Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Image of baseball diamond at Globe Life Field on left and a graduate in cap and gown on right.

In-person commencement this week

Pomp and circumstance returns for eight in-person commencement ceremonies at Globe Life Field Thursday-Saturday, May 13-15, for all of the University’s graduates from 2020 and spring 2021.

The commencement exercises will mark the first time UTA has hosted in-person ceremonies since December 2019, as all 2020 ceremonies were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A virtual ceremony for all colleges is scheduled for Sunday, May 16, at for those who are unable or do not wish to attend the in-person ceremonies.

Teik Talks: A conversation with Maria Martinez-Cosio, interim dead of CAPPA, on her career and the importance of mentoring. May 11, 2021, 2 p.m., Facebook Live: @utaarlington

COVID-19 testing, vaccine available


Free on-campus COVID-19 testing is available through UTA’s Curative Testing Center 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.

UTA Health Services continues to offer free COVID-19 testing for students. If you are not experiencing symptoms or have not potentially been exposed to COVID-19, free proactive testing is available 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, at the Maverick Activities Center. Make an appointment at


Walk in or make an appointment for the public COVID-19 vaccination site in UTA’s Physical Education Building.

UTA students have priority access to free COVID‑19 vaccines at six Texas Health Community Clinics around the DFW Metroplex.

Update resume, cover letter

Have your resume and cover letter reviewed by the Lockheed Martin Career Development Center prior to applying for a job. Submit your document online in Handshake or go to the Career Spot Drop-Ins 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

MavElite tour guides needed

MavElite tour guides are needed to lead walking campus tours for prospective students, their families, school/community groups, and VIP guests. Apply through Monday, May 31, on Handshake.

UTA PD survey

Take a moment to provide your input in the UTA Police Department Community Satisfaction Survey by Friday, May 14. Your input is valuable in allowing the department to better serve our campus.

Attendance policy survey

Complete a student survey on your experiences with faculty members’ attendance policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes flexibility regarding disabilities and chronic illnesses, COVID-19, and other illnesses; caregiving and parenting responsibilities; and work.

Undergrad Exit Survey

Students graduating in May 2021 should complete the Undergraduate Exit Survey—available through Canvas—by Monday, May 31. Responses are confidential. Eligible students will receive survey invitations from

First-Destination Survey

Graduates, please complete your First-Destination Survey about your post-graduation plans. Your feedback helps UTA better prepare current and future students for success.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

Beginning Wednesday, May 12, eligible households will be able to enroll in the FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, which will allow them to receive a monthly discount off the cost of broadband service and/or devices from an approved provider. Eligible households include those with a Pell Grant recipient or that have experienced significant income loss since February 2020.

UTA students can familiarize themselves with eligibility requirements and the registration process by visiting before enrollment opens.

Important dates

  • May 11—Last day of classes for third five-week and second eight-week terms.
  • May 11-12—Final exams for spring semester.
  • May 12—Final exams for third five-week and second eight-week terms.
  • May 13-15—Commencement ceremonies.
  • May 16—Registration ends for summer intersession, 14-week term, and first seven-week term.
  • May 17—First day of classes for summer intersession, 14-week term, and first seven-week term. Late registration for summer intersession.
  • May 17-18—Late registration for 14-week term and first seven-week term.
  • May 18—Census Date for summer intersession.
  • May 20—Census Date for first seven-week term.
  • May 26—Last day to drop classes for summer intersession; submit requests to advisor prior to 4 p.m.
  • May 31—Memorial Day Holiday.

Steam outage planned

The Thermal Energy Plant has planned its annual outage of campus steam service to complete inspection and repair requirements of the system components. The outage is scheduled to begin at midnight on Monday, May 17. Normal operations should resume by 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 22.

During the time designated, the buildings served by the Thermal Energy Plant will be without hot water and steam, including heated water for the swimming pool. Electrical power, air conditioning, chilled water, and domestic cold water services will still be available.

For questions on buildings or equipment impacted by the outage, contact Bobby Kirby at or 272-2564.

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