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Maverick Family Fun

There are many opportunities for you to connect with the university! Several large events throughout the year provide opportunities to visit with your student and stay involved with campus. We have designed our on-campus events to be informative to you about on-campus resources, entertain the entire family with fun and exciting events and activities while you experience our beautiful campus and surrounding community.

Welcome Week

As an official kick-off to the new academic year, the University of Texas Arlington hosts its annual Maverick Stampede (to include move-in day for on-campus residence) in the fall semester. During Maverick Stampede, students will experience fun and exciting programs to help new and returning students smoothly acclimate to campus life.

Family-Centered Events

The Parent and Family Center plans two family-centered events every year to ensure that families have the chance to explore campus through the lens of their UTA student. Our family-centered events often entail athletic events, family-friendly activities, engaging demonstrations and spirited competitions. Each family-centered event combines structured activities and free time to create a memorable and fun experience for the entire family!

 Maverick Merchandise & Care Packages

Show your Maverick Family Pride by purchasing a Parent & Family Center Mom or Dad shirt today.  Purchase t-shirts and other Maverick Family Merchandise during New Maverick Orientation or on-site at the Parent & Family Center (Parent & Family Center

300 West 1st Street | University Center, Lower Level-Suite B150K | Arlington, Texas 76019)


Additionally, we know there is no secret that college students love to get mail!  Sending a thoughtful note and a few of your student’s favorite treats is a great way to show how much you care.


Earning a degree from The University of Texas at Arlington is an honor and an accomplishment. Commencement season is producing unparalleled excitement on campus, as graduates get ready to walk across the College Park Center stage. The years of hard work and dedication will culminate in ceremonies with rich academic tradition.

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