Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Updates to self-quarantine protocol

In accordance with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UTA is implementing shorter quarantine times for individuals who have come in contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Effective Wednesday, Feb. 10, the stay-at-home period can end for individuals who have come in close contact with COVID-19 and have not experienced symptoms on Day 10 after exposure.

Please note the most recent date of exposure to an individual with COVID-19 is considered Day 0. Day 1 of the quarantine time period is the following day.

As a reminder, if you come in close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19 or if you have been personally diagnosed with COVID-19, you are required to submit the Close Contact and Personal Diagnosis Form.

Tea with Teik, Wednesday, Feb. 10, noon-1 p.m. Q&A. Ask your questions directly to Interim President Teik Lim.

Hear candidates for vice president of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Finalists for vice president for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) will meet virtually with various University leadership groups and give a presentation open to all UTA faculty, staff, and students.

Each finalist will give their perspective on “Pursuing Inclusive Excellence: A Vision for UTA’s Inaugural Office of DEI.”

These presentations will be on Microsoft Teams Live and are set for 9-9:45 a.m.

  • Candidate 1—Friday, Feb. 12
  • Candidate 2—Monday, Feb. 15
  • Candidate 3—Wednesday, Feb. 17

Information on each candidate and how to join these sessions will be posted on the VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage as it becomes available.

Virtual ring sale

Graduation candidates can find bargains at Josten's virtual ring sale, which begins Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Bookstore to close for inventory

The UTA Bookstore will be closed noon Friday, Feb. 12, to 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, for inventory. The website is open 24/7 at

President's Roundtable

Would your organization like to attend a President's Roundtable? Sign up to have your voices heard by key administrators.

Diversity story contest

Write a fiction story on how the shifting of perspectives has allowed for a more inclusive and equitable viewpoint for the Shifting Perspectives: A Short Story Diversity Contest. The top prize is a $500 gift card.

Campus Feud

Team work, funny answers could win prizes

Play in Campus Feud, a Family Feud-style interactive game show, and win prizes at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, in the Rosebud Theatre in the University Center.

The first place team wins $200 cash. Second and third place teams win a gift card for each player

Register your team of four students.

Virtual All Major Job and Internship Fair. Two Weeks Away.

Still time to prepare for spring virtual job fair

Get ready for the spring job fair by attending the virtual Prepare for the Fair Thursday, Feb. 18, and Navigating the Virtual Job and Internship Fair Monday, Feb. 22.

Meet with employers online at the Virtual All Majors Job & Internship Fair 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Feb 23-25.

Register to see a real-time list of participating employers in Handshake. The fair is open to all UTA students and alumni seeking full-time, part-time, and internship positions.

Important dates

  • Feb. 9—Last day to drop classes for first five-week term; submit requests to advisor prior to 4 p.m.
  • Feb. 19—Last day of classes for first five-week term.
  • Feb. 22—Final exams for first five-week term.
  • Feb. 24—Last day to drop classes for first eight-week term; submit requests to advisor prior to 4 p.m.
  • Feb. 28—Registration ends for second five-week term.
  • March 11—Last day of classes for first eight-week term.
  • March 12—Final exams for first eight-week term.
  • March 15-20—Spring Break.

Know Your Status. Proactive COVID-19 testing is free for students. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Arlington Hall Great Room.  Participation is voluntary, and results are confidential. If you need a test due to symptoms or need a test on a date other than Tuesday or Thursday, please call 817-272-2771 for an appointment.

Student resources

The UTA coronavirus website includes important information, including Student Resources, Testing and Daily Self-Monitoring, and Vaccine Resources.

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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