Parents & Guests

Welcome to the Maverick Community!

You are also a valued member of our Maverick family. New Maverick Orientation is the first step, for you and your student, on your exciting new journey. Parent and family involvement is imperative for a student’s journey through college. The New Maverick Orientation Parent/Guest Program is designed to acquaint you with the University and all it has to offer.

What You Will Gain

  • Learn about campus resources, academic expectations, and involvement opportunities
  • Ask questions of current students, faculty and staff

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

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Live Parent and Guest Sessions

Want to learn about valuable resources, services, and benefits for the entire family.  Then join us in real-time for New Maverick Orientation Live Information Sessions.  We have highlighted UTA Parent & Family Center family-focused sessions below, as well as several presentations that both students and their families will want to check out together. Visit the Maverick Orientation Guide for zoom links to access the various sessions suggested below.

Parent & Family Center Family-Focused Sessions

  • Partnership Between the Pros: A Complete Guide to College Family Engagement
    • Offered Mondays & Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. CST
  • Essential Steps to Becoming an Effective Trusted Advisor 
    • Offered Tuesdays & Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. CST

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.)
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Friday Live Coffee Hour

The opportunity to engage with a panel of UTA Professionals about all things related to the Maverick Experience for you and your student! Join us on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. beginning June 12, 2020.

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Pre-Recorded Session Library

Didn't get the opportunity to tune in for our live sessions? Don't worry! We've got you covered. Many of our virtual sessions have been recorded for you to view when you have time.

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Join a Community of Maverick Families

UT Arlington recognizes that parents play a vital role in their student’s success. The Parent and 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.

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, Interim Director of the UTA Parent & Family Center
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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.)


Coffee Hour Dates

July 10 - Financial Aid & Student Accounts

July 24 - Student Services Team

August 7 - Financial Aid & Student Accounts

August 21 - Community Coffee Hour with the following:

International Families (8:00 a.m.)

First-Generation College Student Families (9:30 a.m.)

Hispanic/Latinx & Spanish-Speaking Families (11:00 a.m.)