulder (Leeds),[110] and many more. Major news organizations have also written about the UTD Top 100 rankings, including CNN,[111] Fortune,[112] and Financial Times.[113]

Colleges and SchoolsEdit

 
Science Learning Center. The tile exterior represents two patterns: atomic emission spectra of gases, and human DNA.

For fall 2015, the University of Texas at Dallas offered 138 academic programs across its eight schools including 48 baccalaureate programs, 57 master's programs and 31 doctoral programs.[114][115] The school also offers 33 undergraduate and graduate certificates.[116] The school offers a number of interdisciplinary degree programs.[117]

Below are the 8 schools at UT Dallas:

Additionally, the Honors college offers several programs and support resources for high achieving students:[118][119]

  • The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program
  • The Collegium V Honors Program
  • National Merit Scholars Program
  • Terry Scholars Program
  • Office of Distinguished Scholarships
  • Archer Program
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Texas Legislative Internship Program
  • Model United Nations

Notable History: Degree Programs

In 2002 the UTD's Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science was the first in the United States to offer an ABET-accredited B.S. degree in telecommunications engineering.[120]

UTD's Arts and Technology program is Texas's first comprehensive degree designed to merge computer science and engineering with creative arts and the humanities.[121]

  • In 2004 the School of Arts and Humanities introduced the Arts and Technology (ATEC) program with the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.
  • In 2008 a complementary major, Emerging Media and Communication (EMAC), was offered.[122]
  • In 2015, the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communications was founded and now is home to the ATEC and EMAC programs.[123]

In January 2007 UTD's School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences began offering the first doctoral degree in criminology in Texas.[124]

Geospatial Information Sciences (GIS) is the first and only program of its kind in Texas and is jointly offered with the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and with the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS).

  • The program was the first from Texas admitted to the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science.[125]
  • UT Dallas is the fourth university in the nation to receive an accreditation from the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) for a Geospatial Intelligence certificate.[126]
  • The GIS program is ranked No. 1 in the nation for GIScience/Computation and Spatial Analysis/Statistics by Geographical Perspectives.[127]


Student bodyEdit

In 2018 overall ethnicity population proportions, including undergraduate and graduate students, was White American 29%, Asian American 25%, International 20%, Hispanic 14%, African American 5%.[128] Fall 2017 first-time undergraduate acceptance rate was 70%, with some of the most selective graduate programs only accepting 4% of applicants.[129] The top majors among undergraduates are biology, computer science, arts and technology, accounting, business administration, mechanical engineering, finance, neuroscience, psychology, and electrical engineering.[130]

In the fall 2017-18 academic year, UTD enrolled 160 National Merit Scholars in its freshmen class, which was the highest total number in Texas and one of the highest in the nation.[131] The fall 2017 entering freshmen class had an average SAT composite score of 1323 and an average ACT composite score of 29. These freshman SAT/ACT scores are the highest averages in UTD's history - which surpassed Texas A&M's and matched UT Austin's averages of that year.[132] For spring 2018 commencement, the university granted 2,314 bachelor's degrees, 2,109 master's degrees and 99 doctoral degrees for a total of 4,843 degrees.[133]

Scholarship programsEdit

All freshmen admitted to the university are automatically considered for an Academic Excellence Scholarship (AES) Award. For the fall 2017 incoming freshmen class, the awards range from $3,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees up to complete coverage of UT Dallas tuition and mandatory fees plus $3,000 per semester cash stipend to defray the costs of books, supplies and other expenses.[134]

The McDermott Scholars Program, established at UT Dallas in 2000, provides full scholarships and unique cultural and civic opportunities to academically talented high school students.[135]

The National Merit Scholars Program, established at UT Dallas in 2011, provides professional and cultural development, full tuition and mandatory fees and a generous additional stipend.[136]

In 2006, UT Dallas became one of 13 universities in Texas affiliated with the Terry Foundation Scholarship. The Terry Scholars Program is a cohort experience that offers academic, cultural, service, mentoring, and other unique opportunities to traditional and transfer students awarded the prestigious scholarship.[137]

ResearchEdit

The 2015 edition of The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, released on February 1, 2016 classified UT Dallas among one of 115 American universities as a "Highest Research Activity Institution".[138] Research projects include the areas of space science, bioengineering, cybersecurity, nanotechnology, and behavioral and brain sciences. The university has more than 50 research centers and institutes and the UTD Office of Technology Commercialization, a technology transfer center.[139][140] Research expenditures for the 2017 academic year are expected to be over $120 million.[141]

 
Scale model of the C/NOFS probe. NASA's CINDI instrument is installed on C/NOFS.

The William B. Hanson Center for Space Studies (CSS), affiliated with the Department of Physics, conducts research in space plasma physics. It has its roots in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Laboratory of the university's predecessor. The center conducts a NASA-sponsored mission, Coupled Ion-Neutral Dynamics Investigation (CINDI), which was launched in April 2008 in cooperation with the United States Air Force.[142] CINDI, which is part of the payload for the Communication and Navigation Outage Forecast System program, seeks to uncover information about the equatorial plasma bubbles that interrupt radio signals.[143][144] Under the leadership of John H. Hoffman, the center designed the mass spectrometer for the Phoenix Mars Lander as part of the Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer (TEGA) experiment in cooperation with the University of Arizona.[145]

UT Dallas conducts cybersecurity research in a number of areas including cross-domain information sharing, data security and privacy, data mining for malware detection, geospatial information security, secure social networks, and secure cloud computing.[146] The university is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research for the academic years 2008–2013 by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.[147]

The Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute was established in 2001 when Ray Baughman, a pioneering nanotechnologist, became the Robert A. Welch Distinguished Chair in Chemistry and director of the university's NanoTech Institute. In 2007, it was renamed in memory of the late Alan G. MacDiarmid, who shared the 2000 Nobel Prize in chemistry with Alan Heeger and Hideki Shirakawa. The NanoTech Institute has produced more than 200 refereed journal articles, 13 of which have been published in Science or Nature, and given over 300 lectures in the United States and abroad.[148] Ray Baughman was ranked number 30 on the March 2, 2011, Thomson Reuters list of the top 100 materials scientists.[149][150]

