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Schedule at a Glance

The Parent & Family Weekend 2017 Schedule of Events - AVAILABLE NOW! 

Check-out our event line-up...we are really excited to bring new, collaborative events and activities to our 2017 schedule! Please note that there are a few areas that have a "To Be Announced" (TBA) designation, please know that we are working hard to solidify details for these events in the coming weeks.  Please check back regularly for schedule updates.

Friday, October 20

Event Activity

Activity Location

8:00 am – 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

Recommendation: Dine and Shop at the College Park District

Various Locations

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Check-in at the University Center

University Center Information Desk

1:00 pm - 4:00pm

UTA Schools & Colleges hosts the Mav Family Classroom Experience

Participating Schools & Colleges:

  • College of Business
  • College of Engineering

Other Schools & Colleges TBA Soon...

Various Locations

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Greek Parent & Family Affair

(In partnership with the UTA Parent & Family Center and the Fraternity & Sorority Life Office)

2nd Floor-University Center & Various UTA Locations

Note: Each participating fraternity and sorority will send special invitations to the parents & family members of their organizations with activity details.

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

UTA Parent & Family Weekend Kickoff & Welcome Party at Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club

Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club

200 N. Mesquite Street

Arlington, Texas 76011

http://greasemonkeyburgers.com/

4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Maverick Family's Day Out

Pick an activity that allows you and your family to explore and experience the spirit of UTA and the City of Arlington, but first join us at Grease Monkey for dinner!

NOTE: Combo and VIP Tour Tickets are in addition to the cost of Parent & Family Weekend 2017-Prices will vary based on the activity chosen
  • Dinner and a Movie Combo $5.95/person*
  • Dinner and a Volleyball Game Combo $5.95/person*
  • Dinner and a Planetarium Show Combo $5.95/person*
  • Dallas Cowboys VIP Tour (Details TBA)

*Dinner is $5.95, however beverage and tax amounts not included.  Activity within the combo is  sponsored by the Parent & Family Center and FREE to you!

  • Grease Monkey & Rosebud Theater, University Center
  • Grease Monkey & College Park Center
  • Planetarium, Chemistry & Physics Building
  • Dallas Cowboy Stadium

     

NOTE: Maverick Family's Day Out Combo Tickets can only be purchased during the Parent & Family Weekend Kickoff & Welcome at the Grease Monkey Burger Shop & Social Club

Saturday, October 21

Event Activity

Activity Location

8:00am – 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Check-In @ the Studio Arts Center

                                                                
Check-In @ the Maverick Activity Center

Studio Arts Center


Maverick Activity Center

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Parent & Family Weekend Welcome Breakfast

Special Guests: Division of Student Affairs, College of Liberal Arts, and our sponsoring partner, Wells Fargo

Studio Arts Center Atrium

9:30 am – 12:00 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)

11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Astronomy Day at the UTA Planetarium

Chemistry & Physics Building

9:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Greek Parent & Family Affair

(In partnership with the UTA Parent & Family Center and the Fraternity & Sorority Life Office)

2nd Floor-University Center, Various UTA Locations


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

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wells Fargo Presentation: You & Your Money

TBA

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Blaze’s Fall Extravaganza

  • Maverick Family Games Competition
  • Movin’ Mavs Wheelchair Basketball Game: Men's Movin' Mavs vs. Dallas Mavericks (Game Time: 1:30 pm)
  • Pumpkin Painting Contest

  • Mav Family's In It To Win It Derby

  • Photo Booth with Blaze @ the UTA Wranglers

  • Maverick Discount Program Mini-Fair

  • Food, Fun, Music and so much more!

NOTE: Food vendor prices are in addition to the cost of Parent & Family Weekend 2017-Prices may vary

Maverick Activity Center

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Maverick Family Awards & Pre-Dinner Show hosted by Mr. & Miss UTA

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 22

Event Activity

Activity Location

Open

Explore Arlington

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

Various Locations

Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau

10:00 am - 2:00 pm 

Greek Parent & Family Affair

(In partnership with the UTA Parent & Family Center and the Fraternity & Sorority Life Office)

2nd Floor-University Center & Various UTA Locations

NOTE: Each participating fraternity and sorority will send special invitations to the parents & family members of their organizations with activity details.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Parent & Family Advisory Council Interest Meeting

TBA

1:30 pm

Planetarium Show: TBA

Planetarium, Chemistry & Physics Building

2:00 pm

Dallas Cowboys Neighborhood Watch Party Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49'ers (Game Time @ 3:05 pm)

TBA

3:30 pm

Planetarium Show: TBA

Planetarium, Chemistry & Physics Building

Open

Dine and Shop at the College Park District

Various Locations

Note: Event times and activities are subject to change.

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.