July 2013    

Calendar at a Glance 


July 3

Last day of classes for Summer 1st 5 week term


July 4

Independence Day holiday


July 8

Final exams for Summer 1st 5 week term


July 9

First day of classes for Summer 2nd 5 week term


August 8

Last day of classes for Summer 11 week term and Summer 2nd 5 week term


August 12

Final exams for Summer 2nd 5 week term


August 12-13

Final exams for Summer 11 week term 


August 19

Tuition installment #1 due

Residence hall move-in day

Parent & Family Center cookout


August 19-28

Maverick Stampede Welcome Week


August 22

First day of classes for Fall 2013


August 25

UTA Day at Six Flags

Association benefit of the month: Monthly 


Each month we will be highlighting benefits available to you as a member of the Maverick Parent & Family Association. Hopefully this will remind you to take advantage of these great resources!


This month we are highlighting our e-newsletter that Association members automatically receive in their email inbox each month. We have two editions of the newsletter - one for parents of freshman students and another for parents of upperclassman students. The newsletter contains important dates and deadlines, upcoming events on campus, and other helpful information for parents and family members.


Please let us know if there are certain areas you would like to read about in particular in the e-newsletter. Feel free to send article ideas anytime to parents@uta.edu.

4-Year Members - Update your information 

If you joined the Association as a 4-year member, we'd like to make sure we have the most up-to-date information for you on file. Please take a moment to complete this form. Thanks!

Save the Date!  

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Parent & Family Weekend 2013 will take place October 25-27. Mark your calendars and make plans to join us on campus for a weekend of fun and festivities!
Don't forget to use your P&F Association ID card to take advantage of the Maverick Discount Program!
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Become a fan of the Parent & Family Center's Facebook page and follow us on Twitter!

University News
UT Arlington named one of six national "Next Generation Universities"

According to a new study by the New America Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on public policy issues, UT Arlington is one of six universities nationwide to be named a "Next Generation University." 


The list was created to highlight universities that are "models for national reform" and are "continuing their commitment to world class research while increasing enrollment and graduation rates, even as the investments from their states have declined," according to the Washington D.C.-based think tank. The report is based on analyses of federal education data, site visits, and interviews with university leaders. Others on the Next Generation Universities list include Arizona State University, University at Buffalo, University of California at Riverside, University of Central Florida and Georgia State University.

Public transportation coming to Arlington in August


Campus commuters will have an extra option beginning August 19 with bus service connecting downtown Arlington and the Trinity Railway Express.


This June, the Arlington City Council approved a limited, two-year commuter bus service contract with Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority. The Metro ArlingtonXpress, or MAX, buses will run between downtown Arlington near the College Park District and the TRE CentrePort StationFares for the bus and rail ride will be $2.50 for students, while $5 for everyone else. About 300-500 riders are expected each day. The $700,000 yearly contract will be split between the city, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, and UT Arlington.

Don't forget to renew your membership in the Parent & Family Association by Aug. 31
Thank you for your support of the Maverick Parent & Family Association this past year. This is a friendly reminder that all 1-year memberships will expire August 31. To continue to receive benefits for your family and UTA student, make sure to renew your membership for the 2013-2014 school year today. A 1-year membership is $30, while a 4-year membership is $100.
  • Benefits of being a member of the Parent & Family Association
  • Renew today!
  • Members who renew by August 31 are eligible for 1 free adult ticket to Parent & Family Weekend (a $30 value!). To take advantage of this offer, renew your membership and then fill out this form
We look forward to partnering with you again during the 2013-2014 school year!
Student Veterans Assistance Center opens on campus
Did you know there are nearly 2900 student veterans at UT Arlington? If your student is a veteran, remind him or her to visit the new Veterans Assistance Center when they get back to campus in the fall. The Center, located at 406 Summit Ave., is a place where veterans can receive tutoring and mentoring, assistance with completing college, financial aid, and GI Bill applications, warm up a meal, or simply unwind in between classes.


UT Arlington's Veterans Upward Bound staff will manage the Center, which includes a classroom large enough to seat 50 people, a computer lab with nine terminals, restrooms, a microwave, refrigerator, outdoor seating and ample parking.  

UTA Day at Six Flags over Texas to be held Aug. 25
Six Flags croppedHave some fun with your student this summer at Six Flags over TexasUTA Day at Six Flags will be held Sunday, Aug. 25. Student prices are $25/ticket (purchase by Aug. 18); students may purchase up to 10 tickets. 


The park opens at 10:30 am and will be exclusively open to the UTA community from 6-9 pm. Tickets may be purchased at www.utatickets.com. You must bring your receipt to the College Park Center Box Office at 601 Spaniolo Drive to exchange it for ACTUAL TICKETS by Friday, August 23, 2013 at noon. No refunds or exchanges.


For more information, click here.

Parent volunteers needed for Move-In Day Cookout
The Parent & Family Center will be hosting a free cookout for all parents and students during move-in day, Aug. 19, from 11 am-2 pm on the UC Mall. If you are interested in helping serve food and greet fellow parents, please email parents@uta.edu. We appreciate your help and willingness to show off your Maverick spirit and welcome new families to UT Arlington!