 
Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory

The Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory (NSERL), a four-story, 192,000-square-foot (17,800 m2) research facility, was completed in December 2006 after two years of construction. Including ISO 7 cleanroom facilities, the $85 million building provides open floor plans that allows chemists, biologists, nanotechnologists, materials scientists and other specialists to conduct multidisciplinary research. The laboratory provides extensive wet lab, fabrication, instrumentation, and high performance computing facilities to foster biomedical engineering and nano-technology research. The Nanoelectronics Materials Laboratory, on the fourth floor, includes a system that allows researchers to deposit thin film materials one atomic layer at a time. In May 2011 a $3 million JEOL ARM200F scanning transmission electron microscope with an atomic resolution of 0.78 picometers, was added to the research laboratory, already home to two transmission electron microscopes.[151][152][153]

 
Center for BrainHealth

The Center for BrainHealth, both its own facility and part of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, is a research institute with clinical interventions focused on brain health. The center is located near the UT Dallas' Callier Center for Communication Disorders and adjacent to the north campus of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in the city of Dallas. Brain research is concentrated on brain conditions, diseases, and disorders including, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, autism, dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and working memory.[154]

The Callier Center for Communication Disorders became part of the University of Texas at Dallas in 1975 as part of the School of Human Development (now the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences). Research, at the center, includes the causes, prevention, assessment and treatment of communication disorders and the facilities include laboratories for research in child language development and disorders, autism spectrum disorders, speech production, hearing disorders, neurogenic speech and language, cochlear implants and aural habilitation.[155]

Additional ongoing research initiatives at UT Dallas include researchers overseeing the long-running British Election Study (BES). Harold Clarke, the Ashbel Smith professor of political science in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, and Marianne Stewart, professor of political science are the co-principal investigators for the study, which began in 1964 and is one of the world's oldest continuous political research projects. The other two co-investigators are David Sanders and Paul Whiteley of the University of Essex in England.[156]

CampusEdit

Main CampusEdit

The main campus is located in Richardson, Texas next to Dallas' Telecom Corridor, 18 miles (29 km) north of downtown Dallas, on the boundary of Dallas and Collin counties. UT Dallas owns land in Richardson, Texas consisting of approximately 465 acres (1.88 km2) for campus development and another 265 acres (1.07 km2) adjacent to the campus.[7] The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition recognized UTD for their green campus efforts.[157]

While the main campus' address is officially within the jurisdiction of Richardson and Collin country, approximately one-third of the college today (one-half in 1969) is physically located within the border of Dallas county (which the city of Dallas typically governs). This section contains major areas in the south end of campus, including the Visitor Center, Bookstore, the Naveen Jindal School of Management, Athletics District and facilities, half of the Founders Building, parking lots, and some on-campus student housing (Canyon Creek and University Village buildings 1, 2, and 3).[158][159] When UT Dallas started growing in the 1960s, the university needed to coordinate with one of the cities for water, electricity, sewer, police, and fire services. Dallas agreed to let Richardson officially host the university because it did not have the ability or capacity to support UTD at the time (a situation similar to SMU and University Park).[160] Today, UT Dallas and Richardson share a close relationship and have strongly supported each others growth for the past 50 years.[161]

Other LocationsEdit

ArchitectureEdit

 
Student Services building

The first campus development plan (1971) called for brutalist-style concrete architecture, a monorail reminiscent of Disneyland's, large balconies for congregating, and skywalks.[28] While not everything was implemented, some of the original elements outlined do remain today. The overall modern look and feel of the campus was inspired by the founders' vision of a "college of the future" - intentionally straying from the traditional "red-brick" styles of older universities.

Early architecture on the campus (late 20th century) exhibits typical characteristics of Brutalism, a popular civic style when the structures were designed and built. In accordance with this style, many of the early buildings are pale, off-white, precast concrete with repetitive structures. Most of these buildings are concentrated towards the north end of the Mall area, the most notable being the Founders Building, Eugene McDermott Library, and Adminstration Building.

Later architecture (early 21st century) exhibits late modern or postmodern features such as bronze glass, bronze aluminum frames, unadorned geometric shapes, unusual surfaces, and unorthodox layouts. This styling is seen in the Engineering and Computer Science building, School of Management, Cecil and Ida Green Center, and Natural Science and Engineering Research Lab facility (called the Mermaid Building due to its colorful anodized shingles). To provide protection from inclement weather and extreme temperatures, many of the buildings on campus are connected by a series of elevated indoor walking paths also referred to as skybridges.[167]

The Student Services building, completed in 2010, is the first academic structure in Texas to be rated a LEED Platinum facility by the United States Green Building Council.[168]

LandscapeEdit

 
The Plinth, located between the McDermott Library (left) and the Student Union (right)

A $30 million Campus Landscape Enhancement Project, largely funded by Margaret McDermott (wife of UTD founder Eugene McDermott), was started in October 2008 and completed in late 2010. The project encompassed all aspects of landscape architecture from campus identity to pedestrian strategies, future growth patterns, sustainability and establishing a campus core. The first enhancement included the reforestation of the main entry drive with more than 5,000 native trees. Each tree was hand-picked and individually arranged by the landscape architect after study of native stands in Texas.

