Getting Here

It is important that you are able to get to orientation on time in order to receive full credit for attending. Please ensure that you have adequate transportation to and from campus for orientation.  Please read about all of our parking and transportation options below.

If You are Driving to Campus for Orientation

Information regarding parking will be sent to you soon after you submit your registration for orientation. If you provided a cell phone number and opted in to text messaging, you will receive a text reminder a few days prior to your orientation date regarding where to park and where check in will be located. New Student Orientation cannot forgive or pay any parking tickets issued during orientation.

Carpooling to Orientation

Carpooling is a great transportation option because it helps the environment, saves you money, and alleviates parking shortages at the same time! Taking just one vehicle to campus reduces the amount of gas needed to get to campus.  If your parents or other family members will be attending the Family Orientation, leave the keys with them so that they can leave campus if needed. 

Flying into McAllen

If you are flying into McAllen Miller International Airport, taxis and rental cars are available at the airport.

Should you need to drive to the Edinburg campus from the airport: 

Exit the Airport through Bicentennial Blvd. You will take Bicentennial north to Expressway I-2 going east. Continue east on I-2 until you arrive at I-69C and take I-69C north. Take the University Blvd exit and drive west until you arrive at UTRGV on the corner of 4th Ave and University Blvd. Total trip time is approximately 25 minutes.

Should you need to drive to the Brownsville campus from the airport: 

Exit the Airport through Bicentennial Blvd. You will take Bicentennial north to Expressway I-2 going east. Continue east on I-2 until you arrive at I-69E and take I-69E going east. Continue on I-69E. Take the University Blvd exit in Brownsville going west and drive until you arrive at UTRGV. Total trip time is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Make appropriate travel plans to ensure that you arrive on time for your session.

Flying into Harlingen

If you are flying into Valley International Airport, taxis and rental cars are available at the airport.

Should you need to drive to the Edinburg campus from the airport: 

Exit the Airport through N Loop 499 going west. Take Expressway I-69E going south. Continue on I-69E until you arrive at I-2 going west. Continue west on I-2 until you arrive at I-69C and take I-69C north. Take the University Blvd exit and drive west until you arrive at UTRGV on the corner of 4th Ave and University Blvd. Total trip time is approximately 50 minutes.

Should you need to drive to the Brownsville campus from the airport: 

Exit the Airport through N Loop 499 going south. Take Expressway I-69E going south. Continue on I-69E. Take the University Blvd exit and drive west until you arrive at UTRGV on the corner of 4th Ave and University Blvd. Total trip time is approximately 40 minutes.

Make appropriate travel plans to ensure that you arrive on time for your session.

Flying into Brownsville

If you are flying into Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport, taxis and rental cars are available at the airport.

Should you need to drive to the Edinburg campus from the airport: 

Exit the Airport through Bill Mitchell Blvd. Continue west when Billy Mitchell merges onto Boca Chica Blvd. Continue on Boca Chica Blvd until arriving at I-69E. Continue north on I-69E. Continue on I-69E until you arrive at I-2 going west. Continue west on I-2 until you arrive at I-69C and take I-69C north. Take the University Blvd exit and drive west until you arrive at UTRGV on the corner of 4th Ave and University Blvd. Total trip time is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Should you need to drive to the Brownsville campus from the airport: 

Exit the Airport through Bill Mitchell Blvd. Continue west when Billy Mitchell merges onto Boca Chica Blvd. Continue on Boca Chica Blvd until arriving at I-69E. Continue south on I-69E. Continue on I-69E. Take the University Blvd exit and drive west until you arrive at UTRGV on the corner of 4th Ave and University Blvd. Total trip time is approximately 20 minutes.

Make appropriate travel plans to ensure that you arrive on time for your session.

Public Transit Service

Parking & Transportation Services has partnered with local transit providers to provide additional connectivity throughout the Valley.

Valley Metro: Valley Metro operates routes throughout the entire Valley, including rural and urban areas. For more information, visit their website at www.lrgvdc.org/valleymetro.

B Metro: B Metro operates routes within the city of Brownsville. For more information, visit their website at bmetro.cob.us.

Other Providers: For $5 a day, a rider may purchase a pass good for rides anywhere in the Metro Connect route system, an express service linking the UTRGV Edinburg campus to the McAllen Central Station, Rio Grande Valley Premium Outlets, Harlingen bus terminal, and Brownsville La Plaza Terminal (near to the UTRGV Brownsville campus). For $25, a rider may purchase a 30-day pass. More information can be found on rgvmetroconnect.com.

Metro McAllen: Metro McAllen operates routes within the city of McAllen. The student fare is $0.50 upon boarding. A regular adult fare is $1. For more information, visit www.mcallen.net/metro.

Public Transportation and Intercity Bus Map