STUDENTS

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UTRGV remains committed to your safety, success, and experience during Fall 2022.

Click on each tab to learn more about what students can expect on campus this semester.

Safety First. Always.

You're here to earn a degree. And we're here to help make sure your educational journey is as safe as possible.

Below you’ll find information on what we're doing — and what you should do — to stay safe this semester.

Campus Protocols

There are currently no local, state, or national COVID-19 health mandates that enable UTRGV to require the use of face coverings or COVID-19 vaccines across our entire campus community. However, UTRGV continues to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) latest guidance and encourages the use of face coverings, especially in settings where distancing is not possible.

For more on what UTRGV is currently enforcing and/or recommending to promote your safety, visit the Protocols page.

Health Services

Your health and well-being are our top priorities. UTRGV's Student Health Clinics offer top-notch healthcare when you need it, including COVID-19 vaccines and tests — because you deserve to experience college on your "A" game!

For more information about Student Health Clinics, including how to schedule an appointment, visit UTRGV’s Health Services page.

Mental Health & Wellness

Between classes, work, and staying safe, "self-care" might seem like a fantasy. But getting your mind right is just as critical for your overall wellness as exercising and healthy eating. Whether you’re feeling anxious about school or wondering if the pandemic will ever end, being in tune with yourself can make each day a little better.

Visit our Mental Health & Wellness page for more information on resources that can help guide you toward a greater sense of self.

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Your Success is Our Success

Shaping The Future of Texas is what we do, and we take great pride in knowing that you entrust us with yours.

Below is some information that may help you find your path to success this semester.

Financial Support

Student Employment

  • Work Study Program

    Work-study jobs allow for part-time student employment on-campus or off-campus with a pre-approved organization. Gain work experience and professional skills, network in your field of interest, and best of all earn a paycheck- helping you pay for your education, without ever having to leave campus.

  • Minimum Wage Increase

    Starting September 1, 2022, all students with hourly assignments will now earn at least $12/hour.

Scholarships  

  • $2,000 Grad Bonus

    This fall, ALL graduate students who enroll for 6 credit hours or more will receive up to $1,000. Graduate students who then enroll for another 6 credits hours during spring 2023 are eligible to receive an additional award of up to $1,000.

  • View more on Scholarships.

Grants

  • Grants are a form of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Grants are typically awarded based on financial need and are provided by various sources including federal, state, and institutional funds. Your financial need is determined by the results of your FAFSA.

  • View more on Grants.

Loans

  • Student loans can be a great resource for you and your family as you pay for your UTRGV education. Federal loans have closely regulated, low-interest rates; loans from states or private lenders have varying rates and terms. Some loans may be forgiven or canceled under some circumstances.
  • View more on Loans.

Academic Support

UCentral

  • Got questions? We have answers! UCentral is UTRGV’s one-stop service center for student support. Here you can find helpful information about Admissions, Financial Aid, the Registrar, and the Bursar’s Office.

  • For questions regarding your admissions or financial aid status, contact by calling (956) 882-4026 or by emailing ucentral@utrgv.edu.

Academic Advising Center

  • From orientation to graduation, the Academic Advising Center is your guide to success. This spring, the Academic Advising Center will resume in-person appointments. However, students who prefer remote advising sessions can continue to schedule phone and Zoom appointments.

College Deans

Research

  • As a Doctoral University with "High Research Activity" (R2), UTRGV prepares students to develop an interest in seeking real-world solutions through research.

Undergraduate Research

Study Spaces on Campus

UTRGV has locations on campus that can accommodate students who need a place to log on and attend an online class.

Visit our Study Spaces on Campus page for a full list of available locations.

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Experience the Best of UTRGV

What makes the UTRGV experience so special? While the answer is different for everyone, one thing is certain: you’ll find it on campus.

Because our campus is more than a place to learn — it’s the focal point of your academic adventure. It’s where you’ll make lifelong friends, attend exciting events, and take charge of your future.

Below is more on what our campuses have to offer this semester.

Campus Services & Facilities

Whether you’re studying for a test, meeting friends for lunch, or working out, you’ve got a place at UTRGV.

Learn more about the variety of Campus Services available to help you get the most out of your time here, including information on locations, hours of operation, and whether or not you can access them remotely.

Live on Campus

It’s called campus life for a reason. Choose from traditional coed residences, gender-specific halls, or apartment-style living — all available through Housing and Residence Life.

Student Activities

Getting involved on campus is part of the full college experience. Join one (or a few) of the more than 250 student organizations on campus, like the Campus Activities Board, Civic Engagement, and Spirit Program to name a few.

Campus Events

Are you a planner or spontaneous? Either way, there's always something to do on campus. We highly recommend participating in ALL of our Signature Events, as well as our Distinguished Speaker Series. For the latest on-campus events, check out V Link.

UTRGV Athletics

Want to experience the VAQUEROS SPIRIT? Feel the energy LIVE and in-person when you cheer on the Vaqueros at any of our 16 NCAA Division I athletics programs, including basketball, baseball, track & field + MORE!

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