Tuesday, February 16, 2021

UTA closed through Wednesday

Due to extreme winter weather conditions and widespread power outages, The University of Texas at Arlington is closed, effective immediately, through Wednesday, Feb. 17.

All classes in all modalities are canceled, also effective immediately, through Wednesday. Exams also are canceled.

Limited dining services remain available at the University Center and The Commons.

Read more details on the closure. Continue to monitor, UTA Facebook and Twitter, and Mavwire and TrailBlazer enewsletters for additional information.

Stay warm and safe during freeze

University Housing offers these tips on staying warm and safe during extreme frigid temperatures:

  • Keep your heat set at 68 degrees
  • Leave cupboards open and allow hot and cold water faucets to drip
  • Keep your phone fully charged; cell phones lose charge quickly in the cold
  • Keep your blinds shut to reduce the amount of heat lost through windows
  • Keep your doors and windows closed as much as possible
  • Electrical outages may occur, causing a loss of your heating system; the length of service disruption may vary as conditions change
  • Internet service also will be disrupted due to the electrical outages in the area
  • Have extra blankets, sweatshirts, hats, and gloves available and wear layers to increase warmth
  • Remain inside as much as possible; sidewalks and breezeways are especially slick

Visit Maverick Dining for updates about on-campus dining during the cold weather.

Presentations delayed for candidates for VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The presentations for the second and third candidates for vice president for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be rescheduled because of this week's winter weather.

Watch a video of the first candidate's presentation.

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 and second candidates 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.

Teik Talks: A conversatoin with Kim Mayer and Matt Clark of UTA's Center for Enterpreneurship and Economic Innovation. Feb. 17, 2021, 12 p.m. Facebook Life: @utaarlington

Teik Talks postponed

Teik Talks, which was scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 17, has been postponed until 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25. The session is a conversation with Kim Mayer and Matt Clark of UTA's Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Innovation.

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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