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Eric Silva, a junior computer science major at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, is one of 26 Blackboard MVPs worldwide.

UTRGV participants share and learn the latest at BbWorld 2015


Eric Silva, a UTRGV computer science major, is a junior and the only student among 26 Blackboard MVPs in the world. In July, he attended the BbWorld 2015 conference in Washington, D.C.

Newsmaker Breakfast Series hosts UTRGV President Guy Bailey

Newsmaker Breakfast Series hosts UTRGV President Guy Bailey


UTRGV Founding President Guy Bailey addressed a packed house Thursday, Aug. 27, at The Monitor’s Newsmaker Breakfast Series at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. The event offered an opportunity for the public to hear from Bailey and get the latest updates on the new university, set to open Monday, Aug. 31.

UTRGV professors connect student-centered teaching methodology with Apple technology

UTRGV professors connect student-centered teaching methodology with Apple technology


“Apple for the teacher” has taken on a whole new meaning for two University of Texas Rio Grande Valley professors who have been selected as Apple Distinguished Educators – Class of 2015.




Your final step in the orientation process, The Roundup will supply UTRGV’s #FirstClass with college and resource sessions, success tips, and how to make the most out of their university experience. GO VAQUEROS!

Cycling event: TOUR DE VALLEY



August 30, 6:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. More than 200 cyclists will make a 45-mile journey to commemorate the inaugural year of UTRGV. The Ride for Education will start at two different locations in the Valley and end in one, symbolizing the creation of UTRGV.


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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