The University of Texas at Arlington - Homecoming 2018

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Come Back Home

As the entire campus rallies together for an exciting Homecoming weekend, we’re hosting some highly anticipated events just for alumni on campus. Because Homecoming is a time to reconnect with your Maverick spirit, and that means returning to the campus you love. Being with friends you remember fondly. And getting back in touch with the place and the people that helped make you who you are today.

Monday, November 5

Decorate Downtown Begins

All Day // Various Locations
READY. SET. DECORATE! UTA student organizations are teaming up with businesses in Downtown Arlington to decorate their storefronts to let everyone know it is Homecoming Week! Cast your vote for the most spirited business on the Homecoming Facebook page for the People’s Choice award. A Judges’ Choice award will also be announced at the Homecoming basketball game. The deadline to sign up for student organizations to be paired up with a business is Tuesday, October 30th. If you are a local Arlington business near UTA and would like to participate in Decorate Downtown please fill out the business participant survey below.
Sign Up Student Organization Business Participant Survey

UTA Homecoming Challenge Begins (all week for students)

All Day // Various Locations
It’s Homecoming in Maverick Country! Do you think you and your team has what it takes to bring home the win? Join the UTA Homecoming Challenge to see if you’ll come out on top. Points will be awarded to teams who participate and attend events during the week of homecoming. Gather your team and complete challenges during the week of Homecoming for a chance to take the first place trophy home! The UTA Ambassadors will be hosting this week-long event to challenge students to get involved during the week of homecoming. Participating is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Download the GooseChase app and search for “UTA Homecoming Challenge”.
  2. Enter the name of your organization and join the team.
  3. Get the mission list and start playing. The team with the most points will be announced as the winner at the homecoming game on Saturday, November 10th.

Paint Your Ride With Maverick Pride

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. // Arlington Hall Circle
Paint Your Ride is a UTA tradition hosted by Freshman Leaders on Campus (FLOC). Members of FLOC will be there to decorate your car with Maverick spirit, free of charge! The event is a great opportunity for students, faculty, alumni, and the community to show their Maverick pride during Homecoming week.
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Basketball

UTA Women’s Basketball Exhibition Game

7-9 p.m. // College Park Center
Join UTA Women’s Basketball at College Park Center for an exhibition game against Texas Woman’s University.
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Tuesday, November 6

Decorate Downtown continues

All Day // Various Locations

UTA Homecoming Challenge continues

All Day // Various Locations

Basketball

UTA Men’s Basketball Home Opener

7 p.m. // College Park Center
Join UTA Basketball for their home opener when they take on UT Tyler for International Student Night at College Park Center. All students receive FREE admission.
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Wednesday, November 7

Decorate Downtown continues

All Day // Various Locations

UTA Homecoming Challenge continues

All Day // Various Locations

Mav Swap

Mav Swap

12 p.m. // University Center Mall
Exchange those old school rags for designer Maverick duds. Stop by the Ambassador table to bring in any non-UTA collegiate T-shirt, and we'll swap it out for a free UTA Homecoming T-shirt. (If you missed your opportunity, t-shirts are for sale at the UTA Bookstore or available for volunteers.)

Chili Cook-Off

Chili Cook-Off

12-1:30 p.m. // University Center Mall
Can you handle the heat? Join the Homecoming crew and the Division of Student Affairs for the annual Chili Cook-Off. Teams will compete to win the ultimate prize of chili cook-off champion, bragging rights, and an awesome trophy. Open to all UTA, students, faculty, staff, and alumni groups.
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Thursday, November 8

Decorate Downtown continues

All Day // Various Locations

UTA Homecoming Challenge continues

All Day // Various Locations

Mav Swap

12 p.m. // The Commons
Exchange those old school rags for designer Maverick duds. Stop by the Ambassador table to bring in any non-UTA collegiate T-shirt and we'll swap it out for a free UTA Homecoming T-shirt.

Maverick Mum Mania

12-4 p.m. // Central Library, 2nd floor
Join the UTA Libraries in a Texas homecoming tradition of mum making. Bring a friend, make memories, and get into the Homecoming spirit! Don’t know what a mum is? Stop by and find out!

Global Grounds

4-5:30 p.m. // Palo Duro Lounge, U.C.
Join us for our Homecoming-themed Global Grounds, International Coffee Hour. We will be serving chai and a variety of snacks in the Palo Duro, open to all students!

The Bash

The Bash

Music at 7:00 p.m. // Texas Hall
Celebrate Homecoming with EXCEL Campus Activities at The Bash! Now featuring live musical performances from Cure for Paranoia, ODIE and headliner, Joyner Lucas. Lucas is featured on Eminem’s #1 single “Lucky You” from his album, Kamikaze, and recently released a single with 50 million streams that features Chris Brown. Really want to get into the spirit of Homecoming? The Bash Bundle comes with an admission ticket, Homecoming T-Shirt, and a Homecoming Bash drawstring bag. To purchase tickets or bundle, please click below.
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Friday, November 9

Decorate Downtown continues

All Day
Cast your vote for the most spirited business on the Homecoming Facebook page for the People’s Choice award. Voting will conclude today at 4 p.m. A Judges’ Choice award will be announced at the Homecoming basketball game on Saturday.

UTA Homecoming Challenge continues

All Day
The team with the most points will be announced as the winner at the homecoming game on Saturday.

Movin’ Mavs and Lady Movin’ Mavs Homecoming Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

Tournament Schedule

Military Appreciation Pre-Game

5:30 p.m. // College Park Center Hospitality Suite
It’s Military Appreciation Night at the volleyball game, so UTA Veteran Programs and the Mav Vets are inviting all current, former, and future service members from the campus to join us for a pre-game reception and social. Afterward, all veterans are welcome to attend the game at College Park Center, free of charge.