The next major enhancement a included the commitment to a riparian corridor, consisting of a densely planted natural creek bed along the central entry median to the campus Allée. The main Mall (or 'Allée') includes 116 hand-picked columnar 'Claudia Wannamaker' Magnolias alongside five reflecting pools and four human-scale chess boards (to represent the achievements of the school's chess team). At the northern terminus of the Mall (between the McDermott Library and the Student Union) is a pavilion-sized plaza, referred to by many students as "The Plinth". The plaza includes a granite fountain complete with mist column, an overhead trellis covered in wisteria vines, and a temperature-modifying shade structure design.[169][170][171]

The most recent major phase of the campus landscape upgrades began in 2013, which included to the main pedestrian walkways and corridors on campus, the outdoor space between the Founders and University Theatre buildings, and other areas on campus.[172] As a result of the Campus Enhancement Plan, the University was earned recognition by Tree Campus USA in the summer of 2017. About 6,800 trees can be found on the main campus representing 65 species. In order to maintain this designation, the University created the Tree Advisory Committee, a subcommittee of the Campus Sustainability Committee, and gave each tree a metal tag and GPS locator to manage tree health.

Construction and developmentEdit

 
UTD Visitor Center

Current projectsEdit

  • A new Science Building is under construction and will open in fall 2020. The 175,000 sq.ft. space features laboratories, classrooms, and offices.[173]
  • Campus enhancement – Phase III, planned to create more outdoor gathering areas and green areas. It is scheduled to be finished in 2021.[174]
  • On-campus DART train stop on the Cotton Belt light rail line in Northside area. Construction is planned to start in 2019 for completion in 2022.[175][176] It is a part of the North Campus Transit Oriented Development Plan.
  • A new parking structure will be completed in 2022 and house approximately 1,200 cars.[174] It will be the 4th general on-campus parking garage.
  • The UT Dallas Athenæum, planned to house Edith O'Donnell Institute of Art History, significant art library collections, and current and future gifts to the university. It will be situated in a central campus location with construction completing in 2023.[174]
  • Student Union Building renovation and expansion (or a completely new building to replace the current one) will begin in 2022 and be completed in 2025.[174]
  • UTD's latest Master Plan (2019) announced the development of a new Athletics District to the south and a new Arts District near the center of campus.[177]
  • The Master Plan outlines general plans to demolish some older buildings and surface parking lots. There are plans to build new parking garages, academic buildings (classrooms and research labs), student life development (housing/activities/dining), an academic quad, service buildings, a multi-purpose arena, an events center, and a recreation field.[178]
  • Two new art museums are planned to be added to UTD's campus. One will house the Barrett Swiss art collection[179] and the other will house part of the Crow Family's Asian art collection.[180]


Completed projectsEdit

The first building on campus was the Laboratory of Earth & Planetary Science (completed in 1964), later renamed to the Founders Building.[181] Notable campus buildings added in the 20th century include the Eugene McDermott Library (1975),[182] Student Union (1981), Administration Building (1988), Waterview Apartments (1989), and the Activity Center (1998).[183]

Campus development in early 21st century included the additions of the School of Management (2003) and the Natural Science & Engineering Research Lab "Mermaid Building" (2007).[184][185] Starting in 2009, UT Dallas began experiencing major growth due to a rapidly increasing undergraduate population, new research opportunities, and donations. This spurred a series of campus developments that continues to present day. As a result, most of the signature landmarks on main campus are (at most) just a decade old. Below is a timeline of the largest recent additions to UTD's main campus in Richardson, TX.

2009

  • The first dorm-style units & 2nd on-campus student housing development, Residence Hall South.[186]
  • Dining Hall (now the Student Union Food Court).[186]
  • University Parkway and Entrance, featuring a long road lined with 6,000+ native trees & shrubs along with a large roundabout intersection. It is the main entrance to UT Dallas, leading traffic and pedestrians to the south end of campus.[186]
 
UT Dallas mall magnolia trees and reflecting pools

2010

  • Enhancements to the central and south Mall area, a transformation that marked the first major efforts of beautifying the main campus. It was largely funded by donations from Margaret McDermott, the wife of one of UT Dallas' founders, Eugene McDermott.[186] The construction added the four reflecting pools and surrounding magnolia trees in the south mall area. It also added the trellis and plinth to the center of the mall, which features a shady outdoor sitting area and a mist fountain.
  • Student Services Building added 74,343 sq.ft. of student support offices/programs. This includes financial aid, the bursar's office, registrar and enrollment center, health and counseling services, career center, resident and housing operations, international student services, women's center, gender center (LGBTQ+), and more. The facade makes the building appear to float when viewed from various vantage points.[186][187]
  • Science Learning Center (SLC), featuring 76,000 sq.ft. of space for lecture halls, recitation rooms, and instructional labs.[186] The exterior of the building is inspired by two patterns: atomic emission spectra of gases, and human DNA when it is separated in a process called gel electrophoresis.[188]
  • Renovation and expansion of the Founders Building, which added an atrium lobby, computer labs, classrooms, and offices.[186]

2011

  • The Visitor Center & University Bookstore, which also houses the tech store, copy center, and is attached to the rec center.[186][189] It replaced the original campus bookstore that was constructed in 1978.
  • The third on-campus student housing development, Residence Hall North.[190][186]

2012

  • The fourth on-campus student housing development, Residence Hall Northwest.[191][186]
  • Soccer Fields, for UTD's varsity DIII soccer teams.[186]


2013

  • Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building. Spaces include 2,150 classroom seats and 50 faculty offices, a 1200-seat auditorium, 2D drawing and painting art studios, 3D art studios, and an exterior video screen showcasing ATEC projects and other visual arts. For the design, UT Dallas chose Studios Architecture—the firm that designed Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California.[192][193][194]
  • The 5th on-campus student housing development, Residence Hall Southwest.[191][186][195]
  • The first general on-campus parking garage, Parking Structure 1.[186]
  • Tennis Courts, for UTD's DIII varsity tennis teams.[186]

2014

  • A 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) expansion to the Naveen Jindal School of Management building.[196][197]
  • The sixth on-campus student housing development, Residence Hall West. It includes a dining hall, recreation center, and a resident parking garage.[191][195]
  • Parking Structure 2, the second general on-campus parking garage. It also houses retail space.[186]

2015

  • Beautification enhancement for the north Mall area.[173]


