Student Activities Events Calendar



ECA Cinema Flyer

ECA Cinema

Join EXCEL for its film series, a free night at the movies right here on campus! Showing new movies before they are available for in-home viewing, the film series is a great way to hang out with friends and enjoy that movie you’ve been wanting to see. EXCEL even provides free popcorn and other concessions!

Flyer for Short Shots Film Festival

Short Shots Film Festival

Short Shots Film Festival is a festival-style competition featuring short film submissions from UTA students. Participants will have the opportunity to display their creative talents and submit their films for awards in multiple categories!

Homecoming Bash featuring Tinashe with image of tinashe on right


Homecoming is all about spirit and energy and The BASH raises the maverick roof! Since 2006, The BASH brings the music scene to the UTA campus at low to no cost through a thrilling concert experience with nationally acclaimed music artists. With past artists including Maroon5, Rhianna, B.o.B., and Joyner Lucas, The BASH is sure to hit the right note! This year, the Homecoming BASH will feature live musical performances from DJ Swerve, opener Will Jay, and headliner, Tinashe! Tinashe is a multi-platinum-certified R&B artist with hit singles, “2 On”, “All Hands On Deck” and most recently released her fifth full-length album “333”, a multi-track compilation featuring her latest singles “Pasadena” and “Bouncin”!

People around a poker table during Halloween Casino Night

Halloween Casino Night

Celebrate Halloween with fellow mavericks by enjoying an evening of free casino games, costume shows, live music and delicious treats. Halloween Casino Night provides a fun and safe Halloween environment for students and also focuses on campus resources about alcohol and drug awareness and wellness promotion. The evening culminates with a special prize drawing for those who have participated in the games and Halloween costume contest.

Bed Races

Join the excitement as teams of students compete in the Annual Bed Races competitions! Teams race beds on wheels while decked out in themed costumes at the university's "longest running" tradition. Bed Races began in 1980 to celebrate the opening of Maverick Stadium and continues each year as part of Spirit Week!

A band playing comprised of one woman with a bass and the other singing with a guitar

battle of the bands

In this exciting competition, bands from UTA community compete head-to-head for bragging rights as the best band of the year! From rock, to acoustic, and even punk, enjoy a battle for the top that you won’t want to miss!

Man, in formal attire, speaking to audience at TEDxUTA


Providing a variety of speakers to the UT Arlington community TEDxUTA offers a speaker showcase focused on TED’s mission of “ideas worth spreading”. TEDxUTA is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. This captivating event allows leaders, solution seekers and the merely curious to join together for a TED-like experience, stretch the boundaries of their mind, and challenge them to have new insights into old and new topics.