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Winter Break – Clean/clear refrigerator and breakrooms

UT Arlington Winter Break 2013 (December 23-January 1, 2014)


Please complete the following tasks during the week of December 16-20.

  • Please wipe down and clean out break rooms or common areas of any food items or candy as not to attract insects.
  • Empty your refrigerator before the Winter break

Items left in the freezer or refrigerator can turn into a disaster if forgotten about.  In addition, various buildings will have the power shut off during the winter break for maintenance so please remove all items in your refrigerator and turn off ice maker (if applicable).

  1. Remove all perishable items from refrigerator and freezer.  Perishable is defined as stuff that is needed to be kept cold or cool at all times and used within a certain time, for example dairy products, fruits, meats, etc.  Check all expiration dates and dispose if expired.
  2. Wipe down drawers, shelves, sides and floor of the fridge.  Dry thoroughly.
  3. Use baking soda or bowl of dried oats, or shallow bowl of dry, fresh coffee grounds and crumbled newspaper to keep mildew, mold and the smell out.
  4. When you return, remove newspapers and oats/coffee grounds.  Do a minor wipe-down or scrub on drawers and sides.

We appreciate your cooperation,

Office of Facilities Management

Inclement Weather

University Monitoring Winter Storm Forecast

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the North Texas region. Rain is expected Thursday afternoon, and freezing rain and sleet are forecast from 6 p.m. Thursday until 6 p.m. Friday.

The University is closely monitoring the forecast and will notify all students, faculty, and staff should local conditions deteriorate and affect the status of the University (including classes, exams, programs, events, and activities).

Please continue to monitor your email for notices that will provide the latest information. Notices also will be posted on the University’s home page, will be distributed to local media outlets, and will be posted on Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, the University’s Emergency Information Hotline at 1-866-258-4913 always has the current status of all operations.

Please note that additional communications will be forthcoming only as changing weather conditions may mandate. Otherwise, all operations will be considered to be on normal schedules.

Did you know?

UTA has 6,248 trees on campus, plus the addition of the 89 received from the City of Arlington.

Week of February 22, 2010

Pecan Street Overhead and Storm Line Project – Starting Phase One

Phase one will require closing 30 of the 127 spaces in the LCN lot.  With the completion of the SEC Utility project the 24 spaces behind Lipscomb are now useable for  students.  We will also be installing temporary signage blocking of a row for Residence hall parking in lot 45 (south side of Lipscomb) during this phase of the project.

All building entrances will remain open during the project.   The scope of this phase will include installation of the communications duct bank in front of the building and the storm water line from the back of the building to Pecan Street.

Construction Timeline:

March 1st-Week of Spring Break

(weather permitting)


Tree Debris Removal

The tree debris removal on campus will continue this week. The outlying areas, such as parking lots , still have debris to be removed and we have begun that process. After the debris has been picked up Grounds will concentrate on the broken limbs still in trees and cleaning up the limbs that were broken in the storm.

Week of February 15th, 2010

City Of Arlington

The City of Arlington is working on a storm water line crossing Mitchell Street and Center Street. Traffic will be restricted from 4 lanes to 2 lanes until the project is completed.


Speer Street Resurfacing

The contractor will start the resurface on Speer Street. This will include from Mitchell Street to Sixth Street.

Construction Timeline:

10 days weather permitting