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The University of Texas at Arlington


September 8, 2021

Dear UTA Community,

Beginning Monday, Sept. 13, students, faculty and staff coming to any UTA campus in any capacity will be selected at random for mandatory COVID‑19 testing.

The required COVID‑19 testing policy, implemented before the start of the semester and ending today (Sept. 8), has been effective in identifying cases, most of them asymptomatic, and mitigating the spread of the virus on our campus. As case numbers and hospitalizations are high in Tarrant County, continued, randomized testing will allow us to monitor campus spread and infections as we transition to in-person learning.

Until further notice, 20% of our campus population, regardless of vaccination status, will be selected each week for testing. Notifications will come from, and you will have seven days to get tested after being selected. If you have any questions, contact

Testing Locations

On-campus testing options will continue to be available seven days a week to our campus community. Appointments are strongly encouraged at both locations.

The Curative testing site in the University Center will close Sept. 9 and reopen Monday, Sept. 13, in the Rosebud Theater. This site is open only to UTA students, faculty and staff for asymptomatic and mandatory testing.

Our second Curative testing site, located in the College Park District, should be used only if you are symptomatic or otherwise potentially positive for COVID‑19. This site will remain open and available for you and your immediate family members to be tested. Anyone needing a test Sept. 9 through Sept. 12 may use this location, regardless of symptom status.

The latest information is available through our COVID‑19 Testing Policy and Resources website, and updates will be distributed through MavWire and TrailBlazer.

UTA’s COVID‑19 testing resources are always available to you should you need or want a test; you do not need to wait until you are selected for random testing.

Testing Results and Reporting

If you use the on-campus testing sites, your results will be automatically uploaded to the COVID‑19 Self Report portal in MyMav. Results from off-campus testing sites will be accepted. However, you will not be reimbursed for costs and you will need to upload the results to the COVID‑19 Self Report portal in MyMav.

If you have had COVID‑19 in the past 90 days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends against testing. Due to health privacy protocols, we are unable to remove individuals who have tested positive from the random testing selection and requirements. However, if you have tested positive within the 90 days before you are selected for testing, you may upload a positive test result from the time of your infection to satisfy the mandatory testing requirement.

COVID‑19 Vaccines

Public health experts indicate widespread vaccinations are our best bet to end COVID‑19. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet and are able to, the next free, walk-in-only, on-campus COVID‑19 vaccination clinic is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the exercise rooms of the Maverick Activities Center. For those who received their first shot at one of the previous campus clinics, this is your opportunity to get your second dose. If you would like to get your first shot of the Pfizer vaccine on Sept. 15, you will need to make an appointment at the Walmart on Randol Mill (near AT&T Stadium) to get your second dose free of charge. If you can’t make it to the next on-campus clinic, the COVID‑19 vaccine is readily available to you at other locations.

To show our appreciation for the Mavericks that Mav Up and Sleeve Up, we’ve established the Maverick Motivator Program. Upload proof of vaccination to MyMav by Oct. 4 to be eligible for large prizes, including tuition scholarships, free parking and meal plans, and MacBook Pros. Students vaccinated at our on-campus clinics will receive a $50 gift card to the UTA Bookstore per vaccine received, for a total of $100 if you receive both doses on campus.

We are grateful for your continued adaptability and willingness to protect our community. You’re ensuring that the Maverick spirit of caring for one another holds true. Continue to do your part: Wear a mask, perform daily health screenings, stay home if you’re sick and get vaccinated if you can.

If you have questions about UTA’s COVID‑19 testing policy and resources, contact If you have questions about COVID‑19 vaccine opportunities and resources, contact


John Hall
Vice President for Administration and Campus Operations
Co-Chair, COVID‑19 Executive Task Force

Lisa Nagy
Vice President for Student Affairs
Co-Chair, COVID‑19 Executive Task Force




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