Friday, March 12, 2021

RSVP for commencement by Wednesday

All 2020 and spring 2021 graduates should RSVP with their intention to participate in an in-person or virtual commencement ceremony by Wednesday, March 17. To do so, register as a new user with MarchingOrder using your UTA student email address.

Get tested. Know your status. Protect UTA. Free COVID testing available on campus, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. For more informatin,

COVID-19 testing

Curative administers free COVID-19 tests for students and employees 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. UTA’s Curative testing center is located at 435 Spaniolo Drive in the College Park District.

Appointments are encouraged but not required. They can be made through UTA’s portal on Curative’s website.

Read more about the testing.

HEERF II emergency grants

Thanks to federal funding, UTA can provide financial assistance through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF II) to eligible students facing additional expenses due to the pandemic.

Read the FAQs and learn how to apply.

What's open on campus

Spring Break hours

Check the Spring Break hours for the University Advising Center, UTA Libraries, Health Services, the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center, Maverick Activities Center, and on-campus dining locations. The Starbucks at the UTA Bookstore will be open.

Spirit horse design

Submit designs for the next spirit horse we put on campus. Winners receive a stipend and the chance to paint the Spirit Horse. Submissions are due Thursday, April 15.

Outside email alert

On Monday, March 15, the Office of Information Technology and the Information Security Office will add a banner to emails received from external senders. Read more about the new banner.

Water conservation

The Office of Sustainability hosts a discussion on water conservation for World Water Day, Monday, March 22. The session is at 11:30 a.m. on Zoom.

Online bookstore sale

The UTA Bookstore will be closed for Spring Break, but its online store will be open with a sale. Find discounts of 25% off clothing and gifts purchased online Tuesday-Thursday, March 16-18. Use code SPRING25.

Prestigious fellowship

Alexa Washington, a UTA alumna and public health graduate student, has received the highly competitive Texas Health Resources Gunnin Fellowship.

Trio win scholarships

Krissiha Lagos, Iridiana Barcenas, and Rocio Hernandez, first-generation students studying communication, have won scholarships, ranging from $2,000 to $4,000, from Hispanic Communicators DFW.

Hobby, Leisure and Special Interest Fair

Hobby, Leisure, & Special Interest Fair

Are you looking for a community that shares your interest in sports, art, gaming, the environment, or anything else that serves as a fun way to balance your academic and social life?

Visit the Hobby, Leisure, & Special Interest Fair to find organizations and fellow students that have similar interests. Log in at noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, to connect with these great UTA organizations!

Registered organizations wanting to sign up should do so from the "manage" side of your MavOrgs page.

Mavs Go Green World Water Day Art Competition

World Water Day

Conservation is the topic of Mavs Go Green's World Water Day Art Competition. World Water Day is Monday, March 22.

Submit entries by Friday, March 19, to Send your entry from a UTA email address with the subject line World Water Day Art Competition. Include the artwork, your full name, email address, UTA ID, a short description of your artwork, and the best way to reach you if you win. Gift hampers will be given to the top three winners.

Important dates

  • March 12—Final exams for first eight-week term.
  • March 15-20—Spring Break.
  • March 21—Registration ends for second eight-week term.
  • March 22—First day of classes for second eight-week term.
  • March 22-23—Late registration for second eight-week term.
  • March 29—Census date for second eight-week term.
  • April 2—Last day to drop classes for second five-week term; submit requests to advisor prior to 4 p.m.
  • April 5—Registration begins for summer and fall 2021 semesters.
  • April 8—Last day of classes for second five-week term.
  • April 9—Final exams for second five-week term.

Electrical outage planned for Woolf Hall

The Office of Facilities Management has finalized the schedule for the replacement and upgrade of the main electrical switchgear and motor controls in Woolf Hall from 6 a.m Monday, March 15, until the afternoon of Saturday, March 20.

The building’s emergency generator will be operational for fire and life safety equipment along with very minimal building lighting. As part of this project, we are upsizing the building’s emergency generator to support future research activities.

Please save any computer work or data to prevent possible loss. Turn off all electronic equipment; it does not need to be unplugged.

Contact either Toby Buhrkuhl at 972-832-1490 or Jeff Johnson at 817-798-8456 to arrange temporary generators to support research or with questions or concerns.

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