Welcome Back, Comets


Weeks of Welcome (#UTDWoW) – the two weeks of events that invite encourage students to relax, learn and splash into the new school year.

Volleyball team players and other Comet student-athletes cheer on the new students on their way to the barbecue after University Convocation.


Freshman biology roommates Fervent Isokpunwu and Kendall Preston enjoy Berry Naked Pops during the Welcome Back Bash.


From left: Connie Bardalez, Anthony Mastracci, Jenna Martin, Christine Mantchev and Gabrielle Shuttee experience traditional Hawaiian dance during the Comet Beach Luau at the Phase 8 pool.


UT Dallas cheerleaders pump up the crowd at Cometville Carnival, where students learn about the various student organizations on campus.


Physics researchers Xiauyuan Liu (left) and Sheng Li demonstrate the properties of liquid nitrogen during the Naturally Inquisitive session.


Rahi Shah and Andrew Blodgett use the water slides at Rec ’n Wild to cool down from the August heat.


Computer science freshman Ankita Bantey showcases Wristem — a stylish wrist band she designed that attaches to a mobile device — during the Blackstone LaunchPad open house.


Over 1,200 students enjoy Jimmy O. Yang’s comedy show in the ATEC Building. Along with telling fun stories about his family and career, he also answered students’ questions from SUAAB’s Twitter account.