Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Maverick Stampede 2021: Mavericks are stronger when we connect with each other. Create community. Explore opportunities. Enjoy creativity. Prioritize wellness. Understand resources.

Welcome back, Mavericks!

As new and returning students start the spring semester, UTA Interim President Teik C. Lim shares a welcoming thought.

"No matter where you are learning from," he says, "I hope you will embrace the opportunities UTA has to offer in and outside of the classroom, as we remain committed to helping you develop and enhance every area of your life." Read more of Dr. Lim's message.

The Maverick Stampede is the official kickoff to the spring semester. You’ll experience fun and exciting programs—virtual and on-campus—centered on integrating new and returning students back to campus. See the list of events.

COVID-19 testing at MAC

Health Services continues to offer free COVID-19 testing for students. New appointment times are available 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at the Maverick Activities Center.

There are a limited number of spots available. Students can schedule an appointment through the MavCare Patient Portal at

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not recommend testing if you have already tested positive in the preceding three months and do not currently have symptoms.

Testing also is available by appointment at Health Services throughout the semester.

For any questions, please email or call 817-272-2771, option 1.

Free COVID-19 vaccinations available for healthcare workers, seniors over 65, and adults with chronic medical conditions. Register at

COVID-19 vaccines available through county public health departments

To allow community distribution to prioritized populations, UTA currently does not have plans to acquire vaccines during the initial phases of deployment. However, the University continues to assess its planning based on projected distribution plans for vaccines as they become more widely available.

UTA students and employees are strongly encouraged to participate in COVID-19 vaccinations when available in their community and to monitor corresponding county public health websites for more information regarding eligibility and availability.

Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Mr. UTA wins MLK Day contest

Mr. UTA, Xavien Johns, business marketing junior, received a $2,000 scholarship from the Arlington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee for winning its 2021 Collegiate Essay Contest.

Spring job/internship fair

Register now for the Spring 2021 Virtual All Majors Job and Internship Fair. The online fair is 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 23-25.

Request career presentation

Interested in having the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center give a presentation to your organization? Submit the request form at least two weeks in advance or by Monday, Feb. 1.

Learn with the Levitt

Musicians from UT Arlington have teamed up with the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts for Learn with the Levitt, a free weekly video series focused on different genres of music.

Free guitar course

Learn the basics of guitar through the free virtual Learn with the Levitt program with UTA's Music Department. Classes are at 7 p.m. Tuesdays starting today, Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Email login screen update

The UTA email or Outlook login screen displaying a gray box has been updated. Read what to do to update your phone and devices. Contact the IT Help Desk for questions.

Keep your devices secure

The Information Security Office has partnered with KnowBe4 to educate the UTA community about keeping its electronic devices secure. Read more about KnowBe4.

Important dates

  • Jan. 19—First day of classes for spring semester and first five- and eight-week terms; late registration.
  • Jan. 20—Late registration for first five-week and first eight-week terms.
  • Jan. 20-22—Late registration for spring semester.
  • Jan. 22—Census date for first five-week term.
  • Jan. 26—Census date for first eight-week term.
  • Feb. 3—Census date for spring semester.

Student resources

UTA coronavirus website includes updates and new pages. Important sites are:

Counseling and Psychological Services offers counseling sessions and workshops. To schedule an appointment, call 817-272-3671.

Emergency Assistance Fund can help students experiencing a temporary financial hardship.

Health Services provides COVID-19 testing, flu shots, and other health services. Do not go to the center if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19; first call 817-272-2771.

UTA/Tri-C Food Pantry dispenses food and non-food essential items every Thursday. To request a pick-up time, email

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