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Schedule at a Glance

Parent & Family Weekend is made up of a variety of events so families can create a custom schedule based on their interests.  The dress code for ALL Parent & Family Weekend events and activities is comfortable and casual. 

Please also be aware that event times and activities are subject to change.  However, proper notice will be provided through various forms if needed.

Friday, October 21

Activity

Locations

8:00am – 1:00 pm

Open Campus & Family Time

Various Locations

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Art Exhibit: Art From Study Abroad Students

Art Gallery-University Center

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch On Your Own & Family Time

Various Locations

1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Check-in

Univeristy Center Information Desk

4:00 pm - 5:00pm

New Maverick Orientation Focus Group

*Limited Seating, Pre-Registration Encouraged

Sabine Conference Room-University Center

4:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Red and Black Atlantic: 2016 Transatlantic History Conference

2nd Floor-University Center

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Mav Families In It to Win It: Family Game Night

University Center  Foyer (between Rosebud Theater & Bluebonnet Ballroom)

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dine and Shop at the College Park District

Various Locations

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Planetarium Show: From Earth to the Universe @ UT Arlington Planetarium

Planetarium, Chemistry & Physics Building

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Family Weekend Kickoff & Welcome

University Center  Foyer (between Rosebud Theater & Bluebonnet Ballroom)

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Maverick Family Movie Night

Rosebud Theater-University Center

Saturday, October 22

Activity

Locations

8:00am – 3:00 pm

Check-In

University Center Information Desk

9:00 am – 10:00 am

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Breakfast with the Vice President of Student Affairs

You and Your Money Workshop - Presented by Wells Fargo

Bluebonnet Ballroom-University Center

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

College of Engineering Research Panel

Rosebud Theater-University Center

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Maverick Family Games Competition

*Pre-Registration Encouraged

Maverick Activity Center (MAC)

11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Astronomy Day at the UT Arlington Planetarium

Chemistry & Physics Building

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Studio Arts Center Experience

  • Glassblowing Demonstration
  • Encaustic Painting Demonstration
  • Print Making Open House
  • Studio Art Center Art Gallery Tour

Various Studios, Studio Arts Center (SAC)

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Open Houses & Tours

  • Central Library Open House (12-4pm)

  • Smart Hospital Tours (12-2pm)

    • Limited to 3 Groups of 15 people, adults and children 15 and above allowed 
  • Apartment & Residence Life Open House (12-2)

  • Welcome Center Campus Tours at the Dan Dipert University Center (12:30-2pm)

Various Locations






12:00 pm

Lunch On Your Own & Family Time

Various Locations

12:00 pm

New Maverick Orientation Focus Group Luncheon

*Limited Seating, Pre-Registration Encouraged

Sabine Conference Room-University Center

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Movin’ Mavs Basketball Game: Men's Movin' Mavs vs. Dallas Mavericks

(Wheelchair Basketball Teams)

Maverick Activity Center

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Blaze’s Fall Extravaganza

Palo Duro Lounge-University Center

4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Maverick Family Awards & Pre-Dinner Show

Rosebud Theater-University Center

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dinner with the President

Bluebonnet Ballroom-University Center

8:00 pm-8:30 pm

Parent & Family Weekend Farewell & Closing Remarks

Bluebonnet Ballroom-University Center

Sunday, October 23

Activity

Locations

Open

Explore Arlington

A great activity your family can participate in on your own.

Various Locations

Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau

1:30 pm

Astronaut at the UT Arlington Planetarium

Planetarium, Chemistry & Physics Building

3:30 pm

Spacepark 360: Infinity at the UT Arlington Planetarium

Planetarium, Chemistry & Physics Building

Open

Dine and Shop at the College Park District

Various Locations

Note: Event times and activities are subject to change.

*An RSVP form for events where pre-registration is encouraged will be sent within your registration confirmation email, and families can sign-up online as well.

2016 Detailed Schedule of Events will be provided during check-in!

Click here to preview the 2015 Schedule of Events of Parent & Family Weekend.  Special Note: Please be aware that new events and activities have been added to the 2016 schedule.

Blaze's Fall Extravaganza

Parent & Family Weekend New Event

Blaze’s Fall Extravaganza

Join UTA’s beloved mascot Blaze for the Fall Extravaganza, an event that is sure to be fun for the entire family! Stop by and show off your creative pumpkin painting skills for a chance to win a prize basket. Walk through our mini resource fair and take a family photo at our photo booth! 

Note: Supplies and pumpkins are provided for the pumpkin painting contest.

See Previous Parent & Family Center Photos on our Flicker Page!

Glassblowing Demonstrations

Parent & Family Weekend Signature Event

Glassblowing Demonstrations

The Art + Art History Department is proud to present glassblowing demonstrations conducted by the top graduate and undergraduate students in the program! The demonstrations will be narrated, and parents and students will be able to see both classical and experimental glassblowing techniques, as well as an opportunity to see a world-class facility!

Learn More About the Art + Art History, Design & New Media Program

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