Friday, October 15, 2021
Daily Self-Check before Coming to Campus. All students must take their temperature daily before going to campus. If you experience any symptoms that are new, worsening or not normal for you, please remain or return home.

Random mandatory testing continues

Students, faculty, and staff coming to any UTA campus in any capacity will be selected at random for mandatory COVID‑19 testing.

Until further notice, 20% of the campus population, regardless of vaccination status, will be selected each week for testing.

Notifications will come from, and you will have seven days to get tested after being selected. If you have any questions, contact

Local vaccine clinics

Find a COVID-19 vaccine opportunity in Arlington, North Texas, and across Texas.

Mavericks can upload proof of vaccination to the COVID-19 Self Report portal in MyMav.

The Pfizer vaccine booster shot is available to certain individuals at least six months after the second Pfizer dose of the primary two-dose series. The Moderna booster is very restricted.

Read about the vaccines, boosters, and local availability on the Tarrant County Public Health website.

Best in Show art

Elise Milburn, architecture sophomore, has won back-to-back Best in Show painting awards at the State Fair of Texas. Her winning painting will be on display at the Fine Arts Building through Sunday, Oct. 17.

State of the University

In case you missed the State of the University address, you can see it online as Interim President Teik C. Lim discusses UTA's achievements and challenges.

Early voting at MAC

Early voting for the Nov. 2 elections is at the Maverick Activities Center 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Oct. 18-22, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, Oct. 25-29.

Graduate School info

Learn more UTA's graduate school, advanced admission, academic research programs, and graduate funding opportunities at noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in room 121 of University Hall.

Health, Wellness Fair

Visit the Health & Wellness Fair to connect with experts on the nine dimensions of health 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Palo Duro Lounge in the University Center. Enter to win a $100 UTA Bookstore gift card.

Simu Liu coming to UTA

Join UTA for “A Conversation with Simu Liu,” star of Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, as part of the Virtual Maverick Speakers Series.

Parent and Family Weekend, Oct. 22-24. RSVP Required by Oct. 17 at Visit

Parent and Family Weekend registration ends Sunday

Register by Sunday, Oct. 17, for the Parent and Family Weekend. The weekend filled with family-centered programs and events is Friday-Sunday, Oct. 22-24.

LinkedIn Learning log in

On Monday, Oct. 18, users should log in to LinkedIn Learning using their UTA email address and password. Visit the OIT website to learn more.

Graduating this semester? Take the Undergraduate Exit Survey.

Undergrad Exit Survey

Students graduating in December 2021 should complete the Undergraduate Exit Survey, available through Canvas. Responses are confidential. Eligible students will receive invites from

UTA Mobile drawing for prizes

Log in to UTA Mobile to automatically be entered into a weekly drawing exclusive to students who use the app.

Sister Circle

Sister Circle is a bi-weekly support group for self-identified Black women, inclusive of cis, trans, femme and gender-queer. It meets virtually bi-weekly. The next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 20.

Night Shelter donation drive

The Center for African American Studies is hosting a donation drive for the Presbyterian Night Shelter. Needed are hygiene items such as soap, lotion, razors, deodorant, socks, bras, or underwear. Bring to suite 129 of the Swift Center through Friday, Oct. 29.

Free flu shots

Free flu shots are available for students by appointment only, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Request an appointment.

Important dates

  • Oct. 19—Last day of classes for first eight-week term.
  • Oct. 20—Final exams for first eight-week term. Registration ends for second eight-week term.
  • Oct. 21—First day of classes for second eight-week term.
  • Oct. 21-22—Late registration for second eight-week term.
  • Oct. 25—Last day to drop classes for second five-week term; submit requests to advisor prior to 4 p.m.
  • Oct. 28—Census date for second eight-week term.
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