Tuesday, August 28, 2018
  Student Life

By Victoria Brito

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – Students at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley spent their lunch hour hanging with UTRGV President Guy Bailey and his leadership team during the annual Picnic with the President.

Since UTRGV’s inception, Bailey has served up lunch at campus locations in Brownsville and Edinburg during the first week of the fall semester, which is also dubbed Best Week Ever and features numerous events welcoming new and returning students. 

The picnic was held in the new Music, Science and Learning Center, located on the Brownsville Campus, Tuesday, Aug. 28. The building, which consists of two, three-story wings, supports general academics, music instruction and recitals, and science teaching labs.

Bailey and his team were on hand to meet with and serve hundreds of students, faculty and staff burgers, snacks and drinks in the west wing of the building’s lobby. This was an opportunity for UTRGV to show off its newest facility while welcoming its Vaqueros home.

Picnic with the President will continue in Edinburg Thursday, Aug. 30,11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

For more information or accommodations, call Student Activities at (956) 882-5111 or email at studentactivities@utrgv.edu.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.