UT Dallas 2012 Undergraduate Catalog

Resources for Study and Campus Life

Callier Center for Communication Disorders

The Callier Center is an internationally recognized institution that offers services to people who have any type of communication disorder. Acknowledged for meeting the assessment, treatment, education, and social service needs of children and adults with communication disorders, the Center has programs in preschool education, parent education, and child development. Its clinical services include pediatric and adult services in audiology, speech pathology, and language development; its research activities include psychoacoustics, auditory neurophysiology, speech science, and audiology. Graduate classes are conducted at the Callier Center-Dallas facility, adjacent to The UT Southwestern Medical Center and Callier Center-Richardson on the main UT Dallas campus.

Career Center

The Career Center offers services to help students prepare for their careers. Career counseling and editing assistance for all job search documents are available through drop-in times or by appointment. In-depth information is available on the Career Center's website. Pre-employment preparation assistance is provided through mock interviews and a variety of seminars on such topics as resume writing, cover letter writing, identifying marketable skills, interviewing, networking, and conducting an effective job search. The Career Center offers a credential file service to assist PhD students applying for academic positions after graduation.

Representatives of business, government, industry, education, and social agencies recruit UT Dallas students and alumni through career expos and on-campus interviews. The Career Center manages the internship program for all majors, except EE/CS majors. Most on-campus student employment is listed through the Career Center, with the exception of TA and RA positions.

Part-time jobs, both on- and off-campus, full-time jobs, and on-campus interview schedules are posted through CareerWorks. All students complete an online registration for CareerWorks, linked directly from the Career Center website. Students upload a resume into the system in order to apply for qualified positions or to make it available for employer referrals. Employers may have access to candidate resumes via various web resume books set up in the CareerWorks system.

For more information, contact the Career Center in the Student Services Building room 3.300, phone: (972) 883-2943, web: www.utdallas.edu/career, email: Career Center.

Carolyn Lipshy Galerstein Women's Center

The Women's Center works with organizations in the University and the Dallas communities to provide resources and services that enhance the experience of all campus women by contributing to an academic atmosphere in which positive role models are highly visible and gender bias and inequities can be addressed. The Center acts as a central coordinating agency for campus and community groups, and offers opportunities and events that promote a broader understanding of the diverse experiences and ideas of women. The Center offers dynamic programs, and provides resources and services that will help the women of our community to grow and develop personally and professionally.

How can I use the Women's Center?

  • Meet new people, network with other professionals, socialize, talk to someone who's willing to listen;
  • Take a break, study, use the computer, read or rent a book, video, or magazine from our library;
  • Learn about resources on campus and in the community that address your specific needs;
  • Use the Center as a meeting place for your organization;
  • Volunteer at the Women's Center, or find out about volunteer opportunities in the community;
  • Stay current on upcoming events and important issues;
  • Find out about scholarships offered in the community and nationally.
  • Child Care Center

    The Dallas International School (DIS) and UT Dallas jointly provide evening child care. Parents who attend classes are eligible for child care services during their evening class semester credit hours for children ages 4 to 11. Child care semester credit hours are from 3:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday. To register your child/children for the child care program please complete each of the forms in the enrollment packet. Call (972) 883-6391 to have a packet sent to you, or pick one up in the Student Services Building, 4.400.

    Comet Card

    The Comet Card is the official University identification card for all students, faculty, and staff. The Comet Card allows the use of campus facilities and services and offers an optional campus account for on-campus purchases and payments. The card can also be linked to a Wells Fargo checking account and used as an ATM/PIN-debit card. Cards are issued through the Comet Center located in the Student Union. Call (972) 883-2495 or go to www.utdallas.edu/cometcard for information.

    Comet Center

    The Comet Center, located on the second floor of the Student Union, is the UT Dallas information hub. Students can pick up Comet Cards and DART passes or purchase postage stamps and discount tickets to movies, museums and other local attractions. See www.utdallas.edu/cometcenter for more information.

