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Parents and Guests

Welcome to the Maverick Community!  Your student has been accepted (congratulations, by the way!) to the University of Texas Arlington, which means you are also a valued member of our Maverick family.  New Maverick Orientation is the first step, for you and your student, on your exciting new journey.

The Division of Student Affairs and New Maverick Orientation believe it’s imperative for parents and families to be involved in their student’s journey through college. The New Maverick Orientation Parent/Guest Program is designed to acquaint parents and guests with the University and all it has to offer.

  • You’ll have the chance to ask questions of current students, faculty and staff, learn about campus resources, academic expectations and involvement opportunities and familiarize yourself with the campus. 
  • The parent program occurs simultaneously with the new student program; however, there are plenty of sessions that parents and students will attend together.  
  • While your student is required to attend New Maverick Orientation, the parent program is optional, but highly encouraged. 

Your student will face many academic and social challenges, learn more about personal responsibility and discover their independence throughout their college career. With all of these changes and new experiences occurring alongside a rigorous class schedule, it’s natural that relationships with family members might change.  New Maverick Orientation will provide you with a deeper understanding of your student's development and will equip you with tools & resources for growing with your maturing (even when it doesn’t seem like it) student.


Registration for the Parent/Guest program is done through your student’s orientation sign-up.  Just have your student add the correct amount of guests to their registration. The fee for the Parent/Guest Program is $35 per person (for guests over the age of 18). This fee covers program costs including, staff, materials and meals.  All orientation fees will be added to your student’s MyMav account and can be paid along with their tuition.  If guests under the age of 18 will be accompanying the student meals can be purchased in the University’s all-you-care-to-eat cafeteria for $8.75 per person.

If your student has already registered for their orientation session, you can still add a parent and guest registration to their account.  Simply ask your student to log back into the orientation registration system and add the correct amount of guests to their account. Changes to your students account can only be made 7 days prior to their orientation session and all fees are non-refundable at that time. 

Parent and Guest Freshman Enrolling Fall Term Schedule (two-day session)


Overnight Accommodations are only provided for the two-day freshman orientation sessions for students enrolling in the fall term. Limited spots are available for parents or guests that need to stay overnight with their student. Please visit the overnight experience page for more information about the overnight stay. Please check out the Experience Arlington website for discounts on local accommodations. 


UT Arlington recognizes that parents play a vital role in their student’s success. The Parent & Family Center was created to serve the parents and guardians of UT Arlington students by keeping parents informed and involved in their student’s college experience. Check out the Parent and Family Center website for more information about the resources and services including the Maverick Parent and Family Association, various scholarship opportunities, and the annual Parent and Family Weekend.