Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Commencement May 2021

Commencement celebration honors classes of 2020, spring 2021

The return to in-person Commencement ceremonies at Globe Life Field was a big occasion worthy of a big celebration. Graduates of the classes of 2020 and spring 2021 received honors for their big achievements in grand style. See more photos.

If you missed the ceremonies, you can view the commencment videos.

Watch news coverage of UTA’s commencements:

COVID-19 testing Wednesday

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 19, at the Maverick Activities Center. Make an appointment at

Vaccine available on campus

The COVID-19 vaccine is available on campus and locally. Find a vaccination site and register.

Rural assistance

A group of nursing students found an impactful way to give back to a rural community in need during the pandemic by volunteering to administer the COVID‑19 vaccine.

Early voting for run-off elections

UTA is an early voting site for the June 5 run-off elections. Cast your ballot Monday, May 24-Tuesday, June 1, at the Maverick Activities Center. Read more for times and other locations in Tarrant County.

RAPID accessibility

Arlington RAPID is the newest way the city of Arlington is working to improve access to public transportation for residents and visitors who use wheelchairs or require mobility assistance.

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.

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.

Be alert to unemployment scam

The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office has published a short video detailing how cyber thieves are hacking personal information to steal unemployment benefits. This insidious crime is ripping off millions of dollars from unsuspecting people, many of whom are still employed and live in Tarrant County. The victims then get stuck with the consequences. Watch the video.

Generator upgrades at CAPPA, Woolf Hall

The Office of Facilities Management has scheduled activities to upgrade the emergency generators serving the CAPPA building and Woolf Hall 8 a.m. until approximately noon Saturday, May 22. This connection will require an outage to only those electrical services currently backed up by the buildings’ emergency generators. Service to the remainder of both buildings will remain operational.

It is recommended you save any computer work or data in progress to prevent any possible data loss. To prevent any possible damage, turn off all electronic equipment including computers, scanners, and copiers; they do not need to be unplugged.

For questions or concerns, contact Toby Buhrkuhl at 972-832-1490 or Jeff Johnson at 817-798-8456.

Important dates

  • May 18—Census Date for summer intersession; late registration for 14-week term and first seven-week term.
  • 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.
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