    Comet Families

    Comet Families is an avenue for family members and parents of UT Dallas students to get information about the campus and be involved in their student's campus experience. For more information call 972-883-6171 or go to www.utdallas.edu/family.

    CourseBook Tool

    CourseBook is a tool to search for and obtain information related to course scheduling, course descriptions, and course location. CourseBook also contains course syllabi (syllabus), textbook information, course evaluations, and instructor curriculum vitae within one web portal. Go to coursebook.utdallas.edu.

    Dean of Students

    The Dean of Students provides leadership in the development, overall management, and supervision of organizations and activities and serves as an information/referral source for students needing assistance in any situation. The Dean of Students Office is in the Student Services Building, 4.400, and can be contacted at (972) 883-6391 or on the web at www.utdallas.edu/deanofstudents.

    Distance Education

    Education opportunities at the University include courses and entire programs taught online via the Internet. UT Dallas currently offers courses in a number of areas from across the campus, including courses in teacher education and the natural sciences. Furthermore, distance learning opportunities at The University of Texas at Dallas now utilize e-learning technologies to provide students the opportunity to engage in coursework from remote locations and without the time constraints of the traditional face-to-face classes.

    Blended (or hybrid) courses that utilize both on-campus and off-campus presentation, providing students an opportunity to maximize their learning by collaborative learning experiences are also available. UT Dallas also works with a number of partner institutions to provide students additional learning opportunities through exchange programs and other collaborative programs both nationally and internationally.

    More information about specific distance learning programs or courses at The University of Texas at Dallas and registration procedures can be found in the Class Schedule or on the distance learning website at www.utdallas.edu/elearning/online-programs.

    Fraternity and Sorority Life

    UT Dallas is home to 15 national Greek fraternities and sororities that provide students with opportunities for friendship, guidance, service and leadership. For more information call 927-883-6158 or go to www.utdallas.edu/gogreek.

    Intercollegiate Athletics

    UT Dallas is a member of the NCAA Division III American Southwest Conference. The UT Dallas athletic program includes men's and women's soccer, golf, basketball, tennis, and cross country, men's baseball, women's softball, and women's volleyball teams. Graduate students are able to participate only if their undergraduate degree is from UT Dallas and they still have NCAA eligibility remaining. Administrative offices are located in the Activity Center. For additional information call (972) 883-4490 or go to cometsports.utdallas.edu.

    International Student Services

    The International Student Services Office (ISSO) houses the International Student Programs and International Student Advising for the international student population at UT Dallas. ISSO organizes on- and off-campus programs which allow international students to be a part of a variety of US cultural experiences, as well as educational events for US students wanting to participate in multicultural activities. ISSO also provides immigration information for F and J students through seminars, individual student appointments, and other outreach activities to provide students with information affecting their status. International Student Services is located in the Student Services Building, 3.400, and may be contacted by calling (972) 883-4189. More information can be found at www.utdallas.edu/isso.

    Judicial Affairs

    A part of the Dean of Students Office, the Office of Judicial Affairs promotes academic integrity and is responsible for investigating allegations of scholastic dishonesty and implementing the discipline process. More information can be found at www.utdallas.edu/deanofstudents or by calling (972) 883-6391.

    Leadership Education and Development

    Non-credit leadership classes, offered through the Student Development Office, help students to develop and enhance competence and self-knowledge as it pertains to leadership in a global society. For more information call (972) 883-2242 or go to www.utdallas.edu/leadership.

    Living Learning Communities

    Living Learning communities allow small groups of freshmen who share common academic objectives, goals, and interests to develop a support network with other students, peer advisors, and faculty/staff members. Communities are built around academic interests with a faculty or staff advisor who facilitates distinctive academic and social opportunities that help students extend their learning beyond the classroom. For more information call (972) 883-5246 or go to www.utdallas.edu/livinglearning.

