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"Once Upon a Maverick" Tells the Tale of the Best UTA Homecoming Ever!

How will you tell the tale of Homecoming 2022 at The University of Texas at Arlington? With this year's HOCO theme of "Once Upon a Maverick," UTA Homecoming promises to be full of unique events and diverse traditions that bring Maverick fans together. 

From November 7-13, businesses and community members can participate in a number of spirit-filled activities, including the Homecoming Street Festival and Parade; annual Homecoming 5K and Golf Tournament; the Big Games; and Decorate Downtown hosted by the UTA Ambassadors and Downtown Arlington.

The complete schedule of all UTA Homecoming activities can be found here

Decorate Downtown
Nov. 7-11

UTA student organizations team up with businesses in Downtown Arlington to decorate their storefronts and let everyone know it is Homecoming Week! Which one do you think is the most spirited of them all? Cast your vote between Monday, November 7 at 5pm and Friday, November 11 at 4pm for the People's Choice award on the UTA Ambassadors MavOrgs page:

A Judges’ Choice award will also be announced at the men's basketball game on Saturday night.

Homecoming Golf Tournament
Nov. 12 at 8am

Join UTA for a great morning on the links at Waterchase Golf Course. The Homecoming Golf Tournament is a Florida Scramble format and open to all UTA alumni, faculty, staff, students, community members, and friends. Register now at

Homecoming 5K Walk, Run, and Roll
Nov. 12 at 10am 

Make the UTA Homecoming 5K a fun activity for you, your friends, and co-workers! Register and run or walk as a group on race day. The largest team will win a prize. This year’s route is a scenic one throughout the UTA campus. The event is open to all, and the entry fee proceeds will go to the UTA Emergency Assistance Fund. Register now at

Street Festival on Spaniolo
Nov. 12 from 2-5pm 

Take it to the streets, Maverick style! The Street Festival lines Spaniolo Drive with games, food, and fun activities. Entertainment is provided from campus organizations, community partners, and a great DJ. Wear your best orange and blue and join the fun, or contact UTA Student Affairs to see how your business can participate. 

Homecoming Parade
Nov. 12 from 5:45-6:30pm

What do we love most about this unique Homecoming tradition? It began as a golf cart parade, and still embraces this tradition! Easy to decorate and a blast to watch, UTA invites your business to join in the celebration of Homecoming by participating in the parade.

The route takes floats and entries down Spaniolo Drive along the College Park District. All parade entries must be decorated accordance with this year's parade theme, which is Once Upon a Maverick, and pre-approved by the Parade Review Committee. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are welcome to enter the parade in one of several categories including Float, Golf Cart, walking entry, or Marching Band/Dignitary. Learn more at

The Big Games

Every athletic match-up during UTA Homecoming Week is a Big Game, so get your tickets now to root, root, root the Mavericks on to victory!

: UTA men's and women's basketball teams will be playing in homecoming games and tournaments all week, including Saturday, November 12. Visit for the schedule, parking passes, and tickets.

: Cheer on the UTA Volleyball as they finish their season off strong at College Park Center against Utah Tech on the 10th and Southern Utah on the 12th. Visit for tickets.

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