Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  Media Advisory, Around Campus

By Amanda Alaniz

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – UTRGV Graduate College will be hosting its Graduate Fair 2023 in March on the Edinburg and Brownsville campuses.  

The event is designed to recruit prospective students to pursue a graduate degree at UTRGV. This is the first fair of its kind to be hosted since 2018.

Attendees will be able to connect face-to-face with leading faculty, and gain in-depth knowledge about the graduate programs UTRGV offers and the application process.

The Graduate Fair will be hosted on two separate days:

  • March 9 from 4-7 p.m.
    Location: University Recreation (EUREC).
    1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg.
  • March 23 from 4-7 p.m.
    Location: PlainsCapital Bank El Gran Salón (BSTUN 2.36).
    One W. University Blvd., Brownsville.

The chance to receive a $500 scholarship will be available to potential students at the graduate fairs.

The first 300 attendees will receive a commemorative UTRGV Graduate College T-shirt.

"Attending the UTRGV Graduate Fair is a win-win for both prospective students and our community. Our graduates go on to become leaders, innovators and change-makers in their respective fields,” said UTRGV Director of Graduate Recruitment and Outreach Stephanie Ozuna Larralde.

“It's our responsibility to support and foster their growth through our graduate programs, and the grad fair provides an excellent opportunity to showcase the opportunities we offer,” she said. “We invite everyone considering a master’s or doctoral program to join us at the graduate fair and learn about all the possibilities.”

Those possibilities at UTRGV include more than 50 graduate programs in an accelerated online, campus-based or online format.

Interested patrons can RSVP by visiting

Anyone with questions about the fair or Graduate College can email


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.