Comets Giving Day 2020

Like many others in our community, The University of Texas at Dallas is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation on campus and around the world.


The health and safety of our UTD community are of the utmost importance to us. Out of respect for current events, we have chosen to postpone the University’s annual Comets Giving Day.


It is our hope that the public health situation regarding COVID-19 will improve in the near future and that this event can be a time for our campus supporters to COMETogether and celebrate our strong Comet community.


Details regarding postponing this event will be shared soon. Thank you for your patience.


Join the fun of Comets Giving Day starting April 22 through April 23.


Can't wait until April 22? Make your gift now at to be counted!


1,969 minutes to make an impact in honor of UT Dallas' 50th anniversary!


Comets Giving Day is UT Dallas' day of giving. It is a day when alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and friends COMETogether to make an impact. This year is the 4th year for Comets Giving Day as well as the university's 50th anniversary and we are celebrating in a BIG way! 1,969 minutes to impact more than 50 areas of UT Dallas. Choose the area you are most passionate about!


How YOU can help


Ways you can help Comets come together


Save the date and make a gift on April 22 and/or 23!

Sign up to be a Comets Giving Day ambassador.

Share with your network and post on social media using #COMETogetherUTD


Save the dates & attend our events


We will be hosting events on campus and all are welcome to attend. Events details will be coming soon, but events will include:

  • April 22 Comets Giving Day Launch Party
  • April 22 COMETogether at the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center Lawn
  • April 23 Comets Giving Day Final Countdown


Take YOUR impact even further


Set up a challenge or match for the area on campus you are most passionate about. Gifts of more than $500 are eligible to be recognized as challenge or match on April 22 & 23. Challenges and matches encourage the entire Comet community to COMETogether to make an impact for the more than 30,000 students, faculty and staff at UT Dallas!



Door Decorating Contest
Any group at UT Dallas can participate and win bonus funds for the area they wish to support on Comets Giving Day! Doors must have Comets Giving Day artwork and #COMETogetherUTD somewhere to be eligible. Photo of your door should be emailed to by April 13. Decorated doors will be placed in a photo album in @UT Dallas Alumni Facebook Page, and voting will be open for 196 hours and 9 minutes beginning at noon on Wednesday, April 15 through Giving Day (until 4:09pm on April 23) and our winner will be announced at the Final Countdown event on Thursday, April 23 at 6:49pm. The door with the most votes will receive funds. Get creative, Comets!
COMETogether on the Green
Let's keep the party going. Join us on the Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center Lawn for a fun-filled carnival-style event showcasing several of our student organizations. Stop by and support your friends and enjoy music, UTD swag, and free food.
Comets Giving Day Launch Party
Giving Day officially begins at 10am on April 22, but join the launch party before. All are welcome to come to the Margaret McDermott Trellis Plaza to enjoy food, giveaways, entertainment, and fun!
The Final Countdown
We're going out with a bang. All are welcome to attend the Comets Giving Day Final Countdown event closing out our historical 1,969 minute Comets Giving Day!
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