Recurring Events

Student Events

Department Spotlights

Join Academic Recruiter Dr. Joshua Knight, and guests, as we take an in-depth look at CoLA’s 12 academic departments. You’ll learn about majors and minors, career opportunities, scholarships, admission requirements, and more plus you can ask questions and join the discussion! You can attend as many sessions as you like.

Visit the Department Spotlights Page

Festival of Ideas Research Institute

The Festival of Ideas began in 2005 with a generous donation by UT Arlington alumnus Mustaque Ahmed (’81). In 2007, that support grew into an endowment to further strength the program’s ability to offer six events each year to the university academic community and the community at large. These events have included lectures by scholars in History, Linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, and Physics.

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Spotlight Research Forum

CoLA’s Spotlight on student research is an annual forum that showcases the best of our students' research and creativity. Students present work in varying formats to include panel (oral presentation of papers), posters or renditions which include spoken word and performances. Themes will vary but must be approved by a faculty member in the student's department.

Learn More about Spotlight Student Research Forum


The acCOLAdes event is a recognition ceremony for student recipients of awards and scholarships from the College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) and the University of Texas at Arlington. The CoLA students that receive recognition represent many disciplines, but they have one thing in common: a standard of excellence.

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Commencement is a special day for many students and loved ones. Get more information about graduation and be prepared for the big day.

Visit the Graduation page

Staff and Faculty Events