Why Today is an Important Date in UTD History


On this day in 1969, with Founders Building as a backdrop, Gov. Preston Smith signed House Bill 303, which transitioned the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies into The University of Texas at Dallas.
The bill went into effect on Sept. 1, 1969.
Next year (2019) the University will turn the big 5-0. You are invited to share UTD-related memories and photos from over the years. Feel free to email utdallasmagazine@utdallas.edu with your recollections.