The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

New Student Orientation Department of Recruitment and Scholarships

Freshman Students

New Student Orientation Dates - Summer and Fall 

 Date  Campus Location  Time  Event Check In  Registration
 Monday, July 17, 2017  Edinburg  8am - 5pm  Student Union  Open
 Wednesday, July 19, 2017  Brownsville  8am - 5pm  Main Courtyard  Open
 Friday, July 21, 2017  Edinburg  8am - 5pm  Student Union  Open
 Friday, July 28, 2017  Brownsville  8am - 5pm  Main Courtyard  Open

*All new admitted freshman students must attend a New Student Orientation.

Reserve your Orientation Session Online

  • Log in to myUTRGV

  • Click on the ASSIST icon shown in the My Applications section

  • Click on the “Admissions” tab

  • Click on the “Orientation Reservation System”

  • Continue with the steps and reserve the date of your choice

New Student Orientation Confirmation

As soon as you reserve your seat we will send you a confirmation e-mail that includes your orientation date, location of the event and parking information. This confirmation will be sent to your UTRGV email address, so if you have not yet activated your account please do so immediately. Go to https://myaccount.utrgv.edu for more information.

Provide Documentation for Bacterial Meningitis

All new students under the age of 22 are required to submit evidence of receiving the bacterial meningitis vaccination (administered within the past five years) before you can enroll. Students will not be allowed to register without providing proof of meningitis vaccination or exemption. Please bring documentation to your scheduled orientation session for review.

Reschedule an Orientation Date

If you cannot attend your scheduled orientation date, just reschedule your orientation date through your my.utrgv.edu account. Enrolled students who did not attend their scheduled orientation session will have to attend a make-up orientation session and will be charged the orientation fee.

Reschedule your Orientation Session Online

  • Log in to myUTRGV

  • Click on the ASSIST icon shown in the My Applications section

  • Click on the “Admissions” tab

  • Click on the “Orientation Reservation System”

  • Click on the “Reschedule” button.

  • Continue with the steps and reserve the date of your choice