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A Message from the President

Monday, January 30, 2017

International Travel

Dear UTA family,

Our campus community is committed to maintaining the inclusive and collaborative environment that defines UTA. Students, faculty and staff from over 100 countries come to this great university each year to acquire, create, and share knowledge with the world.

With the recent White House executive order temporarily banning entry into the U.S. of citizens from several nations, we strongly urge those from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen not to travel outside the United States at this time.

UTA has several resources available to provide support. Members of the UTA family from the affected countries with international travel plans in the immediate future should consult the Office of International Education (817-272-2355/ for guidance. UTA faculty and staff may contact the Office of the Provost (817-272-2103/ or Vice President for Human Resources  (817-272-7091/ We recognize this is a stressful situation for many. Students needing counseling assistance who wish to speak with a trained professional may contact Counseling and Psychological Services (817-272-3671).

As the 5th most diverse college campus in the nation, we treasure the ethnic and cultural richness that makes UTA unique. We pride ourselves on the pivotal role we play in the community of Arlington, North Texas, and beyond, through the global impact that our tremendous scholarship, research, and outreach produces. It is you, our faculty, staff and students, who make this impact possible, and we cherish each and every one of you. We will continue to monitor this situation as it evolves, and update you with current information as soon as possible.


Vistasp M. Karbhari
The University of Texas at Arlington