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For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Learn more about campus carry at UTA with online presentation

The University’s campus carry policies and procedures went into place Aug. 1. There is comprehensive information on the UTA campus carry website including a training presentation and current FAQs.

Please familiarize yourself with the list of UTA’s exclusionary areas, and if you have questions, please address them to the campus carry committee through the form or the email address on the website. Please include your email address on the form if you request feedback.

Register your vehicle for new parking permits

Parking permits are available now for students for the 2016-17 year.

UTA's virtual parking management system, MAVPark, is an online service that increases efficiency for customers and eliminates the need for parking decals and paper citations. MAVPark uses vehicle-mounted license plate readers to identify license plate numbers of parked vehicles for comparison against the virtual database of permitted vehicles.

To purchase a parking permit, visit and click on Obtain a Permit under the big blue P. Read more about parking options.

Greg Hladik

Greg Hladik

Hladik new director of Parking and Transportation Services

UTA has appointed Greg Hladik as the new director of parking and transportation services as of Aug. 1. Hladik has served as interim director for the past three months.

He brings more than a decade of progressive experience at UTA, formerly serving as assistant director of auxiliary services and of university housing.

In his new role, Hladik will report to John Hall, vice president of administration and campus operations. Campus police previously oversaw parking administration and operations.

Read more.

Sign up for a table at Maverick Cook-out & Activity Fair Day

Student organizations are encouraged to host an information table at the Maverick Cookout Featuring the Activity Fair Day on Wednesday, Aug. 31, on the University Center mall. Register online by Monday, Aug. 29.

Snapchat your Maverick life for a day

Interested in taking over UTA’s Snapchat account and showcasing a day in your #MaverickLife? Students who embody the diversity and Maverick spirit of UTA can participate in a takeover at

Check List


Thursday, Aug. 11

Last day of classes for 11-week, 14-week, and second five-week summer sessions.

Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 15-16

Final exams for 11-week, 14-week, and second five-week summer sessions.

Thursday, Aug. 25

First day of classes for fall semester.

Registration continuing for fall semester

Registration continues for the fall semester. Advising is available in your academic department. The MyMav schedule of classes is being updated daily. Plan to validate your course selections closer to the start of the session.

Meningitis vaccination documentation required

All new students and those not enrolled in the spring term will be dropped from summer sessions without proof of meningitis vaccination.

As of Jan. 1, 2012, incoming Texas college students and students returning after an absence of at least one fall or spring semester who are under 22 years old must submit documentation of immunization against bacterial meningitis.

You must have received the vaccine within the past five years and no later than the first day of your first session at UTA. Students who fail to meet this requirement will be dropped from courses.

UTA has contracted with Magnus Health SMR to collect student vaccination records, verify the documents, and maintain the records in compliance with federal privacy laws.

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

Coming up

Maverick Stampede UTA's Welcome Week traditions return starting Monday, Aug. 22. See the calendar.

Dallas Wings Women's professional basketball. Tickets $25-50. College Park Center. Upcoming games are vs. Chicago Sky, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28; vs. Los Angeles Sparks, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2; vs. Washington Mystics, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4; and vs. New York Liberty, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. Dallas Wings.


Visual Resources Gallery: 'Ritual and Animism: Visual Investigations of the Soul and Supernatural in African Art and Artifacts' See how animals are part of life and the afterlife in artwork and artifacts from the Campbell-Dowdey and Brodie African Art collections. Gallery hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Through Aug. 26. Visual Resources Gallery, Suite 2109, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.

Planetarium The summer schedule includes Dynamic Earth; One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure; Pink Floyd; Secret of the Cardboard Rocket; Spacepark 360: Infinity; Texas Stargazing; and We Are Astronomers. Through Aug. 28. Planetarium.

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 became a model accessible campus for students with disabilities. Sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through Sept. 16UTA Libraries, History, College of Liberal Arts’ Festival of Ideas, Office for Students with Disabilities.

(For an expanded list of events, see the Events Calendar.)

Learn More


Coming Up

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Mini-Conference Students, faculty, and staff can learn about the IRB submission process and regulations, hot topics in human subjects research, and a sampling of protocol case studies. Breakfast, lunch included. Conference schedule and RSVP. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, sixth floor atrium, Central Library. Regulatory Services, Research Administration.


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 Events Calendar.)

Sports Notes

Sports Shorts

  • Senior golfer Zach Galliford captured the Welsh Amateur Championship on July 29 in Ogmore By The Sea, Wales. Read more.

  • Distance runner Katelyn Hayward, high jumper Alexus Henry, and men's triple jumper Tobi Fawehinmi were named to the 2015-16 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Read more.

  • Golf coach Stuart Deane and associate coach Casey Devoll finished one and two at the TelePacific Communications Western Championship at Mira Vista Country Club July 19. Read more.

  • Roy Rudewick, associate athletic director for sports medicine, received the Frank Medina Award for significant contributions to the profession at the Southwest Athletic Trainers' Association annual symposium. Read more.

  • Season and single game tickets for the 2016 UTA volleyball season are now on sale at or by calling the College Park Center box office at 817-272-9595. The Mavericks open up their season at home hosting the Maverick Classic on Aug. 26-27 at College Park Center. Read more.

Sign up for intramural MavStrong competition

Upcoming intramural sport deadline for MavStrong is Thursday, 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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