2016

  • The seventh on-campus student housing development, Northside Phase 1. It is the first urban mixed-use development apartment complex at UTD that includes first floor retail space, designed to serve both students and future DART light rail commuters.[173]
  • The Bioengineering and Sciences Building. The $108 million, 220,000-square-foot (20,000 m2) facility accommodates students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and provide research space for 70 faculty members.[173][198][199]
  • Parking Structure 4, the 3rd general on-campus parking garage.[173]

2017

  • The Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center, the first campus facility solely designated for special use.[200] It features conference venues, meeting rooms, and event spaces and houses the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
  • The 8th and 9th on-campus student housing developments, Canyon Creek Heights North and South.[200]
  • A 68,700 sq.ft. addition to the Student Services Building.[173]

2018

  • The Engineering & Computer Science West Building. The 200,000-square-foot facility was built on the site of the (now-demolished) Clark Center.[173]
  • The 10th on-campus student housing development, Northside Phase 2.[173]

Student lifeEdit

ActivitiesEdit

 
Activity Center

The University of Texas at Dallas has 300+ registered campus organizations and 26 national Greek-letter fraternities and sororities.[132][201] UTD's 89,000-square-foot (8,300 m2) Activity Center contains a fitness center, racquetball courts, squash courts, basketball courts, a multi-purpose room, and indoor swimming pool. Also available are sand volleyball courts, soccer fields, tennis courts, softball fields, baseball fields and a disc golf course. Campus culture is generally more academically inclined compared to other major Texas universities, as traditional athletic sports are not a major focus of the institution.

Recreation and education teamsEdit

ChessEdit

The internationally ranked UT Dallas chess team was launched in 1996 under the direction of two-time president of the U.S. Chess Federation, Timothy Redman.[202] The university recruits worldwide for its chess team and 24 Grandmasters and International Masters have played for UT Dallas from 1996 to 2018. The UTD chess team has won or tied for first place in the Pan-American Intercollegiate Chess Championship more than 10 times since 2000.[132] As a result of the program's success, human-sized chess boards were installed in the campus' Mall. The university offers chess scholarships to qualified student players and several full four-year tuition tournament-based scholarships.[203]

Achievements include the following:[204]

  • UT Dallas has taken first place in eight of its 12 appearances at the Texas State College Championship and the UTD chess team has won or tied for first place in the Southwest Collegiate Championship for 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016.[205][206]
  • The UTD chess team has won the Transatlantic Cup in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2016, 2017, and 2018. They tied for first place in the 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 matches with the University of Belgrade.[207][208] Since 2000, UTD's chess players have won or tied ten Pan American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship titles.[209][210][211][212]
  • The UT Dallas chess team has competed in each consecutive Final Four of Chess tournaments starting in 2001 though 2018, winning or tying for first place five times.[213][214] Since 2019, UT Dallas has made 16 total appearances in the 19 years the Final Four tournament has existed.
  • The U.S. Chess Federation selected UT Dallas as the Chess College of the Year for 2012.[215]

DebateEdit

Established in the fall of 1996, UT Dallas Debate has consistently ranked in the top 25 debate programs nationally. Students engaged in college debate devote hundreds of hours per season researching and defending a specific policy resolution, in the process gaining a graduate-level understanding of complex social and political issues. UTD's Debate program is generally run under the Honors College and offers competitive scholarships to students.[216] Since 2019, UTD has made 16 consecutive appearances at the National Debate Tournament, which is attended by the 78 best teams in the country.[217]

Achievements include the following:


Pre-LawEdit

The school fields teams in the pre-law competitions: Moot Court, Mock Trial and Mediation. UTD is one of the few schools in Texas to field teams in all three major undergraduate legal advocacy competitions.[223]

Achievements include the following:

  • In November 2009, the UT Dallas team won the National Mediation Tournament championship in the advocate/client division. The tournament was held at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.[224]
  • In 2010, UTD students again placed first and second in the advocate/client division to win the Dan Stamatelos National Trophy for Advocacy. The tournament was held at the Drake University Law School and UT Dallas was the only school to place two teams to the final rounds.[225]
  • UTD received first, second and fourth place at the November 2010, South Central Regional Moot Court Championships. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's, William H. Bowen School of Law was host to the 32 teams.[226]
  • UT Dallas Moot Court debate team placed first overall in the regional competition at the American Collegiate Moot Court Association National Tournament, hosted January 2012 at Chapman University in Orange, California.[227]
  • In 2013, one UT Dallas team reached the quarterfinals at the Southwest Regional Tournament, and another made it to the semifinals to earn a bid in the national tournament, hosted by the American Moot Court Association.[228]
  • In 2016, UTD won the International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament and qualified for the American Collegiate Moot Court Association tournament in California.[229]
  • UTD qualified for the American Mock Trial Association’s Opening Round Championship Series in 2018.[230]


Greek lifeEdit

The University of Texas at Dallas opened the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life in 1992 with Kappa Sigma and Alpha Gamma Delta as the first fraternity and sorority on campus, respectively. Since then, it has grown to a community of 900 students among its 26 Greek organizations as of Spring 2018.[citation needed] Each Greek organization is a member of one of the four councils on campus: the Interfraternity Council (IFC), the Collegiate Pan-Hellenic Council (CPC), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), or the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC). The IFC and CPC are the largest councils by number of students, while the MGC, third in population, is the largest by number of entities.

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is composed of eight men's fraternities:[231] Alpha Lambda Mu (the first national Muslim fraternity, founded at UT Dallas), Chi Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

The Collegiate Pan-Hellenic Council (CPC) is composed of four women's sororities:[232] Alpha Gamma Delta, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Zeta, Kappa Alpha Theta.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), chartered on November 11, 2001,[233] is composed of historically African-American fraternities and sororities that make up the "Divine Nine". Four of those nine entities are represented at UT Dallas: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho.

