The Office of Student Success Initiatives

The Office of Student Success Initiatives provides many different resources to help students be more successful in their academic careers at UTA. Whether you are joining a Freshman Interest Group, attending a Success Series Workshop, or just calling the Maverick Resource Hotline, we are there to support your journey!


A Freshman Interest Group (FIG) is an exciting way for first-year students to merge their academic priorities with their personal and social goals. You join a FIG based on your major, and will get matched with students in the same field. You will take your first year seminar course with these students, and it will be taught by a successful UTA student, also known as a Peer Academic Leader (preferably in the same field as the students). You will also be placed into a few other classes with the FIG students. This allows you to have a built in study group of people in your major from your first day here at UTA!

In order to ensure there is a group for everyone, we offer two options: Classic and Residential. To learn more about FIG options, please review this document.

Residential FIGs

If you are interested in a residential FIG, specify this option on your housing application. You do not need to fill out an additional FIG application here once you have selected this option.


  • The first freshman orientation of each summer is reserved for FIG students

  • Reserved seats in important core classes

  • Opportunity to join a Residential group, and live in one of our Residence Halls with your FIG

  • First year seminar class focused specifically on being successful in your major

  • Valuable personal experiences from the Peer Academic Leader

  • Historically FIG students have been more successful in their other courses

Success Series

University College invites all students to join "The Success Series", a workshop series designed to improve academic performance and enhance important life skills.  Each semester, various departments within University College will offer innovative, hands-on workshops on a variety of topics, such as time management, study skills, dealing with stress, learning styles, and more. 

Visit our Calendar of Events to view all of our up-coming seminars.  Each workshop is free and open to all students unless specifically posted otherwise.  If you have ideas for future Success Series events that are not being covered, please contact us and offer your suggestions.

Success U

Now it is time to start thinking about what your college experience will really be like.  What should you expect in your classes?  What will your faculty expect of you?  And how do you get prepared to meet those expectations?  The answers to these questions can be found at Success U, where you'll learn the secrets to achieving your goals.

Success U provides freshmen the opportunity to learn first hand from faculty and staff about the skills needed to achieve academic success in college and participate in hands-on programs that will help ease that first year anxiety.  Along with refresher courses in science and math, students will discover how to take notes from college faculty, how to study for exams, and how to earn the grades needed to succeed in your major.  

Maverick Resource Hotline

The Maverick Resource Hotline is a referral-based service that works to link students with the many academic, social, and professional resources across campus.  Whether you're looking for help in a class or seeking information about a policy, office, or department,  students may contact the Maverick Resource Hotline for answers.  There are several ways to access resource information.  Students can find an extensive list of office and resource contact information online through the Maverick Resources website.  If you can't find the information you need there, you can contact the hotline via email at or by phone at (817) 272-6107.

  • University College

    Office of Student Success Initiatives

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    Location: Ransom Hall 301


    Phone: 817-272-6107

    Fax: 817-272-3407

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  • Mailing Address:

    The University of Texas at Arlington

    University College

    University College Programs

    Box #19194

    Arlington, TX 76019

Our Mission:

The Maverick Scholars Residential Learning Communities in Kalpana Chawla Hall provide undergraduate students with shared living experiences, strong academic support and a strong sense of campus community through high quality educational experiences and meaningful contact with UT Arlington faculty and staff in and outside of the classroom and residence hall. The Mav Scholars RLCs reflect a collaborative campuswide effort to develop, retain and, ultimately, graduate students who are thoroughly prepared to be responsible and productive citizens.

-Adopted by the RLC Advisory Board, Oct. 1, 2003


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