Friday, September 10, 2021
Why is the COVID-19 Delta variant so dangerous?

Q&A: Delta variant of COVID-19

UTA public health experts Erin Carlson and Rebecca Garner answer commonly asked questions about the Delta variant of COVID-19 and why this variant makes vaccinations even more important.

Random mandatory testing starts Monday

Beginning Monday, Sept. 13, students, faculty, and staff coming to any UTA campus in any capacity will be selected at random for mandatory COVID-19 testing.

UTA will end its reduced-density classes and pivot to primarily in-person instruction by no later than Monday, Sept. 20.

On-campus vaccine clinic next week

The next free, walk-in-only, on-campus COVID‑19 vaccination clinic is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the exercise rooms of the Maverick Activities Center. If you can’t make it, find another vaccine opportunity.

Upload proof of vaccination to the COVID-19 Self Report portal in MyMav by Monday, Oct. 4, to be eligible for prizes in the Maverick Motivator Program.

UTA tops in public good

Washington Monthly magazine again has ranked UT Arlington the top national university in North Texas, based on contributions to the public good.

9/11 Memorial Exhibit

September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World is an educational exhibition that tells personal stories through posters. photographs, and images of artifacts. The exhibit is on display on thr fourth floor of the Central Library through Thursday, Sept. 30.

Honoring 9/11 heroes

UTA Police Detective Michelle Stellato participated in the Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Sept. 4. The climb honors public safety professionals and local heroes who climbed 110 floors in the World Trade Center buildings on Sept. 11, 2001.

Sign on door with "Sorry, We're Closed"

Center bridge maintenance

The center bridge over Cooper Street will be closed to all pedestrian traffic 9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, for maintenance, repairs, and cleaning.

Undergrad Research's new space

The Office of Undergraduate Research has moved from the Campus Center to  Room 246 in Nedderman Hall.

UTA Maverick Speakers Series Virtual with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. guest on virtual Maverick Speakers Series

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, and journalist Henry Louis Gates Jr. will discuss "Reconstruction and Voter Suppression" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, as part of UTA’s Virtual Maverick Speakers Series. The talk will be streamed at and is free to watch. Sign up to receive a reminder email.

Dr. Gates is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University.

Jason Shelton, associate professor of sociology and director of the Center for African American Studies, will moderate the event.

Oozeball is coming!

Register your team or as an individual player for Oozeball by Tuesday, Sept. 21. The mud volleyball games are 1-6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at the corner of Summit Avenue and Fourth Street.

Campus Rec calendar

See the schedules for group exercises and intramural sports offered by Campus Recreation on its events page. Go to

UTA at Six Flags

You're invited to join UTA at Six Flags 6-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, for the AISD Education Celebration, hosted by the Arlington ISD Education Foundation. Use code UTA, and for each $25 ticket, $5 goes to the UTA Emergency Assistance Program.

UTA Day with the Wings

Join your fellow Mavericks for UTA Day with the Dallas Wings. The game with the Los Angeles Sparks is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at College Park Center. Purchase tickets at and use promo code Mavericks21 to receive a discount. Tickets start at $13.

Important dates

  • Sept. 10—Census date for regular fall semester.
  • Sept. 16—Last day to drop classes for first five-week term; submit requests to advisor prior to 4 p.m.
  • Sept. 28—Last day of classes for first five-week term.
  • Sept. 29—Final exams for first five-week term.

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