The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Student Involvement Office of Student Life and Dean of Students

Homecoming

2016 Homecoming

Express your UTRGV Pride

Friday, February 17-Sunday, February 20

Event Name Locations Campus
 
Door Decorating Contest
Feb. 16-20 
  Brownsville &
Edinburg

Do you have Vaquero Spirit? Show the entire campus how much spirit UTRGV has for Homecoming 2017! The Spirit Program is hosting a door decorating contest.

 
Window Painting
Materials available starting from
Feb. 17-Feb. 20

Painting must occur between
Feb. 17-Feb. 20

Judging will take place on
Feb. 20. Winners will be
announced later that day

Cleaning: Each organization
is responsible for cleaning up
their respective window
by 10:00 p.m. on Feb. 26
El Comedor &
ESTUN Commons
Brownsville &
Edinburg

The Student Union invites your organization to show school spirit by decorating the windows of the Student Union (E) and El Comedor (B). Windows will be on displayed during Homecoming Week.

Window Paint will be supplied during indicated time frames.

 
Adopt-A-Block
* Feb. 19, 1:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
* Feb. 20, 12:00 p.m.
El Comedor &
ESTUN Commons
Brownsville &
Edinburg

Show your pride! Student organizations can adopt a section of campus and leave their unique mark.

Chalk and ribbon will be provided. Student organizations/groups are encouraged to bring additional materials.

 

UTRGV Tributes

UTRGV Homecoming Royals Opens in new window

Become one of the first Royals for UTRGV. Members of the UTRGV Homecoming Royals Court are role models that exhibit qualities such as scholastic achievement, leadership, citizenship, character, and emulate the spirit of the UTRGV community. Students must apply by Sunday, February 12 through VLINK Opens in new window and voting will take place Tuesday, February 21-Thursday, February 23. Represent your organization or college as you will reign for the upcoming year.

Grand Champion Opens in new window

Register through V LINK Opens in new window, attend events throughout the week, and earn points to have your organization earn the title of Homecoming 2017 Grand Champion at the UTRGV Basketball halftime show. Each organization is required to have 5 members present at each event to receive credit. The Campus Programming Board will be awarding $300 to the Grand Champion.

Homecoming Week

Monday, February 20

 
Event Name Locations Campus
 
Tip-Off Party
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
BSTUN Lawn &
UC Circle
Brownsville &
Edinburg

Kick off Homecoming week with a celebration featuring UTRGV athletes, free food, DJ music, student organization lip sync battle (12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.), and plenty of free giveaways.

Food sponsored by Student Union, activities provided by UREC and Campus Programming Board

 
Vaquero Olympics
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
EUREC Edinburg

Take it to the next level! Teams of 4 to 6 can compete for the ULTIMATE bragging rights by completing a wide variety of competitive activities.

Hosted by University Recreation, Athletics, and Housing and Residential Life

 

Tuesday, February 21

 
Event Name Locations Campus
 
Can-Struction Opens in new window
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
BSTUN Veranda &
UC Circle
Brownsville &
Edinburg

Organizations can participate Opens in new window in the Can-Struction food drive to benefit the UTRGV Food Pantry. Student organization teams may collaborate with one university department to collect food items.

 
DIY Swag Party
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
BSTUN Lawn &
ECHAP (Chapel Lawn)
Brownsville &
Edinburg

Make your own Vaquero spirit flag at the Student Union.

Sponsored by Student Union

 
Vaquero Olympics
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
BCASA (Casa Bella) Brownsville

Take it to the next level! Teams of 4 to 6 can compete for the ULTIMATE bragging rights by completing a wide variety of competitive activities.

Hosted by University Recreation, Athletics, and Housing and Residential Life

 
 

Wednesday, February 22

 
Event Name Locations Campus
 
Come Sleep With Me:
Sailesh Hypnotist

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
BSTUN El Gran Salón Brownsville

See the world’s greatest hypnotist, Sailesh. Sailesh makes audience members the stars of the show, by taking the entire audience on a journey using hypnosis, improv, music and to create laughter and fun.

