9 Important Dates to Know for October


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Oct. 1-Nov. 11 — Alumni Art Exhibition

Check out the debut of the new SPiN Gallery and see artwork by UTD alumni.

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Oct. 2-6 — Graduate Professional Week

Come one, come all to social, academic and professional development events for current grad students. There will be free food and giveaways. Interested in graduate school? Here’s your chance to see what the University has to offer! Check out the full schedule.

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Oct. 5 — More Human Than Human: Blade Runner and Retro Futurism

Join ATEC Dean Anne Balsamo and students for a discussion on the history of cyberpunk as a subgenre of science fiction.


Oct. 6 — Oozeball

The annual mud volleyball tournament hosted by the Student Ambassadors returns. Students: Team registration closes Oct. 4. Don’t miss your chance to take part in this UTD tradition!

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Oct. 7 — Family Day

Admit it — you’ve missed your family and siblings. Don’t miss your shot to show them around campus and introduce them to your fellow Comets. (Make sure to register by Oct. 2!)


Oct. 19 — Brain Performance Institute Grand Opening

Join the Center for BrainHealth to dedicate its state-of-the-art facility. Register for the grand opening activities.


Oct. 27 — Founders Day

We’re celebrating the University’s origins a few days early (the official Founders Day is Oct. 29). Come join the festivities!

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Oct. 27 — Trunk or Treat

Residential Life’s annual Halloween event is open to UTD families and the surrounding communities. Drop by for games, candy and fun! (Psst: This year’s theme is board games.)

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Oct. 28 — Comet Fest

Got a hankerin’ for a bowl of chili this fall? We have you covered. NorthSide will host a chili and craft brew festival. A chili competition will be coordinated by the Texas Chefs Association and several alumni brewers will have beers to sample.