Tuesday, August 24, 2021
MavsMeet: The Official Welcome Home Event for All Mavericks. Tuesday, August 24, 7 p.m., College Park Center.

Celebrate new year at MavsMeet, afterparty

Celebrate the start of the new academic year with MavsMeet at 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Aug. 24, at College Park Center. The event will include a spirited performance by UTA dancers, cheerleaders, and musicians, and a lineup of speakers, including alumni Aaron Gouge, a gold-medal Paralympian, and Raul Solis, an Emmy-winning Univision correspondent.

Stay for the afterparty with activities, games, giveaways, music, and more.

MavsMeet is part of the Maverick Stampede, an ongoing schedule of events to welcome students to campus.

Classes start Wednesday, Aug. 25.

Maverick Stampede

Maverick Stampede

Don't miss out on the Maverick Stampede with its big list of welcome-back fun, like Waffleopolis, Ask Me Days, and the Maverick Cookout and Activity Fair Day, and much more.

Move-in Days

Move-In Days

Students from across Texas and beyond began moving into UTA’s four residence halls and seven apartment communities over the weekend with the help of volunteers, such as UTA President Tiek Lim and Arlington Mayor Jim Ross.

Required COVID-19 testing.

COVID testing required

All students who come to any UTA campus in any capacity, regardless of vaccination status, must submit the required COVID‑19 test by Wednesday, Sept. 8. See the free on-campus testing options; results are automatically reported.

Upload your off-campus test results to the COVID‑19 Health Portal in MyMav.

Gloved hand giving a shot to an arm.

Vaccination clinic at MAC tomorrow

UTA offers vaccine incentives 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.
  • After receiving the vaccine, students are eligible for prizes in the Maverick Motivator Program.

Clinics are:

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 25 and Sept. 15
  • In the exercise rooms of the Maverick Activities Center
  • Free regardless of insurance status
  • On a walk-in-only basis

Watch the video on why getting a COVID‑19 vaccine is beneficial for you and your community.

Tier One status

UT Arlington has achieved designation as a Texas Tier One university, a significant milestone of excellence in academics and research that brings with it access to the state’s National Research University Fund.

Maverick Paralympians

Zoe Voris will play for the United States’ women’s wheelchair basketball team at the Paralympics in Tokyo. The sophomore is one of many Paralympic athletes with UTA ties expected to compete this summer.

2020 Tokyo Paralympic Watch Party, Aug. 25, 2021, @ 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. MAC, Lonestar Auditorium. USA vs. Germany.

Resources for veterans

Current events and significant anniversaries can stir a wide range of thoughts and emotions for veterans and members of the military. Student veterans at UTA have a variety of resources through Military and Veteran Services to help them cope with difficult times.

"Resiliency is an honored trait among all service members regardless of branch, and much of that resiliency comes from knowing you are not alone," said James Kumm, executive director of UTA's Military and Veteran Services. "Please connect with someone if you find yourself in need."

Listed are a few resources for veterans and military-connected Mavericks.

Also see the Health and Wellbeing section of the veterans' resources page.

If you find yourself in crisis, immediately contact the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 or the MAVS Talk Crisis Line at 817-272-8255.

Financial help for students

UTA is providing financial assistance to eligible students facing additional expenses due to COVID-19 through the federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). Students can apply for HEERF grants for the fall semester.

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

IRB Mini Conference

Faculty, staff, and 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. Register to attend.

Construction area for Social Work and Smart Hospital building.

Use caution around construction zone

Allow extra time to get to parking and buildings near the construction of the new School of Social Work and Smart Hospital building. Here are a few reminders.

  • West Street is one lane from Mitchell Street north to Nedderman Drive. The east lane is open for traffic.
  • Be mindful of crosswalks and traffic lights when crossing Mitchell.
  • Pedestrians should follow signs for the appropriate sidewalks. The east sidewalk along West Street is open.
  • Anyone parking in lots south of Mitchell—Lots 49, 50, 51, and 52—should use the pedestrian bridge across Mitchell and travel through the SEIR building. That is a safer and more direct route to the Library mall.
  • Work on the building will continue through most of 2022.

Important dates

  • 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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