Thursday, July 16, 2020

UTA pledges additional $25 million in student scholarships

The University of Texas at Arlington is expanding its ongoing commitment to students and families by ensuring an additional investment of $25 million in scholarships over the next five years, beginning with the Fall 2021 term.

This commitment expressly addresses student diversity and financial concerns for first-generation college students, low-income families, high-achieving students, and those facing challenges in the wake of COVID-19.

Student wearing a face mask put hand under hand sanitizer dispenser.

Daily health screening required before coming to campus

Before reporting to campus each day, all faculty, staff, and students must perform a daily health screening, which includes a daily temperature check and self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms.

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.

Message concerning international students

"We are committed to supporting our international students and will continue to do everything we can to provide a supportive and fair learning environment," Interim President Teik Lim said in a recent message to campus.

Returning to Campus

Campus repopulation 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.

Benefits Annual Enrollment

Benefits Annual Enrollment

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

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

Power balance

Shouyi Wang, associate professor of industrial engineering, is using a National Science Foundation grant to determine how to meet the demands of an extremely dynamic and uncertain energy market.

Key audit survey

Everyone assigned University keys is asked to complete a key audit survey about the keys in their possession. Responses are confidential. Have a question? Contact Kelian Dawson at 817-272-2210 or

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. today, Thursday, July 16, via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Event parking training

Learn how to reserve event parking in the new MavPark platform at 9 a.m. Friday, July 17, on Teams. MavPark will be unavailable at 5 p.m. today, Thursday, July 16, to 8 a.m. Monday, July 20.

Spot Bid Fair

Submit your department needs for everything from office and lab supplies to promotional items for the Spot Bid Fair. Send information to by Wednesday, July 22.

Support the Emergency Assistance Fund. $150k Match Challenge

Double your donation to help students

The University has created a matching gift program for new gifts to the Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF). All gifts to the EAF are being matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $150,000, doubling the impact of your gift.

The EAF provides immediate assistance for students impacted by an unexpected crisis or unforeseen event.

Among the recent recipients is finance and economics senior Thao Ho. “The support has given me hope and encouragement during COVID-19,” Thao says. “It has really shown me that UTA is a community that cares.”

If you are able, please consider making a gift to help students in need today.  Give Now.

Teams expands views

Teams now allows you to see up to 50 people in video chats by using Large Gallery View. You also can engage in a virtual room by using Together Mode. Read the details.

Creative Escapes

Creative Escapes offers a session on "Fitness, Health, and Nutrition" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 22. See previous seminars featuring UTA faculty, research, and programs.

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