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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

NOTICE OF EMERGENCY EXERCISE ON CAMPUS

  emergency preparaedness  

On Monday, July 31, UTA will conduct a large, multi-agency emergency preparedness exercise designed to test our campus-wide plans to respond quickly to any action that poses a threat to the campus and our students, employees, business partners, and visitors.

The exercise will last from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday, July 31, and will include the UTA Police Department, Arlington Police Department, Fire Department, emergency personnel, and other affiliated agencies with which UTA works closely to manage public safety.

TRAFFIC and PARKING: Spaniolo Drive on the UTA campus will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. Sunday, July 30, to 6 p.m. Monday, July 31. The UTA South and Central parking garages on Center Street will be closed to all parking except for authorized and credentialed personnel participating in the exercise.

Students, staff, and visitors should use the North parking garage on this day.

Neighbors and the surrounding community should expect to see a high level of police, fire, safety vehicles, and personnel in the area surrounding the College Park Center, Arlington Hall, and adjacent buildings on the east side of the campus all day Monday. The exercise should conclude at 5 p.m.

EMERGENCY TEST MESSAGING: Test MavAlert texts, emails, and other digital messaging will be sent throughout the day as part of the emergency exercise only.

FOR A REAL EMERGENCY ON JULY 31: Should you experience a true emergency on this day, please call 2-3003 or dial 911 for assistance.

Any concerns or questions may be directed to policedepartment@uta.edu.

As a University, we thank you for your understanding and accommodation as we strive to provide the highest level of safety and preparedness for all who visit the UTA campus and surrounding areas.

Network maintenance may disrupt service Sunday evening

  network maintenance  

The Office of Information Technology will perform maintenance on the campus network infrastructure 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Sunday, July 30, as part of a series of network upgrades. Expect intermittent disruptions of up to an hour to network communications within campus and the internet. UTA resources may be temporarily unavailable during this upgrade. Questions? Contact the IT Help Desk at 817-272-2208 or helpdesk@uta.edu. Visit the Network Installation Schedule webpage for details.


Law enforcement competition on campus this week

  law enforcement explorers  

The Texas Law Enforcement Explorer Advisors Association returns to UTA for its annual competition Thursday-Sunday, July 27-30. More than 400 participants, judges, and law enforcement officers will compete in real-life scenarios across campus in parking lots, classroom buildings, the University Center, and residence halls. Questions? Contact the UTA Police Department at 817-272-3381.


Volleyball, basketball tickets on sale now

Tickets for Maverick volleyball and basketball games are on sale. For ticket options, go to utatickets.com.


Important Dates

  • Tuesday, Aug. 1—Last day to drop classes for second five-week term; submit requests to adviser prior to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 10—Last day of classes for the second five-week, 11-week, and 14-week terms.
  • Monday, Aug. 14—Final exams for the second five-week, 11-week, and 14-week terms.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 15—Final exams for 11-week and 14-week terms.

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