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About University of Texas at Dallas
Life at UT Dallas
Life as a Comet is fun. You'll find things like a full-service residential community, plus athletics, recreational sports and an activity center. You'll also have access to health, counseling and career centers, and a wide range of student organizations to join. Whether you're searching for new friends or for a way to connect with a cause, opportunities abound at UT Dallas.
Student housing offers affordable on-campus living options for those who appreciate being close to classes, dining and recreational opportunities. Incoming freshmen live in our residence halls, and apartments and residence halls are offered to all other students who wish to reside on campus.
Living Learning Communities
Living Learning Communities are groups of freshmen who share common academic goals or interests. Students involved in these communities live in the LLC residence hall, enroll in courses together and participate in customized group activities.
UT Dallas offers an array of dining choices, including the Comet Cafe, The Pub and a large dining hall situated near the residence halls (pictured above). Menu options include burgers, pizza, sushi, sandwiches and hot meals. Other eateries on campus include Jason’s Deli, Papa John’s, Subway, Chick-fil-A and Einstein Bros. Bagels.
The Activity Center includes a fitness area, racquetball, squash and basketball courts, a climbing wall, a multi-purpose room and an indoor swimming pool. Outdoors there are sand volleyball courts, tennis courts and softball, baseball and soccer fields. A separate facility, Recreation Center West, is located near the residence halls and features indoor courts, a fitness area and a multipurpose room.
The main campus is in the Richardson, Texas, Telecom Corridor, 18 miles (29 km) north of downtown Dallas. The institution, established in 1961 as the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest and later renamed the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies (SCAS), began as a research arm of Texas Instruments. In 1969, the founders bequeathed SCAS to the state of Texas, and Governor Preston Smith signed the bill officially creating The University of Texas at Dallas.
University Commons residence halls feature fully furnished three bedroom suites, a variety of recreation areas, large communal spaces and study lounges.
University Commons Features:
Each suite, accessible by student ID card, includes the following:
- Furnished with loftable bed, desk, chair, and dresser
- Exterior window with mini-blinds
- Lockable with key entry
- Cable, data and convenient electrical outlets
- View photos of the model suite
Common Living Areas
- Shared suite entry with student ID card access
- Living area with couch
- Area for small refrigerator, microwave and TV (pdf)
- Built-in counters
- Shared bathroom with separate shower and toilet
- Shared vanity includes three sinks
- Utilities, cable and Internet service provided at no additional cost
Living Learning Communities
Residents are invited to apply to be part of our Living Learning Communities, where freshmen with similar majors and interests live together, study together, participate in social functions and have the opportunity to interact with faculty.
*Students residing in University Commons are required to purchase a meal plan.
Courses available 10Accounting and Finance 4 Applied and Pure Sciences 3 English Language 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 Law 1
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