    Multicultural Center

    The Multicultural Center provides cultural programs, support services, resources and cultural education programs. The MC is a place for students, faculty and staff to gather and relax. The MC has a comfortable lounge area with a television, videos, computer lab, work station, and a meeting room. Traditional events hosted by the MC are Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, MLK Jr. Breakfast, Asian-American Heritage Celebration, Native American Heritage program and the Diversity Dinner Dialogues. The MC is home to the Multicultural Peer Advocates (MPA's). The MPA's are student peer advocates that are available for personal, social or academic assistance.

    Office semester credit hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Location: Student Services Building. Email: Multicultural Center. Phone: (972) 883-6390. Website: www.utdallas.edu/multicultural. Director: Arthur Gregg.

    New Student Programs

    New Student Programs offers orientations, counseling, peer support and other resources to get new students off to a strong start at UT Dallas. For more information call (972) 883-6171 or go to www.utdallas.edu/newstudents.

    Professional Preparation

    Students at the University who wish to prepare for a career in teaching, law, medicine, or a paramedical field should make every effort to ensure that their course work at the upper division is in keeping with particular requirements of that chosen profession.

    Health Related Professions

    Healthcare professional programs do not state a preference about an undergraduate major field, thus permitting students to choose degree programs that correspond to their special abilities and interests. Students interested in the health professions may choose any major as long as they meet the minimum requirements stated by the professional school in question. Students who wish to continue their education in any professional program of study should contact the Health Professions Advising Center (HPAC) during their first semester at UT Dallas. The advisors may be reached by calling 972-883-6806 or by visiting their office at FO 2.210. More information may be found on their website at www.utdallas.edu/pre-health.

    Law Professions

    Law school admission committees do not normally state a preference regarding an undergraduate major field of study, thus permitting students to choose degree programs that correspond to their special abilities and interests. Pre-law internships, moot court, mock trial, and mediation are available for students from across the University who plan to practice law. Students interested in a career in law should contact the Pre-Law Advising and Resource Center (PLARC) in the Office of Undergraduate Education, FO 2.704, or by calling (972) 883-6712. The PLARC website is located at www.utdallas.edu/pre-law.

    Teacher Certification

    Students who wish to gain certification to teach in Texas schools may do so at UT Dallas. Students must first be admitted individually to the academic program of their choice. They must also seek admission to Teacher Certification through the Teacher Development Center (972) 883-2730 as early as possible. The Teacher Certification website is located at www.utdallas.edu/teach.

    Professional education courses, including student teaching, of at least 18 semester credit hours are prescribed to meet state certification regulations. Certification requirements may increase the number of semester credit hours normally required for graduation. Careful planning and utilization of electives for fulfillment of professional requirements may allow the student to avoid such an increase.

    Teaching fields in which certification for Grades 8-12 may be earned are English Language Arts and Reading, Social Studies, Computer Science, History, Life Sciences, Physical Science, Science, Chemistry, and Mathematics. Teaching fields in which certification for Grades 4-8 may be earned are Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, English Language Arts and Reading, and Generalist 4-8. The Generalist Certificate is the only teaching field available at UT Dallas for Early Childhood (EC)-6 certification.

    All students interested in Teacher Certification should consult the section on Teacher Certification in the catalog, as well as the appropriate subject area.

    Recreational Sports

    Recreational Sports provides UT Dallas students with diverse recreational programs to enhance their overall educational experience. Recreational facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, racquetball courts, squash courts, basketball courts, a multi-purpose room, an indoor swimming pool, sand volleyball courts, soccer fields, tennis courts, softball and baseball fields, and a rock climbing wall. Recreational Sports also offers students opportunities to participate in a variety of intramural and club sports, group exercise and non-credit courses. For additional information call (972) 883-2096 or go to www.utdallas.edu/recsports.

    Residential Life

    Residential Life and its student-support team of Peer Advisors are committed to seeing that every resident student has a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment in which to live and learn. For more information call (972) 883-5361 or go to www.utdallas.edu/housing.

