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Comet Camp

The Comet Camp office is currently working remotely, if you have any questions please email [email protected].

Comet Camp wants to ensure that all students can continue their education at UT Dallas in a safe and healthy environment, Comet Camp will not be held in-person in 2021. The program will provide virtual ways to connect with other students prior to the start of the fall semester.

Camps are led by Orientation Leaders who want to share their enthusiasm and insight. Students will get to participate in events and activities that will highlight campus involvement, UT Dallas traditions, relationships, communication and success in college.

At Comet Camp, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about UT Dallas Traditions, such as the Whoosh
  • Participate in team building activities with a small group
  • Hear tips about relationships, communication and success in college from university faculty and staff
  • Have time to chill at the pool with fellow freshmen
  • Showcase your skills at the talent show and demonstrate your dance moves at the Galaxy Bash

Comet Camp 2020


"Going to Comet Camp was one of the best decisions I made before officially attending UT Dallas. I made so many friends during the ropes course, Galaxy Bash and Slime Olympics. If you want to meet cool people and have a ton of fun, attend Comet Camp!"

Anna Morales, class of 2015, biomedical engineering, Houston, Texas

"I didn't know anyone coming into UT Dallas and was really apprehensive about going to Comet Camp, but by the end of it I was very happy with my decision. It was a truly great experience, introduced me to many great friends and helped me see what UT Dallas was all about."

Evan Gordon, class of 2014, biochemistry, Tyler, Texas

"I came to UT Dallas with a lot of other kids from my high school and I really wanted to branch out and meet some new people in college. Comet Camp was a great way to do this! Everyone was super friendly and I met so many cool people."

Melissa Glasgow, class of 2014, mechanical engineering, Friendswood, Texas

"Comet Camp was great! I met my roommates and people that I'm still friends with to this day. It was a great way to meet people before school started, since I didn't know anyone before coming to school here."

Jacqueline Bonnette, class of 2013, speech pathology/audiology, The Woodlands, Texas