Popular Campus Destinations
With a University as popular and diverse as ours, it’s no wonder that there’s an abundance of things to do and places to see right on campus. Whether you want to check out our impressive new events arena, College Park Center; learn about black holes at the Planetarium; or just relax with a cup of coffee at Starbucks, you’ll have no trouble keeping busy.
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College Park District. The centerpiece of this living and shopping destination is the new $78 million, 218,000-square-foot events arena hosting Maverick basketball and volleyball games, as well as concerts, tournaments, and other events.
Einstein Bros. Bagels. A favorite among students, the eatery is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fort Worth Center. The University’s Fort Worth Center resides in the Santa Fe freight depot, a downtown Fort Worth transportation landmark that dates back to the Great Depression.
The Gallery at UTA. Located in the Fine Arts Building, the gallery displays original artwork from local artists, students, and faculty.
Gateway Tower. The tower sits at the corner of UTA Boulevard and South Cooper Street and serves as a gateway welcoming visitors to the University. It is made of brick and cast stone, stands more than 35 feet tall, and glows after dark with Maverick blue lighting.
The Green at College Park. This 4.62-acre green space is intended as an inviting oasis for students, neighbors, and friends to gather and relax.
Irons Recital Hall. The University has a variety of performance groups, including a popular jazz band. You can catch a performance here.
Library. The sixth floor of Central Library frequently hosts important exhibitions. The floor is also home to our impressive Special Collections.
Mainstage Theatre. Our talented students perform a variety of comedies, dramas, musicals, and other plays every season.
Maverick Activities Center. One of the most popular spots on campus, the MAC is a $34.5 million, 190,000-square-foot recreation facility.
Maverick Stadium. It no longer hosts the University’s football team, but the stadium still features a variety of sporting, charity, and special events year-round.
The Planetarium at UT Arlington. This is one of the largest and most sophisticated planetariums in the state of Texas. It regularly offers stargazing events, shows, films, and more.
Smart Hospital. A 13,000-square-foot educational facility for the College of Nursing that houses human-like, life-sized “manikins” that bleed, have heart and lung sounds and pulses, die, and even give birth.
Starbucks at the University Center. This branch of the popular coffee chain is a definite hot spot on campus.
Head of the Class
About 25 percent of first-time, full-time undergraduates in fall 2013 ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class, and about 64 percent ranked in the top quarter of their class.