Friday, October 29, 2021
School of Social Work building

UTA awarded $1M matching gift from Arlington Tomorrow Foundation

UT Arlington and the city of Arlington announced a $1 million matching gift from the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation, the city’s charitable arm, in support of the University’s new School of Social Work/Smart Hospital Building.

The gift serves as a dollar-for-dollar challenge grant with the goal of inspiring alumni as well as other members of the Maverick community to take part in bringing the state-of-the-art facility to life. Gifts donated in support of the building will be matched by the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation up to $1 million.

Register for the Homecoming Parade.

Parade entry deadline Sunday

Registration to participate in this year's Homecoming parade ends Sunday, Oct. 31. Participants can enter in one of several categories including float, golf cart, novelty, walking entry, or band. The top three decorated golf cart entries will win a cash prize.

Read more about the upcoming Homecoming events set for Monday-Sunday, Nov. 8-14.

Coronavirus Prevention: Wash Your Hands Frequently

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinic at MAC

UTA has scheduled three more on-campus vaccine clinics to give you and your family convenient, free access to the Pfizer vaccine. This includes first and second doses for all individuals 12 years and older and booster doses for eligible individuals.

Clinics will be held on a walk-in-only basis 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Group Exercise Room (101B) in the Maverick Activities Center. The clinics are Wednesday, Nov. 3; Wednesday, Nov. 17; and Wednesday, Dec. 1.

If you’ve been vaccinated, check the CDC’s guidelines for booster shots to see if you’re eligible and if you should make plans to get one.

Early voting last day

Early voting for the Nov. 2 elections runs through 7 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 29, at the Maverick Activities Center.

Random COVID-19 testing

Students, faculty, and staff coming to any UTA campus in any capacity will be selected at random for mandatory COVID‑19 testing. Notifications will come from You will have seven days to get tested after being selected.

Upload your COVID-19 Vaccine card for Your Shot To WIN! Tuition Scholarships. Free housing. Scholarship. Meal Plan. Free laptop. Parking permit.

Motivator winners notified

Randomly selected winners of the Maverick Motivator program were notified last week. In total, 84 students and 20 employees received large prizes, including free tuition, MacBook Pros, parking, and meal plans. Send questions to

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.

Teik Talks: A conversation with Marion Ball, executive director of the Multi-interprofessional Center for Health Informatics. Nov. 2, 2021, 3 p.m., Facebook Live: @utarlington
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

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

The Halal Shack

The Halal Shack in the University Center presents a flare of Middle Eastern street food with bowls and wraps with a choice of gyro, chicken, fresh vegetables, rice, and more. Hours are 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. weekdays.

Great Pumpkin Carnival

Families can enjoy children's games, activities, popcorn, candy, and more at the Great Pumpkin Carnival 6-8 p.m. today, 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.

Compost your pumpkin

Drop off your pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns at the UTA Compost Site so they can be composted and used to enrich the plants and landscape on our campus. The event is 3-4 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 2-3. Volunteer to help.

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.

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

Important dates

  • 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.
  • Nov. 7—Registration ends for third five-week term.
  • Nov. 8—First day of classes for third five-week term.
  • Nov. 8-9—Late registration for third five-week term.
  • Nov. 11—Census date for third five-week term.

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