Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Graduates standing and applauding at Globe Life Field.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Thousands of workforce-ready graduates will cross the stage Friday-Saturday, Dec. 17-18, during three in-person Commencement ceremonies at Globe Life Field.

UTA received nearly 5,400 graduation applications for fall 2021 commencement, which includes a virtual ceremony scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 16. As graduates of the fourth Texas Tier One institution in the state, UTA’s commencement candidates will be among approximately 250,000 Maverick alumni across the state and around the globe.

Service Catalog update

On Thursday, Dec. 16, the Office of Information Technology is launching a simplified Service Catalog on ServiceNow. The updated platform will make it easier for you to find and submit requests for the needed service.

Dining hours update

See what's open when for on-campus dining through the end of the semester and into next year.

Transportation during holidays

Shuttle bus and Late Night Escort services will be adjusted during winter break to respond to the reduced demand on campus.

Parking during winter break

During Winter Break, UTA is relaxing the parking rules. The usual "Parking on weekdays 5:00 PM-7:00 AM" rules will apply all day throughout the break. This excludes "Reserved Until 7 PM" and "Reserved At All Times" parking areas.

Donate cap and gown for future grads

Graduating students are encouraged to make plans to donate their cap and gown to the Maverick Pantry to help future graduates who may not be able to afford regalia gain the complete Commencement experience.

Caps and gowns can be dropped off 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 20-21, at the Maverick Pantry, 520 S. Center St.

You can also contact to make donation plans.

Police training on campus Friday

APD training Friday

The Arlington Police Department, in partnership with UTA Police, will conduct a training exercise 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at the Gilstrap Athletic Center at Maverick Stadium. You may see several police vehicles and hear some loud noises. For concerns, please call Corporal King at 817‑272‑2975 or Asst Chief Tillerson at 817‑272‑3003.

Disabled veteran plates

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, anyone parking in a disabled parking space must have a license plate or a disabled parking placard that features the International Symbol of Access (ISA). Currently, disabled veteran license plates do not feature the ISA.

Take COVID-19 test before, after holidays

All Mavericks are encouraged to get tested before and after traveling or attending large gatherings over the winter holiday.

Symptom-free individuals seeking proactive testing or required testing can be tested in the Carlisle Suite of the University Center. Appointments are required. The testing site will be closed Friday, Dec. 24-Sunday, Jan. 2.

Individuals with symptoms should make an appointment at the testing site in the College Park District. The testing site will be closed Friday-Sunday, Dec. 24-26, and Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 1-2.

Regardless of vaccination status, all students and employees coming to campus in any capacity for the spring semester must provide proof of a viral COVID‑19 test by Friday, Feb. 4. Tests taken before Monday, Jan. 3, will not be accepted.

Young man and woman in graduation regalia with text "Be a Goal-Getter"

Plan for spring semester now

Register for spring 2022 and customize a semester that will maximize your goal-getting time. Students who register early can take the classes that count toward their major and best fit their schedules.

UTA Bookstore survey

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

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

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.

Holiday Recycling Guide

Holiday recycling nice and naughty lists

Recycling during the holiday season is a must, but even the most ardent recyclers need to know what belongs in that bin, what should be reused, and what, unfortunately, must go in the trash can.

UTA’s Sustainability Committee relied on the University’s recycling partner, Balcones Resources, to develop nice and naughty lists for holiday season recycling.

Important dates

  • Dec. 14—Last day of classes for second eight-week term and third five-week term.
  • Dec. 14-15—Final exams for regular fall semester.
  • Dec. 15—Final exams for second eight-week term and third five-week term.
  • Dec. 16-18—Commencement ceremonies.
  • Dec. 19—Registration ends for winter intersession.
  • Dec. 20—First day of classes and late registration for winter intersession.
  • Dec. 21—Census date for winter intersession.
  • Dec. 22—No classes.
  • Dec. 23-Jan. 2—Winter break; UTA closed.
Coming Up
Get Connected