Volleyball

UTA Volleyball vs. Texas State

6:30-8:30 p.m. // College Park Center
Join UTA Volleyball for Military Appreciation Night as they take on Texas State at College Park Center. All military personnel receive two COMPLIMENTARY tickets to the match. Just show your military ID at the box office for your tickets.
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Distinguished Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Awards

6:30-9:30 p.m. // Bluebonnet Ballroom, U.C.
Our annual awards dinner is a night where we recognize distinguished alumni for their individual achievements, contributions to their industries or professions, service to their community, and demonstrated loyalty to UTA. This year, we welcome our newest honorees to a tradition of excellence as they join the distinguished alumni who came before them. We hope you will attend!

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Saturday, November 10

Movin’ Mavs and Lady Movin’ Mavs Homecoming Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

Tournament Schedule

Homecoming Golf Tournament

8 a.m. // Waterchase Golf Club
A four-person golf scramble with fellow Mavericks to kick-off Homecoming day. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, prizes and 18 holes of golf at Waterchase Golf Club for only $55 per person or $220 per team. Open to UTA alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students, and parents.
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Homecoming 5K Walk/Run

Run/Walk/Roll

10 a.m. // Maverick Activities Center
Join us for the annual Homecoming 5K Run/Walk/Roll! This year’s Homecoming route is a scenic one throughout the UTA campus. All proceeds will go to the UTA Emergency Assistance Fund. Open to all UTA students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.
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Black Maverick Homecoming Mixer

1-3:30 p.m. // Palo Duro Lounge
The Maverick Homecoming Mixer is a networking opportunity for current students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Come and enjoy great music, performances, and possibly win some raffle giveaways.
Student Tickets Tickets for Alumni, etc.

Alumni Homecoming Game Package

2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. // College Park Center
Join your fellow Mavericks and cheer on the men’s and women’s basketball teams at their games on Saturday, November 10. The women’s game tip-off is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., while the men tip-off at 7 p.m. The $20 ticket price includes your ticket to both games in the alumni reserved section, UTA alumni goody bag, free popcorn, and a $5 contribution to support alumni programs at UTA. Kids 12 and under are $5. The street festival begins at 3 p.m.
Event Registration

Women's Basketball

UTA Women’s Basketball Home Opener

2:30-4:30 p.m. // College Park Center
Come cheer on the Lady Mavericks at College Park Center when they take on Jackson State.
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Street Festival

Street Festival @ Spaniolo Drive

3 p.m. // Spaniolo Drive
Take it to the streets Maverick style. The Street Festival on Spaniolo is designed with one thing in mind: Go big or go home. You’ll play games, enjoy delicious food at complimentary sampling tents, and check out all the fun activities. Get a tattoo that won’t horrify your mother at a temporary tattoo booth and groove to tunes provided by the onsite DJ.

Shorthorn/Student Publications Homecoming Reception

4-6 p.m. // Student Publications Office, B100 University Center
Join your fellow Shorthorn and Student Publications alumni during UTA’s Homecoming festivities! In addition to catching up with your former colleagues, we’ll share the ways we’ll celebrate 100 years of publishing The Shorthorn next year. After you find your first bylines or show off your vintage Shorthorn T-shirts, walk with the current Shorthorn staff in the annual golf-cart parade or cheer them on from the street festival. Free. RSVP to Beth Francesco at bfrances@uta.edu.

Party on the Plaza

Party on the Plaza @ CPC Northwest Deck

4:30-6:30 p.m. // College Park Center, Northwest Deck
Join your fellow UTA alumni to celebrate Homecoming with our annual Party on the Plaza! There will be great music, party foods and drinks, and a chance to wear your orange and blue with UTA style and pride! Adult admission is $25 and includes your game ticket, appetizers, and one drink coupon (cash bar available), and a $5 gift to support alumni programming. Tickets for children through age 12 are $10 and include the game, appetizers, and a soft drink. Feel free to come and go to all of the street festival activities and watch the Homecoming parade with the best view from the College Park Center Northwest Deck prior to cheering on the Mavericks at the Homecoming game vs. Northern Iowa. Recognized groups will include alumni from fraternity and sorority life, student leader groups, spirit groups, and athletics.
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Parade and Pep Rally

Parade and Pep Rally @ Spaniolo Drive

5:15-6:30 p.m.
This year’s Homecoming Parade starts with a grand production number not to be missed. After that, the parade procession begins. We’ll have big floats, marching bands, special guests, and our traditional decorated golf carts. See if you can spot the car with the biggest display of Maverick spirit! (That’s a trick challenge. It’s going to be one long cavalcade of Mav Mania.) It all winds up with a pep rally in front of College Park Center. Maverick pride whipped into heart-pounding frenzy. All student, faculty, and staff groups are invited to participate in the parade! Prizes of $250 and $100 will be given to the first and second place entries in both the departmental and student organization categories. This year’s theme will be MAVchella: “We bring the festival, you bring the vibes.” Decorate or dress up as your favorite musician, band, or bohemian festival goer, and together we’ll create a set list that will rock the house down.

College Park Center Doors Open

5:30 p.m. // College Park Center

Basketball

UTA Men’s Basketball Game

7 p.m. // College Park Center
This is it! Come watch the Maverick men’s basketball team demolish Northern Iowa at College Park Center.
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Coronation of King and Queen @ College Park Center

Halftime // College Park Center

Announce winners of Decorate Downtown and Homecoming Challenge

During men’s basketball game timeout // College Park Center

Sunday, November 11

Movin’ Mavs and Lady Movin’ Mavs Homecoming Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

Tournament Schedule

If you need accommodations to participate in a Homecoming event, please contact the Division of Student Affairs at 817-272-6080 or studentaffairs@uta.edu at least five days prior to the event.