Student Handbook

Learn all about the UTA Fort Worth Center, its resources, campus and more in the Student Handbook. The ultimate Fort Worth Maverick resource, the Student Handbook contains valuable information about what we can offer you as a student at the Center.

Take a look, and discover what it means to be a Fort Worth Maverick!

Welcome

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Welcome to the UT A/Fort Worth Center. In an effort to help you prepare for your tenure at the Center, we have provided information regarding our resources, polices and procedures.

The Fort Worth Center is located in downtown Fort Worth at 1401 Jones Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102 (Directions and Maps).

Hours of Operation and Access

Building Hours: Monday through Saturday from 8:00am – 10:30pm

  • Your Mav ID gives you access to the front door, library, and exercise room.
  • Front Building Access: You must swipe your Mav ID card to gain access from Jones Street entrance during building hours.
  • Back Building Access: You may enter the door by the guard desk or by the stairwell without swiping your Mav ID during building hours.
  • Classrooms are opened one hour before classes begin.

Security and Parking

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Security

Security is onsite Monday through Saturday from 7:30am to 10:30pm to escort students and faculty to their vehicles, as well as for any emergencies that arise. The guard is required to make rounds so there may be times they are not at their desk. If you need immediate assistance, please ring the doorbell on the 2nd floor next to the Maverick Market. Additionally, the building is monitored 24 hours a day.

Parking & Transportation

Parking at the Fort Worth Center is free for students who display the UTAFW hang tag. This hang tag is required for parking at the Center or designated Texas A&M University School of Law spaces. Please review the parking map and parking policies to ensure you are in compliance.

Don’t feel like driving? Take advantage of our central location and proximity to public transportation by taking the bus or train to class.

Resources and Amenities

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Not only does our campus reside in an unique and historic building, we have some pretty great amenities too. From a library to a quick-stop market to an on-campus exercise room and recycling center. We offer all you need to get a great education, manage your busy schedule and stay healthy. Additional tech support information is available on our Technology page, such as help with NetID login issues or UTA Wi-fi setup.

For more information regarding our resources and amenities, feel free to contact us.

UTA Resources

Main campus resources and benefits are available to all Fort Worth Center students. Some of these resources include Health Services, University Police, and Student Organizations and Governance.

Online Maverick Market

Purchase UTA Fort Worth Center apparel and accessories in our online store! Now you can order your Fort Worth Maverick gear all year around and have it delivered right to your doorstep.

Rules and Regulations

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Inclement Weather

Please visit the UTA website at www.uta.edu or the Fort Worth Center website at www.uta.edu/fortworth regarding building closures and inclement weather updates. You may also call 1-866-258-4913, as well as monitor conditions and weather reports broadcasted via television and/or radio.

Student Advertising

The Fort Worth Center provides students with the opportunity to advertise approved printed materials. All signs and banners must be approved and stamped by the Fort Worth Center. For approval, please submit the form to utafw@uta.edu, or fax to 817.272.5948.

University Communication

All correspondence regarding your course work at the Center will be directed to your UTA student email address, this includes event invitations and notifications. Please make sure you are aware of the procedures to check this email account.

Classroom Environment

Being a historic building, our classroom temperatures can fluctuate, especially given the Texas climate. The system works best with minor 1-2 degree adjustments and can take up to 45 minutes to an hour to regulate. If the majority of the students in the classroom are experiencing discomfort, the Fort Worth Center staff asks that the instructor notify our front desk student associate to request a temperature adjustment (available until 8pm).

Also, please help us keep our Center clean by responsibly consuming and disposing of your food and drinks.

In order to provide the best learning environment for all students on campus, we ask you to be sensitive to the noise level in the hallways and common spaces. Lastly, it is your responsibility to adhere to the University’s Student Code of Conduct.

Mav-Alert Emergency Notification System

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MavAlert keeps the University community informed in the event of a campus emergency by sending early warning texts and voice messages to phones, email accounts, and other registered communications devices. Students, faculty, and staff should update their emergency contact information through MyMav. YOU MUST ENTER A MOBILE PHONE NUMBER in your online MyMav record and label it “Mobile” to enable MavAlert emergency notifications via text message.

1.      Log in to uta.edu/mymav with your regular network ID and password.

2.      Click on “Sign up for MavAlerts” in the far right column.

3.      Click on the green “Add a phone number” button.

4.      Pull the drop down menu under Phone Type to label the number “Mobile.”

5.      Click “Save” to save your mobile phone and enable it for text messaging.

Please note: MavAlert emergency notifications are sent to all uta.edu email addresses.

You can also sign up here for the Fort Worth Center E-Mail List to stay current on the latest events and notifications.