The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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Department of Housing and Residence Life

About Us

On behalf of the Department of Housing and Residence Life staff we welcome you to Vaquero Country and are excited that you will join our community of residents. You are now a member of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) on-campus housing community where you will receive a rigorous and rewarding higher education. The Division of Finance and Administration, Campus Auxiliary Services, and Department of Housing and Residence Life are committed to maximizing your student success. Living on campus is a great way for you to get connected, meet friends and be involved. UTRGV Housing and Residence Life offers a wide array of housing options designed to meet your needs and provide an environment that supports your academic growth. For residents that live it up on campus, we offer opportunities for leadership, civic and community engagement, and social and recreational involvement to further enhance your on-campus living experience. In choosing to live on campus, you are investing in your academic success and benefiting from engaging in the full university experience. We encourage you to make the most of it by getting involved in and outside the classroom, embracing new challenges and ideas, and building working relationships with students, staff and faculty. This Resident Handbook is a guide for living in our community. We hope you use these guidelines to help you better understand your role at UTRGV, and as a resource throughout the academic year. Please review it and ask a Residence Life staff member if you have any questions. I wish you the best of luck on your academic journey and hope we can work together to provide you a successful experience.

Warmest Regards,
Sergio Martinez, M.B.A.
Director of Housing and Residence Life

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