August 2013    

Calendar at a Glance 


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


August 28

Maverick Cookout and Activities Fair


September 2

Labor Day Holiday


September 16

Tuition installment #2 due


September 18

Fall job fair


September 20-22

Student Leadership Retreat


September 27

Association fall scholarship deadline


October 4



October 16

Tuition installment #3 due


October 25-27

Parent & Family Weekend

Association benefit of the month: Maverick Discount Program

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!


Will you be traveling to Arlington/campus this August to help your student move in? Don't forget that your Association membership card allows you to participate in the Maverick Discount Program, which provides discounts to more than 100 local businesses. Browse the Maverick Discount Program website today for great deals on hotels, restaurants, and more. 

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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University News
UT Arlington joins Sun Belt Conference

UT Arlington Athletics began a new chapter July 1, 2013 as a member of the Sun Belt Conference. Previously, UTA had been a member of the Western Athletic Conference.


"We are honored and excited to join the Sun Belt Conference," UT Arlington President Dr. Vistasp M. Karbhari said. "I believe this represents an extraordinary opportunity for UT Arlington to continue on its journey to even greater athletic excellence. This is a tremendous opportunity for our student-athletes."


Fellow Sun Belt Conference members include Arkansas State, Georgia State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, South Alabama, Texas State, Troy, Western Kentucky University, and Arkansas-Little Rock. In addition, more institutions are set to join the conference in 2014: Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Idaho, and New Mexico State.



Last issue! Renew your membership 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!
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 in the Palo Duro (University Center). If you are interested in helping 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!
Order a welcome package for your student today
Apartment and Residence Life has teamed up with SWAK University Services to provide your residential student with a fantastic welcome-to-campus package to start his or her academic year off on the right foot!  Give your student that extra support to thrive during this transition period to college life. Additionally, a portion of the revenue generated directly supports Apartment and Residence Life programming and initiatives.  Order today as the more popular packages do run out.

To order today or for more information, please visit this website.
Support UTA with a gift

Jason Anderson is here to help you connect with your Maverick Pride as a parent at UT Arlington. Contact him today to see how your gift can inspire success and transform our University. 


Jason Anderson  

Jason can be reached by phone (817-272-9579) or email (jasona@uta.edu).


You can also find more information by visiting http://www.uta.edu/giving.