My name is Caitlyn and I’m a Public Relations/French freshman here at UT Arlington! I’m so excited to be able to blog on this fancy thing. I’m from Van Alstyne, Texas…yes..I know…you’ve never heard of it. I graduated this past year from Van Alstyne High School and now I’m a Maverick! And I absolutely love it! Why, you ask? If you’re looking for a school where nobody hangs out together and everyone is completely unproductive all the time…go somewhere else. Here at UT Arlington, there’s always something going on around campus. When you get to college, study groups become the best part of your week. My history study groups tend to last about 4 hours…and only 2 of those are productive. But, I leave those groups feeling confident and ready for an exam. One way to transition into college life, if reading this awesome blog doesn’t help…join a FIG.
FIGs are Freshman Interest Groups where typically 20 students have class together once or twice a week to learn about study skills, test taking strategies, why we aren’t sleeping, why we’re gaining weight (freshman 15 is a real thing…beware) and other important things. These FIG classes are taught by upper level UTA students who usually share your major. Example: In the Liberal Arts FIG, our teacher is (the best) International Business-French Junior. Yes, he’s a business major, but he’s also in French. So he relates to the Liberal Arts students in that way.
So, one of the things that has gotten me through college is textbooks the TV show “The Office”. Most people I know have a subscription to Netflix, which is definitely an A+ idea. I basically watch an episode every single day. But hey-each student needs a way to get their mind off of class and studying and just have a “You Moment”. I probably have little “Caitlyn Moments” more often than studying, but oh well. Anyways-I’ve had the “Gimme a break, gimme a break…” theme song stuck in my head for about a week now. There’s an episode of The Office where one of the characters, Andy, starts singing that song, but can’t remember the vital “Kit-Kat bar” part of it. He throws out things such as “Chrysler car” and “Fancy feast”…and my personal favorite: “football cream”. Why I just added that onto my blog post…I have no idea. Like I said…it’s been stuck in my head.
I guess it’s time to ignore the calls of Netflix and crack open a book or two. Finals are almost here!
My first one is this Saturday. I know…Saturday?
Thanks for reading! If you come visit UTA, I’d love to say HI! And I’ll probably throw in a high-five…or two.
My name is Delonte Lynch and I’m a sophomore nursing major here at the University of Texas at Arlington. I’m originally from Maryland but my mom is in the Army so we moved around a bunch and so my hometown is now Houston/ Sugar Land where I graduated from Fort Bend Austin High School.
I came to UTA only knowing one person, which is my girlfriend, and the environment at this school suited me well in which I was able to meet lots of people and now have a great cast of friends. It was fun because actually before I went home for the Thanksgiving break my friends and I got together and had a big pre-Thanksgiving dinner. The people on this campus I have found to be very welcoming.
Well I have to go now but I hope that you like what I have to say and have a great day
Hi – I’m Brittney, and I manage our New Student Welcome Center at UT Arlington. I get the most awesome privilege of working with our MavElite – the campus tour guides and telecounselors that help us in recruiting new Mavericks to UTA. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it – and I’m glad that it’s me. Over the next months, I hope you’ll enjoy getting to know some of our MavElite members through their blogs! They’re incredibly talented and fun people and really showcase one thing that UTA is all about – individuality.
So, everyone has come back from Thanksgiving, and finals season is upon us! My newsfeed on Facebook is filled with statuses about sleeping in the library or writing those last few papers before the end of the semester. I’m always reminded at this time of year of the quote I titled this post with, spoken by me moments before my Astronomy final exam several years ago. Needless to say, I never became an astronomer – I was right to be scared. But it’s fun to relive the days of cramming with your friends until 3AM (although there tends to be more conversation about other topics that the one that really matters – your coursework), making repeated coffee runs until the Starbucks barista learns your name (and your order), and doing last minute calculations of what you have to make on the final to get a passing grade in the class (sorry, Mom and Dad).
If you haven’t come before to visit the UT Arlington campus, come out and see us. We do daily campus tours every Monday through Friday at 9AM, 10AM, 1PM, and 2PM – although we’ll be limiting our tour times to 10AM and 2PM starting on December 7th to honor our very stressed out tour guides’ studying schedules.
To register for a tour, visit us online at www.uta.edu/admissions/visit. Maybe you’ll bump into some of those students on their way to a final while you’re here. Hopefully, you’ll be able to smell hope or dominance in the air instead.
Welcome to the MavElite blog. This is your opportunity to hear from members of MavElite about their experiences as students at UT Arlington. MavElite members serve the campus as tour guides, represent the university at events, staff the New Student Welcome Center, and work as telecounselors. Most importantly, they’re just like you.
This blog will feature their stories and experiences, to help you learn what it’s really like to be a UT Arlington student.
Welcome to Maverick Country!