July 2012     

Calendar at a Glance

August 9

Last day of summer classes


August 13-14

Summer Final Exams    

August 20               


August 20                 

Parents' Reception

August 20-September 6       

Maverick Stampede Welcome Week


August 23                           

First day of classes

August 26                            

September 28

October 26-28

Parent and Family Weekend

Quick Notes

UTA Joins the WAC
As of July 1, 2012, UT Arlington is officially a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Students can purchase their Maverick All-Sport Pass  today!
Assistant Director Hired
Kendra Kliesen joined the Parent & Family Center June 20, 2012 as Assistant Director. Kendra comes to UT Arlington from Texas A&M University, where she earned a master's degree in Educational Administration. She looks forward to partnering with you and your students! 
Don't forget to use your P&F Association ID card to take advantage of the Maverick Discount Program.
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Parent & Family Association: Call for membership renewals!

Maverick Parents and Families,   


Thank you for being a part of the Maverick Parent & Family Association!  You have helped create a growing network of UT Arlington families who take an active role in their students' education. We appreciate your willingness to partner with the University and value the support you provide to UT Arlington and your student.


As this membership year comes to an end, we would like to invite you to renew your membership in the Association. By renewing, you will continue to receive benefits including discounts at over 100 local merchants, free Scantrons and blue books for your student, 10% off on apparel and gifts at the bookstore, and student scholarship opportunities. Starting this year, we will also have two monthly e-newsletters: one for parents of freshman students and one for parents of upperclassman students. By providing two newsletters, we can ensure you are receiving the most pertinent information for your student.


To show our appreciation, we are also providing each renewed membership with one free registration to Parent and Family Weekend, which will be held October 26-28, 2012. This registration is a $30 value and includes breakfast, dinner, activities, and a t-shirt.


If you would like to renew your membership, please click here and fill out the electronic form on or before Aug. 31, 2012. Once you renew your membership, please send an email to parents@uta.edu stating that you would like to take advantage of your free Weekend registration.


Again, we would like to thank you for your membership in the Maverick Parent & Family Association. Because of the increasing interest and participation in the Association, we will be able to offer our members even more in the future. Look for new benefits, involvement opportunities, and much more to come! 

Join the Parent & Family Center at the Move-in Day Parents' Reception

Whether you are moving a new student into the residence hall or would simply like to celebrate the beginning of another school year, please plan to join us for a Parents' Reception on August 20, 2012 from 6:15-7:15 pm in the Palo Duro Lounge. Staff members from the Parent & Family Center will be on hand for you to ask questions and visit with. Light refreshments will also be served. We hope to see you there! 
UTA Day at Six Flags Over Texas

Get your tickets now for UTA Day at Six Flags, Sun. Aug. 26, 2012. Parents can purchase tickets for only $29.50. In addition, ticket prices are $25 for students and $27.50 for faculty/staff/alumni.


The park opens at 10:30 am and will be exclusively open to the UTA community from 6-9 pm. Your ticket includes all-day admission to Six Flags Over Texas, parking included, and one Splash Back ticket to Hurricane Harbor (valid for one weekend only in September 2012). Please note that tickets will only be sold through UT Arlington. The offer is not available at the Six Flags Over Texas main gate.

Parent & Family Association Scholarship Increased to $800
Don't forget to encourage your students to apply for the Parent & Family Association scholarship, which was increased from $500 to $800. The Parent & Family Center awards two scholarships in the fall and two in the spring.

The deadline to apply for the fall scholarship is September 28!