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After Orientation

Now that you have attended orientation and begun your journey as a Maverick, staying in touch with your new friends, orientation leaders and your advisor will help keep you connected with the campus community.

Once you arrive home and review all of your orientation materials, you may realize that you still have a few questions or would like access to the various orientation presentations. Lucky for you, everything you need is located right here. Check out the links on the left for access to our New Maverick Orientation Encore Newsletter and the PowerPoint shows that were presented during orientation.  

New Maverick Orientation is just the beginning of your journey as a new Maverick. To ensure that you are prepared for the first day of classes, check out the list below of things that should be completed after orientation, but before you move-in or start classes.

Review your class schedule

Now that you have registered for your classes, it’s a good idea to review your schedule before you begin classes. Knowing your course outline and how each class fits into your degree plan is an essential part of graduating on time. Contact your academic advisor if you have any questions or need clarification on anything!

Secure on-campus or off-campus housing

Whether it’s on-campus housing or an off-campus apartment, make sure you have a comfortable place to live.  If you will be moving on-campus, be sure to consult your roommate as well as the University Housing guidelines before you make any purchases.

Pay your tuition

Make sure your tuition is paid at the Bursars office or on MyMav, before the payment deadline. See the Registrar’s website to learn more about paying your tuition and when it’s due.

If you need help paying for college expenses, let the Student Money Management Center help you work out a budget.

Get textbooks

Buy your textbooks at the UTA Bookstore. To see which books you need for your classes, login to your MyMav account and click on the UTA Bookstore link below your class schedule.

Print Out an Academic Calendar

Use the UT Arlington Academic Calendar to be aware of payment deadlines, drop class dates, midterms, holidays, and final exam dates.

Mark your schedule for the following important activities

  • Residence Hall Move-in Event
  • MavsMeet Convocation & After Party
  • Maverick Stampede Welcome Week Activities
  • First day of classes
LEAD members (Leaders Educating About Diversity)



Explore issues such as gender, race, identity, disability, stereotypes, privilege, and sexual orientation through interactive diversity workshops.

Multicultural Mavericks