Academic Support Services

Students working on lab

The following links are provided as access to important UTRGV student resources including technical, academic and student support services.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS RESOURCES


University Library

The University Library provides services and collections in support of research, teaching and learning at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Our libraries in Brownsville and Edinburg are dedicated to designing innovative processes to allow instant access to our resources.

Contact Information:

Phone: 956-882-7424 
Website: UTRGV.edu/Library


Testing Services

We assist students in the local community assess their knowledge, skills, and abilities to help them plan their higher educational objectives by providing testing opportunities at the local, state, and national levels.

To register for an exam, please contact our office for the most up to date testing calendar information.

Brownsville Campus

Resaca Village 
601 E. Price Rd. Suite E. 
Brownsville, TX 78520 
Phone: (956) 882-8875
Fax: (956) 882-3889


Edinburg Campus

1407 E. Freddy Gonzalez Dr. 
Edinburg, TX 78539 
Phone: (956) 665-7587
Fax: (956) 665-7581

Website: UTRGV.edu/Testing


Online Test Proctoring

Students, you are required to check your course syllabus as soon as you can access your course to find out if you need to take any proctored exams. You will have to schedule time and date approved by professor then fill out the online proctoring request form. The appointment requires a 24 hour notice.

Please complete an online proctoring request form for each exam that you need to schedule.

Exams will be proctored on campus for students taking the course online. If you are a student out of the Rio Grande Valley area; please schedule your exam with a certified proctoring center, then fill out the online proctoring request form. Visit the following website to look for approved testing locations

Contact Information:

Online Test Proctoring 
If you require assistance please contact the Online Test Proctoring:

Brownsville Campus
Rusteberg 108
(956) 882-6792
Edinburg Campus
Education Complex 2.202
(956) 665-5327

Email: Proctoring@UTRGV.edu 
Submit a Proctoring Request!


Learning Center

The UTRGV Learning Center (LC) assists students by promoting academic success at all levels from freshman core courses all the way through upper-level and graduate courses. Our purpose is to help students work towards becoming independent learners. To reach us for connections to any of these services:

Brownsville Campus
Student Union, Room 2.10
(956) 882-6792
Edinburg Campus
Learning Center Building, Room 100
(956) 665-2585

Website: UTRGV.edu/Tutoring


Writing Center

The Writing Center is to assist and guide you to become a better, independent writer. They can help you with your writing assignments in any course at all steps of the writing process.

Brownsville Campus
University Library 3.206 (3rd floor, near stairs)
(956) 882-6792
Edinburg Campus
Student Academic Center 3.119 (3rd floor)
(956) 665-2585 

Website: UTRGV.edu/WritingCenter


Engaged Scholarship & Learning (ES&L)

The Office of Engaged Scholarship & Learning (ES&L) supports student learning experiences beyond the classroom by integrating hands-on learning opportunities into their academic experience. These experiential learning opportunities, such as service learning, research, or creative works, can help students excel in school, succeed in class, and graduate! Students that commit to experiential learning often connect more deeply to their work, get experience in field-related activities, and make professional career connections. Each year, ES&L presents multiple workshops, provides funding opportunities, hosts an annual conference called the Engaged Scholar Symposium (ES2).

Brownsville Campus
Student Union 2.10B
(956) 882-4300
Edinburg Campus
Student Academic Center 3.106
(956) 665-3461

Website: UTRGV.edu/engaged

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES


Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is in charge of registration, course adds/drops, transcripts, the graduation application process, commencement ceremonies, and other enrollment issues.

Brownsville Campus
Enrollment Center @ The Tower, Main 1.100
(956) 882-8254
Edinburg Campus
Student Services Bldg. 1.150
(956) 665-2201 

Website: UTRGV.edu/UCentral/Registration


Financial Aid

The purpose of Financial Aid is to provide students and their parents information regarding federal, state, institutional and other sources of financial aid.

Brownsville Campus
Enrollment Center @ The Tower, Main 1.100
(956) 882-8277
Edinburg Campus
Student Services Bldg. 1.192
(956) 665-2501 

Website: UTRGV.edu/FinAid


Academic Advising

Academic advising is one of the most important services that a college campus can offer. By providing critical information regarding university policies and procedures, an academic advisor can help the student make essential decisions about his or her academic career. An academic advisor can provide important information regarding programs of study, degree requirements and critical campus resources available to students.

Brownsville Campus
Main 1.402
(956) 882-7362
Edinburg Campus
Southwick Hall Rm. 101 AP
(956) 665-7120 

Website: UTRGV.edu/Advising


Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) exists to ensure all students are able to participate in the full range of college experiences. Promoting an environment that is free of physical and attitudinal barriers while fostering independence and self-advocacy.

Brownsville Campus
Cortez 129
(956) 882-7374
Edinburg Campus
University Center 108
(956) 665-7005 

Email: ability@UTRGV.edu 
Website: UTRGV.edu/Accessibility


Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students’ programs and departments are here to provide students a holistic college experience that develops their personal identity.

Brownsville Campus
Cortez 205
(956) 882-5140
Edinburg Campus
University Center 323
(956) 665-2660 

Email: dos@UTRGV.edu 
Website: UTRGV.edu/dos 


Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides free and confidential counseling services for UTRGV students to address mental health concerns, and seeks to promote personal growth and well-being among our campus community through education and outreach activities.

Brownsville Campus
Cortez Hall 237
(956) 882-3897
Edinburg Campus
University Center 109
(956) 665-2574 

Email: Counseling@UTRGV.edu 
Website: UTRGV.edu/Counseling


Athletics

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is home to UTRGVNation where we value our student-athletes, student body, faculty and staff, alumni, and Rio Grande Valley community.

Edinburg Campus 
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, Texas 78539
Phone: (956) 665-2221
Fax: 956-665-2261

Website: GoUTRGV.com


Career Center

The UTRGV Career Center provides assistance to undergraduates, graduate students and alumni who seek help in formulating and implementing career plans. Various programs and workshops are offered each semester to assist students who are selecting a major or trying to relate educational experiences to employment opportunities.

Brownsville Campus
One West University Blvd.
Brownsville, Texas 78520
(956) 882-5627
Edinburg Campus
Student Services Bldg., Rm. 2.101
1201 W. University Drive
(956) 665-2243 

Website: UTRGV.edu/CareerCenter