Event set for March 7 in Edinburg, March 21 in Brownsville

  Tuesday, March 5, 2024
  Events and Exhibits, Around Campus, Community

By Tawny Turner

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – MARCH 5, 2024 – The Valley community will have a chance to discover the diverse range of graduate programs available, at this year’s UTRGV Graduate Fair

The event will be March 7 on the Edinburg Campus and March 21 on the Brownsville Campus.

The Graduate Fair is tailored to growing demands for advanced education in the region, and serves as a platform for prospective students to explore the range of graduate degree options available at UTRGV.

Participants will have a chance to engage in one-on-one conversations with faculty members from different programs, allowing for insight into programs as well as into financial assistance opportunities.

Students at the Graduate Fair also can enter to win a $500 scholarship by filling out an evaluation or starting a graduate program application at the event. 

The Graduate Fair is open to current UTRGV students, alumni and faculty and staff, as well as to the public.



Thursday, March 7

Time: 4-6:30 p.m.

Location: University Recreation (UREC), 1201 W. University Dr., UTRGV Edinburg Campus


Thursday, March 21

Time: 4-6:30 p.m.

Location: PlainsCapital Bank El Gran Salon (BSTUN 2.36), One W. University Blvd., UTRGV Brownsville Campus


UTRGV currently has more than 4,300 graduate students enrolled in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Samuel Aparicio, senior graduate recruiter, encourages attendees to take full advantage of the fair and learn how they can invest in themselves and their future. 

Our Graduate Fair gives students and the community a chance to connect with faculty advisors and get their questions answered about their programs of interest,” he said. “Whether it’s admission requirements, learning outcomes, career paths, or even funding opportunities, our Graduate Fair can help students better understand what program aligns best with their skills, interests and career goals.

Those interested in attending can RSVP at https://link.utrgv.edu/gradfair/.

For more information on the Graduate College or questions on the Graduate Fair, email gradrecruitment@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.