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Annual Traditions

Move-in Event

The Move-in Event is a campus-wide initiative to help residence hall students move into their new homes on opening day. More than 600 faculty, staff and student volunteers are on hand throughout the day to welcome students and parents. More importantly, they actually help new residents move their belongings into their rooms! Learn more about move-in


One of the great Maverick Stampede Events each year is Waffleopolis. Students can come out and enjoy free waffles with a variety of toppings as well as music, entertainment and fun!

Block Party

The third Thursday of April, Residence Hall Association holds their annual Block Party event. The Block Party is held on the University Center Mall and provides residents with music, food, inflatable games and other activities. Don’t miss the next Annual Block Party!

Late Night Breakfast

The Monday and Tuesday of finals week each semester, Apartment and Residence Life and Housing Operations sponsor the Late Night Breakfast. Breakfast is served in the Connection Café in the University Center and consists of a full menu from 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Residents come to enjoy a study break with good food and lots of fun. 

The Great Escape

This program isn’t your familiar fire drill, but rather a vivid simulation and training session on how to survive in the event of a fire.

HoliHoli Festival

Celebrating the diversity of UT Arlington, students come together to celebrate Holi!