Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Coronavirus Prevention: Stay Home if You are Sick. If you have any symptoms, avoid going to school and work. Avoid or minimize close contact with sick people.

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.

Maverick Speakers Series Virtual, Simu Liu, Oct. 21, 7;30 p.m.

Simu Liu on Maverick Speakers Series

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.

Health and Wellness Fair

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.

Graduate School?

Grad school info session

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.

Be an orientation leader

Sign in to Handshake to apply to be an Orientation Leader and share the good news about UTA. Learn more about the job.

Early voting at MAC

Early voting for the Nov. 2 elections is at the Maverick Activities Center 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday, Oct. 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.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The Information Security Office would like to remind you of some internet safety tips:

  • When using public WiFi, always make sure your network is secure.
  • Limit the permission you give your apps.
  • Use strong passwords. Consider using two-factor authentication.
  • Be careful not to share personal information online.
  • Enable automatic system updates to keep your devices secure.

Read more cybersecurity tips.

Glass Pumpkin Sale

Glass Pumpkin Sale

The Art and Art History Department will host the ninth annual Glass Pumpkin Sale in conjunction with Parent and Family Weekend from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Studio Arts Center.

Fright Night Haunted House

Enjoy a night of spooky games and hair-raising fun at Fright Night Haunted House, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, in the University Center. How many rooms you can make it through?

Halloween Casino Night

Place your bets at Halloween Casino Night, an evening of free casino games, costume shows, live music, and delicious treats. The fun is 7-11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28.

Great Pumpkin Carnival

Families can enjoy children's games, activities, popcorn, candy, and more at the Great Pumpkin Carnival 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in Maverick Circle in front of the University Center. The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life hosts the free event.

Doggy Days are coming

Sign up begins later this week to get some canine cuddles with therapy pups at Doggy Days on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Central Library.

Homecoming 5K Run Walk Roll. Saturday, Nov. 13th. Awards, food, and activities will follow the race. Free T-shirt for all participants. For more information, visit
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

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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