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Proud mom Letty Vera tears up as she talks with her daughter, Monica, who was moving into the UTRGV dormitory on Friday, Aug. 28. (UTRGV Photo by David Pike)

UTRGV freshmen move into new home-sweet-homes on both campuses


Hundreds of anxious freshmen carrying bags of clothing and armloads of bedding spent the morning Aug. 27 and 28 moving into their new homes away from home at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

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UTRGV offering intra-campus and campus-to-campus transportation options


The wheels on the Vaquero Express buses will go ’round and ’round all across the Rio Grande Valley starting Monday, Aug. 31, when The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley opens its doors to its #FirstClass of students.

UTRGV welcomes 29,045 #FirstClass students on first day

UTRGV welcomes 29,045 #FirstClass students on first day


It was touted for weeks as a momentous day, and the 29,045 students enrolled at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley celebrated the day by going to class on both main campuses of the new university.


Orange Out

Orange Out


Celebrate a new era of excellence for UTRGV Athletics. Join us Friday for the "Orange Out" game and a free concert featuring Costello. Donate four non-perishable food items to gain free admission to the games.

Picnic with the President

Picnic with the President


What better way to familiarize yourself with Founding President Guy Bailey and his staff than by having them serve you lunch. Join us for free food, music, games and giveaways.


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Community Connection

Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking for help with your business plan, a family wanting to attend a cultural event, a student seeking an experiential learning opportunity or a researcher looking for a community-based partnership, discover the many ways UTRGV engages with the community.

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Rio Grande City

UTRGV's Starr County Upper-Level Center in Rio Grande City offers courses in bilingual education, criminal justice, history, English, and anthropology.

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Our 186-acre campus in Edinburg features a new Wellness Center, new residence hall, and a covered walkway that spans the perimeter of campus.

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The McAllen Teaching Site offers education and business courses, primarily serving professionals in the city of McAllen.

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Harlingen is home to the Regional Academic Health Center and UTRGV's 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Smart Hospital and technology complex.

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South Padre Island

UTRGV's Coastal Studies Lab is located on South Padre Island, serves as our marine biology laboratory, and offers graduate level biology courses.

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Our 320-acre campus in Brownsville provides students with state-of-the-art facilities and technology, as well as beautiful architecture and a scenic oxbow lake.

A University for the Valley