Payment change causes concern

Payment change causes concern

University Housing has begun preparing for the transfer of management of certain on-campus housing properties from American Campus Communities to the university. But while university officials attempt to ensure a smooth handover, students are expressing concern that the change could do more harm than good. When University Housing announced it...

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Housing switches internet provider

Housing switches internet provider

For the third time in two years, campus housing has changed internet providers. The most recent transition, from UTD-sponsored internet – CometNet and TemocNet – to Apogee, began in May and ended June 15. Director of Housing Operations Kevin Kwiatkowski said the move was a joint decision by University Housing, the...

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Insight on Inns

Insight on Inns

While students aren’t given much of a choice for freshman year housing at UTD, it’s always good to be aware of the benefits and drawbacks of nearby living options. Between the dorms in University Commons and the luxury apartments at Northside, the search for affordable housing can be difficult, but...

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University Village switches to semesterly payment policy

University Village switches to semesterly payment policy

Starting next semester, residential students living in all university housing facilities will be required to pay their housing expenses by semester instead of monthly. With the on-campus housing renewal and sign-up process for next semester beginning on Jan. 23, students can expect a change if they choose to live on...

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Power outages cause UV’s reversion to TWC

Power outages cause UV’s reversion to TWC

Two different providers will deliver internet services to UTD’s  residential areas. Canyon Creek Heights and University Commons will continue to provide CometNet/TemocNet, but University Village will shift back to Time Warner, now known as Spectrum. This also means that routers, wireless printers and TV streaming devices are no longer banned...

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UV reverts back to TWC for internet provider

UV reverts back to TWC for internet provider

After a series of thunderstorms and recurring issues with the wireless access points in the university apartments, UTD and the Office of Information Technology have decided to revert back to the services provided by Time Warner Cable, now known as Spectrum. On July 7 at 4 p.m., a thunderstorm struck...

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TemocNet replaces Time Warner on campus

TemocNet replaces Time Warner on campus

In preparation for fall move-in, the Office of Information Technology is addressing any issues concerning the new residential internet plan, TemocNet. After the university’s contract with Time Warner expired this past February, UTD decided to extend the campus internet to on-campus residential areas. As a result, University Village and University...

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Res Hall North closed to all upperclassmen

Res Hall North closed to all upperclassmen

Starting next semester, Residence Hall North will be open exclusively to freshmen. As one of five residence halls on campus, North was the only one to offer beds to older students. Currently, upperclassmen occupy 187 of the 384 beds housed in North, said Ryan White, the assistant vice president for...

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Housing adds gender-inclusive application option

Housing adds gender-inclusive application option

Beginning fall 2017, UTD will be the first school in the UT System to formally adopt a procedure for gender-inclusive housing and one of the first institutions in Texas to address the issue. Catherine Pickrel, director of residential life, and Matt Johns, assistant director for LGBT+ programs at the Galerstein...

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UV app privileges under classmen

UV app privileges under classmen

Motivated by student feedback regarding widespread issues with the old online application, Residential Life has overhauled its process to account for the high demand in leasing out its limited housing space. “We needed to make a bigger change than just small tweaks here and there,” said Ryan White, assistant vice...

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