New and returning students kicked off the academic year during Maverick Stampede, a week-long celebration of special events and activities. MavsMeet Convocation, held in College Park Center, included comedian Shayla Rivera as the keynote speaker. Immediately following the program, students headed to the AfterParty where they enjoyed live music, free food, games, and activities.The University welcomed a record number of students this fall, with enrollment climbing 6.1 percent to more than 37,000 Texas-based students. Combined enrollment in campus-based and online programs is expected to surpass 55,000 students by the end of the academic year. UTA serves another 25,000 students through a wide variety of continuing education, professional training, and career enhancement programs.