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On Monday, April 8, a total solar eclipse will be visible in a very narrow swath spanning the contiguous United States and parts of Mexico and Canada. At UT Dallas, the eclipse will be visible from 12:23 p.m. to 3:03 p.m., with about 3 ½ minutes of totality beginning at 1:41 p.m.

“No Comet Left Inside,” UTD’s campuswide celebration, will include giveaways, booths, music and telescopic projection viewing areas.

Classes on April 8 are canceled between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., and nonessential services will be suspended so that staff members, as well as faculty members and students, can enjoy the spectacle. 

Campus activities will include:

Staying Safe

Protective eclipse glasses must be worn to view the sun safely during the partial phases of the eclipse leading up to and directly after totality. Only during totality is it safe to remove the glasses and view the eclipse directly. The website has an interactive map that provides details about the timing of various phases of the eclipse from a specific location.

Erin Sutton

UTD strives to create inclusive and accessible events in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you require an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact the event coordinator (listed above) at least 10 business days prior to the event. If you have any additional questions, please email and the AccessAbility Resource Center at

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