Students hang out at the E.H. Hereford University Center (U.C.) which provides a place for students to gather between or after classes. Commonly referred to as the U.C., the University Center features facilities for relaxation, dining, recreation, and entertainment. The U.C. houses an art gallery, mail service, bowling alley, The Market convenience store, pool hall, lounges, meeting rooms, ballrooms, and dining areas. The Bowling and Billiards area offers a billiards room, 12-lane bowling center, big-screen TV area, foosball tables, and a snack shop. Lockers throughout the building are also available to students for a nominal fee.
The University Center is also home to over 275 student organizations, including Student Congress and the Graduate Student Senate. U.C. offices include Housing and University Center, Mav Express Office, Campus Activities and Community Programs, Student Governance and Organizations, Judicial Affairs and Legal Services, Multicultural Affairs, Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) and Student Employment Services.
Another facility where students go is the Maverick Activities Center. The MAC, as it is known, is UT Arlington’s brand new, $34.5 million, state-of-the-art fitness center.
UT Arlington also has an indoor pool and outdoor pool in the Physical Education Building. Outdoor tennis courts are also available. Inside the MAC is also the Off Campus Mavericks Center, located on the first floor. The Center provides students the accessibility to The Market at The MAC, 26 desktop computers, 25 soft laptop seating spaces, one large LCD monitor to serve up to six students at a time, and a refreashment bar with cafe style seating.
What do students do on the weekends?
Many students attend numerous on campus events or go to River Legacy Park, where they roller blade, play soccer or just relax. Students also go to Six Flags Over Texas, Texas Rangers games, Dallas Cowboys games, the Fort Worth or Dallas Zoos, Kimbell Art Museum, or shopping at The Parks Mall or Dallas Galleria.
In addition to available campus nightlife, students have many choices. Students frequent local Arlington establishments, travel to Dallas’ West End, Deep Ellum, and Fort Worth’s Sundance Square or the Stockyards.
Does UT Arlington have intramural sports?
Yes, UT Arlington has intramural sports. They range from traditional sports such as volleyball, softball, and basketball to a variety of nontraditional sports.
How many organizations does UT Arlington have?
UT Arlington has about 300 student led organizations. Student organizations provide opportunities for students to engage in activities that enhance their educational experience. Students like YOU will meet other students with like interests and develop programs and activities that specifically meet YOUR needs. For more information, see Student Organizations.
Are there organized social events arranged by UT Arlington?
Yes, through EXCEL Campus Activities. EXCEL is the student event programming board whose primary focus is to plan and implement campus-wide cultural, social, recreational, and educational activities. EXCEL offers the following committees: University Events, Campus Traditions, Entertainment & Arts, and Membership.
Are there organized opportunities to volunteer with the local community?
Yes, through UTA Volunteers. UTA Volunteers is a student group that plans and implements volunteer and community service programs for UTA and the surrounding community. Volunteering is about giving back to the community, getting to know others, spending volunteer time with friends, sharing expertise to help with unique projects, gaining new experiences and acquiring new skills. Volunteering will help you build a close relationship with your community and offer your hands and mind to help others. Our community needs helping hands and who better to do it than a Maverick like YOU!
The following committees are offered as a part of UTA Volunteers: The Big Event, Animals & Environment, Health & Homelessness, Membership, Seniors & Disabilities, and Youth & Education.
The Big Event is UT Arlington’s largest community service project, serving 54 project sites with over 800 volunteers in 2010. The Big Event committee plans and implements an annual day of community service and outreach which involves UT Arlington students, faculty, staff, and community members in an effort to engage, educate, and mobilize volunteers throughout the community. Numerous community organizations benefit from The Big Event through the services provided through dedicated volunteers. The Big Event assists various community-based and non-profit organizations and agencies: large and small, new and old.