Friday, November 12, 2021
Texas Tier One University Celebration

Tier One Celebration today at Brazos Park

Join the campus community for a celebration of UTA’s designation as a Texas Tier One University 2-3 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 12, in Brazos Park. Come for refreshments, giveaways, and entertainment, plus remarks at 2:30 p.m.

Read more about the Texas Tier One designation.

UTA Homecoming. Street Festival and Parade.

Homecoming packed with fun Saturday

Homecoming 2021 reaches its peak on Saturday, Nov. 13.

Enjoy wheelchair basketball action at the Jim Hayes Memorial Tournament starting today, Friday, Nov. 12.

The Homecoming 5K starts at 10 a.m. Saturday. There's still time to register to compete.

In the afternoon, Mavericks take it to the streets. At the Street Festival set for 1-5 p.m., you can play games, enjoy food at complimentary sampling tents, get a temp tattoo, and check out all the fun activities. Cheer on the Lady Mavs basketball team against Sam Houston at 2 p.m.

The Homecoming Parade gets rolling at 5:15 p.m. and ends at College Park Center for a rally before the Maverick men's basketball game against Mary Hardin Baylor at 7 p.m. Homecoming king and queen will be crowned at half-time.

Road closures for Homecoming events

In support of Homecoming festivities this week, parts of campus will experience road closures.

  • Spaniolo Drive from UTA Boulevard to Third Street, from 9 a.m. today, Friday, Nov. 12, until midnight Saturday, Nov. 13.
  • West Nedderman from UTA Boulevard to Greek Row Drive, 7 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 13.
  • Some streets near the Maverick Circle/faculty lot 11 and College Park District, 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13.
Homecoming,. Saturday, Nov. 13, College Park Center. Women's Basketball vs Sam Houston, 2 p.m. Men's Basketball vs. Mary Hardin Baylor, 7 p.m.

Tea with Teik today

Free pizza and boba tea (while supplies last) are available at Tea with Teik with UTA Interim President Teik Lim, where students can express their concerns and ask questions. The event is noon today, Friday, Nov. 12, in the Palo Duro Lounge of the University Center.

Commitment to veterans

Military and Veterans Services will host two events to show appreciation of the military in recognition of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, and UTA's commitment to veterans, who constitute a large contingent on campus.

Game day parking

Current UTA permit holders can park for free during basketball games in event lots including College Park North, Central, South, or other surface lots.

McNair Scholars applications

Applications are being accepted for the McNair Scholars Program, which prepares university juniors and seniors who are low-income, first generation, and/or underrepresented in graduate education for doctoral education.

COVID-19 vaccine clinics scheduled

UTA has four COVID‑19 vaccine clinics planned, including two to serve ages 5-11. These free walk-in-only clinics will be in the Maverick Activities Center.

The clinics for ages 12 and older are in the Group Exercise Room 101B.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

The clinics for ages 5 years and older are in room 100B.

  • Saturday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Contact with any questions.

IAMFIRST: First-Gen Student Voices.

Celebrate first-generation students at UTA

Learn about the personal stories and college experiences of several UTA first-generation students at First-Generation Panel: #IAmFirst: First-Generation Student Voices 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Lonestar Theater of the Maverick Activities Center.

A first-generation social follows at 5-6 p.m. on the second floor lounge of the MAC.

Download your “I am” or “I Support” First-Generation students background for Teams virtual meetings. Visit the OIT Microsoft Teams Backgrounds to download your background.

First-Destination Survey

Graduating seniors are urged to complete the First-Destination Survey on Handshake for a chance to win one of five $100 Visa gift cards.This survey is separate from the UTA Exit Survey.

Sustainability Quarterly

UTA's Sustainability Quarterly newsletter for fall includes updates on electronic waste recycling programs, the new environmental science club, and more.

Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Notification

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act notification includes information on illegal use of alcohol and other drugs on campus and at campus-sponsored events.

UTA Bookstore survey

Take a few minutes to complete the UTA Bookstore survey to ensure your voice is heard.

Adopt an Angel

Help a local child with clothing, shoes, and toys through the Salvation Army Angel Tree. Stop by the Follett Student Leadership Center or email for more information on adopting an angel. Adoptions close Wednesday, Nov. 17.

American Recycles Day. Electronic Waste Recycling and Trivia.

E-waste recycling event

Bring your old computers, accessories, and more to the Electronic Waste Recycling Event for America Recycles Day 1:30-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, on the UC mall near Woolf Hall.

E-waste includes printer cartridges, batteries, and anything that runs on electricity. See what can be recycled.

This event is to recycle personal items. No UTA assets will be accepted.

Stop by the trivia table for a chance to win some sustainable prizes.

Do You Know Your Status? Free STI Testing November 8-16.

Important dates

  • Nov. 24—No classes scheduled.
  • Nov. 25-26—Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Dec. 1—Last day to drop classes for second eight-week term; submit requests to advisor prior to 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 2—Last day to drop classes for third five-week term; submit requests to advisor prior to 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 7—Last day of classes for regular fall semester.
  • Dec. 8—Student Study Day (no classes).
  • Dec. 9-15—Final exams for regular fall semester.
  • Dec. 14—Last day of classes for second eight-week term and third five-week term.
  • Dec. 15—Final exams for second eight-week term and third five-week term.
  • Dec. 16-18—Commencement ceremonies.
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