Service Changes in Response to Coronavirus/COVID-19 Outbreak

Updated April 2, 2021

Various services have been modified to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus:

·Dining · Bookstore · Tech Store · Mail · Parking · Comet Cabs · Comet Cruiser · DART Rail · Booster Fuels · TollTags ·

Please follow the UT Dallas COVID-19 website for the latest campus updates.


For the spring semester, we are opening a limited number of dining locations and providing meal service at hours that should help you to avoid large groups of people. In addition, we’re offering different dining options, including walk-up, remote pick-up, the boost mobile app and starship delivery robot.

UTD’s dining partner, Chartwells, is working to provide our students with a safe dining experience. Dining Hall West has been reconfigured to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.


Rental textbook curbside dropoff.

The Bookstore is open 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Anyone coming in to shop or pick up an order must wear a mask and must maintain a 6-foot distance from everyone else.

The Bookstore can also accept online orders.

Tech Store

The Tech Store is open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Anyone coming in to shop or pick up an order must wear a mask and must maintain a 6-foot distance from everyone else.

The Tech Store can also accept online orders.


Mail Services / Central Receiving has resumed normal services. If your department is operating off campus, a department representative can pick up your incoming packages and mail by presenting a valid Comet Card at the Service Building (SB).


  • At this time, visitor parking can be issued to those visiting UTD for legitimate business or academic purposes, if requested by a sponsoring department. Please reach out to the department you are visiting to have them arrange parking for you. Parking for student housing guests has been temporarily suspended. Non-sponsored visitors to campus may obtain a visitor permit from the Visitor Center during their business hours, utilize our metered parking option, or contact for more options.
  • Parking permits are available for purchase online.
  • Parking is fully enforced at this time. When on campus, you must be legally parked at all times to avoid parking citations. When parking on campus, you may either utilize the hourly pay-by-space metered parking spaces, or purchase an annual parking permit permit online at Parking permits are prorated by semester for students, and by month for employees.
  • Parking & Transportation staff are working remotely, but are available during our normal business hours at or 972.883.7777.
  • Have more questions about how our COVID-19 response will affect parking? Please see our Parking FAQ [Frequently Asked Questions] .

Comet Cabs

Comet Cabs will not be operating during this time, but the Accessible Cart service is operating for those with approved service schedules. Please complete an online application for service.

Comet Cruiser

The Comet Cruiser

The Comet Cruiser

  • Anyone over the age of two must wear an appropriate face covering when using public transportation. Buses have limited supplies of face masks for passengers requesting one. Read the Requirements.
  • On buses with rear doors, you may be required to board through the rear.
  • Social distancing and reduced capacities are in effect on all Comet Cruiser buses.
  • The Comet Cruiser (DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] Bus Route 883) began a new route and schedule on July 27, 2020. Service schedules for Fall 2021 are pending.

    View the New Routes (PDF [Portable Document Format File] ).

    Follow us on X or subscribe to our email alerts to stay up-to-date on schedule changes.


  • Anyone over the age of two must wear an appropriate face covering when using public transportation. Read the Requirements.
  • While physical DART [Dallas Area Rapid Transit] passes are not available at this time, DART GoPass® requests are being processed remotely, and these digital passes download directly to your mobile phone.
  • To enforce social distancing practices and protect customer and employee well-being, all transit center waiting areas have been temporarily closed. DART riders can still use the outdoor areas for boarding buses and light rail vehicles.
  • More details are available on the DART Coronavirus Information page.

Booster Fuels

Booster Fuels has suspended fuel deliveries to UT Dallas, to concentrate on providing fuel to people working on the front lines of the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak.


A North Texas TollWay Authority TollTag

Until further notice, please order your TollTag directly from the North Texas TollWay Authority.


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