Sponsored by Campus Programming Board

 

Thursday, February 23

 
Event Name Locations Campus
 
Charreada
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Ringgold Street Brownsville

Charro Days is an annual fiesta celebrating Brownsville's bi-national heritage. UTRGV proudly hosts the Charreada festival featuring fun activities, live music, food booths by student organizations. Mr. Amigo, Fernando Landeros will make a special appearance at 11 am in SETB at TSC.

Hosted by UTRGV and TSC

 
Vaqueros Luncheon
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
UC Circle Edinburg

Come and meet the UTRGV athletes. The Campus Programming Board will have food, fun activities, and cool giveaways.

 
Challenge of the Deans
Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night
UTRGV vs Seattle U

Men’s Basketball, 7:00 p.m.
EHPE1 (Fieldhouse) Edinburg

Root for your college as deans across campus battle it out during a halftime free-throw contest. The college with the highest student attendance will be declared most spirited.

UTRGV faculty and staff will receive free general admission and free popcorn with a valid employee ID. UTRGV students receive free general admission to all home athletic events with a valid student ID.

 

Friday, February 24

 
Event Name Locations Campus
 
Coach Al Ogletree Classic
and Al and Joan Olgetree
Plaza Unveiling

— Unveiling at 6 p.m.
— Baseball game at 7 p.m.
EBSBL (Baseball Stadium) Edinburg

Attend the grand opening of the new entry plaza to the UTRGV Baseball Stadium, named after legendary baseball head Coach Emeritus Al Ogletree and his late wife of 62 years, Joann.

UTRGV will host Prairie View A&M to kick-off the Al Ogletree Classic at 7 p.m. UTRGV students receive free general admission to all home athletic events with a valid student ID.

 

Saturday, February 25

 
Event Name Locations Campus
 
Athletics Hall of Fame Induction
11:00 a.m.
EBSBL (Baseball Stadium) Edinburg

The 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame class includes the 1980-81 men's basketball team, former men's basketball player Kenneth "Apple" Green, former women's basketball player Becky (Dube) Thomas, former baseball players Jack Ewing and Jim Proctor, and former women's tennis player Ellen Nelissen.

Space is limited and those planning to attend are asked to RSVP in advance by contacting UTRGV Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Operations Chelsea Blakely at 956-665-2205 or chelsea.blakely@utrgv.edu.

 
UTRGV Baseball vs. Prairie View A&M (Doubleheader)
12:00 p.m.
EBSBL (Baseball Stadium) Edinburg

UTRGV students receive free general admission to all home athletic events with a valid student ID.

 
 
Homecoming Cook-off at Tailgate
(Departments and Student Organizations)

3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
EHPE1 (Fieldhouse)
Parking Lot F
Edinburg

Fire up the BBQ pits! The cook off is Homecoming’s tastiest tradition. Student organizations and departments must have four members present. Cook off categories include: fajita, guacamole, and elote. Come out and have a great time with “DJ LO” and compete to win the 2017 bragging rights.

Cook-Off contest sponsored by Campus Programming Board

 
Homecoming Tailgate
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
EHPE1 (Fieldhouse)
Parking Lot F
Edinburg

Before the game, attend the tailgate festivities to celebrate Homecoming 2017 with fellow Vaquer@s. The tailgate will include live music featuring the band Run With It, face painting, dance competitions, free games, and fun activities. We will close out tailgate festivities with the burning of the UTRGV letters.

Live music and entertainment sponsored by Campus Programming Board

 
Family Association Picnic
5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
EHPE1 (Fieldhouse)
Parking Lot F
Edinburg

Family members are invited to UTRGV to spend time with their student, connect with other family members, and experience campus life at Homecoming. Enjoy food, games, and activities. Events are fun and friendly for all ages.

Family Association Picnic will take place during Homecoming Tailgate.

Sponsored by Parent and Family Involvement

 
Homecoming Men's
Basketball Game
UTRGV vs Utah Valley

7:00 p.m.
EHPE1 (Fieldhouse) Edinburg

Immediately after the Homecoming Tailgate, stay to support your UTRGV Men's Basketball Team as they take on Utah Valley. Welcome back our alumni, including those from legacy institutions to take part in the 2017 Homecoming basketball game.

UTRGV students receive free general admission to all home athletic events with a valid student ID.