August 2012    

Calendar at a Glance 


August 20

Residence Hall Move-In 


August 20

Parent & Family Center Parents' Reception 


August 20

Term payment due date


August 20 - September 6

Maverick Stampede Welcome Week 


August 23

First day of classes


August 26

UTA Day at Six Flags Over Texas


August 27

Commuter Student Appreciation Breakfast


August 29


September 3

Labor Day Holiday


September 7

Deadline to apply for December graduation 


September 14-16

Fall Student Leadership Retreat


September 19

Fall job fair


September 28

Parent & Family Association scholarship applications due 


September 21

Oozeball tournament 


October 1

Installment 2 due


October 26-28

Parent & Family Weekend 


November 1

Installment 3 due


Parking permits available online

Plan for parking during the 2012-13 academic year by ordering your permit online at uta.edu/mymav. All students need a permit to park on campus and must have their permits no later than Aug. 23.


Parking permit prices can be found here.


Call the Parking Office at 817-272-3907 or email  dtate@uta.edu for more details.

Rent cars on campus through Connect by Hertz

Does your student not have a car on campus? Students can use Connect by Hertz to rent an environmentally car by the hour or day, all for a low price.


Visit Hertz On Demand or call 877-654-4400 for more information. 

Career Center offers job search resources

If your student is looking for an internship or job, the Career Center can help. Encourage your student to begin preparing now for the Job Fair on September 19. View the Career Center's tips and tricks for surviving the job fair here.


Is your student looking for on-campus employment? These jobs can be found through the SNAP Job System.

Tobacco Free UT Arlington is entering its second year of being a tobacco-free campus, a decision that became official on August 1, 2011.


This change was made to improve the overall health of the University community by restricting the use of cigarettes, smokeless cigarettes, chewing tobacco, or any product containing tobacco on campus.


Click here for more information.  

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Don't forget to use your P&F Association ID card to take advantage of the Maverick Discount Program!
Last issue - renew your membership now!

As the start of the academic year approaches, The Parent & Family Center would like to remind you of the many benefits of the Association. The details of some of the most popular benefits are listed below, and a complete list can be found here


One exciting change we are making is to now provide an e-newsletter just for parents of upperclassman students. This will ensure that we are sending you the most pertinent information for your student as they continue their UTA journey to graduation.


If you have not done so already, do not forget to renew your membership by August 31, 2012. To show our appreciation, we are also providing each renewed membership with one free ticket 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. 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.


Scholarship opportunities for your student

Any student who is affiliated with the Parent & Family Association may apply for the Parent & Family Association scholarship. Two $800 awards will be given every fall and spring semester. Each semester, one scholarship is awarded to a freshman student and the other is awarded to an upperclassman student. The fall 2012 application can be found online and is due by Sept. 28, 2012. 


Free Scantrons and blue books for your student

Students may pick up these testing materials in the Parent & Family Center, which is located in the lower level of the University Center, Suite B150. They do not need your membership card or any form of ID to receive these materials.


Participation in the Mav Discount Program

Several Arlington-areas vendors will provide discounted rates to anyone with a UT Arlington ID, including students, staff, and Parent & Family Association members. Just mention that you have a UT Arlington ID to any of these vendors to receive the discount.


Monthly E-Newsletters 

You will receive monthly e-newsletters like this one, keeping you informed about campus events and deadlines, changes to policies and procedures, and resources for you and your student. This year we will have two newsletters, one for parents of freshman students and one for parents of upperclassman students. This will ensure that we are sending you the most pertinent information for your student.


10% discount at UTA Bookstore

You will receive a 10% discount at the UTA Bookstore on apparel and gifts with your membership card.


Please also remember that if you ever have questions or concerns, the Parent & Family Center is standing by to help.  Just call 817-272-2128 or email parents@uta.edu, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Welcome Week Maverick Stampede (a.k.a. Welcome Week) is the official kick-off to the new academic year. This first week of classes is filled with fun and exciting programs centered on integrating new and returning students back to campus. Students are given the opportunity to participate in events throughout the week that will allow them to experience tradition, engage with their academic departments, meet other students, and overall become familiar with campus.


Maverick Stampede kicks off before classes begin with Residence Hall Move-in. Check out the events calendar to find out about all the exciting activities.

Personalize a brick for your student

Brick campaign

Looking for a unique way to recognize your student? Purchase a personalized brick to be placed outside the University's spectacular new College Park Center!


By purchasing a brick, you can leave  not only a lasting legacy for your student, but also help lay the foundation for continued excellence at The University of Texas at Arlington. 


For more information about the College Park Center Brick Campaign, contact Michelle West, Director of University Development, at mlwest@uta.edu or 817-272-0850.

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 ranked among country's top 10 transfer colleges 

The U.S. News and World Report recently listed the 10 colleges with the most transfer students in fall 2010, and UTA came in fifth. Other schools in the list included Arizona State University, University of Central Florida, University of Houston, and University of North Texas.

Last academic year, 3,701 out of 6,348 incoming UTA students were transferring from a higher-education institution. Read more about transfer students at the Shorthorn, UTA's student newspaper.

Tickets still available for 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.

Two UTA alumni compete in 2012 Summer Olympics

Former Maverick track and field athlete Jared Connaughton makes his second appearance at the Olympics this year, competing with the Canadian track and field team. 


Derrick Obasohan will be making his first Olympics appearance in men's basketball for Nigeria. Obasohan will be the 11th Maverick to compete in the Olympics, joining a list that contains former members of the basketball, swim, and track and field teams.