Established in the Fall of 2002,[234] The Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), composed of both fraternities and sororities, is the largest of the four councils by number of entities. Its member organizations are among the youngest national Greek organizations in the world and promote diversity among their membership, although some of them promote a specific cultural ethnicity or nationality.[235] The nine entities are: Beta Chi Theta, Delta Epsilon Psi, Delta Kappa Delta, Kappa Delta Chi, Lambda Theta Phi, Omega Delta Phi, Sigma Lambda Alpha, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Sigma Sigma Rho.

In addition, UT Dallas hosts three professional fraternities.


Student mediaEdit

The Mercury has been the official student newspaper of the University of Texas at Dallas since 1980. It publishes 5,000 copies every other Monday during the fall and spring semesters, and every third Monday during the summer. It is distributed free around campus and at the UTD newsroom in the Student Union. The Mercury also publishes online at utdmercury.com. In April 2011, The Mercury won 12 awards at the 101st annual Texas Intercollegiate Press Association IPA convention.[236]

In 2004, another student newspaper named A Modest Proposal (AMP) was formed. In contrast to The Mercury, which is almost all news articles, AMP features mostly editorial content. AMP is published once a month, eight times a year. Any student, faculty, or staff of UTD can contribute to the paper. Copies of AMP are available for free at the first of each month around the campus, and can also be downloaded in PDF format from their website.[237] Radio UTD, the university's student-run, Internet-only, radio station offers streaming music 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and broadcasts UTD sports games. Radio UTD has also been featured on XM Satellite Radio Channel 43 (XMU) on The Student Exchange Program.[238] The radio station was nominated for three college radio awards at the 2010 College Music Journal annual Music Marathon and Festival. The nominations were for the following categories: Best Use of the Internet, Best Use of Limited Resources and Station of the Year.[239]

In 2009, UTD TV, an internet-based campus TV station, was founded and launched by students. It webcasts a range of student-interest programs from campus news and amusing serial stories to student affairs coverage.[240]

Residential housingEdit

 
UTD Residence Hall South

On-campus housing for the 2015–2016 academic year consisted of the University Commons five residential halls and 1,237 apartments.[241] The apartment buildings 1–37, which make up 696 units and buildings 38–67, which make up 541 units, are owned by the university and privately managed by American Campus Communities under the name University Village. Buildings 1–37, previously known as the Waterview Park Apartments, were owned by the Utley Foundation and purchased by UTD on July 1, 2013.[242][243] Apartment floor plans vary from 1-bedroom to 4-bedroom units and amenities include swimming pools, volleyball courts, outdoor grills, and study centers.[244] According to a UTD Mercury article on September 18, 2011, both graduate and upperclassman housing continues to be in short supply due to the increase in enrollment.[245]

 
UTD Apartments

On August 12, 2009, a 148,000-square-foot (13,700 m2) residence hall (Residence Hall South) opened, providing housing for 384 full-time freshmen residents and 16 peer advisers. The building includes a mix of three-bedroom, single-bath suites for freshmen and one-bedroom, one-bath units for peer advisers. On each wing and each floor are several communal study areas and the ground floor features a 1,800-square-foot (170 m2) glass-enclosed rotunda with pool and ping-pong tables, large-screen televisions, couches and chairs.[246] A second, 150,000-square-foot (14,000 m2) residence hall, (Residence Hall North), was officially completed June 27, 2011, and a third freshman residence hall (Residence Hall Northwest) adjacent to the two existing halls was completed in August 2012. A fourth residence hall (Residence Hall Southwest) opened in time for the fall 2013 semester.[191][195] Construction for a fifth residential facility (Residence Hall West) was started in July 2013 and completed in 2014. The 339,000-square-foot (31,500 m2) 600-bed facility includes a dining hall with seating for 800 and a recreation center.[247][248] Residence Hall West houses the Living Learning Communities program that groups students with similar interests and majors together.

Construction has begun on two new apartment-style housing complexes known as Phase VI and Phase VII.[249] The two complexes will offer a total of 800 beds and are expected to open in time for the fall 2017 semester.

In 2015, co-developers Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions and Wynne/Jackson began construction of a private mixed-use development known as Northside on leased university land directly adjacent to the main campus.[250] Opened in time for the fall 2016 semester, the development offers 600 beds through a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and townhomes. Northside also includes 20,000 square feet of space for retail and food vendors, bringing an integrated residential and retail complex to the edge of campus for the first time.

DiningEdit

Students have a selection of food sources on campus, including commercial restaurants, primarily within the Student Union, and a traditional dining hall near the residence halls. Subway, Chick-fil-A, Moe's Southwest Grill, Smoothie King, Halal Guys, Torchy's Tacos, Panda Express, Starbucks, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and, IHOP are some of the most popular restaurants.[251][252] The Student Union dining hall opened on August 12, 2009 in conjunction with the opening of the first residence hall and was later replaced by a new dining hall within the Residence Hall West complex.[253][254] The former Student Union dining hall was later replaced by an extended food court area featuring an expanded Chick-fil-A and a Panda Express, among other options. The Student Union building houses The Pub which features a sit-down restaurant atmosphere.[255] Beginning in the fall 2016 semester, UT Dallas Dining began hosting local food trucks on campus. All first-year students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan; meal plans are optional for all other students who live on campus.[256]

TraditionsEdit

The student body is collectively known as the Comets, while the college's mascot is Temoc. UT Dallas has many distinct traditions that students, alumni, faculty, family, friends, and fans regularly partake in.[257]

The official university colors are flame orange, brilliance white, and eco green. Originally, orange and white were selected to coordinate with the flagship university, UT Austin. However, the first UT Dallas president (Bryce Jordan) liked the color green, so it was incorporated too.[28]

Later, the colors would come to take on new meanings. "Flame" orange remains as a nod to the "burnt" orange UT Austin, and white now represents the color of a comet in the sky. Green has become representative several iconic landmarks - the (former) surrounding cotton field, the (current) on-campus magnolia trees, and the green neon color of the Dallas skyline at night produced from the Bank of America Plaza building.

