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For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Commencement ceremonies begin Thursday at College Park Center

About 5,600 students are scheduled to earn their degrees this spring during commencement ceremonies Thursday-Saturday, May 12-14, at College Park Center.

The UTA Class of 2016 includes more than 3,753 undergraduates and nearly 1,754 master’s students. More than 100 students will receive doctoral degrees during commencement weekend.

See the commencement schedule.

New parking rates include remote option, more shuttles

Look for some popular and new parking options coming to campus this fall.

Returning are daily, weekly, monthly, and semester options and discounted remote parking with more shuttles to get you to class or work.

Find all your parking news on the Parking and Transportation Services website.

Maverick Parking Garage sets $10 daily cap

The Maverick Parking Garage now has a $10 cap for daily fees. Rates are $3 per hour and $1.50 per half-hour with a $10 maximum per day.

Use the new parking meters or the MobileNOW! app on your smartphone with location code 3708.

Preferred and reserved parking permits also will be available to purchase after garage refurbishing is completed this summer. Permits purchased for this garage are not valid in any UTA parking lot.

Check for updates on the Parking and Transportation Services website.

Participate in emergency response exercise May 19

Students are invited to attend the Office of Emergency Management's annual Clery Act tabletop exercise 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in the Rio Grande Room of the E.H. Hereford University Center.

The exercise will focus on a discussion about emergency notification, the shelter-in-place process, and evacuation on a campus-wide scale. Key officials, internal and external, will participate in the discussion.

MavTube Video Extra

In their own words

Through Facebook, Twitter, and other other social media sites, UTA’s 2016 graduates are sharing their commencement experiences. See some of the photos. Add your own story with #MavGrad2016. Watch videos about spring grads.


South Nedderman to close between Cooper, Planetarium Place

To allow for an upgrade of the water and sewer lines, Facilities Management will close South Nedderman Drive from Cooper Street to Planetarium Place at noon on Friday, May 13, for an indefinite time period.

The closure includes the exit from Lot F-10.

Deliveries to the Central Library and Life Science Building will need to be made from West Street. Visitors to the Planetarium also will need to use West Street.

Pedestrians will be redirected from the south student parking lots and Parking Lot F-10.

Questions? Contact Jeff L. Johnson at or 817-798-8456.

UTA Libraries need your input

Share your opinions with UTA Libraries in a simple, anonymous, and confidential survey.

In exchange for your ideas and opinions about the Libraries' products and services, you have a chance at winning one of five $100 prizes when you opt in to the grand prize giveaway.

Complete the survey. Questions or comments? Email

UTA police department wants your feedback

The UTA Police Department seeks your opinion regarding its performance in serving the community.

Take a moment to say what you think via the survey link. Your input will help enhance UTA PD's professionalism and the services provided to students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Get Texas Rangers discount tickets

To claim discounted tickets for select Texas Rangers' home games, visit, click on the University of Texas at Arlington, and use the password GOMAVS.

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Through Friday, May 13

Final exams for spring semester.

Thursday, May 12-Saturday, May 14

Commencement ceremonies.

Wednesday, May 18

First day of classes for summer intersession and summer 14-week session.

Thursday, May 19

Final grades posted for spring semester.

Final exams continue through Friday, May 13

Final exams are underway and continue through Friday, May 13. See the full final exam schedule online.

Summer intersession and summer 14-week session begins May 18

Summer intersession and the 14-week summer session begin Wednesday, May 18. Class dates are online. To register for classes in these sessions, select the term 2165 on the schedule of classes and click on the Additional Search Criteria link on the lower left.

Each summer session has its own payment due date. For details, visit the Student Financial Services website.

Spring final grades to be called official May 19

Final grades for the spring semester are scheduled to be available after noon Thursday, May 19. View grades by logging in to MyMav.

When the grades are official, a notice will be posted on the MyMav portal. Grades are sometimes viewable before all end-of-term processes are completed, so check the message on the portal to be sure they have been announced as official.

You can hold your transcript order for final grades.

Registration underway for summer and fall 2016

Priority registration has opened for summer and fall terms. Advising is available in your academic department.

Check for your appointment on the registration timetable, which is available in your MyMav Student Center along with information on whether you need to see an academic adviser before you’re eligible to register. See a list of academic advising offices.

The MyMav schedule of classes is being updated daily. Plan to validate your course selections.

Print your own enrollment verification

Enrollment verification is available online. To print your verification, log on to MyMav, go to the Student Center, and click on Request Enrollment Verification to access the National Student Loan Clearinghouse.

