Thursday, January 20, 2022
  Announcements, Community

By News and Internal Communications

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – Due to inclement winter weather forecasted by the National Weather Service (NWS), all UTRGV campus and off-campus facilities will delay opening until 10 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, January 21).

Despite this delay, all classes currently being conducted remotely will take place at their previously scheduled time. However, all classes currently meeting in-person and scheduled before 10 a.m. will be canceled.

All students and employees should exercise caution when traveling on icy or slick roads. If you have issues accessing campus for work or academic responsibilities, please communicate with your professor and/or supervisor.

COVID-19 Testing Sites

All drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites will be closed on Friday, January 21.

If you have an appointment for COVID-19 testing with UT Health RGV, you will be contacted by phone, email, and/or text message to reschedule. COVID-19 drive-thru testing will resume in Edinburg and Harlingen on Monday, January 24.

UT Health RGV Clinics

All UT Health RGV clinical locations will open at 10 AM on Friday, January 21.

Patients with appointments before 10 AM tomorrow will be contacted by phone, email, and/or text message to reschedule.

University officials will continuously monitor weather conditions and share any changes to operations schedules through email, the emergency notification system, on the UTRGV homepage, the UTRGV Alert page, and UTRGV’s FacebookTwitter, and Instagram accounts.

For the latest updates regarding Vaquero Express and VOLT shuttle schedules, please refer to UTRGV Parking and Transportation Services’ Facebook and Twitter pages.


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.