For Students of The University of Texas at Arlington

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

UT Arlington open again; some exam, grade deadlines extended

Campus operations return to normal after the ice storm that started Friday. 

Exams that were scheduled for Monday, Dec. 9, have been rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 16, at the same times and locations.  

The reporting of grades for classes with exams on Monday Dec. 16, will be due by 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20. This revised due date is only for classes with final exams scheduled on Monday. Grades for all other classes remain due Tuesday, Dec. 17.

Residence halls, libraries, the University Center, and dining facilities will remain open through Tuesday, Dec. 17, to serve and accommodate students with exams on Monday. 

As a result of some exams being rescheduled for Monday, the first day of the winter intersession will be delayed by one day and will now begin on Tuesday, Dec. 17, to ensure classroom availability. Instructors will work with their individual classes to identify ways to make up for the lost day of class for the intersession.

All students who are registered to participate in Commencement ceremonies will be allowed to participate, even if they will still be taking exams on Monday, Dec. 16.


Commencement ceremonies begin Friday at College Park Center

Fall Commencement ceremonies are Friday-Sunday, Dec. 13-15, at College Park Center. For the complete Commencement schedule and detailed information about tickets, attire, parking, formalities, photography, special accommodations, and more, go to

If you are planning to participate in your school or college's Commencement ceremony and have not claimed your tickets, refer to the email sent to you on Oct. 18 so you can claim and download your tickets. If you have technical difficulties claiming your tickets, call the UTA Box Office at 817-272-9595.

Graduating students whose final exams have been rescheduled for Monday, Dec. 16, due to inclement weather may still participate in Commencement ceremonies.

Friday, Dec. 13—College of Nursing, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 14—College of Business, 10 a.m.; College of Engineering, 2:30 p.m.; College of Liberal Arts, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 15—School of Urban and Public Affairs, School of Social Work, and University College, 11:30 a.m.; College of Education and Health Professions, 3:30 p.m.; College of Science and School of Architecture, 7 p.m.

MavPic Ring Ceremony, fall 2013

It's official

Jamie Rogers shows off her class ring after the Official Maverick Ring Ceremony last Tuesday. The teacher at Ousley Middle School in Arlington is pursuing a master's degree in education.


Warm up with late-night breakfast, extended hours

Take advantage of activities and events to ease the remaining days of finals and the fall semester.

Late Night Breakfast provides students with a study break 9:30-11 p.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 10. A full breakfast menu is offered at the Connection Café for only $3, and cash, credit, MavMoney, Dining Dollars, or the meal plan are accepted.

The E.H. Hereford University Center will stay open continuously through 11 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11. The center is open 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 12-15; and 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday Dec. 16-20.

Grab some free coffee for finals through 2 a.m. tonight in the basement of the Central Library.

The library will be open all week until midnight Friday, Dec. 13. Check for other library hours.

Paw for Finals returns today, Tuesday-Wednesday, Dec. 10-11, to ease the stress caused by finals and the recent ice storm. The canine team will be at the library 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See the Paws for Finals schedule.

Bookstore hosts finals hours, buy-back events

The UTA Bookstore announced its end-of-semester hours and three remote buy-back events.

The bookstore is open 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. through Thursday, Dec. 12; 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.

Buy-back events through Friday are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Palo Duro Lounge in the E.H. Hereford University Center, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. by the footbridge at Lot 49, and 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the lobby of the Maverick Activities Center.

  MavPic Angel Tree 2013

Wrap it up

Erika Long, public relations junior, gathers a load of gifts that the Leadership Center delivered in two vans Wednesday to the Salvation Army warehouse in Fort Worth. The center's Angel Tree donations will go to about 185 Arlington children.

Diversity certificate program seeks students

The Diversity Certificate Program (DCP) is recruiting for its first class for spring 2014.

Offered through the School of Social Work, the DCP is a 12-credit hour program that enhances students’ scholarly training and career preparation by providing them with the opportunity to develop multicultural literacy.

DCP students pursue specialized study in racial and ethnic relations, gender and sexuality, and social and economic inequality to understand diverse identities, cultures, and communities.

Applications are on the DCP website. Read more on the DCP Facebook page.

Questions? Contact DCP adviser Jennifer Miller at

Use Maverick discounts to save money

Watch your budget this holiday season by taking advantage of the Maverick Discount Program.

Students, faculty, staff, and parents can utilize the discounts by simply showing their Maverick ID to local business participants or by using a unique UT Arlington discount code to shop online. Participating businesses provide a minimum 10 percent discount.

It's not too late for a flu shot

Influenza immunizations are still available at Health Services. Cost is $20 for students. No appointment is needed.

Clinic hours are 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at the Health Services Center.

