Plan ahead for morning parking rush
The morning rush to class can be a hectic challenge. Follow these tips for finding a parking spot and getting to class.
Look for a parking lot on the interactive parking map.
Build in time to catch free campus shuttle service, which runs along three routes every 15 to 20 minutes.
Avoid construction areas on the east side of campus, such as those on Pecan Street.
College Park north garage is open with 1,100 parking spots. Parking is free with a University parking permit.
Maverick Parking Garage, which requires a parking fee, is between Planetarium Place and South West Street, by Pickard Hall.
Register your cellphone for MavAlert
It is critical that you keep your UT Arlington contact information current at all times to ensure that you may be reached quickly during an emergency.
Students should update their contact information by signing in to MyMav and clicking on Student Center under the left Enterprise Menu. From there, fill in the emergency contact form.
You must enter a cellphone number to receive MavAlert emergency notification system alerts via text message. MavAlert notifications are sent by text, email, and voice messages only in the event of a life-threatening emergency.
For more information, see emergency communication.
Craigslist founder featured in Engineering speaker series
Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist.org and craigconnects.org, presents "Getting Real Change Done with Social Media" in the College of Engineering Distinguished Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Lonestar Auditorium at the Maverick Activities Center.
Since its founding in 1995, craigslist has become one of the world's 10 most-visited English language web platforms and has fundamentally changed classified advertising.
Providing its users with mostly free advertising opportunities, craigslist lets people help each other with basic needs such as housing and jobs. The site is based on a culture of trust, encouraging participants to play an active role in policing the information that is shared.
In March, Newmark launched craigconnects, which focuses on technology for the common good, connects people who do good works, and improves and ensures media integrity.
A reception starts at 6 p.m. in the second floor lounge of the MAC. The reception and lecture are free, but guests should RSVP online.
Read more information about Craig Newmark.
Deadline approaches for inclusion in campus directory
To be included in Maverick Connection, UT Arlington’s printed directory, students must set or change their privacy settings in MyMav by the Census Date, Monday, Sept. 12. Make the privacy elections in the MyMav Student Center.
Your name will be included if you select the “release all restrictions” setting on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) restrictions page. Follow directions on Inclusion in Maverick Connection.
Unless you indicate that you want your name included in the Maverick Connection, it will not be included.
Students graduating this fall who want to be included in the printed souvenir Commencement booklet must set or change their privacy settings by Saturday, Oct. 1. Follow instructions on Inclusion in Commencement Booklet.
Brave Combo opens fall season of free concerts at the Levitt Pavilion
The Levitt Pavilion continues its tradition of opening its fall concert season with the mosh-pit polka music of Brave Combo on Thursday, Sept. 1.
Labor Day weekend continues with rockin' "pianimal," Jason D. Williams, who channels Jerry Lee Lewis on Friday, Sept. 2. Arlington's favorite country music star, Melissa Lawson, returns to the stage Saturday, Sept. 3, and the holiday weekend concludes with blues from a down-home diva, Ruthie Foster, on Sunday, Sept. 4.
The UTA Jazz Orchestra performs with Jeff Coffin, an internationally recognized saxophonist and bandleader, Sunday, Sept. 25.
The free concerts start at 7:30 p.m. and continue through Oct. 1 at the pavilion, 100 W. Abram. See the schedule.
Adding, dropping, and withdrawing options
Through late registration, Wednesday, Aug. 31
After late registration through Census Day, Monday, Sept. 12
Registration for fall semester continues
Registration for the fall semester continues through Wednesday, Aug. 31.
To determine if you need adviser clearance, check your portal page at MyMav and click on Student Center. You will see a section on the right titled Holds. Click the details link for specific hold information. If your academic department requires advising, you will see an academic department service indicator (hold).
Enrollment loans available
Enrollment loans for the fall 2011 term are now available at the Bursar's Office. More information on enrollment loans is online.
Print your own enrollment verification
Enrollment verification for the fall semester is available online. To print your verification, log on to MyMav, go to Student Center, and click on Request Enrollment Verification to access the National Student Loan Clearinghouse.
Fall graduation deadlines approaching
The deadline for undergraduate students for fall graduation is Friday, Sept. 9. Download the undergraduate application for graduation.
For graduate students, the deadline is Monday, Sept. 12. Download the graduate application for graduation.
