Friday, October 22, 2021

UTA recognized for going above and beyond in response to pandemic

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has selected The University of Texas at Arlington as a Star Award recipient for its outstanding efforts to respond to COVID‑19.

The Star Awards recognize institutions that go above and beyond to help students succeed. For 2021, the THECB honored institutions that “ensured the health, safety and success of their campus community through innovative approaches and local partnerships.” UTA was one of 10 award recipients out of 31 applicants.


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.

In-person or virtual graduation

Fall 2021 graduates are asked to indicate their plans to attend an in-person or virtual commencement ceremony, or neither, by Wednesday, Dec. 1. More information on graduate registration through MarchingOrder is available at

Early voting at MAC

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

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.

Spooky Special Collections

See Special Collections' Halloween mini-exhibit showcasing some of its spookiest items. Grab a sweet treat when you are checking out the petrifying prints and spooky snapshots through Tuesday, Nov. 2.

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.

Fall Harvest & Trunk-or-Treat

Join the School of Social Work for the second annual Fall Harvest & Trunk-or-Treat. Register to attend this drive-thru-only event that is 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.

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. 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.
  • Nov. 4—Last day of classes for second five-week term.
  • Nov. 5—Last day to drop classes for regular semester; submit requests to advisor prior to 4 p.m. Final exams for second five-week term.

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