Whoosh (salute/hand gesture)Edit

Invented in the early 1990s, the Whoosh (salute) is a way for students to show campus unity.[257] UT Dallas began teaching the Whoosh at new student orientation in 2005, and it is now embraced as the symbolic gesture for all students and alumni.[258] The salute and hand gesture was named the "Whoosh" by students because it is the sound a comet would make if there was sound in space.

Students do the Whoosh at events and gatherings where they hear “U-T-D!” or their graduation year. The Whoosh closely resembles a dab. To perform the university's salute, make a fist with your left hand and put it in front of your mouth, extend your right arm out and slightly upward (palm down & fingers extended), and then give a quick lean to the left while shouting "WHOOSH!".

The Mini-Whoosh (hand gesture) is a quick way to show campus spirit and solidarity. It resembles a tiny shooting comet, and it is designed for times when one is unable to do the full Whoosh salute or prefers a more subtle gesture. It is similar to a sideways "OK" hand sign. The Mini-Whoosh is formed by creating an "O" with the thumb and index finger (the comet) while extending middle, ring, and pinky finger horizontally above the "O" (the comet's tail).

Backwards names & phrasesEdit

The backwards name tradition started in 2002, after UT Dallas renamed its mascot to "Temoc". (Which is "Comet" backwards). Students often mock the new name's lack of creativity by referring to iconic landmarks and areas of interest on campus by the backwards spelling of their names.

TemocEdit

Originally, the comet mascot was named "Blaze". However, UTD was forced to change it after UT Arlington filed a copyright dispute (as their mascot shared the same name). The Student Government rushed to come up with a new name and hastily picked "Temoc", unintentionally beginning the backwards name tradition.

EnarcEdit

Construction cranes on campus are called "Enarc".[259][260][261][262][263] The name is simply "crane" spelled backwards - which was inspired by Temoc's name. Because UT Dallas has been in a period of rapid growth in the past decade, cranes have become an iconic moving landmark in the sky on campus. Many students proclaim Enarc as the "true" mascot,[34] a trend which grew after online communities popularized its support around 2017.[35] Cranes are considered to be an ironic deity by the student body - "Praise Enarc"[264], "Blessed be the one who rises above us", and "May Enarc lift up our GPAs" are common phrases associated with the unofficial mascot (particularly around finals week).

Other examplesEdit

While backwards spelling is popular, switching around iconic quotes and phrases associated with the university is often done to emphasize school pride and a common feeling in a tongue-in-cheek manner. For example, it's widely known that UT Dallas' founders famously envisioned the university become the "MIT of the South".[265][266][267] Though many believe that the university is quickly rising in prestige, it's generally accepted by the student body that UTD's academics, as a whole, is underrated. So whenever students hear about a big academic accomplishment achieved by the university or alumni, the phrase "MIT is the UTD of the North" is often stated.[268][269][270]


Spirit RocksEdit

There are several large boulders located in front of the Activity Center building. Students and organizations are allowed to paint whatever they like on the rock, provided it conforms to rules of student conduct.[271][272] Usually school spirit, current events, art, celebrations, and well-wishes are drawn on them.[273]


Decorating Cecil Green's Bronze BustEdit

Outside Green Hall (part of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences) there is a bronze bust of Cecil Green, one of UT Dallas' founders. (Not to be confused with the bronze bust of McDermott outside of the library.)

Passerbys often decorate the head by adding small toys, scarfs, mardi gras beads, and other seasonal items for fun.[274] It's also believed by students that rubbing Green's head will give them good luck on their exams and presentations.


Love JackEdit

Resting in the courtyard of the Edith A. O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building is the sculpture Jack, created in 1971 by artist Jim Love. Margaret McDermott, wife of UTD founder Eugene McDermott, presented the sculpture to the university in 1976. The sculpture is affectionately known as the Love Jack and is currently located in the ATEC courtyard. It is said that couples who kiss next to the iconic installation will be happily together forever. It is popular marriage proposal spot.


PAT the JSOM OwlEdit

Often called "PAT" by students and faculty, the stainless steel owl installation (located in a courtyard at the Naveen Jindal School of Management) is a popular landmark at the business school.[275]

The statue was originally named "Wise the Owl" by its artist, Brad Oldham.[276] Students and onlookers immediately considered the statue lucky, as a screech owl was spotted in the courtyard as the statue was being installed on-campus.

Since the owl has a cute design and is only 3 feet tall, many feel compelled to give it a few affectionate pats on the head. It is said that patting PAT's head will ensure that your investments (studying, interview prep, stocks, etc) will receive good returns (good grades, job offers, high ROIs, etc).

Ring CeremonyEdit

On the eve of the ceremony, the rings are placed into a box built using the wood sourced from the original Founders Building and are enclosed with equipment originally used in space. While in the box, the rings are surrounded by lunar regolith simulant before spending the night in the office of the president.

After the presentation of the rings (recipients have the opportunity to make brief remarks), ceremony participants are adjourned to the reflecting pools in the mall. They then take part in the traditional dunking of the rings, ceremoniously covering themselves with UT Dallas water and university pride.[277][278]

The UT Dallas ring has many symbols engraved on it,[279] which include:

  • The letters "UTD", which appear prominently on the top of the UT Dallas ring, identify wearers as a graduate of the university. The laurel crown surrounding the letters was inspired by the trees next to the campus' reflecting pools and represents the wearer's victory of successfully graduating.
  • The comet encircling the Lone Star of Texas on one side of the ring reminds the wearer to use their education to move the world to a better tomorrow.
  • The Texas flag reminds the wearer of the heritage, frontier spirit, and entrepreneurial legacy that built this state and the university.
  • The seal of the University of Texas system is featured on one side of the ring, with “1969,” the year of the University’s founding, written below the seal.

