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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Join the fun of Homecoming 2016

homecoming maurauders

Homecoming Week continues with exciting events through Sunday, Nov. 13. Sign up for the events, participate in fun activities, and attend the parade, pep rally, and basketball games this weekend. See the schedule for details.

Grab lunch at the Chili Cook-Off noon-1:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 9, on the University Center mall.

Saturday starts with the Homecoming 5K. Later, get in the spirit at the Street Festival on Spaniolo Drive, the Homecoming Parade, and a pep rally before the big game. The Maverick men's basketball team takes on Texas Southern in College Park Center, with the Homecoming king and queen crowed at half-time. Sunday, the Lady Mavs play UT San Antonio.

On Saturday, parking is free during the day for Homecoming events. Paid parking for the men's game starts at 6 p.m. for College Park parking garages.

Share you favorite Homecoming moments using #UTAHC16 on Twitter or Instagram. LEARN MORE.

Basketball teams look forward to upcoming seasons

basketball preseason picks

The Mavericks men’s basketball team is the preseason favorite to win the Sun Belt Conference. They will take the floor for the first time this season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at College Park Center.

The Lady Mavericks—who are picked to finish third in an extremely close balloting among Sun Belt Conference coaches—start their season against UT San Antonio at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at College Park Center.

Catch up with more Maverick athletics—including cross country, volleyball, men's and women's tennis, men's golf, and baseball—at LEARN MORE.

Shuttle tracker mobile app shows estimated arrival times, buses on the move


See your MavMover bus on the move and an estimated arrival time with TransLoc, a new transportation app offered by UTA's Parking and Transportation Services. The more the system runs and collects data, the more accurate the predictive arrival times will become. See the buses in action at Download the mobile app from Google Play and iTunes.

Lot 33E to close Friday for new construction

Pardon Our Progress

Lot 33E, north of the Maverick Activities Center, will close at 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, for the construction of a 1,500-space parking garage. Vehicles in the lot after 10 p.m. will be towed. See the parking maps for other options. LEARN MORE.

Estimate tuition costs with new calculation program

The new Tuition Estimator is designed to help potential and existing students obtain a rough estimate of the fees involved in attending UTA. The cost calculator uses fall 2016 tuition and fees for the estimate.

Help stock pop-up food pantry for students

stock the pantry

The Follett Leadership Center will open a pop-up food pantry once a month to help students with regular food insecurity. The pantry will open in January. Individuals, departments, and organizations are encouraged to help stock the pantry. Donations of nonperishable canned and packaged foods will be accepted 1-4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in the Rio Grande Ballroom of the E.H. Hereford University Center and 1-4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in the Red River Room of the University Center. Questions? Email Robert Kalina at

Info sessions address changes in overtime exemption

Information sessions about upcoming overtime exemptions are 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in the second floor lounge of the Maverick Activities Center and 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in the Lone Star Auditorium of the MAC. Read more about the Fair Labor Standards Act update and frequently asked questions.

Power outage Friday morning in Fine Arts Building

Prepare for a brief electrical outage for the Fine Arts Building 6-7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. No one will be allowed in the building without an escort from Facilities Management or the UTA Police Department. Turn off all electronic equipment, including computers, scanners, and copiers, before leaving Thursday. Devices do not need to be unplugged.

Have Thanksgiving dinner with President Karbhari

Thanksgiving cornicopia

Students, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner with President Vistasp Karbhari 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, in the Connection Cafe. The dinner is free with a meal plan. Tickets are required without a meal plan and are $5 for students and $8 for faculty and staff members. For tickets and details, go to To volunteer, call 817-272-6080.

Coming Up

11-09-coming up

Lyric Trio Recital, Thursday, Nov. 10

Electronics Recycling, Thursday, Nov. 10

UT System Day Celebration, Friday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11

Faculty-Staff Veterans Recognition Breakfast, Friday, Nov. 11; RSVP.

Stand with Standing Rock Panel Discussion, Monday, Nov. 14

John Barfield: Starting From Scratch, Tuesday, Nov. 15

Sun Belt Conference Volleyball Championship, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 18-20

Thanksgiving Holidays, Thursday-Friday, Nov. 24-25

Road Trip: Men’s Basketball vs. UT Austin, Tuesday, Nov. 29

A for King & Country Christmas tour, Saturday, Dec. 10

See more on the UTA events calendar.



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