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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Building projects planned for campus

  construction at UTA  

Returning students, faculty, staff, and visitors will see a number of substantial, physical campus changes from spring. Parking lots were expanded on the west and south side of campus, with a new handicapped-accessible lot on West Street at Planetarium Place. On the southern edge of campus, the Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building will begin construction later this year. A new 500-bed residence hall, a dining hall, and a 1,500-car parking garage are planned for the west side of campus. LEARN MORE.

Library expands hours; robots return for check out

  Telepresence robot at library  

The Central Library has moved the Friday and Saturday closing times from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. At the Science and Engineering Library, the Sunday-Thursday closing time changed from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. For other hours, go to

Telepresence robots are back and available for checkout by any faculty, staff, or student at the Central Library. Email the Robot Ambassadors or visit the website.

Tail Waggin’ Wednesday returns with therapy dogs available noon-2 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month September-November on the second floor of the Central Library.

On-campus jobs, interviews, more available for students

  SNAP Job logo  

The Career Development Center has several ways to connect students with jobs, both on campus and off.

On-campus interviews and job information tables benefit students by having companies come to campus. The College of Business BIZ-Network information sessions work the same way.

The fall All-Majors Job Fair is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Maverick Activities Center.

Snap Jobs provides students with information about on-campus jobs through UTA's Human Resources. Current openings include an executive internship with the Office of the President (#9240), resident assistants with Apartment and Residence Life (#9234), and several peer educator positions with TRIO-Student Support Services. LEARN MORE.


Class of 2020

High-achieving freshmen

A diverse student body and a tradition of academic excellence attracted top high school scholars to UTA. More than 20 valedictorians, salutatorians, and National Merit Scholars from across North Texas are members of the Class of 2020. Watch the video.

Important Dates

Friday, Sept. 9—Deadline to apply for fall graduation.

Monday, Sept. 12—Census date for fall semester.

Friday, Oct. 7—Fall Candidates for Graduation: Privacy settings in MyMav will be used to determine inclusion of your name in the Commencement booklet and The Shorthorn graduation edition.

FERPA outlines your rights on education records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords to students rights with respect to their education records. These rights include: the right to inspect and review your education record; the right to request amendments to your education record which you believe are inaccurate or misleading; the right to provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable information from your record, except to the extent FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent; and the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education.

Read more about your privacy rights and FERPA policies and procedures.

Park and Ride is a half-price option

UTA's new Park and Ride—only $90—allows students to park at Maverick Stadium (Lot 25) or the intramural fields complex (Lot 26) and ride shuttle buses to class. The buses takes students to the Business Building in about 12-15 minutes and the Smart Hospital in 20 minutes. Read about all parking options. LEARN MORE.

Malware still a threat if you open suspicious attachments

  Stop the Spread of Malware  

The Office of Information Technology reminds students not to open email attachments from suspicious or unexpected emails and not to forward them to your personal computer. A malware attack last week was aimed at faculty and staff email accounts.

Follow these steps to protect your computing devices:

Do not open email attachments from suspicious or unexpected emails

Learn more about malware and other online threats at

Follow these steps when using a UTA-owned computer:

Send all suspicious and unexpected emails to for analysis

Notify the Help Desk immediately if you opened a suspicious attachment


UTA Night at the Rangers

UTA Night at Rangers 2016

Maverick faculty, staff, students, and alumni gathered to cheer on the Texas Rangers during UTA Night at the Rangers on Aug. 26. Distinguished Alum Tamara Hext Hilliard fired off an impressive ceremonial first pitch. From the first at-bat to the final out, UTA fans bonded over baseball. Watch the video.



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Health and Well-being

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UTA in the News

Campus Construction

Maverick Life

MAVERICK STAMPEDE—Welcome Back events

Conferences and Workshops

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Maverick Discount Program

Maverick Speakers Series—Tickets packages online for Reza Aslan

Talks and Lectures

UTA Tickets

Sports and Recreation

Athletics News

Group Exercise at the MAC

Intramural Sports


Dallas Wings

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