After a hiatus thanks to COVID-19, Homecoming returned to UTA this past November with all the traditions that make it a can’t-miss event, including the Street Festival and Parade, Chalk the Mall, the Chili Cookoff, and more.
Sixteen organizations participated in Chalk the Mall, where Mavericks decorated the sidewalks in front of the UTA Library. La Sociedad Hispanica won the fan favorite competition with its design that highlighted both Hispanic culture and the student organization. In the Chili Cookoff, 12 teams battled it out for tastiest chili. The Office of Information Technology emerged as the winner.
The Movin’ Mavs men’s wheelchair basketball Homecoming tournament featured a game versus Alabama, which was a rematch of last season’s national championship game. The Movin’ Mavs earned another victory, winning 74-39.
The last day of festivities started with over 450 Mavericks running in the Homecoming 5K and concluded with a Street Festival and Parade on Spaniolo Drive that lasted into the evening.
“As alumni return to campus, I think about everything they have accomplished because of the education that they received here, and it makes me proud to be a student at UTA,” says Jarius Johnson, a communication and broadcasting junior. “One day, I hope to come home to UTA as an alumnus and be able to inspire others with stories of my successes.”