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May 2012     

May Calendar

May 2, 4 and 5

UT Arlington $2 Movie Presents: Mission Impossible 4


May 4  

Last Day of Classes  

May 4

Dog Day at UT Arlington

May 5-11

Final Exams    

May 11                

Graduation Celebration

May 11-13                

Commencement Ceremonies

May 14                              

First Day of Summer Intersession Classes


May 22                           

Last Day To Drop Classes

May 28                             

Memorial Day holiday

May 29                                

Last Day of Classes

May 30

Final Exams for Maymester 

Click here for UT Arlington's

Athletics Calendar for the month of May.



The UT Arlington Career Center offers the following services to undergraduates, graduates and alumni:

Career consulting assists students interested in choosing an academic major or graduate program, identifying potential careers or areas of professional interest, or working to integrate their academic and/or professional pursuits with their broader life choices. An effective career planning process should involve:

Learning about your career choices is an important step in this process. You can find out more about your career options by conducting further research online using the career exploration websites we suggested; using the print materials in our Career Library; or through informational interviews. There are a variety of ways to explore your career options, discuss them with your career consultant.

We encourage you to set goals and then take action to pursue those goals. You may decide to apply for your first job, seek further education, enhance your skills, make changes in your current job, or seek a new career altogether. Your career consultant can help you in preparing for a job search, networking, writing your resume, and practicing for interviews.

The Career Center offers several personality and interest assessments to help students understand and match their skills, interests and values with various career possibilities, as well as accessing information about careers and educational programs.We provide the following career resources to assist you in your career exploration. Resources include: MyPlan, O*NET, Career Mentoring Online, Texas Workforce, Keirsey Temperament Sorter, CareerOneStop, TypeFocus, What Can I Do With This Major?, Bureau of Labor Statistics, JobWeb, Myers- Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and Strong Interest Inventory (SII).

Every semester The Career Center coordinates numerous fairs and events to assist students in locating employment opportunities and exploring potential career paths, networking and identifying career opportunities. These fairs and events also support employers in their recruitment efforts. Career Fairs are held each Spring and Fall. View our calendar of events for information about other career events, presentations, workshops, etc.

Commencement Schedule and Graduation Celebration

May 2012 Commencement Schedule:


School of Architecture: Friday, May 11 at 4:00 p.m. in Texas Hall


College of Business: Sunday, May 13 at 12:30 p.m. in College Park Center


College of Education and Health Professions:

Sunday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m. in College Park Center


College of Engineering: Saturday, May 12 at 8:30 a.m. in College Park Center


College of Liberal Arts: Saturday, May 12 at 8:00 p.m. in College Park Center


College of Nursing: Saturday, May 12 at 4:00 p.m. in College Park Center


College of Science: Sunday, May 13 at 4:30 p.m. in College Park Center


School of Social Work: Saturday, May 12 at noon in College Park Center


School of Urban and Public Affairs: Saturday, May 12 at noon in College Park Center


University College: Saturday, May 12 at noon in College Park Center


Addresses to venues:

Texas Hall- 701 W. Nedderman Dr.

College Park Center- 601 S. Pecan Dr.


Graduation Celebration: Friday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.


Graduation Celebration is an annual event held during May commencement weekend in celebration of UT Arlington's May, August and December graduating class. The event is free and open to everyone.


Keynote Speaker: James Franco

  • Location: Levitt Pavilion, located in downtown Arlington at Abram and Center streets about two blocks north of campus
    Parking: available in university lots on the northeast side of campus
  • Rain site: College Park Center
  • Start time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Music and keynote remarks are mixed with a breath-taking fireworks show!
  • Come early for free food

All students, faculty, staff, neighbors and special guests of UT Arlington are also invited! Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket and enjoy the show.

Meningitis Policy for Entering Students

The new policy mandates incoming college students under 30 years old must be immunized against bacterial meningitis before they enroll in an institution of higher education.


The new policy mandates that the following students be inoculated against the bacterial meningitis illness:

  • First-time college students
  • Students transferring from another institution
  • Students who are re-enrolling following a break of at least one fall or spring semester

For more detailed information click here.

Texas Rangers Tickets
Are you ready for some baseball? The two-time defending American League champion Texas Rangers and UT Arlington are teaming up for UT Arlington Night with the Rangers.


You're invited to take part in Texas Rangers action at a discounted rate! UT Arlington Discount Nights at the Ballpark happen throughout the season so you can cheer on the Rangers as they vie to win a third straight American League pennant.


For a complete list of discount dates and to order tickets, click here. password is: mavs12


University College To Open Late 

On Monday, May 21, University College will open late for planning and meetings. Offices will open at 1 p.m. Students should be aware of this date and plan ahead to ensure that you are able to make use of any services needed.

Quik Tip: Summer Intersession and the summer term are great opportunities for students to complete core education requirements. UT Arlington offers a three week-long summer intersession that lasts from May 14 through May 30. Summer Term gives students the option of 5-week and 11-week courses. To view the entire summer class schedule, encourage your student to login to their MyMav account.
Quik Tip: If your Student has been awarded financial aid for the summer semester, please make sure they access their MyMav account to accept the financial aid.
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