Vax for cash

Alongside several policy changes for the upcoming semester, UTD will be implementing two COVID-related programs to ensure student safety. One of those programs...


Housing modifies testing requirements for students arriving from abroad

Due to rising COVID-19 cases, students arriving from an international destination and moving into campus housing will be subject to more stringent entry...


University encourages masking

In response to a spike in COVID-19 Delta variant cases, UTD is encouraging Comets to wear masks indoors and in large gatherings, regardless...


COVID variant spreads from India

UT Southwestern researchers have identified several cases of the highly infectious COVID-19 variant from India in North Texas. Since the beginning of the...


UTD Presidential Town Hall – 4.22.2020

Timestamps and corresponding questions/answers 00:00 – 3:50 – Introductions, opening remarks by President Benson 03:51 – 5:44 – How will credit/no credit and...

Campus NewsCOVID-19News

SUAAB holds virtual events for rest of semester

Following UTD’s transition to online classes, the Student Union & Activities Advisory Board canceled all of their remaining in-person spring semester events. Responsible...


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott aims to reopen state

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed three executive orders on April 17 in an effort to reopen the state amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In...


Local businesses face coronavirus pandemic head-on

How owners, managers are keeping their stores afloat With  a statewide order mandating social distancing in Texas, local businesses are losing valuable foot...



Why supporting homeless shelters is critical during quarantine While many of us are safe within our own homes during the novel coronavirus pandemic,...


Students leave on-campus housing, adjust to moving back home

How campus housing changed in wake of COVID-19 In mid-March, UTD began asking students living on campus to start the move-out process in...


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