The tradition began 2001, soon after an official university ring design was standardized by Balfour and adopted by UT Dallas.[280] Originally the tradition only included a Ring Presentation and Reception ceremony.[281] Starting in 2013 (and ending in 2014), participants began dunking their rings in the pool of water surrounding the Mist Tower under the Trellis.[280][282] Beginning in 2015, due to the number of participants increasing, students now dunk their rings into one of the long reflecting pools in the south end of the Mall.[283] During inclement weather, a bowl filled with the reflecting pool's water and is brought inside so recipients can individually dunk their rings.[284] The first student to receive their class ring and partake in the tradition in 2001 was alumnus Jake Julius Lamb Jr '90.[285]

Annual eventsEdit

Springapalooza

Held annually the week after spring break, Springapalooza includes comedy night, a paint splatter dance party, and more.

Oozeball

Oozeball is an annual mud volleyball tournament organized by Student Ambassadors. Begun at UT Dallas in 2002, oozeball teams are made up of six-to-ten players. The oozeball courts are located south of the Naveen Jindal School of Management, on the field between University Parkway and Armstrong.

Founders Day

Since 2014, UTD has celebrated Founders Day on Oct 29th. The day is the anniversary of the first facility built on the campus (Founders Building, 1964) which would later become The University of Texas at Dallas. The community is welcomed to enjoy on-campus food truck snacks, lawn games, T-shirt giveaways, music from Radio UTD, and group photo opportunities. Typically events are hosted in the Founders Building, Texas Instruments Plaza, and the Chess Plaza.[286][287][288][289]

Homecoming

Held in the fall, Homecoming activities include a parade, pep rally, tailgate party, dance, casino night, and alumni events. The celebration culminates with an athletic event.

Welcome Week

Weeks of Welcome is a series of events and activities held annually each fall that celebrates the arrival of new students and the return of continuing students.

Comet Camp

Hosted at Glenn Lake Camp, Comet Camp is a 3 day and 2 night adventure for incoming undergraduate students. It is lead by Orientation leaders that are passionate to share their school spirit and enthusiasm. Comet Camp was started as a way for new students to have fun, make friends, and jumpstart their college life. Students will get to participate in events and activities that highlight traditions, campus involvement, tips for college success, and more.[290]

Cardboard Wearables Parade & Ball

 
UTD students displaying their cardboard wearables in the ATEC lobby.

As part of a Design II class from the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (which teaches the principles of 3D design), students are given a project to create detailed cardboard suits. All cardboard wearables also requires some acting during the final presentation - bringing a video game characters, anime protagonists, superheros, dinosaurs, or anything else to life. All cardboard wearables are made from cardboard, glue, tape, and imagination within a 3 week period. The assignment ends with a cardboard parade, where ATEC students march around the UTD campus to show off their creations. Later, students will congregate in the ATEC lobby for the cardboard ball.[291][292]

Senior Week

Senior Week includes a full-scale carnival, ring ceremony, and photo opportunities with the University’s mascot, Temoc. Senior Week takes place in May and December.

Comets Giving Day

Started in 2017, Comets Giving Day is UT Dallas' annual day of giving. This 18-hour campaign is a University-wide effort to inspire alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, friends, and the larger community to donate to UTD. Challenges, interactive leaderboards, donation matching, and some good-natured rivalry are used to encourage monetary gift giving to support a favorite school, program, center, or department. Philanthropic efforts have become increasingly important to the success and goals of the university so it can have the funds needed to continue to rise as one of the world’s great higher education institutions.[293]

Comets Giving Day continues to break its previous record by nearly doubling the prior year's total donation amount.[294] The ability to raise such a large amount of money in such a short amount of time is unprecedented for such a young university, and is a testament to the program's success.

Comet ReProm (LGBTQ+)

In recognition of National Day Of Silence, the student LGBTQ+ community and UTD Gender Center hosts an annual ReProm in the Arts & Technology building's lobby. The event was created in 2019 for LGBTQ+ students and allies to experience a prom event that's welcoming for all sexual and gender identities. ReProm is similar to regular high school prom, which features, food, music, and dancing. While many wear formal and semi-formal attire to the event, there is no required dress code.

Lavender Graduation (LGBTQ+)

Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University.[295] UT Dallas presents participants with special cords to students, who are allowed to wear them during the regular graduation ceremony. More than 100 students have participated in Lavender Graduation since the University first hosted a ceremony in 2012. The event is sponsored by the Galerstein Gender Center, Alumni Relations, the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement, the Career Center and the Student Counseling Center.[296]

International Week

Held annually in early April, International Week celebrates the University’s diversity. Students can participate in cultural activities, take part in an international talent show and sample global foods.

Family Day

Family Day celebrates the special connection between students and their families. Held annually each fall, activities include meet-and-greets with faculty and staff, a picnic, a sporting event, games and campus tours.

JSOM OWLIE Awards

Every spring, the Naveen Jindal School of Management's (JSOM) Dean Councils hosts an annual OWLIE awards ceremony. “OWLIE” stands for Outstanding, Worthy Leaders, Involved Exceptionally. The event provides a unique platform to recognize students, faculty, staff, mentors, and alumni for their exceptional service on behalf of JSOM. Without exception, the OWLIE winners have positively influenced the community at-large.[297]

Potential OWLIE recipients are nominated by students, faculty, program directors, and JSOM student organization advisors. The finalists are determined by the Undergraduate and Graduate Dean Councils. OWLIE winners are determined by a vote of the JSOM faculty and staff, eight representatives of more than 50 JSOM student organizations, and the undergraduate and graduate members of the Dean’s Council. There are several categories to be nominated for, and each winner receives a trophy which features a mini JSOM Owl on the top (commonly known as PAT, who is an installation in the business school's courtyard).

