The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Student Involvement Office of Student Life and Dean of Students

Week of Welcome

January 16–20, 2017 — ALL WEEK

Event Name Locations Campus
 
Toss for Luck Various Brownsville & Edinburg

During the first week of class each semester, students toss a nickel into the water fountains to be granted good fortune in health, wealth, love, success, and friendship. The fountains are the keepers of generations of wishes from faculty, staff, and students. Be on the lookout for fountains at some of our Week of Welcome events and make sure you have your nickels (dimes, quarters, and dollars) ready to make your wishes.

For more information please call Student Involvement at 956-665-2660 (Edinburg) or 956-882-5111 (Brownsville).


Monday, January 16, 2017

Event Name Locations Campus
 
MLK Day of Service Various Brownsville & Edinburg

Be one of UTRGV's 1,000 volunteers making the RGV a more Beloved Community! Individual UTRGV students, student organizations, and campus departments can sign up serve as a volunteer at a variety of projects being hosted in the community. Already have a volunteer site or project in mind that you want to do with your student organization? Great! You can engage in service with your group by first registering your project and then committing to work with your volunteer site up until MLK Day of Service.

For more information about registering a service project or signing up to volunteer as a UTRGV student, faculty, or staff member contact Raul Leal or Yaribel Caraveo at 956-665-2660 or 956-882-5111.

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 — FIRST CLASS DAY!

Event Name Locations Campus
 
Breakfast Bonanza
& Info Depots
(8 a.m. – 10 a.m.)
Various Brownsville &
Edinburg

Come and grab a breakfast snack on the first day of school and learn about different areas within the university and can help point you in the right direction. The following is a list of indoor campus locations for the Breakfast Bonanza:

Department Brownsville Campus Edinburg Campus
Student Media BSTUN 1.16 ELABS 170
Student Union BSTUN El Comedor ESTUN Info Desk
University Library BLIBR 3.302 ELIBR Lobby
Career Services BCRTZ 129 ESSBL 2.101
Counseling Center BCRTZ 237 EUCTR 109
Student Accessibility Services BCRTZ 139 EUCTR 108
Academic Advising BMAIN 1.400 ESWKH 101A
Learning Center BSTUN 2.10 ELCTR 100
Student Life and Dean of Students BCRTZ 204 EUCTR 323
Student Involvement BSTUN 1.28 EUCTR 205
Housing and Residence Life BCASA Club House EUCTR 305
Engaged Scholarship and Learning BSTUN 2.10 ESTAC 3.106
Office of the President BBRHB 2.212 ESSBL 6.105
Military and Veterans Success Center BCRTZ 224 EUCTR 113
Health Services BCRTZ 237 ESTHC 1.105

For more information please call Student Involvement at 956-665-2660 (Edinburg) or 956-882-5111 (Brownsville).

 
Student Organization
Involvement Fair
(12 p.m. – 1 p.m.)
BMAIN Courtyard Brownsville

Come and get to know the different student organizations that you can join and get involved on campus. For more information and/or special accommodations please call Student Involvement at956-665-2660 (Edinburg) or 956-882-5111 (Brownsville).

*Rain Plan: BSTUN Gran Salon

 
Group Exercise Try-A-Thlon
(6 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
EUREC (Main Gym) Edinburg

During the first week of each semester, UREC kicks off their group exercise program with a sample of classes held each semester. Try for thirty minutes each our Zumba, Yoga, Butts & Guts, and mashup of Zumba and toning classes.

For more information please call University Recreation at 956-665-7808 (Edinburg).

 
Throwdown
(6 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
BREKC (REK Center) Brownsville

Join the Campus Programming Board at the Throwdown.  Get information on the UTRGV student organizations that you can join, learn about the services that UTRGV has to offer and kick start your semester with lots of fun and new friends.

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Event Name Locations Campus
 
Custom Street Signs
(10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
BSTUN (inside El Comedor) Brownsville

Stop by and design and create your very own metal street sign.  You get to choose the background design, artwork and text, to create street sign that looks like it came off the corner street post.

 
Campfire Bash
(6 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
BSTUN Lawn &
ECHAP (Chapel Lawn)
Brownsville &
Edinburg

Featuring music, entertainment, free food, and activities provided by UREC. The Campfire Bash is meant to prepare you for life as a Vaquero and everything UTRGV has to offer! Sponsored by the Student Union.

For more information and or special accommodations call the Student Union at 956-665-7989.

 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Event Name Locations Campus
 
Custom Street Signs
(10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
ESTUN Commons Edinburg

Stop by and design and create your very own metal street sign. You get to choose the background design, artwork and text, to create street sign that looks like it came off the corner street post.

 
Student Organization
Involvement Fair
(12 p.m.–1 p.m.)
ECHAP (Chapel Lawn) Edinburg

Come and get to know the different student organizations that you can join and get involved on campus. For more information and/or special accommodations please call Student Involvement at 956-665-2660 (Edinburg) or 956-882-5111 (Brownsville).

*Rain Plan: EUCTR Ballroom

 
Throwdown
(6 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
EDBCX (Ballroom) Edinburg

Join the Campus Programming Board at the Throwdown.  Get information on the UTRGV student organizations that you can join, learn about the services that UTRGV has to offer and kick start your semester with lots of fun and new friends.