MavSwap, a T-shirt exchange event hosted by UTA Ambassadors, ended early because the supply of T-shirts ran out.
Selena Ramirez, student ambassador and management sophomore, said that they had more than 150 shirts to give away, but after two hours, the shirts were gone.
“It all happened so fast,” Ramirez said. “In the beginning it was slow, but once the 12 o’clock lunch hour came, they were all gone.”
Caleb Whiteman, student ambassador and aerospace engineering sophomore, expressed some disappointment but sees the brighter side.
He said that this is a good way to spread pride.
“I am happy that we were able to give away all the shirts,” Whiteman said. “That means we are going to have more UTA shirts on campus.”
Whiteman said more transfers exchange their old college shirts than freshman trading in their high school shirts.
“This event was mainly for freshman,” Whiteman said. “But now it has become something for everybody.”
Communication freshman Jordan Adames said she applied for University of North Texas and UTA out of high school but chose UTA because it was her first choice. She traded her UNT shirt at the swap and likes the events that UTA has had so far.
“It made sense,” Adames said. “This was a really resourceful way to get rid of a school shirt that I was not going to wear on campus.”
Students were disappointed that the event ended early. Computer science freshman Jose Navarrete said he would try again next time.
“I’m a little bummed by the low amount of T-shirts,” Navarrete said. “That goes to show that people should try to come early.”
Whiteman said there will be another swap Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until shirts run out, in front of the University Center.
Tammy Huynh, student ambassador and marketing junior, reminds others to keep in mind where all of these old shirts go.
“The shirts get donated to the Mission Arlington,” Huynh said.
Even though the charity aspect of the event is a benefit, the main reason students should participate in MavSwap is because it promotes Maverick Pride, Huynh said.