    ROTC Programs

    Students at The University of Texas at Dallas may participate in the Air Force ROTC program at The University of North Texas, or in the Army ROTC program at The University of Texas at Arlington.

    Students register for the ROTC courses by contacting the Office of the Registrar at the time they register for other UT Dallas courses. Payment for the courses is through the UT Dallas Bursar Office by the published payment deadlines. The ROTC courses are used as elective courses. Successful completion of degree requirements and the respective ROTC program can lead to a commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force or the United States Army.

    For further information and application procedures, contact: AIR FORCE ROTC, Detachment 835, Air Force ROTC, The University of North Texas, P.O. Box 305400, Denton, Texas 76203-5400, Telephone (940) 565-2074; or ARMY ROTC, Enrollment Officer, Army ROTC, The University of Texas at Arlington, P.O. Box 19188 Arlington, Texas 76019, Telephone (817) 272-3281 (metro).

    Spirit Squads

    Temoc is the official mascot of UT Dallas and works with the UT Dallas Cheerleaders, Power Dancers, the Crush Crew and the Pep Band to build school spirit, promote community and cheer the Comets on to victory (www.utdallas.edu/spirit).

    Student AccessAbility

    Student AccessAbility ensures that qualified students with documented disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in educational, recreational and social activities at UT Dallas. Students with disabilities are urged to contact Student AccessAbility as soon as they are admitted to the University. Student AccessAbility is located in the Student Services Building, 3.200, and can be contacted at 972-883-2098 or on the web at www.utdallas.edu/studentaccess.

    Student Counseling Center

    The Student Counseling Center is staffed by psychologists, counselors, and part-time staff psychiatrist who are available to help students with personal and interpersonal problems. Services include individual counseling for personal or educational concerns, marital/family counseling, group counseling, crisis counseling and stress reduction, and special workshops/programs relevant to student needs. In addition, a personal development book and tape library is available and materials may be checked out.

    All counseling services and records are held confidential to the extent permitted by law and are governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Texas Open Records Act, and Article 5561(h), Vernon's Annotated Texas Civil Statutes. The Student Counseling Center is located in the Student Services Building, SSB 4.600.

    For more information call (972) 883-2575 or go to www.utdallas.edu/counseling.

    Student Exchange Program - UT System

    The UT System Student Exchange program is designed to allow upper-division students enrolled in an institution of the UT System to take courses or engage in research at another institution within the System during a regular semester or summer session.

    A UT Dallas student in good standing who has completed at least 60 semester credit hours is eligible to participate in the exchange program. Approval by the student's Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education is also required. Visiting students register and pay tuition and required fees at their home institutions and are given normal privileges associated with available student services at the exchange institution. Visiting students are subject to the rules and regulations of both institutions.

    Each UT System institution has designated an individual to coordinate and approve undergraduate student exchanges. Interested UT Dallas students should contact the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Education for additional information: phone (972) 883-6706 or email the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Education.

    Students at other UT System schools wishing to take courses at The University of Texas at Dallas under this exchange program should contact and work through the office designated by their home institution.

    Student Government

    Student Government is the official representative body and voice of UT Dallas students. Students have the opportunity to participate through serving on committees, running for office, or voting in elections. Student Government provides many free services for students, including legal counsel, an online book exchange, and the Comet Discount Program. Further information may be obtained from the Student Government Offices in the Student Union (SU2.604), by calling (972) 883-2284, or by going to www.utdallas.edu/student/sg.

    Student Health Center

    The Student Health Center offers routine medical treatment to all currently enrolled students who have paid their tuition and are attending classes. Services include diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries, general medical problems, gynecological problems, treatment of stabilized chronic illnesses, and limited immunizations. Care providers include Nurse Practitioners and a Staff Physician. While there is no direct cost for most services, there are charges for laboratory services, medication and specific procedures provided for individual students. All services or treatment obtained from facilities other than the Student Health Center are the responsibility of the individual student. The staff at the Student Health Center can make referrals as appropriate.