Transcripts available in PDF format

UTA now offers transcripts in PDF format. Students can send PDF transcripts by email to another university, a potential employer, or themselves. Read about ordering transcripts on the UTA transcript website.

Going Out

Thursday-Saturday, May 12-14

Commencement Ceremonies The Class of 2016 graduates. Tickets required. Thursday, May 12, 7 p.m., College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Friday, May 13, 11 a.m., College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs/School of Social Work/University College; 3 p.m., College of Science; 7 p.m., College of Liberal Arts. Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m., College of Business; 3 p.m., College of Engineering; 7 p.m., College of Education. All at College Park Center. Commencement.

Friday, May 13

Friends of the Library Debra Winegarten, author of Oveta Culp Hobby. 7:30 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.


MavsArt Enjoy the art of UTA faculty, staff, and students. See the online gallery. Free. Second floor, Central Library. Through May 13. UTA Libraries.

The Gallery at UTA: Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition Works by 44 graduating art students, including drawing, sculpture, glass, printmaking, film/video, photography/digital imaging, and visual communication design. 5-7 p.m., The Gallery at UTA, Fine Arts Building. Through May 14. Art and Art History.

Gallery 76102: 'Tree House Divided' Works by artist Jessica Fuentes. Gallery hours noon-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Through May 31. Free. Gallery 76102, Fort Worth Center.

UTA Libraries: 'Academic Evolution: The University of Texas at Arlington' An exhibition of UTA's academic history. Through Aug. 31. Sixth floor, Central Library. UTA Libraries.

UTA Libraries: 'Building a Barrier-Free Campus' Explore how UTA began to become a model accessible campus for students with disabilities. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through Sept. 16UTA Libraries, History, College of Liberal Arts’ Festival of Global Ideas, Office for Students with Disabilities.

Planetarium Explore the secrets of the universe in the new show Dark. The spring schedule includes AstronautCosmic ColorsFrom the Earth to the UniversePink Floyd, and SpacePark 360: Infinity. Through May 29UTA Planetarium.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UTA calendar.)

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Saturday, May 21

CPR/AED/First Aid Class A single, five-hour class covering the American Red Cross first aid basics, medical and environmental emergencies, adult CPR, and AED use. Registration at MAC Services and Information desk. $50. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Room 223, Maverick Activities Center. Campus Recreation.


Career Development Job search assistance including résumé reviews and interview and networking tips; employer events, such as information sessions and on-campus interviews; and career development assistance are provided. Upcoming events are on the website. Call 817-272-2932 for an appointment. Career Development Center.

Center for Students in Recovery Celebrate Recovery 12-step meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Room 107, Social Work Building; and student-led, open Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, noon, Wednesdays, Room 314, Central Library. Center for Students in Recovery.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UTA calendar.)

Sports Notes

Down and dirty: Both offense and defense can be dirty jobs in Maverick baseball and softball. From top are Krista Rude, Joni Hanke, and Cody Farrell.

Sports Shorts

  • UTA men's tennis faces No. 11-seed Oklahoma at 4 p.m. Friday, May 13, in the first round of the regional NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament in Norman, Okla. The winner will face either Tulsa or Oregan at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14. Regional winners advance to the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Okla., where the 16 teams will compete for the national championship Saturday-Tuesday, May 20-24. See the bracket.

  • Maverick baseball plays at Appalachian State beginning Friday, May 13, after playing Arkansas-Little Rock last weekend. The team is 25-24 overall and 11-13 in league play. The team plays Texas State Friday-Sunday, May 19-21, at Clay Gould Ballpark before the Sun Belt Conference Championship Wednesday-Sunday, May 24-28, in San Marcos.

  • UTA softball is ranked seventh going into the Sun Belt Conference Championship in Mobile, Ala. The Mavericks play No. 6 Troy at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11. The winner will play No. 3 Texas State at 5:30. Read more.

  • The men's and women's track and field teams head to Lafayette, La., for the Sun Belt Conference Championships Friday-Sunday, May 13-15.

Sign up for intramural tennis and indoor soccer

Upcoming intramural sport deadlines are tennis and indoor soccer, June 8; softball, June 15; sand volleyball and racquetball, June 22; billiards, June 30; badminton, July 12; basketball, July 13; poker, July 21; and MavStrong, Aug. 11.

See the intramural sports schedule. Pick up entry forms at the Services and Information Desk of the Maverick Activities Center. For questions, call 817-272-3277 or email

(For more sports news, go to,, or


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