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Parents and Guests

Welcome to the Maverick Community! We see many types of guests at our Veteran Orientations. Whether you are the parent, spouse, significant other, friend, or other type of guest for your new UTA student, we look forward to seeing you at orientation. You will gain a wealth of information that you can use to support your student’s success at UTA.

  • Learn about campus resources, academic expectations, and veteran benefits
  • Familiarize yourself with the campus.
  • Ask questions of current students, faculty and staff

The parent and guest program occurs simultaneously with the new student program. While your student is required to attend New Maverick Orientation, the parent and guest program is optional, but highly encouraged.


Registration for the parent and guest program is done when your student registers online for orientation.  The fee for the parent and guest program is $35 per person. Do not register guests under the age of 18 who will be accompanying the student.

If your student has already registered for orientation, parents and guests may still be added up to 7 days prior to the session. On-site registration is also available, but signing up in advance is highly encouraged.


UT Arlington recognizes that parents play a vital role in their student’s success. The Parent & Family Center was created to keep parents informed and involved in their student’s college experience. Check out the Parent and Family Center website for more information about their resources and services, including the Maverick Parent and Family Association, various scholarship opportunities, and the annual Parent and Family Weekend.