Newly Admitted Students

Admitted Graduate Students - What's Next?

New Vaquero To-Do List

Now that you’re in, make sure you complete the following steps to keep moving forward toward your first day of class. You may have already completed a few of the steps and some of the other steps may not apply to you.  If you have any additional questions, don’t forget your Vaquero family is waiting to help you.  Just send us an email to or call 1-833-UTRGV-GC (1-833-887-4842).

  • Activate your UTRGV Account.

    This is your Vaquero lifeline.  All information regarding your classes, student accounts, announcements and more will come to your UTRGV email address. Visit and get set up today!

  • Complete the New Graduate Student Orientation ONLINE

    As a newly admitted graduate student, please, take the time to learn about important policies and resources our campus has to offer. The online orientation page will be sent to you via email.

  • Contact your Program Director for Class Advisement

    Each graduate program is assigned a program director.  This person will provide you with the degree plan and be your support through your entire program.  To find out who your program director is visit the Program Directors page.

  • Enroll in your Classes

    Register early because the best selections come at the beginning.  To register for classes visit, sign in and click on ASSIST.  For detailed instructions on how to register for classes, visit the Registration Instructions page. *Please note: Some programs may have specific enrollment requirements like attending an orientation.  

  • Check on your Financial Aid/Scholarship Awards

    Whether it’s a grant, scholarship or loan, this is important information to ensure you pay your tuition and fees on time. You can find this information on

  • Make arrangements for Housing


    For on-campus housing, the UTRGV Department of Housing and Residence Life is THE resource.

    There are several housing options available off-campus in Edinburg and within the Rio Grande Valley.
    Here are just a few resources to assist in your search.