For more information, contact Health Services online or at 817-272-2771.

MavPic Honors College grads

What an honor

Graduating students of the Honors College were recognized at a dinner last week. From left are Tony Nguyen, biochemistry; Ayomide Longe, electrical engineering, Sara Wadud, biology; Maureen Edobor, political science; Ilse Gonzalez Castillo, nursing; Norma Ghanem, mathematics; and Stephanie Quirino, nursing.


ACES is now accepting proposals for presentations

The Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES) is a University-wide symposium that showcases UT Arlington’s undergraduate and graduate students’ research and creativity.

Undergraduate and graduate students work with faculty mentors in their disciplines to write and submit abstracts for the competition. Past winners have presented research on gene therapy, business relations, army recruiting, pain control, better tools for builders, history, philosophy, biochemistry, and engineering. They have presented works of art, literature, music, and stage performances. Winners receive monetary prizes.

Deadline for abstracts is midnight Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

The ACES Symposium is set for Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in the E.H. Hereford University Center.

MavAlert now has opt-out option

Students, faculty, and staff may opt out of receiving MavAlert emergency text messages. Log in to MyMav and follow the "MavAlert Opt-Out" link in the right column. MavAlert emergency notifications are sent to all email addresses.

Check List


Through Monday, Dec. 16

Final exams

Friday-Sunday, Dec. 13-15

Commencement ceremonies

Tuesday, Dec. 17

First day of classes for winter intersession

Last day to reserve graduate courses for graduate credit

Wednesday, Dec. 18

Census date for winter intersession

Saturday Dec. 21-Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014

No classes scheduled

Spring registration is open; see your adviser now

Make plans to register for winter intersession and spring 2014 terms. The schedule of classes and the registration timetable are available on the MyMav portal page.

Check your Student Center in MyMav to see if you need to meet with your academic adviser before registering. A list of advising offices is online. Call to schedule an appointment or check walk-in hours.

Order final transcript

Order your end-of-term transcript now. Place orders in MyMav or through the alternative order form site.

Going Out

Coming up

Men's Basketball Mavericks vs. Cal State Bakersfield, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21; vs. Arkansas State, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014; vs. Arkansas-Little Rock, 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014; and vs. Louisiana-Monroe, noon Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Tickets $3 with student ID. All at College Park Center. Athletics.

Women's Basketball Mavericks  vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21; vs. Arkansas State, 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014; vs. Louisiana-Monroe, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Tickets $3 with student ID. All at College Park Center. Athletics.


BFA Exhibition Work by 40 students of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program features painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, glass, printmaking, film/video, photography/digital imaging, and visual communication. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Through Saturday, Dec. 14The Gallery at UTA.

Special Collections: Howdy, Mr. President! A Fort Worth Perspective of JFK Photos of President John F. Kennedy's visit to Fort Worth in November 1963 are from the historic Fort Worth Star-Telegram Collection in Special Collections. Gallery hours 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, sixth floor, Central Library. Through Feb. 8, 2014. UT Arlington LibrarySpecial Collections.

The Maverick Lens: Views from the Library This annual photo exhibit reflects the diversity of learning, living, and working at UT Arlington. See also "50 Years of Views." 8 a.m.-7 p.m., sixth floor parlor, Central Library. Through March 5, 2014. UT Arlington Library.

Holiday Music Magic

Mindful Moments Learn techniques to help deal effectively with stress. Free. 12:15-12:45 p.m., Fridays, Room 310, Ransom Hall. Health Services.

Planetarium The holiday schedule runs through Sunday, Dec. 22, with Season of Light; Holiday Music Magic; Back to the Moon for Good; One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure; Pink Floyd; and Spacepark 360. Planetarium.

Visual Resource Commons and Gallery The Jonathan A. Campbell and Tanya G. Dowdey African Art Collection is a multi-dimensional collection of 11th-20th century art and artifacts. Free. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, Suite 2109, Fine Arts Building. Art and Art History.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)

Learn More


Tuesday, Dec. 10

Major Exploration Free. Noon-1 p.m., Room 104, Preston Hall. University CollegeSuccess Series.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Research Incubator Seminar Series Ritesh Saini, assistant professor of marketing, presents "Polarized Perceptions: When Joint (vs. Separate) Decisions about Others Leads to Over-diversification." Free. 2-3:30 p.m., Room 609, Business Building. Business.


Center for Students in Recovery Celebrate Recovery 12-step meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Room 107, Social Work Building; and student-led, open Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting, noon, Wednesdays, Room 314, Central Library. Center for Students in Recovery.

(For an expanded list of events, see the UT Arlington Calendar.)



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Executive Director for University Publications: Mark Permenter

Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing: David Johnson

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