Holiday Sing

Holiday Sing is one of the oldest traditions on campus; the annual Holiday Sing started in 1976 and is hosted by the School of Arts and Humanities during the month of December.[298]

AthleticsEdit

 
UTD Comets athletics logo

UT Dallas has DIII varsity athletics, competitive club teams, and intramural sports teams. Athletic teams are known as the Comets, while the mascot is Temoc ("Temoc" is "comet" spelled backwards.[299])

VarsityEdit

The University of Texas at Dallas' Varsity athletics program started when UTD provisionally joined the NCAA Division III and the American Southwest Conference (ASC) in 1998 and was granted full membership in the ASC in 2002.[300][132] Varsity sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, esports, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.[301][302] In total, there are 300 student athletes and 14 intercollegiate teams officially supported by the university. Below is a list of varsity team achievements.

Baseball & Softball

  • In 2003–04, the men's baseball and women's softball teams advanced to the post-season.[303]
  • The men's baseball team won the 2012 season ASC East Division Champions after closing out the regular season with a 27–13 overall record (14–4 in the ASC) and qualifying for the ASC Tournament for the ninth time in the program's 11-year history.[304]
  • In 2016–17, the women's softball team claimed their fifth ASC title after winning their first ASC championship game.[305]
  • The men's baseball team won their first ASC championship conference title in 2018.[306]


Basketball

  • In 2003–04, men's basketball advanced to the post-season.[303]
  • In 2005, the UTD Athletic Program claimed their first ASC Championship for men's basketball and advanced to the NCAA Division III national playoffs.
  • On December 20, 2006 the Comets men's basketball team upset the University of Texas at Arlington Mavericks 78–76 at UT Arlington's Texas Hall and became the first Division III team to defeat a Division I basketball team during the 2006–2007 season.[307]
  • The woman's 2009 basketball team won the ASC East Division title, whereas the UTD men's basketball team won the ASC East Division both in 2010 and 2011.
  • The UT Dallas women basketball team won the 2013 American Southwest Conference title.[308]
  • The UT Dallas men's basketball team won the 2014 ASC Tournament.[309]
  • Women's basketball won the ASC conference crown in 2016–17.[305]
  • For the first time in school history, both the Men's and Women's basketball teams won the 2018 NCAA Division III conference championships in the ASC Tournament.[310]

Cross country

Women's cross country team won their first ASC conference crown in 2016 and their second in 2017.[311][305] The men's cross country team won their first ASC conference crown in 2018.[312]

eSports

On September 24, 2018, the university added a co-ed Varsity eSports team managed under the athletic department. The team officially competes in collegiate competitions for League of Legends, Overwatch, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.[313]

In their inaugural year, UTD eSports ranked No. 8 overall in collegiate League of Legends competitions according to an official ESPN poll.[22]

Golf

Women's golf won its first ASC conference championship title in 2008, and placed 3rd in 2015.[314]

Soccer

  • During the 2002 inaugural season, the men and women's soccer teams competed for conference championships. The women won the 2002 ASC title and UTD ended up hosting the conference tournament as well as the first round of NCAA playoffs in UTD's first year as active members.
  • The success continued in 2003–04 when men's and women's soccer advanced to the post-season.[303]
  • In 2005, the UTD Athletic Program claimed ASC Championships for men's and women's soccer, with the men's soccer team advancing to the NCAA Division III national playoffs.
  • In 2007, the men's soccer team won the ASC championship, advancing to the NCAA tournament. Having 8 new team players as starters and only 3 veterans, the Comets led by top goal scorers Kevin White from Houston and Mihai Cotet from Braila, Romania led the team to its second ASC Tournament title in history.[315]
  • Men's soccer won an ASC conference crown in 2016–17.[305]

Tennis

  • The 2007 men's tennis program had a very successful season, beating Division II teams and advancing as far as the ASC Conference final before falling to Hardin-Simmons.
  • The UT Dallas varsity tennis program won both the 2013 American Southwest Conference men's and women's tennis championships.[316]
  • Women's tennis won the 2018 ASC championship title.
  • Both the Men's and Women's tennis teams won the 2019 ASC championship title.[317]

Volleyball

  • The women's volleyball team claimed the 2009 American Southwest Conference championship at the UT Dallas Activity Center. The 25–0, 2009 women's volleyball team was the only undefeated NCAA Division III team in the nation at the time.
  • The women's volleyball team won the 2011 ASC East title with an undefeated home record of 6–0, and a conference record of 14–2.[318][319]
  • In 2016–17, the women's volleyball team won an ASC conference crown.[305]


Competitive club sportsEdit

In addition to varsity sports, the university's Club Sports program offers recreational and competitive opportunities across approximately 30 teams. UT Dallas' Recreation Center hosts many recognized student organizations that have been formed, organized, managed, and maintained by students leaders.[320] While they are not part of the Varsity program, many do compete and officially represent the university.

UTD club sports include: Archery, Badminton, Climbing, Cycling, Fencing, Gymnastics, Japanese Karate, Jujutsu, Kung Fu, Lacrosse, Mixed Martial Arts, Weightlifting, Powerlifting, Rugby, Running, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, and Wrestling.[320]

Club Sport Achievements

The UTD Rugby Club Sports team won the Texas Rugby Union Collegiate Division III state championship in February 2012.[321]

Intramural sportsEdit

UT Dallas has several intramural sports teams.[322] These teams compete only within UTD, as all teams are organized groups of current students. While available sports and teams can vary each year, teams offered in Spring 2019 include: Badminton, Basketball, Battleship, Cricket, eSports, Flag Football, Sand Volleyball, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Wiffleball, and Xtreme Dodgeball.[323]

Notable peopleEdit

Notable UT Dallas faculty, staff, and alumni include an Antarctic explorer,[38] an astronaut,[324] members of the National Academies,[325] four Nobel laureates,[326] a writer and folklorist,[327] a member of India's Parliament,[328] the founder of the world's first molecular nanotechnology company[329] Kellen Flynn, Jordan Finstad, Sagar Gandhi, Zach Papa, Johnson Lam and others who have achieved prominent careers in business, government, engineering, science, medicine, the arts, and education.

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