    The Student Health Center provides information on the prevention and transmission of HIV infection and AIDS, offers HIV and AIDS education programs, and offers testing.

    All medical services and records are held confidential to the extent permitted by law and are governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Texas Open Records Act, and Article 5561(h), Vernon's Annotated Texas Civil Statutes. The Student Health Center is located in the Student Services Building, SSB 4.700. Call (972) 883-2747 for more information or go to www.utdallas.edu/healthcenter.

    We encourage all students to be current on their immunizations.

    Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

    Per State legislation effective January 1, 2012, all entering Texas college students must receive a vaccination or booster (if the vaccination is five years old) against bacterial meningitis before enrollment in accordance with Texas Education Code, Section 51.9192.

    The vaccine or booster is required for entering students at Texas public and private colleges, living both on- and off-campus.

  • An entering student is a new student or a student who has had a break of enrollment for one or more fall or spring semesters. Summer semester is not included as a break in enrollment.
  • Transfer students are considered entering students. Transfer students may request an official memo stating proof of vaccination (within the last five years) from their previous institution and submit with the vaccination requirement form.
  • Students who are enrolled only in online courses are exempt if they supply an online exemption form.
  • Entering students 30 years of age or older are exempt.
  • The student, or parent or guardian of the student, must provide a meningococcal meningitis vaccine requirement form with an official immunization record or other required documentation listed on the form, showing the student has received the bacterial meningitis vaccination or booster during the five-year period prior to enrollment, and not less than 10 days before the first day of classes.

    Entering students will be unable to register until the paperwork is received and reviewed. The Office of the Registrar sends electronic notifications to students about the vaccination or booster requirement until the paperwork is received.

    Questions concerning the bacterial meningitis requirement and forms should be directed to the Office of the Registrar, 972-883-2342 or go to www.utdallas.edu/student/registrar.

    Hepatitis B Vaccination Requirement

    A Hepatitis B vaccination is required for students enrolled in a course of study that involves potential exposure to human or animal blood or bodily fluids in accordance with Texas Education Code, Section 51.933.

    Mandatory Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test for International Students

    The University of Texas at Dallas Student Health Service requires all students born outside the United States to have a PPD Mantoux TB skin test or a chest X-ray to rule out TB, prior to registration for the first semester at UT Dallas. The student is responsible for having the required testing and it is at his/her expense.

  • The testing must be done and this form must be completed by the licensed care provider then the original returned by the student to the UTD Student Health Center.
  • You may mail the completed form (allow sufficient time) or you may bring it with you and submit to the Student Health Center.
  • A TB hold will remain on the student record until the testing has been satisfactorily completed and this form has been returned to the Student Health Center and approved.
  • A student is not allowed to register if there is a hold on his/her record. We are unable to send confirmation of testing received.
  • Students must have had the TB Test within six (6) months of registration.
  • Having taken the BCG vaccine is NOT an exemption from TB testing.
  • Recommended Immunizations

    The following vaccines are recommended but not required:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) - 2 doses (required for international students)
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap)
  • Varicella (chicken pox)
  • For more information, please visit www.utdallas.edu/healthcenter/immunizations.

    Student Health Insurance

    The University of Texas at Dallas Student Health Insurance Office, under the direction of the Student Health Center, provides unique and confidential health insurance advising services for UT Dallas students. Health insurance is available to all students at UT Dallas and is required of all international students (students who are not US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Asylees, Refugees or undocumented aliens). All international students are assessed the Student Health Insurance (SHI) fee at the time of registration for classes. Contact the Student Health Insurance Office for more information at 972-883-2747 or on the web at www.utdallas.edu/healthcenter/insurance.

    The UT Dallas Student Health Insurance Office provides unique and confidential health insurance advising services for currently enrolled students. Group health insurance is available for purchase by all students enrolled at UT Dallas and is required of all international students (students who are not US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Asylees, Refugees or undocumented aliens). Effective spring 2009, all international students will be assessed the Student Health Insurance (SHI) fee at the time of registration for classes. Call (972) 883-2747 or go to www.utdallas.edu/insurance for more information.

