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Thousands of new and returning Maverick students made their way to UTA this week to set up their new “homes” for the year with the help of families, friends and volunteer UTA staff. The annual Move-In Day event is a favorite campus tradition as part of Maverick Stampede, beginning another exciting and challenging year of learning and growth. 

"Move-In Day went much more smoothly than I imagined because of all of the amazing help,” said Rebekah Hicks, a freshman kinesiology major. “It's really nice to be settled into my new home for the fall and spring."

More than 750 UTA students, alumni, staff and faculty volunteered to move in nearly 1,800 students into one of UTA’s six residence hall communities.

UTA President Vistasp Karbhari and Arlington City Councilman Charlie Parker were also on hand to greet new and returning residents, and even shoulder some boxes and laundry baskets filled with belongings.

“Move-In Day made it clear how vibrant the UTA campus community is and that this is a place where every resident belongs,” said J.C. Stoner, assistant director of apartment and residence life. 

"This would not have been possible without the help of our individuals, groups, organizations and department volunteers,” he said.

UTA has experienced record enrollment growth over five consecutive years. From Spring 2012 to Spring 2017, UTA recorded a 24 percent increase in enrollment. This impressive growth has resulted in additional demand for housing. 

The University is currently building a $46.5 million, 500-bed residence and dining complex on the west side of campus. The complex is expected to open in 2018. Nearby, a new 1,500-space parking garage is partially open. The parking garage will be completed in December 2017, as UTA accommodates a diverse student body that is more than 42,000 strong. During the 2016-17 academic year, UTA’s global enrollment reached a record 58,664. 

Move-In Day kicked off UTA’s Maverick Stampede welcome activities for students. Learn about other welcome events at