We would like to welcome you to UTA. We are excited that you are here. We are a group of campus organizations, local churches and community volunteers who are here to help you as you transition to living in Arlington, Texas. We also try to help you make connections within the community so you can have the best possible educational and personal experience while in Arlington, Texas. We look forward to meeting you!!! GET A FLYER TO SHARE WITH FRIENDS

See some of the Pictures 2008Pictures 2009Pictures 2010  and a YouTube Video (please share) from previous events to understand what this is about!

Free Rides from Area Airports for UTA International Students – SOLD OUT

Unfortunately we are sold out on the rides from the airport for Fall 2016.

We are very sorry that we cannot give you a ride this year from the airport because of the large number of requests we have already received. We are a volunteer organization and therefore we are limited in the number of rides we can provide based on the volunteers we have. We appreciate your patience. There are several other ways to get to UTA from the DFW airport, including taking the Metro Arlington eXpress, using an airport shuttle service (select “DFW” as starting point and “UT Arlington” as the end point, or taking a Taxi which has taxi stands outside of every terminal. If you already signed up for a ride, you don’t have to worry.

If all goes well, we will try to open up registration again later in August (possibly August 10). If we do people who sign up to arrive after August 12 will likely be able to get a ride. Come back after August 10 to check to see if sign ups re-open. Due to High popularity, we are sorry to say that iit does not look like we will be able to re-open August 10. Nevertheless, join us for one of the other Big Howdy Opportunities!

It is unlikely, but things may open up earlier and rides may become available so keep watching this page to see if it does open up.

If you have questions or comments you can contact us at airport08@utabighowdy.com or call/text message us at 01-972-836-8474.


If you need a ride from the DFW International Airport or Dallas Love Field Airports to UT Arlington and you are an International Student at UTA let us know your flight information and we can try to arrange to have someone pick you up…

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IF YOU MISS YOUR CONNECTION, PLEASE CALL 817-269-3146 TO LET US KNOW SO OUR VOULUNTEERS CAN COME AT THE RIGHT TIME. Note: We cannot 100% guarantee we will be able to find a ride if you have to change. Rides are provided fully by local volunteers and are dependent on whether they are available.

Big Howdy Welcome Party – August 28

When: Sunday, August 28 : 6 pm – 9 pm; Where: Bluebonnet Ballroom in the University Center (UC) (http://www.uta.edu/maps/map?id=UC ) at UT Arlington

You are invited to the BIG HOWDY PARTY to welcome all international student to UTA!

  • Free food to eat
  • Meet new Friends, American and International
  • Music and dancing for you to enjoy
  • Music from all over the World
  • Meet the people who helped you out at the other Howdy events

Lots of Fun before classes start getting crazy!

For more information, email us at bighowdyparty08@utabighowdy.com.

Free Shopping Care-A-Vans Rides, August 11, 12, 16 & 18

Free Rides to Go Shopping for things you need as you arrive in Arlington – Dates: August 11, 12, 16st 11, 12, 16
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& 18. When: 6 PM Where: Meet in front of Starbucks outside of the University Center (http://www.uta.edu/maps/map?id=UC)

Need a ride to Wal-Mart or other local/ethnic stores  to buy household items and groceries for your room or apartment at UTA? Or even clothes? Catch a ride with us! We are providing FREE transportation to the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Randall Mill Road in Arlington and other ethnic stores.

If you can’t make those times, if enough people can go at the same time, we may be able to arrange some other times.  Let us know if you have such a need and when.

For more information or to make a request, email us at CareAVan08@utabighowdy.com.

Funny Video to Learn about what you can get from Walmart

Used Item Giveaway for International Students

Used Giveaway for International Students

Come check out the giveaway! Used items to use in your apartment or dorm room. Furniture, dishes, kitchen items and other decorative items. Hope to see you there!

This year we will be doing the Used Item Giveaway in two phases:

  • Small Household Items – Date: Thursday, September 1, 4-6 PM– Come and get used household items like kitchen (pots, pans, etc.) and eating things(plates, cups, etc.), small appliances(including microwaves), and electronics. All free FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS) This giveaway will be held at the Wesley Foundation (311 UTA Blvd, Arlington, TX 76010)
  • Furniture Items – Come on Thursday, September 1, 4-5 PM at the Wesley Foundation (311 UTA Blvd, Arlington, TX 76010) and sign up for some furniture including some couches, mattresses, desk chairs, desks, bookshelves, etc.We will tentatively have a lottery for the items from 5-6 PM. We have limited supply so we can’t promise things but you must sign up at the Wesley foundation at the above time (4-5) to qualify.

For more information, email us at useditem08@utabighowdy.com.

If you wish to donate an item, sign up and let us know

Tours of Arlington/DFW for Intl. Students – Sept 5

When: Monday, Sept 5 , 9:00 AM

Where:the Parking Lot Behind the Baptist Student Ministry which is across the street from the University Center Starbucks (Near College & 1st Streets)  (http://www.uta.edu/maps/map?id=UC)

This year the Big Howdy team will be providing tours of the Arlington/DFW area specifically geared towards the needs of new international students. The goal is to help new students get a sense of the area and what is available. The tours will be conducted by area volunteers and UTA students. Register to get your ticket now!!! Only a limited number of spots!! Spots will be given on a first come first served basis!!

Contact tour08@utabighowdy.com for more information.