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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Class deadlines, finals will be here soon

  Happy Last Week of Classes  

The fall semester classes end Wednesday, Dec. 6, and final exams are Saturday-Friday, Dec. 9-15. Find the support you need to get through these final weeks of school with these helpful events.

  • College-based clinics and labs—The Math Clinic, Writing Center, and others are here to help. Check with each for details.
  • Coffee for Finals—Free for students. 9 p.m.-closing Monday, Dec. 4-Friday, 15, the Architecture and Fine Arts Library and the Science and Engineering Library.
  • Paws for Finals—Therapy dogs can help relieve study stress. Noon-2 p.m. Monday-Friday, Dec. 4-8, and Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 11-13, basement, Central Library.
  • SHAC Spa Retreat—Enjoy free snacks, chair massages, and other stress relieving activities. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, Palo Duro Lounge, University Center.
  • Late Night Breakfast—Fuel your study time. 9:30-11 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 11-12, Connection Cafe, University Center.

Tuition forum Wednesday with President Karbhari

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari will explain the tuition and fees process 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Rio Grande Ballroom of the University Center.

Decorate your grad cap for chance to win prize pack

  MavGrad cap contest  

Send a photo of your decorated graduation cap for a chance to win one of three prize packs sponsored by the UTA Bookstore. Submit photos to by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13. Be sure the submission includes your name, major, and what your cap design means to you. Vote for your favorite on the UTA Facebook page. Winners will be announced Monday, Dec. 18. Full contest details are available on the UTA social blog.

Connect to UTA social blog

Tune in to the latest with UTA's social blog at Plan your holiday shopping with the Maverick Gift Guide. Take advantage of 5 Student Discounts You Didn't Know You Had. And apply to share your day with the Snapchat Takeover.

Also follow UTA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.

Buffet planned for grads, family, friends

  gathering with GRaduates  

Gathering with Graduates, a buffet luncheon for grads and their families and friends, is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the University Center. Tickets are $13.50 per person, with discounts for groups of four or more. Reservations are required.

Commencement tickets available

  commencement tickets  

The second offer for Commencement tickets is available for December graduation candidates. Detailed instructions on how to claim your graduate and guest tickets were sent to your UTA email. Children age 2 and younger do not need tickets.

Visit the Commencement website for details on ticket quantities and availability. If you experience technical difficulty claiming your tickets, contact the Box Office at 817-272-9595.

Commencement ceremonies are Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 14-16, in College Park Center. All ceremonies will be livestreamed through the Commencement website.

Take the UTA PD survey


The UTA Police Department seeks your opinion regarding its performance in serving the community. The UTA PD survey will remain open until Friday, Dec. 8. Your time and input will help UTA PD enhance its professionalism and the services provided to students, faculty, staff, and visitors. LEARN MORE.

Lecturer expresses appreciation to her students

Harvest Moon, a lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, wrote a Thanksgiving letter to her students that was published in the Nov. 22 issue of Inside Higher Ed. LEARN MORE.

Important Dates

  flu shots  
  • Through Jan. 15—Registration underway for spring 2018 semester
  • Dec. 6—Last day of classes
  • Dec. 9-15—Final exams
  • Dec. 14-16—Commencement
  • Dec. 18—First day of classes for winter intersession
  • Dec. 19—Census date for winter intersession
  • Dec. 22-Jan. 1—No classes

Coming Up

  Casting Crowns  

See more on the UTA events calendar.

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