Bluebonnet ballroom

Inside the University Center

The University of Texas at Arlington unveiled the latest update to campus, a newly renovated entrance to the E.H. Hereford University Center (UC). The enhancements provide a more welcoming entrance for students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests who visit the UC.

“The University Center hosts nearly 8,000 events in a normal year, and I am confident that the entrance will be enjoyed by the entire University community,” said Teik C. Lim, interim president for UTA. “We look forward to the day when we can gather here in person.”

Due to concerns regarding COVID, the ribbon cutting was a closed event to ensure a small gathering where participants could maintain social distance from one another.

Designs for the project started in 2018, with construction to transform the space near the Bluebonnet Ballroom and Rosebud Theatre beginning in September 2019. The updates include a new entrance, pedestrian walkway, formal promenade and a parking lot that extends to UTA Boulevard. Final touches, including landscaping and outdoor lighting, wrapped up this month.