University of Texas at Arlington fever continues this weekend with Homecoming 2012, an event scheduled to include a street party with food, music, activities, a pep rally and a parade. The Festival on the Plaza, set to begin at 3:30 p.m. Saturday alongside College Park Center, will lead in to the men's basketball game at 7 p.m. at the center.
The week kicks off with a residence hall decorating contest Thursday and wraps up with the homecoming king and queen coronation Saturday.
Other activities planned for students, employees, alumni and supporters:
Paint your Ride with Maverick Pride, noon Thursday, Arlington Hall turnaround, 600 S. Pecan St.
Breaking the Stage step show, 7 p.m. Thursday, Texas Hall, 701 W. Nedderman Drive.
The Bash dance party, 9 p.m. Friday, College Park Center.
Chili cook-off, noon Saturday, E.H. Hereford University Center mall, 300 W. First St.
Golf tournament, 8 a.m. Saturday, Mansfield National Golf Club, 3750 National Parkway, Mansfield.
Movin' Mavs alumni game, 1 p.m. Saturday, Maverick Activities Center, 500 W. Nedderman Drive.
Men's basketball vs. Texas State, 7 p.m. Saturday, College Park Center. Premium seats can be purchased by calling 817-272-5706. Information here.
Speaking of UT Arlington, tickets became available Monday for CNN journalist Soledad O'Brien's appearance as part of the Maverick Speakers Series.
O'Brien will speak on "Diversity in America" at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Texas Hall. Free general admission tickets are available here. Premium seating packages, which include reserved seating, parking and other perks, cost $25. Information here.
-Patrick M. Walker