Newly Admitted Students

Admitted Graduate Students - What's Next?

New Vaquero To-Do List

Now that you’re in, make sure you complete the following steps to keep moving forward toward your first day of class. You may have already completed a few of the steps and some of the other steps may not apply to you.  If you have any additional questions, don’t forget your Vaquero family is waiting to help you.  Just send us an email to or give us a call at 956-665-3661 (Edinburg Campus) or 956-882-6552 (Brownsville Campus).

  • Activate your UTRGV Account.

    This is your Vaquero lifeline.  All information regarding your classes, student accounts, announcements and more will come to your UTRGV email address. Visit and get set up today!

  • Sign Up for New Graduate Student Orientation

    Don’t delay.  During orientation you will learn about the various services available to you as a graduate student and meet faculty from your college.  Register for orientation on a campus that is convenient for you! Below are the upcoming orientation dates:

January 10th - Graduate Student Orientation in Edinburg
January 11th - Graduate Student Orientation in Brownsville
  • Contact your Program Director for Class Advisement

    Each graduate program is assigned a program director.  This person will provide you with the degree plan and be your support through your entire program.  To find out who your program director is visit the Program Directors page.

  • Enroll in your Classes

    Register early because the best selections come at the beginning.  To register for classes visit, sign in and click on ASSIST.  For detailed instructions on how to register for classes, visit the Registration Instructions page.  

  • Check on your Financial Aid/Scholarship Awards

    Whether it’s a grant, scholarship or loan, this is important information to ensure you pay your tuition and fees on time. You can find this information on

  • Make arrangements for On Campus Housing

    If you plan to live on campus, fill out all the appropriate forms and submit the necessary deposits before the deadline. Housing Options.