Welcome Wire

Welcome Wire

Embrace the Unknown

Dear incoming Comets, It’s been a crazy year and a half. But you already know that: you’ve had to navigate mass quarantines, virtual birthday parties, and Honorlock. And whether you loved or hated online school, returning to in-person education is sure to be an adjustment. Stack that on top of...

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Presidential Letter

Presidential Letter

A word from the big cheese

Dear UT Dallas Class of 2025, Congratulations on your admittance to the University of Texas at Dallas! We are honored to have you join the UT Dallas community as a fellow Comet. Some of you are computer science students interested in graduate school, some of you are business school students...

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The Great Temoc

The Great Temoc

The story of UTD’s iconic mascot

As you stroll down the vast corridors of UTD, you might catch glimpses of a mysteriously inviting and charismatic, blue-skinned comet gesturing at you from the distance. This comet is UTD’s mascot, the notorious Temoc, and he’s often the focus of ambivalent chatter within the student community. Though you’ll always...

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Bucket list

Bucket list

Six must-have UTD experiences

Getting involved with school traditions and taking part in some of the things that make UTD special can boost your school spirit and make campus feel like home. Here are some of the must-dos to check off your list during your time at UTD. Have a chance encounter with Temoc...

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Feelin’ good

Feelin’ good

Managing the stressful transition to college

After spending 14 months cooped up in our homes and attending class from the comfort of our bedrooms, the thought of going back into the real world can seem scary. On average, it takes 66 days to form a habit – and we’ve definitely spent more than 66 days getting...

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Academic Assistance

Academic Assistance

A guide to UTD’s study services

UTD’s Student Success Center (SSC) offers a variety of programs to support students in their academic journey. Here is a list of a few: Peer Tutoring Peer Tutoring is offered for select courses on a walk-in basis and sometimes by appointment. The list of supported courses can be found online....

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Wise Counsel

Wise Counsel

Many services available to struggling Comets

If you’re having mental health difficulties – like many of us after a year in a pandemic – remember that you can lay low at the UTD Student Counseling Center (SSC). What’s the SCC? The SCC is a mental health clinic that serves enrolled UTD students year-round and free of...

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The Grublover’s Journal

The Grublover’s Journal

Good eats, anytime

During your first year as a college student, it is often overwhelming finding the time to cook meals. If you commute, time may be of essence and finding quick food on the run can be a struggle. In the UTD dorms, it’s nearly impossible to make anything but microwave ramen...

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Exploring Majors

Exploring Majors

Finding career paths other than wiping glasses at a speakeasy

If you’re unsure about your major, UTD has an advising wing dedicated just for you! The Exploratory Advising Office, working in tandem with other campus centers, offers a range of services to help students choose a major. Whether you are going into college undeclared or are simply uncertain about what...

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Campus Hideouts

Campus Hideouts

A few of UTD’s finest study spots

After spending the better part of a year doing school from home, you may be looking for the opportunity to conduct work outside of your normal living quarters. If so, you’re in luck – UTD is replete with superb study spaces. First and foremost, the brand-new Sciences Building has something...

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