Family Involvement

family of the year 2018
UTRGV partners with parents and family members to encourage and support the academic success and personal growth of our students.

UTRGV Family Involvement

UTRGV Family Involvement is dedicated to helping families with their transition into the University by offering support and information. UTRGV Family Involvement offers opportunities for family members to closely partner with the University in learning about services and resources that support our students. We provide access and support through knowledgeable staff, University information, and special opportunities that allow members to stay connected to UTRGV. UTRGV Family Involvement meetings are held during each semester and are offered in English and Spanish.

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Family Orientation

Parent and family involvement is an important factor in a student's success. Family Orientation provides the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge needed to support the transition of our students. We encourage family members to be actively involved in their student’s education from now until graduation. The following topics will be addressed during Family Orientation: Academic Support Services, Campus Safety, Factors Leading to Student Success, Financial Aid, Health and Wellness, Role of Families in Supporting Students, and Student Involvement.

When students register for orientation, there is an option to add the names of two family members who will join them, however we also allow for walk-ins. Please note that family members must attend on the same day the student registers to attend orientation. There is no fee to attend, but there is a limit of two family members per student. In order to focus on the presentations, we advise that arrangements are made for the care of small children. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

Upcoming Family Orientations



Date Campus
Saturday, 7th Edinburg
Saturday, 14th Brownsville
Friday, 20th Edinburg
Friday, 27th Edinburg
Saturday, 28th Brownsville



Date Campus
Saturday, 5th Brownsville
Friday, 18th Edinburg
Saturday, 19th Brownsville
Friday, 25th Edinburg



Date Campus
Saturday, 2nd Brownsville
Friday, 8th Edinburg
Friday, 15th Edinburg
Wednesday, 20th Brownsville
Friday, 22nd Edinburg
Wednesday, 27th Edinburg
Friday, 29th Edinburg



Date Campus
Friday, 6th Edinburg
Wednesday, 11th Brownsville
Friday, 13th Edinburg
Wednesday, 18th Edinburg
Friday, 20th Brownsville
Wednesday, 25th Brownsville
Friday, 27th Edinburg


Family Weekend

Family Weekend provides a great opportunity for family members to visit the University, spend time with their student, connect with other family members, and experience campus life at UTRGV. Events are fun and friendly for all ages. Save the date for February 20-23, 2019.

Family Day

During the spring semester, we invite family members for a fun day of activities to unite our family members and highlight campus pride and tradition.

Family of the Year

The Family of the Year essay contest was created to honor and celebrate the supportive role that family members play in the lives of our students. Family members often go above and beyond to ensure that students have what they need to be successful. The contest provides an opportunity for students to thank their family members for all their love and support.

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