December 2012    

Calendar at a Glance 


December 1

Study abroad applications open for Summer and Fall 2013


December 5

Last day of classes


December 6-12

Final Exams


December 14-16

Commencement ceremonies


December 17

First day of classes for Winter Intersession


January 10

Final exams for Winter Intersession


January 14

First day of classes for Spring 2013 term


January 21

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday


January 28

Deadline to apply for Spring 2013 graduation


February 8

Spring Maverick Parent & Family Association scholarship deadline

Final exam schedule

The Fall 2012 final exam schedule can be found here.

Tutoring resources available for students

As final exams approach, remind your student about all of the tutoring resources available on campus. These include:

Don't forget to use your P&F Association ID card to take advantage of the Maverick Discount Program!
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Applications open for the Parent & Family Association spring scholarship
Encourage your student to apply now for the Maverick Parent & Family Association spring scholarship. The Association awards two, $800 scholarships every fall and spring semester. One scholarship is awarded to a freshman student, while the other is awarded to an upperclassman student. All students who have a parent or family member in the Association and are in good standing with the university are eligible to apply.

Students can find the scholarship on the Parent & Family Association website. Applications can be submitted online, or students can also download the paper application and turn it in to the Parent & Family Center office (located in the basement of the University Center, B150).

The deadline to apply for the spring scholarship is February 8, 2013.
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Commencement Schedule
December Commencement will take place December 14-16, 2012 in the College Park Center. Students who will complete their degree requirements in August 2012 or December 2012 are invited to participate in December commencement ceremonies. 
All candidates for graduation are encouraged to invite their family and friends to help them celebrate this significant milestone and momentous occasion. All family and other guests over the age of two must have a commencement ticket to attend the ceremony. Find ticket information here. 

Friday, December 14

7:30 p.m. College of Nursing


Saturday, December 15 

10:00 a.m. College of Business 
2:00 p.m. College of Education and Health Professions
6:00 p.m. College of Liberal Arts


Sunday, December 16 

12:00 p.m. School of Urban and Public Affairs, School of Social Work, and University College
3:30 p.m. College of Science and School of Architecture
7:00 p.m. College of Engineering

Coming soon: Parent & Family Association membership directory

The Maverick Parent & Family Association will begin working on a membership directory this month. The directory will be an electronic document that is only available to members. It will include the following information for each family:


  • First and last name of parents/family members
  • Hometown
  • Email address
  • Student name(s) and classification(s)

The purpose of the directory is for parents to be able to connect with one another. For example, two families from the same area may want to work out a carpool arrangement when their students travel home. 


There are currently 850 member families in the Association. We hope that each member finds value in the Association, and that this directory will prove to be helpful. 


If you would like to be included in this directory, please email parents@uta.edu and simply type "opt in" in the subject line. Also, please provide your preferred email address(es) to include in the directory. Please RSVP by January 6, 2013. 

Happy holidays!
The Parent & Family Center staff wishes you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season!