Families & Guest

Welcome to the Maverick Family!

Families and guests are valued members of our Maverick family. New Maverick Orientation is the first step in your exciting new journey for you and your student. The New Maverick Orientation Family/Guest Experience is designed to acquaint you with the University and all it has to offer.

The Family/Guest Experience occurs simultaneously with the new student program. While your student is required to attend New Maverick Orientation, the parent experience is optional, but highly encouraged.

What You Can Expect in the Family/Guest Experience:

  • Discover how you can stay connected to UTA and support your student
  • Learn about campus resources, academic expectations, and involvement opportunities
  • Ask questions of current students, faculty, and staff
  • Meet other family members

Participate in These Activities for Parents/Guests


Parent & Guest Concierge and Pop-Up Shop

Here you can receive Parent & Guest assistance during New Maverick Orientation, purchase your Maverick Parent & Family Association Memberships, and Maverick Family Merchandise.

Partnering with the Pros: A Complete Guide to College Family Engagement

We know you are critical partners in your student’s education, and we understand the importance of building a strong relationship with you as soon as your student joins our campus community. We know that the more informed and connected you are as a family, the better we can work together to help our students achieve their goals. Discover how we can build a partnership for your student’s success at UTA.

Essential Steps to Becoming an Effective Trusted Advisor

Family support is a vital part of college student success. Learn more about your new role in supporting your student as we explore and celebrate this new milestone together. We will cover common concerns of college families and best practices that promote being an effective trusted advisor.

Parent & Guest Lunches

Gather in our reserved Parent & Guest section in the Connections Café for lunch. This is a wonderful way to get to know other families and the Parent & Family Services staff.

Maverick Family Coffee Hour

Be sure to enjoy a cup of coffee when you arrive and take a moment to meet other families at this activity hosted by New Maverick Orientation and Parent & Family Services.

Maverick Family Business Meeting

Come to your first Maverick Family Business Meeting to learn how to navigate the Maverick Family Membership Portal, how to obtain guest access to MyMav, and begin the next steps to supporting your student’s academic journey.


Listen in with your Students

  • Financial Aid Information Session
  • Student Services (i.e., Parking, Transportation, Dining Services, etc.)
  • A Community that Cares (i.e., Campus Safety, Health Services, etc.)
  • Academic Resources (i.e., Tutoring, Writing Lab, etc.)

Parent and Family Services

Family getting their picture taken in front of a backdrop with uta labels on it

Join a Community of Maverick Families

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

A message from the director

On behalf of the University of Texas at Arlington, I’d like to welcome you and your admitted student to the Maverick Family!

Tasha Talton, Director of Transition Programs & Services
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Foundations of Student Success:

Parent & Family Resource Guide Flipbook

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Padres que gustarian beneficiarse de una orientación en Español, deberian atender  Orientación Familiar

(Translation: If you would benefit from an orientation in Spanish, you should attend Orientación Familiar.)


Refund Policy

  • A full fund request must be submitted 7 days prior to the attendee date.
  • 7+ days prior 100% refund will be given
  • 4 -7 days prior 50% refund will be given
  • 1 - 4 days prior 25% refund will be given
  • No refund will be given after the Orientation or Maventure date has been passed.