    Student Media

    The award-winning student newspaper of UT Dallas, The Mercury, publishes biweekly on Mondays throughout the school year. The newspaper offers paid positions for writers, editors, page designers and photographers. (www.utdmercury.com)

    Radio UTD, the student-run Internet radio station, features an eclectic and freeform mix of music and original programming including talk, poetry and live coverage of UT Dallas sports. College Music Journal nominated Radio UTD as one of the best internet radio stations in the United States (radio.utdallas.edu).

    A Modest Proposal, a student publication that focuses on student life, global politics, arts, events, and social commentary, publishes eight editions during the fall and spring semesters each year (amputd.com).

    UTD TV, a web-based television station, was launched in 2009. It provides a new medium for broadcasting news, entertainment shows and other content produced by students, staff and faculty (utdtv.com).

    Student Organization Center

    The Student Organization Center helps UT Dallas students become more connected to campus life. CSI provides programming and services for student organizations and for students interested in participating in the many activities at UT Dallas. Visit us in the Student Union (SU 2.416) or go to www.utdallas.edu/soc.

    Student Organizations

    Registered student organizations provide the major means by which students can contribute to campus life while developing friendships, interests, talents, and leadership skills. There are over 150 student organizations at UT Dallas that cater to a variety of interests, such as academic and honor groups, service clubs, religious groups, ethnic groups, and special interest groups. Detailed information on the groups and guidelines for forming new organizations is available in the Student Organization Center (Student Union, 2.416). For additional information call (972) 883-6551 or go to www.utdallas.edu/soc.

    Student Success Center (formerly Gateways to Engagement, Mastery, and Success / GEMS)

    The Office of Student Success operates the Student Success Center, which offers assistance to students in the areas of writing, mathematics, multiple science fields, reading, study skills, and other academic disciplines. These services are available through individual and small group appointments, workshops, short courses, and a variety of online and instructional technologies. All students enrolled at UT Dallas are eligible for these services.

    The Math Lab gives short-term and semester long support for a variety of introductory and advanced mathematics courses. Students may drop in or make appointments to visit with a math tutor on a regular basis.

    The Writing Center offers one-to-one and small group assistance with general and advanced writing assignments and overall writing skills. Appointments are strongly recommended.

    The Student Success Center also offers facilitated group study and review sessions as a supplement to many UT Dallas courses. Students should check the center's website for offerings and additional availability of peer-led team learning (PLTL) and tutoring in specific subjects.

    Academic success advisors are available for individual student appointments to discuss study skills, time management, note-taking, test taking and preparation, and other success strategies. The Student Success Center also conducts GRE and GMAT preparation courses.

    The Student Success Center Supplemental Instruction program offers facilitated group study and review sessions as a supplement to many UT Dallas courses. Students should check the center's website for offerings and additional availability of peer-led team learning and individual tutoring in specific subjects.

    The Student Success Center's main offices, located in the McDermott Library, may be contacted by calling (972) 883-6707 or send an e-mail to the Center.

    Student Union and Activities Advisory Board (SUAAB)

    SUAAB is a group of student leaders dedicated to programming social, diverse and educational events to enhance the student experience. Events coordinated by SUAAB include the annual Homecoming Dance, Casino Night, Springapalooza, movies, comedians, concerts, pep rallies and more (www.utdallas.edu/suaab or (972) 883-6438).

    Student Union

    The Student Union is a place for students to hang out, grab a bite to eat and just relax. Open seven days a week, it includes a TV lounge, study lounges, pool tables, ping-pong tables, a video arcade, the Comet Café, The Pub and a number of meeting rooms that can be reserved for organization meetings (www.utdallas.edu/union).

