Student Activities

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About Student Activities

The department of Student Activities at The University of Texas at Arlington collaborates with university departments and organizations to provide exciting experiences focused on engaging students, staff and faculty, and the greater university community.  Through its four primary initiatives, EXCEL Campus Activities, The Big Event, Maverick Stampede and Homecoming, Student Activities produces major campus events that enhance and expand the collegiate experience and strengthens ties to the university and community. 

Mission Statement

The Department of Student Activities strives to enhance and transform the campus experience by providing engaging and impactful programs and events that promote positive growth and development of students.

Meet Our Staff

Professional Staff

Our staff are dedicated to ensuring students enjoy their college experience.

Meet The Staff

The Big Event Executive Board

The Big Event directors plan, promote, and facilitate all volunteer activities for our department.

Meet the directors

EXCEL Executive Board

The executive board, made of the president and five student directors, serve as the primary representatives for the official programming board.

Meet the Exec Board

Excel campus activities

EXCEL Campus Activities functions as the students' voice for campus programming. Learn how you can get involved by becoming a member of EXCEL.

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The Big Event

The Big Event and Super Service Saturday are prominent campus events hosted by UTA Volunteers. These events provide the community with impactful volunteer and community service opportunities. Learn More about how you can be a part of The Big Event!

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Involvement and Engagement

Student Activities is a part of Involvement and Engagement, which executes programs to engage students, enhance their campus experience and develop skills to foster success. Head on over to their website to discover other departments and ways to get involved.

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Maverick Stampede

Maverick Stampede is the official kick-off to the new semester. During Maverick Stampede, experience a number of fun and exciting programs from across the campus, centered on integrating new and returning students to UTA!

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Fall in Maverick Country means more. More energy. More fun. More sports. More excitement. It all adds up to something great: All Maverick. Homecoming is a celebration with a week of events filled with all of that unique spirit that makes UTA one amazing place to be.

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Maverick Advantage

The Maverick Advantage program prepares students for their future careers through experiential learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom.