Traditions

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

Favorite Alumni Traditions

Commencement view of stage

Commencement

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

Alumni at a homecoming dinner

Homecoming

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 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.

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!