After the Convocation, stop by The Green at College Park for the MAVSMEET AfterParty to spend time with your friends and to meet new ones. MAVSMEET AfterParty will feature a Zip Line, Euro Bungee, caricature drawings, games, a live DJ, free food, lots of take-aways, friends, and fun! Don’t miss out on this UT Arlington tradition. In 2012, we had more than 3,000 in attendance! Click here to Volunteer.
UT Arlington has brought some of the biggest names in music as part of its Fall Concerts programs, including Ludacris (2006), Rihanna (2007), Lupe Fiasco (2008), Maroon 5 (2009) and B.o.B. (2010). In 2012, the opening concert of UT Arlington’s College Park Center featured hip-hop superstar Drake. Tickets are often discounted for students and members of EXCEL Campus Activities assist in promoting and working the events. Other artists that have played at UT Arlington include Joe Nichols, Switchfoot, Motion City Soundtrack, Phantom Planet, OKGO, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Eli Young Band, Randy Rogers Band, and We the Kings.
Co-sponsored by University Events and Apartment and residence life, The Block Party provides an end of year celebration for on-campus and commuter students alike. In its 14th year, the Block Party hosted live music from Sleeperstar, DJ Kick-Mix, and the winner of the UT Arlington Battle for the Block competition, Early Morning Creatures. The event also included carnival-style treats, games, and activities galore such as an obstacle course, wax hands, video game truck and photo booth.
Graduation Celebration is an annual event held during May commencement weekend in celebration of UT Arlington's May, August and December graduating class. The event is free and open to everyone. Previous speakers have included First Lady Laura Bush, television journalist Bob Schieffer, General Tommy Franks, Grammy Award Winning musician John Legend, and Oscar-nominated actor James Franco.
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