Friday, February 12, 2021

University monitoring winter weather

The National Weather Service is predicting the possibility of snowfall and record-breaking cold temperatures for the next several days, with potential impacts to travel.

UTA is closely monitoring the forecast and will notify all students, faculty, and staff should weather or travel conditions affect the status of the University.

The University makes announcements about weather-related closures or delays via email and on the UTA home page, Facebook, and Twitter pages.

In the absence of an announcement through those channels, students, faculty, and staff should understand that the University is operating as normally scheduled.

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

Despite predicted weather-related uncertainties over the next several days, the virtual presentations from the finalists for vice president for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will continue as scheduled.

During these sessions, hosted through Microsoft Teams Live, all UTA faculty, staff, and students are invited to hear each finalist’s perspective on “Pursuing Inclusive Excellence: A Vision for UTA’s Inaugural Office of DEI.”

The remaining presentations are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on:

Additional announcements will be posted on the VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage should there be any change to this schedule.

Information on the first candidate has been posted on the VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion webpage. Information on the remaining candidates will be posted here at least 24 hours in advance of their presentations.

Food Pantry service

The Tri-C/UTA Food Pantry, which was closed on Thursday, will offer a food distribution 1-4 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 12. To receive food, make an appointment at

Campus Feud

Watch fellow Mavericks in Campus Feud at 6 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 12, in the Rosebud Theatre in the University Center.

Romancing the Stars

Join the UTA Planetarium in celebrating the annual Romancing the Stars. The free virtual program is at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14.

Mardi Gras Madness

At Mardi Gras Madness, stop at the three drive-up stops to receive gumbo, king cake, and a goody bag. The fun is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Maverick Circle, the new northside entrance to the University Center.

Name new city shuttle

Submit your entry for the May Mobility Arlington Shuttle Naming Contest by Monday, Feb. 15. Read more about the new Arlington shuttle service—including free rides for UTA students.

Important dates

  • 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.

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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