University of Texas at Arlington marks the beginning of the fall semester with
a series of events beginning Monday known as Maverick Stampede: Welcome Week
is expected to climb again this year at the fastest-growing, comprehensive
research university in the North Texas region. New this fall are initiatives
such as Success U, a two-day, mini-camp designed to
prepare entering freshmen for academic success, and the Professional
Nursing Pathways Program, which provides aspiring nursing students
at community colleges a seamless path to earning a bachelor’s degree.
upcoming events offer strong media visuals and ample opportunity to interview
incoming and returning students. Among the highlights:
a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday,
Aug. 22 - UT Arlington Move-in Day. More than 4,400 students who
will call campus residence halls, apartments and other residential units home
are invited to move in.
a.m. - UT Arlington
President James D. Spaniolo and Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck will be
on site beginning at 9 a.m. to help lug in pillows, mini-fridges and bed linens
and to welcome Mavericks to campus. They plan to visit new residents of Trinity
House and Kalpana Chawla, Lipscomb, Arlington and Brazos halls.
a.m. – The new north
College Park garage at 100 UTA Blvd., between Pecan and Center streets, opens
to students, faculty and staff with valid UT Arlington parking decals. City Electric
Supply will demonstrate a new General Electric vehicle charging station
on the south end of the garage’s ground level from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The
charging station is Arlington’s first public, electric car charging station and
is ideal for motorists who drive Chevrolet Volts or Nissan LEAFs.
- 8:30 p.m. – First lighting of the new UT
Arlington Gateway Tower at South Cooper Street and
UTA Boulevard. The new landmark will glow with a Maverick blue light after dark
and greet visitors approaching campus from the north. Media are invited to
shoot footage of the lighting from the northwest corner of the intersection and
at the tower, which is adjacent to the Engineering Research Building.
a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 – More
than 1,000 entering freshman join for the opening session of Success U,
which kicks off with a rally led by Blaze Maverick and the UT Arlington
cheerleaders in the E.H. Hereford University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom, 300 W.
First St. Sessions continue through 4 p.m. The two-day mini-camp offers
sessions on effective note taking, best study habits, stress management and Quiz-a-Prof
panels during which professors will discuss their expectations and pet peeves.
Participants receive raffle tickets good for a chance to win items such as an
iPad or area merchant gift certificates.
p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24
– MavsMeet Convocation at Texas Hall, 701 W. Nedderman Drive. The traditional
gathering includes the award-winning UT Arlington Marching Band and remarks by
university and student leaders.
Aug. 25 – First day of
classes for the fall 2011 semester.
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