Our traditions are shared among Mavericks of all generations and show how far we've come together.

Ring ceremony boxes

Ring Ceremony

The Official Maverick Ring Ceremony is a partnership between the UTA Office of Alumni Relations and Jostens and is held twice a year shortly before finals. Students who purchase their Official Maverick Ring receive their rings and hear from University leaders at this celebratory event!

Alumni at a homecoming dinner


UTA’s Homecoming celebration is held each November. The week-long celebration has many events to showcase our diverse traditions at UTA including The Bash, the Distinguished Alumni Awards, Maverick Step Show, Men’s and Women’s basketball games, the Coronation of the Homecoming King and Queen, and more!

Students at decal event

Graduate Decal Drive Thru

Graduating seniors are invited to drive, walk, jog, or roll by to pickup an alumni decal!

student participants running across the field with the bed in the Bed Races

Bed Races

Bed Races is the longest running tradition on campus dating back over 30 years. Teams of five push a wheeled bed 40 yards to attempt to run the fastest time.

Students covered in mud playing volleyball at Oozeball

Oozeball Tournament

Voted the University’s favorite tradition, the Oozeball mud volleyball tournament pits teams of students, faculty, staff, and alumni against each other in ankle-deep muck. Held every Fall since 1989, the event is sponsored by Campus Recreation, with proceeds benefiting student scholarships.

Commencement view of stage


The years of hard work and dedication culminate in ceremonies rife with rich academic tradition.