Monday, July 20, 2020
Man at University Center Information Center handing a face mask to a student.

Request face masks for departments, labs

Masks for individuals are available at the University Center Information Desk and the Central Library.

Disposable masks will be available in classrooms for faculty members to give to students who arrive without one.

Complete the face mask request form for

  • Departments and research groups.
  • Department guests. Note in the comments section that you need disposable masks for visitors.
  • Face shields and clear masks for faculty. Note in the comments section that you need shields and clear masks. If wearing a face shield, also wear a face mask.
Health Services Center

Student health always a top priority

Pandemic or not, the focus of Health Services remains the same: the health and well-being of Maverick students.

Health Services continues operations during COVID-19 by appointment only.

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.

Student Access and Resource Center

The Office for Students with Disabilities has changed the name to Student Access and Resource Center (SAR Center). This will better reflect the goal of service to all students with access needs that fall under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act.

Currently, the center serves a little more than 2% of the UTA population, yet statistically students qualifying for services average 19% of the higher education population.

Railroad crossing closures

Union Pacific Railroad will replace ties on its tracks through Arlington Wednesday-Tuesday, July 22-28. See what crossings are closed when.

Box to be phased out

Box will not be available after Monday, Aug. 31, after the migration to OneDrive and SharePoint. Read more about the change.

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.

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

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.

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.

FabLab virtual workshops

Watch workshops on the FabLab Facebook page covering 3D modeling in the free program Tinkercad. The next one is 3 p.m. Thursday, July 23. See previous workshops on the UTA Libraries YouTube channel.

Return-to-Campus training

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.

Annual enrollment July 15-31

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.

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