From eateries to meeting spaces, to a range of departments within Student Affairs, the Student Union is the hub of campus activity. Stop by to eat, have fun with friends and become part of your Comet community!


Billiards and Games

Billiard tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and a selection of board games are offered through the recreation desk. For table tennis fans, the Student Union has four tables and equipment for check-out.


The Comet Café Lounge on the second floor includes a large open dining seating area near various dining options. The TV Lounge on the first floor features ample seating for table top games and gaming TVs. The Alma Mater Lounge is a small lounge on the first floor with an area for studying and relaxing.

Outdoor Hangouts

Adjacent to The Pub, The Patio is an outdoor option with shaded dining. There are also picnic tables surrounding the Student Union, as well as the Plinth, a space for outdoor events and concerts.

Room Reservations

Registered student organizations and departments (staff and faculty) must use the Room Reservation System (known as EMS) to request Student Union facilities along with other specific campus venues.

EMS Training

EMS Room Reservation Training is now available via eLearning for the fall 2021 semester! Email [email protected] with questions.

  • EMS Training will be available until Sept. 30.
  • This is required training for all registered student organizations (RSO). All three designated room reservation representatives must complete the training.
  • When signed into eLearning, look for the "Student Union Reservations" organization on your homepage under My Organizations.

Reservation Scheduling Video Tutorials

  • Introduction
  • Submit a Reservation
  • Create a Recurrence
  • Editing and Cancellation


The Pub

Enjoy great food and a fun atmosphere in this sit-down restaurant. The Pub has TVs, pool tables and a small stage for events. Stop by, grab a bite and enjoy your night (or day)!

Student Union Food Court

The Student Union Food Court includes a Panda Express, Moe's Southwest Grill, Chick-fil-A and Smashed. All venues in this location offer a meal exchange option for those signed up for a University meal plan.

Comet Café

The Comet Café located on the second floor features Firehouse Subs, Smoothie King and Halal Shack.


Starbucks provides a nice atmosphere overlooking the Plinth, along with your favorite coffee all year long.

Departments in the SU

Comet Spirit Programs

SU 2.401Comet Spirit Programs include the UT Dallas mascot, cheerleaders, power dancers, a pep band and the Crush Crew.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

SU 1.610 — UT Dallas is home to 25 national Greek-letter fraternities and sororities from the Interfraternity council (IFC), the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and the College Pan-Hellenic Council (CPC).

Programs for Minors

SU 2.302 — The Programs for Minors Office provides oversight for university sponsored programs, activities, camps and events (PACE) involving minor participants.

Student Government

SU 2.401Student Government is the official student voice to UT Dallas administration, the UT System Board of Regents and other governmental entities.

Student Leadership Programs

SU 2.401Student Leadership Programs offer non-credit classes and workshops in leadership development throughout the year.

Student Media

SU 1.601Student Media includes The Mercury, Radio UTD, UTD TV and A Modest Proposal.

Student Organization Center

SU 2.416 — There are nearly 400 student organizations that play an important role in campus life. If you can't find the right fit for you and your friends, you're invited to create your own group.


Student Union and Activities Advisory Board

SSA 13.451 — The Student Union and Activities Advisory Board, known as SUAAB, offers a variety of events throughout the academic year.

Meteor Theater

SSA 13.451Meteor Theater is UT Dallas' student-run movie program that screens popular films throughout the school year.



972-883-6157 (Control Desk)
972-883-6158 (Reservations Office)

Address and Directions

Student Union
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Rd., SU 21
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Directions to Campus
Campus Map

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: SU/SSB | 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Monday-Friday: SSA | 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: SU/SSB | 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: SSA | 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

*Abbreviated schedules during some holidays and at certain times of the year.

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Student Union parking is available in Lot J behind the Activity Center, in Parking Structure 1, and in Lot C or Lot D. View campus map »


Dan Goodwin

Dan Goodwin
Director, Student Union & Student Life Programs
[email protected]

Megan Moser

Megan Moser
Administrative Assistant, Student Union & Student Life Programs
[email protected]

Homer Salazar

Homer Salazar
Facilities Manager, Student Union and Student Services Building & Addition
[email protected]

Asiah Claiborne

Asiah Claiborne
Assistant Director, Student Life Programs
[email protected]

Julia Juarez

Julia Juarez
Administrative Assistant, Student Union Reservations
[email protected]