Monday, July 13, 2020
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New rules for dining on campus

Dining on campus during the start of the Fall 2020 semester will look a little different because of social distancing requirements instituted by health agencies. The University has changed tables and seating in its dining areas to meet state requirements.

Check the Mavs Back 2020 site for more stories on what to expect as UTA safely returns to campus for Fall 2020. You also can check the Coronavirus and Fall 2020 Semester page, which is UTA’s official site for up-to-date information on campus operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Return-to-campus training required

Take time to complete the COVID-19 return-to-campus-training for all UTA faculty and staff. The course in Canvas covers the steps being taken campuswide to keep everyone safe and healthy.

You must complete the course before your department's start date for the repopulation phase.

Early August events canceled

UT Arlington is canceling all events on campus through Saturday, Aug. 15, in accordance with local, regional, and national health guidelines.

When possible, the University is working with organizers to reschedule their events for later dates. For events scheduled after Aug. 15, decisions will be made no later than Saturday, Aug. 1.

Staff Advisory Council's Staff Conference is July 15-17

SAC Staff Conference

A State-of-the-University session at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 14, kicks off the Staff Advisory Council's Staff Conference. The conference is Tuesday-Thursday, July 14-16, via Teams.

One-hour virtual sessions are offered at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Sessions will be recorded for those who cannot participate next week.

Register to participate.

Benefits Annual Enrollment

Benefits Annual Enrollment

Benefit-eligible employees will be able to make benefit updates or changes Wednesday, July 15-Friday, July 31, during the Benefits Annual Enrollment for 2020-2021.

Watch for emails and visit the UTA Annual Enrollment page for more information.

Parking portal upgrade this week

The MavPark parking portal will be unavailable due to a system upgrade from 5 p.m. Thursday, July 16, to 8 a.m. Monday, July 20.

The new system will include enhancements to the parking permit and management process, as well as improvements to the department visitor and guest permit processes. The UTA community can expect the same general workflow with an improved look and feel.

Fall 2020 permits will go on sale at 8 a.m. Monday, August 3.

Kerley elected to SCJA position

Kent Kerley was elected second vice president of the Southern Criminal Justice Association. The professor and chair of the Criminal Justice and Criminology Department will serve as president in 2022-23.

COVID impact discussion

The last of the School of Social Work's three-part look at the pandemic's impact on race relations, diversity, and social issues starts at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 16, via Zoom and Facebook Live.

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