Sunday, July 26, 2020

By Marci Caltabiano-Ponce

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS  Due to conditions related to Hurricane Hanna, including power outages, torrential rainfall and flooding, UTRGV will be closed on Monday, July 27.

Monday’s closure means all classes will be cancelled and all campus/off-campus facilities and UT Health RGV clinics and testing sites will be closed to the UTRGV campus community.

UT Health RGV physicians and staff should stay home from all UT Health RGV sites. Individuals assigned to hospitals and other facilities should check with their chairs and supervisors for instructions.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide the latest updates. 

Please stay home. Please stay safe.


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.