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Finance major takes top prize in UTRGV 2016 holiday card contest

Finance major takes top prize in UTRGV 2016 holiday card contest


The holidays mean so many things to so many people. For Selene Salinas Elizondo, 21, the holidays mean tradition, family and a $1,000 scholarship.

Get Brassy: Enjoy a merry, musical Dec. 4 at the RGV TubaChristmas

Get Brassy: Enjoy a merry, musical Dec. 4 at the RGV TubaChristmas


It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas – TubaChristmas, that is – in the Rio Grande Valley. The public is invited to celebrate the holidays by attending the 28th annual RGV TubaChristmas.

Strategic planning process

Follow along as we develop our founding Strategic Plan


The development of our founding strategic plan is well underway. This is a campus-wide initiative, and you can follow the progress and provide input and feedback on the strategic planning process website by clicking above.


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TUBACHRISTMASMake it a memorable day

Make it a memorable day

Calling individuals, student organizations and campus departments: Sign up as a volunteer to serve on projects being hosted throughout the Rio Grande Valley community. UTRGV’s goal = 1,000 volunteers!

Performances December 1–6

Performances December 1–6

Patron music performances over the next week include: Jazz Orchestra, Mariachi Aztlán, Handel’s “Messiah,” Home for the Holidays, Guitar Ensemble, Brass Ensemble and Wind Symphony.


Sue Exhibit

Sue Exhibit

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley presents the largest, most complete, and best-preserved T.Rex ever discovered! The exhibit, a T.Rex Named Sue, is now opened, and features a cast of the 42 feet long, 12 feet high, and 3,500 pound dinosaur. Admission is free.

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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