UTD Then and Now


A Campus Retrospective

Student Union Mall
From the trees of the urban forest at the campus entrance to the comforts of Northside, the University has grown exponentially since it was founded in 1969.
New buildings and landscaping added each year create a more inviting campus. Look below to see some of the great outcomes.

North Mall

More than 6,700 trees native to Texas help sustain a healthy, green campus.

Fountains » Texas Instruments Plaza

The addition of a smaller fountain and scenic, tiered seating at Texas Instruments Plaza give students a place to relax. This space has also been used for concerts.

Jindal School of Management

Chess Plaza and a portion of the reflecting pools cover what used to be a street. Hard to believe students used to be able to drive through campus!

Old Bookstore » ATEC Building

On top of the Student Union, a view of the old bookstore could be found. Today, it shows the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building, created in 2013.

The Patio

The Patio is still a place where students and faculty can enjoy a meal outside — but now with more shade.

Student Union Steps

Sustainable Ipe wood > concrete.

Student Union Mall

The Trellis, reflecting pools and misting column (a.k.a. the fog log) were a part of the campus enhancement project. At the heart of the University, the Plinth is a popular spot for events and gatherings.

–Sarah Wall