Tuesday, August 10, 2021
School of Social Work building

SSW adds degree in substance use, treatment

The School of Social Work has added a new Bachelor of Science in substance use and treatment degree program to address an array of substance abuse disorders that cost the U.S. more than $740 billion a year.

While substance use treatment already was a minor at UTA, undergraduates may choose this field of study as a major beginning in fall 2021.

Vaccination clinics at MAC

UTA is partnering with Walmart to establish four on-campus COVID‑19 vaccination clinics open to all employees and students.

The clinics are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 18, 25, and Sept. 15, in the exercise rooms of the Maverick Activities Center.

The vaccine is free regardless of insurance status. Each vaccine clinic will operate on a walk-in only basis.

UTA public health experts Erin Carlson and Rebecca Garner share why vaccines are imperative for the health and safety of the Maverick community.

Financial assistance for new Distance Education fee available

Students charged Distance Education (DE) fees for fall 2021 online courses may be eligible for financial assistance if they are facing extraordinary educational and economic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional information, including an application form, will be available after Sept. 13 for regular-session courses or after the applicable census date for short-session courses.

This financial assistance award only applies to centrally charged new university DE fees, not DE fees imposed at the college level. The university DE fee is $25 per credit hour for online courses (excluding accelerated online courses). This opportunity is funded through support provided through the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund.

CONHI Center of Excellence

For the fourth time, the National League for Nursing has named UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation as a Center of Excellence for the University’s sustained efforts to advance the science of nursing education.

Hazing report

Educational institutions are required to publish a report regarding hazing over the past three years. Read the hazing report. More information is available for review on the Office of Community Standards website.

Welcome back events

The Maverick Stampede offers a plethora of activities and events to kick off the fall semester. Find details on the UTA events calendar.

Teams recordings

On Saturday, Aug. 14, Microsoft will store recordings of Teams meetings in OneDrive or SharePoint and perform upgrades to Stream. This will improve access to recordings, but certain features will be temporarily unavailable. Visit the OIT website to learn more.

Undergrad Exit Survey

Students graduating in August 2021 should complete the Undergraduate Exit Survey in Canvas by Tuesday, Aug. 31. Responses are confidential. Eligible students will receive survey invitations from

Parking permits available

Parking permits are on sale through MavPark. See the rate card. The 2021-22 permits go into effect Saturday, Aug. 21. If returning to campus before that date, purchase a one-day or one-week permit or pay hourly and day rates for street meters and garages.

Find the places you can park on the new UTA parking maps website.

Read about the changes for fall 2021 parking and 2021-22 parking regulations.

Important dates

  • Aug. 12—Last day of classes for 11-week term, 14-week term, and second five-week term.
  • Aug. 16—Last day of classes for second seven-week term. Final exams for second five-week term.
  • Aug. 16-17—Final exams for 11-week term and 14-week term.
  • Aug. 17—Final exams for second seven-week term.
  • Aug. 18-21Commencement ceremonies.
Coming Up
Wednesday, August 11

Student Employment Job Fair

Monday, August 16

BIOL 1441 Boot Camp

Wednesday, August 18

Summer commencement ceremonies begin

Tuesday, August 24

MavsMeet Convocation

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