Residential Life

UT Dallas views residential life as an integral part of the education process. Residential Life seeks to provide structure, support and a sense of community that will complement your classroom experience.

Annual Events

Splatter Dance

Splatter Dance

Residential Life and SUAAB partner each spring to host this exciting event. Music sets the mood, and students sport large drums and mallets to splatter themselves and each other with colorful (and washable!) paint.

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat

Held during the week of Halloween, Residential Life and student organizations provide a fun and safe environment for the campus and local community to bring their children for trick-or-treat fun. Student volunteers dress up and lead families through a maze of car trunks and collect goodies along the way.

Thanksgiving Lunch

Thanksgiving Dinner

Residential Life partners with International Student Services to provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal to students who stay on campus for the holiday. Participants enjoy a delicious home-cooked turkey dinner along with a welcoming community.

Res Life Crawfish Boil

Crawfish Boil

The annual Crawfish Boil provides students with a true Cajun experience near the end of the spring semester. Hundreds of pounds of crawfish and a zydeco band turn the University Village pool area into a Louisiana outdoor hangout. Residents gather to celebrate the end of another year, pose for photos with a life-sized crawfish mascot, and enjoy some delicious crawfish.