Wednesday, March 11, 2020
  Announcements, Community

By News and Internal Communications

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Editor’s Note: The following message was sent via email from University Marketing and Communications on March 11, 2020.

As part of our ongoing commitment to the health and safety of our UTRGV community, the Office of Emergency Preparedness, along with our Infectious Disease Outbreak Committee, continues to monitor the current COVID–19 (coronavirus) outbreak, both foreign and domestic.

To help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak to our campus community, UTRGV is currently developing a contingency plan that will alter our post-Spring Break schedule. Once finalized, we will announce this plan to the campus community no later than Friday. Please continue to check your UTRGV email for updates.

Our main priority is and will always be the health, safety, and security of our UTRGV community.  

Visit to stay updated with the latest information regarding coronavirus and what the university is doing to mitigate the outbreak’s impact to our campus community.


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.