A Message from the Director of Transition Programs & Services

Dear Parents & Guests of the Class of 2026,

On behalf of the University of Texas at Arlington, I’d like to welcome you and your admitted student to the Maverick Family! You have played an essential role in your student’s educational career, and soon, a new journey will begin for everyone. Over the next four years, you and your Maverick will become part of an expansive UTA Family that includes administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, supporters, and fellow parents and families who collaborate in supporting you and your student.

There is much to learn as you prepare for your student’s time at UTA. It is important for you to become informed and connected in a way that will reinforce a sense of family support in your student’s collegiate career as he or she sets out to change the world.

The Office ofParent & Family Services at UTA engages, educates, and supports the entire family. We aim to make the transition to college smooth and enjoyable for both you and your student by offering advice, keeping you informed, and answering your questions. Our immediate goal is to equip you with information and resources between now and the start of classes that will aid in your student's successful transition to UTA.

I encourage you to explore the resources listed on this Parent & Guest Experience orientation page andour website. If you do not find what you need, please contact our office; we are happy to assist! We also invite you to take your engagement a step further by joining the Maverick Parent and Family Association (MPFA). Members of the MPFA receive our monthly e-Newsletter, priority registration for family events, discounts, direct student benefits, and more.

Congratulations on your Maverick’s acceptance into the Class of 2026! We know what an exciting time this is for your student and how proud you must be. We look forward to getting to know you and your family over the next four years. My office and staff are here for you! There is a lot of work to be done, information to share and relationships to build; let’s get started!

Warmest regards,
Tasha Talton smiling. 
Tasha Talton
Director of Transition Programs & Services


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.)