Discover the Maverick Factor

As a dynamic institution of higher education in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, The University of Texas at Arlington offers something for everyone. From space exploration to artistic expression to sports excitement, there is no shortage of ways to get involved, learn something new, or just have some fun at UTA.

See the Stars (Literally)

The UTA Planetarium is one of the three largest planetariums in the entire state of Texas. With its state-of-the-art technology and impressive 60-foot dome screen, the Planetarium is an immersive space-theater facility with endless capabilities providing unparalleled views of the night sky. In addition, the new UTA Observatory and its 14-inch Meade telescope is open to the public for special viewing events. Live stargazing and pre-recorded programs are available to visitors, school groups, and the UTA community year-round. Check for a full list of upcoming events.

See the Stars (Figuratively)

Since its premiere, thousands of people have attended the Maverick Speakers Series, a dynamic forum for today’s brightest minds to examine the people, ideas, actions, and solutions that impact the world around us. Past speakers include LeVar Burton, Seth Meyers, Emmitt Smith, Jane Goodall, and many, many more. See the current lineup at

Root for the Home Teams

If you want to catch a good game, look no further than UTA. We play NCAA Division I athletics in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. Get your blue and orange on to come and cheer for the Mavericks. For kids, we’ve got ball boy/girl opportunities, birthday party packages, junior Maverick cheerleading, and Blaze’s Kids Club. Learn more at

Listen to Dynamic Entertainment

Throughout the year, UTA hosts concerts, outstanding musical performances, and engaging dance presentations and competitions. Our special events stages have featured everything from jazz concerts to rousing shows by popular artists in just about any genre of music. Grab your seats for the next show at

Grab a Bite

Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch, want to sit down for a casual dinner, or just need a good cup of coffee, UTA has you covered. Find the latest offerings at

Explore the Art World

The Gallery at UTA hosts outstanding art exhibitions throughout the year. These exhibits are free and open to the public. Students, faculty, and artists from all over the world have shown their work here. Delve into the creative space at

Catch a Show

Each season, students in the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance present a variety of shows, including plays, musicals, improv, and dance at the Mainstage Theatre. Explore your entertainment options at

Bring the Kids

UTA hosts camps for kids grades K-12 at affordable prices. We offer athletic programs, music programs, engineering camps, science and technology-focused camps, and many more. Dates and prices vary. Sign your kiddos up at

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