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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Early voting this week at MAC for June 10 run-off elections

UTA is a polling place for early voting in the June 10 run-off elections. Voting will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, May 30-June 1, in the Maverick Activities Center. Learn more about the election on the Tarrant County Election Office website and at votetexas.gov.


Schedule time for blood donation June 13-14

Carter Blood Care will take donations 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, June 13-14, at the Library mall and the University Center mall. Register online for your donation time, day, and location.


Track and field trio heading to NCAA championships

Junior Emeka Nwangwu, senior Craig Lautenslager, and freshman Helen Falda earned spots in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the NCAA West Preliminary Round. The trio will be in action at the NCAA Championships Wednesday-Saturday, June 7-10, in Eugene, Ore. LEARN MORE.


Free T-shirt, lunch for emergency drill volunteers

emergency drill

Hundreds of volunteer actors are needed for UTA's full-scale emergency response drill on Monday, July 31. The goal of the drill is to evaluate UTA’s response to an active shooter incident. Emergency responders from UTA and the City of Arlington’s police and fire departments will take part in the exercise at College Park Center. Lunch and a T-shirt will be provided to all participants. Register to volunteer.


Campus dining options limited for now

The Short Line and the Market/Freshii in the University Center are open for business, but most campus eating locales are closed for a semester break. More on-campus dining spots will open starting Saturday, June 3. Bombay Chopstix, Pie Five, and Texadelphia are open in the College Park District. Starbucks at the UTA Bookstore is open, too.


Artists bring wares to international folk art market June 16-17

folk art market

See the talents of artists from around the globe at the inaugural Santa Fe International Folk Art Market at Arlington Friday-Saturday, June 16-17, at The Green at College Park on the east side of the UTA campus. The event is the first satellite site for the renowned International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe, rated the Best Art Festival in America by USA Today. LEARN MORE.


Important Dates

Wednesday, May 31—Final exams for summer intersession.

Sunday, June 4—Registration ends for 11-week term.

Monday, June 5—First day of classes for 11-week term.

Monday, June 5—Census date for 14-week term.

Monday-Tuesday, June 5-6—Late registration for 11-week term.

Thursday, June 22—Census date for 11-week term.

Tuesday, July 4—Independence Day holiday; no classes; UTA closed.


Coming Up

Through Dec. 29—Exhibit: "Walking the Line: The Diverse History of Organized Labor in Texas"

See more on the UTA events calendar.


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Be prepared for detours, alternative parking this summer for construction projects

Expect some road closures and parking adjustments related to campus construction projects this summer.

West Street between South Nedderman Drive and Fourth Street will be closed all summer to install a water line for the Science and Engineering Innovation and Research (SEIR) building.

Other campus construction projects near the Central Library and Life Science building will keep Planetarium Place closed all summer. Motorcycle parking and ADA parking have been relocated to the Maverick Garage.

Asphalt repair and restriping of Lot 36 near the Social Work complex will occur through Friday, June 2. A small portion of the lot will remain available during construction. Alternative student parking is in Lot 34 or the College Park garages.

Cooper Chase apartments will permanently close Monday, July 31. The lot will remain closed through demolition of the building. The area will be used to expand Lot 34 during the fall semester.

The southern half of the new west campus parking garage is expected to open in mid-August. The northern half will open during winter break. LEARN MORE.

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