    Student Volunteerism

    The Student Volunteerism Program offers students a variety of opportunities to lend their time and talents in service to the communities of UT Dallas, North Central Texas and beyond. Programs include Alternative Spring Break, Service Saturdays and Viva! Volunteer among others. The Office of Student Volunteerism is located in the Student Services Building (SSB 3.500) and can be contacted at (972) 883-6393 or on the web at www.utdallas.edu/volunteer.

    Student Wellness Center

    The Student Wellness Center promotes health, fitness and responsible personal choices among UT Dallas students through educational programs, resources and individual consultations. Programs include alcohol and other drug awareness, sexual responsibility, nutrition and fitness, men's and women's health. The Student Wellness Center is located in the Student Services Building, SSB 4.500, and can be contacted at 972-883-4275 or on the web at www.utdallas.edu/studentwellness.

    Study Abroad

    Information about educational opportunities in other countries, including study abroad, international internships, international research opportunities, and international scholarship programs, is available at the Office of International Education (OIE), located in Green Center (GR), 2.126. Students are required to review an OIE presentation before seeking staff assistance in selecting the program most appropriate to their individual needs and interests. The OIE presentation includes University policies governing international education, program options, eligibility requirements, basic preparation, types of mobility, institutional protocol, and international fund scholarship. Information is also disseminated through special events, group meetings, individual appointments, reference materials, and at the OIE website, www.utdallas.edu/oie. (See "International Education" located in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the catalog for more details).

    Textbooks

    The University Bookstore stocks all required textbooks and software. Textbook information for specific courses is available within the CourseBook web portal at coursebook.utdallas.edu. Textbook information includes International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and retail price information; data is collected from the campus bookstore on a regular basis. For additional assistance, click on the help tab within coursebook.utdallas.edu.

    The University of Texas at Dallas advises students that they are not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a university-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer. (Texas Education Code 51.9705; 19 TAC 4.215)

    Transfer Student Services

    The Transfer Student Services Office provides support to new and returning transfer students to ensure their successful transition into UT Dallas. The Transfer Student Services Office is located in the Student Services Building, 3.600, and can be contacted at (972) 883-6204 or on the web at www.utdallas.edu/transferservices.

    University Housing Information

    Students are provided several affordable on-campus housing options. All on-campus housing is reserved for UT Dallas students.

    Locations include University Village Apartments and Residence Halls, a community owned by UT Dallas and managed by American Campus Communities, and Waterview Park Apartments, a community owned by the Utley Foundation and managed by Inland American Communities Group.

    In accordance with University policy, all freshmen who choose to live on campus are required to live in either University Village Apartments or in the suite-style residence halls.

    For more information please go to www.utdallas.edu/housing.

    Or contact:

    University Village
    2800 Waterview Parkway Suite #200
    Richardson, TX 75080
    (972) 792-9100

    Waterview Park Apartments
    2800 Waterview Parkway Suite #100
    Richardson, TX 75080
    (972) 454-5000

    University Libraries

    The Eugene McDermott Library and the Callier Library support the research, instruction, and community service programs of the University by providing access to information in both print and electronic forms. The libraries consist of over two and a half million items, including over 65,000 electronic journals, 1,000,000 electronic books, federal and Texas government documents, microforms, and maps.

    The McDermott Library is a U.S. government document depository. Special collections include the Jaffe Holocaust Collection, the Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library, the Belsterling Collection, the History of Aviation Collection and the UTD Archives. The Library also has a rare books collection. The libraries provide an ever-expanding digital collection that is available to distance learners. Users connect to these resources through the library portal at www.utdallas.edu/library. Current students have unlimited access to the digital library. The Library is developing Treasures, a digital institutional repository to showcase the research and scholarship conducted at the University.

    The librarians and staff provide competent and cordial interactions with the people they serve. Librarians provide class and individual instruction on the use of the library.

    The library collections are enhanced by the Interlibrary Loan Service, which provides students with books or articles from a network of major libraries. Student research is facilitated by copiers available to duplicate from paper, microfilm, or microfiche. The McDermott Information Commons provides connections to our electronic material. The libraries offer students with disabilities a range of services to encourage their independent research.

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