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UT Dallas Emergency Support Efforts

926 Comets have raised $245,177 for UT Dallas students in need!  


In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the unique needs of our UT Dallas community, we have expanded our emergency efforts to include the:

  • UT Dallas Student Emergency Fund
  • UT Dallas International Student Emergency Fund
  • Comet Cupboard
  • Callier Patient Emergency Fund

Choose your area of impact and make an immediate difference with your gift today.


Student Emergency Fund



The UT Dallas Student Emergency Fund was created to support all UT Dallas students experiencing financial hardships. The fund is managed by the Division of Student Affairs and Office of Financial Aid, and financial support is based on immediate needs. More about the fund below.


International Student Emergency Fund


This fund is managed out of the International Student Services Office and was established to support F-1 international students at UT Dallas.

It prioritizes students whose curricular practical training (CPT) internship employment may have been reduced or canceled. The fund also supports various expenses regarding immigration applications, housing, medical expenses, etc.


Comet Cupboard


To meet the needs of on-campus students experiencing food insecurity, the Comet Cupboard continues to serve the UT Dallas community while prioritizing safety. The Comet Cupboard is currently experiencing high levels of demand; please also consider donating food items by emailing


Callier Patient Emergency Fund



Support for this fund will help bridge the gap for emergency patient care at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders. The financial need of Callier patients continues to grow due to the economic impact of the pandemic. New funding is needed to ensure that the center can continue serving our community, especially children and families who otherwise cannot afford treatment due to insufficient insurance coverage or income loss.


About the UT Dallas Student Emergency Fund


During this time of uncertainty, the well-being of our campus community is our greatest concern. Unfortunately, many UTD students are facing difficulties as a direct result of COVID-19, and unexpected financial hardships may limit students from continuing on their academic journeys.

Yet even in this uncertain time, we’re witnessing the resilient Comet spirit. Alumni and friends are asking how they can work with us to help, so the University created a fund to address the emergent needs of our students.

By supporting the UT Dallas Student Emergency Fund, you can assist UTD students contending with financial challenges such as:

  • Technology needs for remote learning

  • Elimination of jobs and/or reduction of income

  • Housing and food insecurity

  • Medical care and prescriptions

  • Travel costs to return home

  • Other unplanned expenses

Now more than ever, we need the Comet community to come together in support of every student facing unforeseen challenges.

Thank you for your generosity in these unprecedented times.



Student Emergency Fund FAQs


Is my gift tax-deductible? Yes, all gifts made to the Student Emergency Fund are tax-deductible. You will receive your tax-deductible receipt via email.  

I want to make a gift to the Student Emergency Fund, but not online. What do I do?

If you wish to make an offline gift to this fund, you can write a check with a note that you want the money to be placed in the Student Emergency Fund. Checks can be sent to:

UT Dallas Office of Development and Alumni Relations

800 W. Campbell Road, SPN 10

Richardson, TX 75080

I made a gift, but how else can I support this fund?

Share this project on your social media or send to your peers and let them know why it is important to support the Student Emergency Fund and the UTD students in need.

How can a student learn more about this fund and apply to receive help?

You can learn more about the application process here:


Questions? Contact