Library Reopened

Library Reopened

Abbreviated hours, restrictions still apply

On June 1, UTD reopened the McDermott Library more than 14 months after closing it due to the pandemic. The library is now open on a limited basis. According to its website, the building will now be open seven days a week. Operating hours depend on the day of the...

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Student Government Update

Student Government Update

A recap of the final meeting of the semester

Next Generation Classroom Prototype The Educational Technology Committee (ETC) is researching an enhanced classroom model called the “Next Generation Classroom Prototype.” Secretary Willie Chalmers III says the model would include a camera and microphone able to follow and pick up a professor’s movements and speech regardless of where they are...

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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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