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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

UTA major attraction at Main St. Arts Festival

Main St. Arts Festival map

UTA expands its presence at this year's Main St. Arts Festival with more information, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences. The fair is Thursday-Sunday, April 20-23, along Main Street in downtown Fort Worth. Attendance is free.

The only four-year university at the festival, UTA will have exciting presentations at the exhibit tent at Fourth and Main streets. Watch 3-D printing on Thursday or robotics demonstrations Friday. Play “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” on Saturday and participate in health screenings and science experiments Sunday. Listen to performances by UTA jazz bands Saturday and Sunday. LEARN MORE.

Still time to vote in campus elections

Cast your vote in the campus elections 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 18, in the University Center Gallery. Bring your student ID. Available positions include student body president, vice president, and senators; Mr. and Ms. UTA; UTA Ambassadors; and Student Service Allocation Committee representatives.

Decorate your grad cap for chance to win Maverick prize pack

Graduation Cap

Send photos of your decorated graduation cap for a chance to win one of three prize packs sponsored by the UTA Bookstore. All photos must be submitted to by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10. UTA community members will vote for their favorite cap on the UTA Facebook page Thursday-Saturday, May 11-13. Winners will be announced on Monday, May 15. See full contest details at

Pharmacy hours change at Health Center

Through Friday, May 5, the Health Services Center pharmacy will be open 1:30-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Health Services encourages students to plan accordingly when scheduling time to pick up prescriptions.

Support fellow students through Maverick Gift Challenge

Mav Gift

It’s time to help fellow Mavs and accept the Maverick Gift Challenge. For the cost of a latte, you can support the Student Emergency Assistance Fund or student scholarships. The fund helps students in a time of crisis in an effort to keep them in school and on their path to success. Accept the challenge today at

Host an info table at orientation involvement fair

University departments and registered student organizations are encouraged to host information tables at the New Maverick Orientation Information Fairs. These sessions are an opportunity to share information about your programs and services with incoming students. Tables are limited, so you must register in advance. The next fair is Friday, April 21.

Take detours to avoid downtown street closures


Expect detours caused by street closures related to the construction in downtown Arlington. Closures are:

  • Mesquite Street from Border to Front streets 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 19
  • Abram Street from Center to Mesquite streets 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday April 20
  • Abram Street from Center to Mesquite streets April 24-May 22
  • The existing road closures on Main and Pecan streets will continue

Important Dates

Through Monday, May 1—Midterm grades available in MyMav Student Center.

Friday, May 5—Last day of classes for spring semester.

Thursday-Saturday, May 11-13—Commencement ceremonies.

Monday, May 15—First day of classes for summer intersession.

Wednesday, May 17—Final grades posted for spring semester.

Career Con 2017

Coming Up

Earth Day 2017

Through Friday, April 21—MFA Thesis Exhibition

Through Sunday, April 23—MavPlays

Tuesday, April 18—Student Elections

Tuesday-Wednesday, April 18-19—Opera Workshop Performance

Wednesday, April 19—Earth Day: Celebrating People and Planet

Wednesday, April 19—CMAS Distinguished Speaker: Maria Hinojosa

Saturday, April 22—Black Graduation Ceremony

Friday, April 28—Military Appreciation Night at UTA Baseball

See more on the UTA events calendar.

Casting Crowns

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