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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

commencement fall 2017

Congratulations to the Class of 2017

New graduates moved quickly from students to alumni last week during Commencement ceremonies at College Park Center. See more photos. Watch videos of the Commencement ceremonies.

Campus closed for Winter Break

  happy holidays  

UTA will be closed Monday, Dec. 25-Tuesday, Jan. 2. Winter intersession classes will not meet Friday, Dec. 22. Operations and classes resume Wednesday, Jan. 3.

Other Winter Break hours are online for Dining Services, the Maverick Activities Center, the UTA Bookstore, UTA Libraries, and the Planetarium at UTA. The E.H. Hereford University Center is open 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 22, and is closed Saturday, Dec. 23-Tuesday, Jan. 2.

Via rideshare program offers promo codes, discounts

  via rideshare  

Arlington's new Via rideshare program——is underway. Rides are available for $3 Monday-Saturday in UTA, Downtown Arlington, the Entertainment District, and the Centreport Station of Trinity Railway Express.

The Metro Arlington Xpress, or MAX, bus program ends Dec. 31. LEARN MORE.

Beware of holiday scams

  holiday scams  

Criminals enjoy the holidays, too, and usually at our expense. Beware of scams that aim to take your money, your identity, or your computer data. These deceptions can come via social media, phone calls, texts, emails, or snail-mail letters.

Current scams include one that says a locally based airline is giving away free tickets and another that claims you owe money and must pay with a gift card. Others may be emails with links or attachments; promotions on social media sites, such as Facebook; or fake delivery notifications from UPS or FedEx. Many of these scams appear to come from legitimate sources by using fake government or corporate email accounts or spoofed government phone numbers. Confirm the organization you are dealing with separately before providing any personal information or funds.

For suspicious calls or emails concerning money or personal information, contact the UTA Police at 817-272-3381.

Read tips about malware, phishing, ransomware, and more on the Information Security Office website. For questionable emails, contact ISO at 817-272-5487 or

Learn more about scams at these sites:

Important Dates

  • Through Jan. 15—Registration underway for spring 2018 semester
  • Dec. 19—Census date for winter intersession
  • Dec. 22-Jan. 1—No classes
  • Jan. 3—Classes resume
  • Jan. 5—Last day to drop classes; submit requests to adviser prior to 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 10—Last day of classes
  • Jan. 11—Final exams
  • Jan. 15—Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday; UTA closed
  • Jan. 16—First day of classes for spring semester

Coming Up

See more on the UTA events calendar.


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