UTRGV 5th Anniversary
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This is just the beginning

Built upon the legacies of two institutions (The University of Texas Pan-American & The University of Texas at Brownsville), The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has always sought to transform. And since day one, UTRGV has been about more than just changing the conversation – it’s about becoming The Future of Texas.

Browsing through this site, you’ll discover the main events and achievements that have shaped UTRGV into the institution we know today. These milestones etched into UTRGV history help tell the story of this institution since our doors opened in August 2015.

We’re a work-in-progress. But we like where we’re headed.

Join us as we continue the journey

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UTRGV School of Medicine treats patients, unveils UTHealth RGV

Community Engagement

Student Success

Since welcoming our inaugural cohort of physicians in the summer of 2016, the UTRGV School of Medicine is not only transforming medical education in South Texas, it’s also become a lifeline across the RGV by providing first-class healthcare.

See how we’re supporting the physical, mental, and social well-being of communities Valley-wide.

Education is power. And we continue to be recognized for supporting our students by making a first-class education affordable and accessible. 

See how UTRGV is opening doors to new possibilities here in South Texas.

Breaking barriers and sparking innovation. That’s what our esteemed faculty, staff, and students are doing each day in UTRGV facilities and labs. From deep space to the Gulf of Mexico, we’re establishing leadership through research that’s shaping the future of Texas and the world as we know it.

We’ve always been invested in promoting a more vibrant and connected Rio Grande Valley. And with all that we’ve been through this year, we’ve learned just how integral each person is to a community’s success.

UTRGV students, faculty, and staff are fixtures in their respective communities and help advance the university’s mission throughout the region. Because when people work together, anything is possible.

As one of the nation’s premier Hispanic-serving institutions, we’re forging the future of Texas now and for generations to come. 

Here’s a glimpse at why the UTRGV experience is so successful at preparing Vaqueros for prosperous careers post-graduation.

Athletics

UTRGV is home to the Vaqueros and 16 NCAA Division I sports.

Our athletics program proudly represents the university in competition, the classroom, and in the community. Our goal is to provide our student-athletes with fulfilling, dynamic experiences and educational opportunities that will shape them into leaders and successful professionals.

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Chess Team Crowned New National Champs
UTRGV Chess Team Defends National Title, Wins Second President's Cup
UTRGV Ranked #2 “Best Bang for your Buck” University in the South
UTRGV Unveils Historic Tuition Advantage
UTRGV increases Tuition Advantage to $95,000
UTRGV ranks #1 for Least Student Debt
$1,000 cash grant with Fall Relief Package
Tennis Crowned WAC Champions
Volleyball Scores Ticket to NCAA Tournament
Baseball Wins WAC Championship
Chirchir Returns to NCAA Cross Country Championship
Basketball Clinches No.2 Seed in WAC Tournament
UTRGV Student-Athletes Achieve Academic Success
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UTRGV chosen for Texas OneGulf Center of Excellence
UTRGV student helps make the nation weather-ready
Chemistry professor receives acclaim for avocado seed husk research
STDOI receives $3.6 million from NIH
Compressing time to research climate change
UTRGV professors receive grant to enhance agriculture
STITCH brings preventive care to local colonias
SOM approved to begin accreditation process
UTRGV & United Health Foundation unveil Unimóvil mobile clinic
UTRGV School of Medicine welcomes its first class
Thousands attend first UTRGV HESTEC Community Day
UTRGV partners with City of Weslaco to expand CIC
Engineering Technology student wins coveted design award
UTRGV opens convenient one-stop shop for students
First UTRGV Psychiatric-Mental Health Students Certified
UTRGV student engineering team designs writing device
UT System Board of Regents Approves UTRGV Vaquero
UTRGV Athletics featured in USA Today
Vaqueros Soccer Club competes nationally
White House names UTRGV a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education”
Year-old UTRGV ranks third in UT System on Forbes Top Schools list
UTRGV Ranked Fourth Best University in Texas
UTRGV moves up in Carnegie Classification
UTRGV recognized for 6 top degree programs in the U.S.
UTRGV acknowledged for awarding degrees to Hispanic Students
UTRGV marks record-high enrollment amid pandemic challenges
UTRGV ranks #1 for online Master of Education in Educational Leadership
Washington Monthly ranks UTRGV #3 University in Texas
UTRGV’s Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy part of first observation of neutron stars collision
UT Regents approve $100 million in PUF for UTRGV School of Medicine
UTRGV School of Medicine treats patients, unveils UTHealth RGV
Foundation awards $2.5 million for medical students
UTRGV and UT Health RGV launch COVID-19 testing sites
UT Health RGV leads local COVID-19 testing efforts
The state’s first School of Podiatry is being established in the RGV
School of Medicine hires over 50 research scientists
Valley Baptist Foundation makes historic $38 million gift
School of Medicine graduates the charter class in 2020
School of Medicine treats patients in over 20 UT Health RGV clinical sites
220 Medical students and 236 residents to provide high-quality care
11 students selected for state capitol internship
2017 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to LIGO founders
UTRGV admitted into prestigious CPED consortium
Faculty & students at forefront of Zika research
MBA student recipient of 2018 PMIEF award
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 the journey

In 2015, we officially embarked on a new journey. 

As we reflect on where we started, we’re seizing this moment by highlighting the successes we’ve relished over these five years and sharing the stories that are shaping our future. 

This commemorative Fifth-Anniversary badge does just that. The design captures the spirit of UTRGV and incorporates symbols of hard work, determination, and commitment across our university community. Each section within the "5" represents a completed year as a new university, and each selected element signifies the diversity of our people and the region we proudly call home. 

The three prominent stars represent our three main campuses (Edinburg, Harlingen, and Brownsville), which are central to the communities they serve. We utilized a variety of elements and graphic combinations to create an overarching "5" - the melting pot that has brought the entire Rio Grande Valley together as one. 

And it's as one university, one Valley - united - that we'll continue on our journey as The Future of Texas.

About Our 5th Anniversary Badge

UTRGV 5th Anniversary

The Future

of Texas

About Our 5th Anniversary Badge

UTRGV 5th Anniversary

In 2015, we officially embarked on a new journey. 

As we reflect on where we started, we’re seizing this moment by highlighting the successes we’ve relished over these five years and sharing the stories that are shaping our future. 

This commemorative Fifth-Anniversary badge does just that. The design captures the spirit of UTRGV and incorporates symbols of hard work, determination, and commitment across our university community. Each section within the "5" represents a completed year as a new university, and each selected element signifies the diversity of our people and the region we proudly call home. 

The three prominent stars represent our three main campuses (Edinburg, Harlingen, and Brownsville), which are central to the communities they serve. We utilized a variety of elements and graphic combinations to create an overarching "5" - the melting pot that has brought the entire Rio Grande Valley together as one. 

And it's as one university, one Valley - united - that we'll continue on our journey as The Future of Texas.

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