The Office of Undergraduate Education

How to Get a Mentor

Any incoming student can request a mentor through the Freshman Mentor Program. Mentors are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and the application cycle typically opens in late spring for the upcoming fall semester. Mentors and mentees are primarily paired based on academic major and/or professional track, but applicants may be paired on other factors. Program commitment for mentees is a full academic year, consisting of the fall and spring semesters.

Mentee applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are at capacity. Click here to begin the application to join the waitlist to become a mentee in the Freshman Mentor Program!

Request a Mentor Form

Freshman Mentor Program mentees experienced higher GPAs, increased social and academic connections, and higher return rates than their non-mentored peers.

The Freshman Mentor Program is a peer-to-peer mentoring program, which means a mentor will be a current undergraduate student at UT Dallas. While they are trained to assist in academic, social, and leadership support, they are not tutors, advisors, staff, or faculty at the University of Texas at Dallas. They are service-oriented student leaders who have recently been in your shoes and want to help our newest Comets succeed.

Contact Information

For more information, email freshmanmentor@utdallas.edu.
To keep up with our programming, follow us on Instagram @fmp_at_UTD.

Interested in receiving a mentor, but a transfer student? Check out the Transfer Mentor Program.