While the graduation application may be accepted after this date, the candidate’s name will not appear in the program nor will the candidate receive commencement ceremony tickets from the respective college or school.
University closed for Labor Day
UT Arlington will be closed Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day.
Tuesday, Aug. 30
Commuter Appreciation Breakfast A special breakfast for student commuters with free donuts, bananas, juice, coffee, and more. Free. 7:30-9:30 a.m., in front of the Maverick Activities Center. Off Campus Mavericks, 817-272-3213.
Dance Ensemble Auditions Try your hand at contemporary and modern choreography. 6 p.m., dance studio, Swift Center. Also 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. Director Liza Grove, email@example.com; Assistant Director Danielle Georgiou, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Aug. 31
$2 Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl Blacksmith Will Turner teams up with eccentric pirate Captain Jack Sparrow to save his love, the governor's daughter, from Jack's former pirate allies, who are now undead. Rated PG-13. 5:30 p.m. Also 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. Planetarium, 817-272-1183.
Thursday, Sept. 1
Multicultural Mavericks Kick-Off Mingle with student leaders from multicultural student organizations and learn more about special program opportunities. Refreshments, music, and fun. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bluebonnet Ballroom, E.H. Hereford University Center. Multicultural Affairs, 817-272-2099.
Wednesday, Sept. 7
$2 Movie: Tron A hacker is literally abducted into the world of a computer and forced to participate in gladiatorial games. Rated PG. 5:30 p.m. Also 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Planetarium, 817-272-1183.
Sunday, Sept. 11
Threnody for 9/11 Concert The world premiere of Threnody for 9/11 for Mixed Chamber Ensemble, a musical depiction and reenactment of the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. Composed by music senior Jesus J. Martinez, the concert features the UTA Symphony Orchestra and the Arlington Boys and Girls Choir with Anne Marie Boeding as soprano soloist and Allan Saxe as narrator. Free. 7:30 p.m., Irons Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building. Music, email@example.com, 817-272-3471.
Influence Exhibit Three members of the Department of Art and Art History faculty—Marilyn Jolly, Sedrick Huckaby, and Carlos Donjuan—combine their talents for this painting exhibit. 3-9 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. Free. Through Friday, Sept. 9. Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas.
Texas Rangers Baseball Get tickets for students, faculty, staff, alumni, family, and friends. Access texasrangers.com/uta and use the password rangers for designated games through Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Broken Sugar Exhibit An exhibition of 22 mixed-media sculpture and two-dimensional works by Melba Northum. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Through Friday, Sept. 30. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.
Life and Death in the Northern Passage Photojournalist Dominic Bracco II ('08 BA) provides a view of drug violence in Ciudad Juarez. Free. Through Jan. 14. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library.
Planetarium Experience galaxies far, far away, telescopes of the future, and the epic particle collisions of the Large Hadron Collider in We Are Astronomers as the fall schedule begins today, Tuesday, Aug. 30. Planetarium, 817-272-1183.
(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)
Volleyballers win at El Paso, play at UNT tonight
After opening the season winning one of three in the UT El Paso Invitational last weekend, the Maverick volleyball team travels to Denton to face North Texas at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 30.
UT Arlington downed Southern University on Friday before losing to Portland State and UT El Paso on Saturday.
The Mavericks play four matches in the Hurricane Invitational at the University of Tulsa this weekend, meeting host Tulsa and UC Davis on Friday before facing North Dakota State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday.
Schedule announced for conference golf champs
The Notre Dame Gridiron Classic highlights the fall golf schedule for the defending Southland Conference champion Mavericks.
UT Arlington opens the fall season with a tournament at Wichita, Kan., Sept. 12-13, and will host its own tournament at Waterchase Golf Club Sept. 19-20, before going to Notre Dame Sept. 26-27.
Other fall tournaments include trips to Macon, Ga., and San Antonio.
Get involved in sport clubs, intramurals
Sport clubs from A to Z are available in Campus Recreation. Well, from A to W anyway, as clubs include anything from aikido to wrestling. See the list of sport clubs and join today.
In Campus Recreation intramural news, entries for the Madden NFL ’12 Tournament are due Thursday, Sept. 1, with entries for bowling, fantasy football, and college football pick ‘em due Friday, Sept. 2.