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Required COVID-19 testing.

COVID testing required

UT Arlington requires all students, regardless of vaccination status, to submit a viral test (antigen test or nucleic acid amplification test such as a PCR) by Wednesday, Sept. 8. Read about the policy.

Free on-campus testing options are available.

Please continue to monitor your UTA email and the UTA COVID‑19 Information website for updates.

Vaccination clinic at MAC tomorrow

UTA offers an vaccine incentive and on-campus COVID‑19 vaccination clinics to all students.

  • Students will receive a $50 gift card to the UTA Bookstore per vaccine received at on-campus clinics for up to $100 total.
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 18, 25, and Sept. 15
  • Exercise rooms of the Maverick Activities Center
  • Free regardless of insurance status
  • 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.

Class size reduced for two weeks

UT Arlington has temporarily reduced classroom density to bolster physical distancing efforts for the first two weeks of the fall 2021 semester, Wednesday, Aug. 25-Wednesday, Sept. 8.

The goal is to have UTA campus classrooms at approximately 50% capacity or less to create a safer environment for teaching and learning. Your instructors will communicate their plan for reducing classroom density to you no later than Monday, Aug. 23. If you have any questions, contact

Read the announcement.

A commencement first

Lindsay Davis is poised to become the University’s first African American student to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry. Summer commencement is Wednesday-Thursday, Aug. 18-19, at College Park Center. A virtual ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 21.

Latest UTA Mag is now online

Check out the summer 2021 issue of UTA Magazine online to read about student service-learning experiences, the challenges and triumphs for alumni working as first-year teachers during the pandemic, and much more.

Entrepreneur support

UTA has joined the Texas network of Blackstone LaunchPad, a statewide organization of university-based entrepreneurship programs supported by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation.

Fellowship honor

Binoy George, electrical engineering graduate student, has received a Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship from the nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society.

Career prize for alum

Ben Young ('20 PhD, Kinesiology) has won Experimental Physiology’s prestigious Early Career Author Prize for 2020-21 for his research on blood pressure regulation in Black men.

IRB Mini Conference returns

Students who conduct human-subject research or would like to know more about the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process are invited to the virtual IRB Mini Conference 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 31. Hosted by the Office of Regulatory Services, this event will cover informed consent, recruitment of subjects, submissions to the IRB, and protecting human subject data. Registration is now open.

Choir auditions

If you have a passion for singing, audition for the A Capella Choir, University Singers, and choral ensembles. Register for auditions, which take place Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 24-26. Students who are placed in one of the ensembles enroll for one-hour credit.

Behavior Intervention feedback

The Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) is eager to receive feedback on ways it can improve services to UTA faculty, staff, and students for the upcoming school year. Please complete the form if you have submitted a BIT referral or if you have not submitted a referral.

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.

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.

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

Electrical outage set for Friday night

The Office of Facilities Management has scheduled an electrical outage from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, to about 2 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. Buildings affected include CAPPA (Architecture), Engineering Lab, Fine Arts, Earth & Environmental Sciences (Geoscience), Nanofab, Nedderman Hall, and Woolf Hall.

Available emergency back-up generators in these buildings will be maintained throughout this outage to power crucial services.

Save any computer work or data. To prevent any possible damage, turn off all electronic equipment. These devices do not need to be unplugged.

Anyone having questions or concerns, or needing emergency power to support research, should contact either Toby Buhrkuhl at 972-832-1490 or Jeff Johnson at 817-798-8456.

Important dates

  • Aug. 17—Final exams for second seven-week term, 11-week term, and 14-week term.
  • Aug. 18-21Commencement ceremonies.
  • Aug. 24—Registration ends for fall regular semester, first five-week term, and first eight-week term.
  • Aug. 25—First day of classes for fall regular semester, first five-week term, and first eight-week term.
  • Aug. 25-26—Late registration for first five-week term and first eight-week term.
  • Aug. 25-30—Late registration for fall regular semester.
  • Aug. 30—Census date for first five-week term.
  • Sept. 1—Census date for first eight-week term.
  • Sept. 6—Labor Day holiday; UTA closed, no classes.
  • Sept. 10—Census date for fall semester.

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