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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pardon Our Progress

Lots closing: plan extra time for parking

Add some extra time to your campus arrival due to growth and construction on both sides of campus.

Lot S47—south of the Life Science Building and Pickard Hall—will close permanently Wednesday, Oct. 26, for construction of the Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building. ADA parking will not be affected.

Most of Lot 33 East—north of the Maverick Activities Center—will close Monday, Oct. 31, for construction of a 1,500-space, five-story parking garage. The garage will be at the corner of West Nedderman and UTA Boulevard and is part of the west campus expansion project that includes a dining hall and two residential halls.

Use one of the more than 1,100 parking spaces added to campus this summer in preparation for the removal of lots S47 and 33 East. See the parking maps.

Learn more parking options at the Pardon Our Progress and Parking & Transportation Services websites.

MSS-Alexandra Cousteau

Preferred packages still available for Nov. 3 appearance of Alexandra Cousteau at Texas Hall

Enjoy the privileges of preferred seating when environmental advocate Alexandra Cousteau visits campus for the next Maverick Speakers Series event.

Cousteau will discuss "This Blue Planet: Preserving and Sustaining a Healthy Earth" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Texas Hall.

Preferred seating has front-of-the-line access to the venue and autograph signing. The lecture is free for students, faculty, and staff and costs $5 for community members.

Candidates for CAAS director on campus

Candidates for director of the Center for African American Studies will give presentations and meet with students, faculty, and staff. Candidates are:

  • Rita K. Edozie, Michigan State University, 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, B150, Student Congress Chambers, E.H. Hereford University Center.
  • Stefan Bradley, St. Louis University, 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, TBD.
  • Jason Shelton, UTA, 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, B150, Student Congress Chambers, E.H. Hereford University Center.


Terry Scholars honored at annual banquet

Terry Scholars

UTA honored its Terry Scholars at a recent banquet. The program, which came to UTA in 2015, is sponsored by the Terry Foundation and is the largest privately funded public scholarship program in Texas. Terry Scholars are high-achieving students who demonstrate leadership potential and financial need during their senior year of high school. Terry Scholarships cover the cost of tuition, books, and on-campus living expenses, allowing these students to graduate debt-free.

Law school fair today at MAC

Speak with representatives from 85 different law schools across the country at the Regional Law School Fair noon-3 p.m. today, Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Maverick Activities Center. Application fee waivers will be distributed during the fair.

McNair Scholars Program accepting applications

The McNair Scholars Program is recruiting sophomores, juniors, and seniors from underrepresented communities who are interested in pursuing graduate degrees. Applications are accepted through Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Important Dates

Through OctoberMidterm Progress Report grades are available in your MyMav Student Center. Check your UTA email to see if you get PR grades.

Wednesday, Nov. 2Last day to drop classes. Deadline 4 p.m. Undergraduate students who entered college for the first time in fall 2007 or later are limited to a total of six dropped courses during their undergraduate career. Discuss the impact of this when you meet with your adviser about dropping a course. Read about the six course drop limit policy and the list of academic advising offices. Check the impact of dropping if you receive financial aid at or email

Through Wednesday, Nov. 2Grade exclusion and grade forgiveness requests can be made for eligible students for fall term processing. Contact your academic adviser for eligibility information.

Wednesday, Nov. 9—Priority registration opens for winter intersession and the spring term. Advising is open; check your MyMav Student Center to see if you need to meet with your academic adviser before registering. The schedule of classes is being updated daily.

Coming Up


Focus on Faculty: Peggy Semingson, Wednesday, Oct. 19

Mexican-American Heritage: The Controversy, Wednesday, Oct. 19

Presidential Debate Watch Party, Wednesday, Oct. 19

LunaFest, Thursday, Oct. 20

Mix + Mingle + Materialize, Thursday, Oct. 20

UTA Symphonic Band and Symphonic Winds, Thursday, Oct. 20

Parent and Family Weekend, Friday-Sunday, Oct. 21-23

Manns World Tour Featuring Tamela Mann and David Mann, Saturday, Oct. 22

See more on the UTA events calendar.



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