Campus and Events Updates

UTA's official source of information regarding campus operations for the spring 2021 semester.

Student FAQs

Spring 2021 Semester

Learn more about the upcoming spring 2021 semester.
Spring 2021 FAQs

On-Campus Events

The University of Texas at Arlington is urging all campus groups and organizations to limit their fall 2020 events and activities to what is required, essential and permitted by UT Arlington, county and state officials.

Virtual, online and broadcast events and meetings are strongly preferred. Large events are not permitted. No academic building classrooms will be used to host events since classes are the priority.

University officials stress that health and safety should be the key in organizing any event. Learn more about the event guidelines.

Indoor events should not exceed 25% of venue/room capacity to promote social distancing requirements. Due to venue size, reservation requests for Texas Hall, College Park Center of the Maverick Activities Center require additional approval by the appropriate vice president. Outdoor events that support the core mission of the University are permitted without capacity restrictions. Social distancing, participant registration and other safety protocols outlines in the event guidelines apply. Other outdoor events are restricted to 10 people or less according to Executive Order No. GA-32, and local health authority guidelines.

Events open to the general public are allowed with additional review and approval by the respective dean/vice president and venue manager.

The Event Guidelines booklet summarizes event requirements. It includes requirements for social distancing, food and beverage service, contact tracing, cleaning/sanitation and personal protective equipment. Call 817-272-5584 or email with questions or to schedule at Texas Hall or the College Park Center. Call 817-272-2929 or email with questions about the University Center.

Current information regarding scheduled ACT and SAT exams hosted at UTA can be found on our Testing Services page.

Facilities and Support Services Operating Hours:

UTA Libraries

The libraries are only open to active UTA students, faculty and staff. Operating hours for the fall 2020 semester are Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m, Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m and Sunday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. From Monday, Dec. 7, through Wednesday, Dec. 16, we will have extended final exams hours for Central Library: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - midnight, Saturday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. - midnight. All currently available resources will continue to be available after Thanksgiving.

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Dining Services

From Nov. 29, through Dec. 18 the Connections Café will be open Monday through Sunday 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Breakfast will be at Starbucks in the University Center. Starbucks hours are Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., with the breakfast meal exchange hours 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Subway in the University Center will operate Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Market in the University Center will operate Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

See Campus Dining Hours of Operation

Maverick Activities Center

From Nov. 30 until Dec. 18, the Maverick Activities Center will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, and noon to 8 p.m. on weekends. The MAC is closed Dec. 19-20. From Dec. 21-23, it is open from noon to 8 p.m. The MAC is closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 3.

Read more about the MAC Reopening

UTA Bookstore

The Bookstore is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and closed on weekends. The Starbucks there will be open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.; and Sundays, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Health Center

Open for normal hours of operation, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call 817-272-2771 if you need to be seen by a healthcare provider. If you have fever and respiratory symptoms, have had recent international travel or contact with an individual known to have the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) please call before coming to the health center.

UTA Health Services

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) remains available to students.  Services are performed remotely via Telehealth to limit exposure to both clinician and student. Please call 817-272-3671 to schedule a time to connect with a counselor regarding your concerns. If this is an emergency please call 911 or the MavsTalk 24hr Crisis Line at 817-272-8255. We also encourage the UTA community to use CAPS online resources for accessing information related to emotional well-being and mental health support.

CAPS Online Resources

Virtual Events and Services

The Division of Student Affairs and other campus partners continue to provide a range of virtual programs and services to help students stay connected to campus and fellow Mavericks.

Student Affairs Resources