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Volunteer Fair

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Our volunteer fair provides the UT Brownsville Community with the opportunity to meet representatives from both on- and off-campus organizations to learn about how they can get engaged in the community. Also learn more about our annual MLK Day of Service Event and how you can help us reach our largest

Weekend UTB soccer matchups

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The UTB men and women's soccer teams will host the University of the Southwest and Jarvis Christian College on Thursday and Saturday, respectively. On Thursday, Oct. 2 the doubleheader begins with the women at 1 p.m. and the men at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 the Ocelots look to sweep Jarvis with the

Sin Fronteras Independent Book Festival

Saturday, October 04, 2014

This is the first book festival of South Texas which is a collaboration between UT Brownsville, Mexican American Studies at UTPA, the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center, the City of San Benito, the Valley Writers Forum, and the Coalition of New Chican@ Artists (CONCA). This book festival will be a

Be The Match 2014

Monday, October 06, 2014

Be The Match encourages everyone between the ages of 18 to 44 to register to be a possible bone marrow donor by swabbing your cheeks. We will have registration tables around campus, so stop by Cortez Hall, Life Health and Science Building, Student Union, Main and University Library.

We are

Science Cafe at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6

Monday, October 06, 2014

The next Brownsville Science Cafe will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 at El Hueso de Fraile. Join us for a fun informal evening of talks and discussion with local experts on a wide range of topics including science, art, and humanities. Treats and beverages will be available for purchase at the

Ocelot Olympics: Mid-Semester Freshman Celebration

Friday, October 10, 2014

Attention all freshmen: Join us for some field day fun packed full of games, music, food and more! Bring a team or come solo. It doesn’t matter you will still have a great time! Some of the activities we will be having are bowling, potato sack race, relay race and more! See you there!  Reconnect

It's Coming ...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Join us for some treats at the Student Union Lawn to find out.

Student Organization Leadership Conference

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Are you a member of a student club or organization on campus? Are you a student leader wanting to expand your knowledge? Or maybe you are just looking for something to do this Saturday. Join us for our Student Organization Leadership Conference. Registrations starts at 8 a.m., light breakfast and lunch

Popcorn on the Paseo: See Something, Do Something

Monday, October 20, 2014

Join us for some free popcorn and free goodies and we kick-off National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. Learn about alternate ways to have fun without alcohol, take our pledge to be responsible, and find out how to be an active bystander. Sponsored by Student Health Services, Student Rights and Responsibilities,

The Risks Associated with Alcohol Abuse Open Forum

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This will be an open forum where you can share your story of how alcohol abuse has affected you or someone near you. The forum will be moderated by a panel consisting of health professionals, university administrators, law enforcement, survivors, and members from the university and greater community.

Speaker Broadcast Series: David Garibaldi

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Join us for our 2nd speaker broadcast series. We will be streaming in to watch the event as it takes place live from New Jersey City University. Garibaldi is a motivational speaker and performance artist who was a finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. He is also a philanthropist who donated his

"I am not as think as you drunk I am"

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Come try out your coordination while maneuvering obstacles with your drunk goggles on. See just how much your reaction time and perception are altered by simulated effects of drinking!

Join CAB and the PASS program on the Union Lawn to test your skills! This event is part of the National Collegiate

Watch UR BAC/Alcohol Awareness Fair

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Watch Your BAC is an on-campus, phased social marketing campaign designed to pique student's curiosity, increase awareness of high-risk drinking, and influence alcohol norms. The focus is on educating students on the nature of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) and self-monitoring their alcohol consumption.

“Thirsty Thursday”

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Non-alcoholic cocktails will be served for “Thirsty Thursday,” with karaoke starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Casa Bella Club House. There also will be a showing of the movie “Soul Surfer” at 9 p.m.

Ozzie’s Roarin’ Rally

Monday, October 27, 2014

Help us kick off Homecoming Week with ice cream topped with school spirit. We will be handing out free ice cream at the Main Courtyard from noon to 1 p.m. as we celebrate our athletes. Get a chance to meet some of the wonderful athletes we have on our campus. This event is part of Homecoming 2014, “Honor

Sidewalk Chalk Competition

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Come out and help decorate our campus for homecoming. Teams can earn 10 extra participation points toward their organization's overall score by decorating the sidewalks around the Student Union and Main Buildings. Chalking must related to UTB, Homecoming and the Homecoming theme. The team with the

Halloween Havoc

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Join us for an evening of Halloween fun.
  • Cake walk
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest (BYOP – Bring Your Own Pumpkin)
  • Monster Mash Dance Competition
  • Haunted house (cost $5)
  • Music
  • Food
  • Games, and much more.


Midnight Prowl

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Show your Ocelot Pride and get a great cardio workout by helping decorate the campus in Orange and Blue!  Then burn the rest of your energy at the bonfire to honor our athlete’s before they play their final home games!  The Midnight Prowl starts at Casa Bella and will end at the Biomedical

Presentation of Homecoming Court

Friday, October 31, 2014

Join us at the Volleyball game as our UTB Ocelots take on the University of St. Thomas – Houston. Wear something that reflects UTB pride and cheer our team on. In-between the set we will present the 2014 Homecoming Court. This event is part of Homecoming 2014, “Honor the Past, Embrace the Future”.

Mathematics and Science Academy Informational Sessions for Fall 2015

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Do you know anyone who is ready for the Mathematics and Science Academy challenge, and who wants to be a part of our award-winning high school program for students gifted in math and science?

At MSA, students take classes from university faculty with regular UTRGV students in an environment

SHRM for PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation

Monday, December 01, 2014

Earning your credentials as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) makes you a recognized expert in the HR field. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills. By attending, you

Ongoing Announcements

Do you have registration blocks?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Check UTB online for outstanding blocks. Find out where to clear them at
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Start planning your schedule for Spring 2015

Monday, September 29, 2014

Visit to plan your next semester at UTB.
Spring 2015 registration begins Nov. 3.
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Pledge and register to win an Apple iPad!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The University of Texas at Brownsville is working with the Texas Freedom Network to launch a new campaign, “Ocelots Vote!” This campaign was started to get the UTB students registered to vote and out to the polls at the UTB early voting site in La Sala, October 20-24.

The Ocelots Vote campaign... More >>

Leadership Ring Application Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The university, in partnership with Balfour College Jewelry Company, is providing two official class rings to selected graduating seniors who have excelled in academics, leadership activities and service to the campus and/or the community at large.

Applications must be submitted to the Office... More >>

Register to Vote!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Project 100%, a project of the Center for Civic Engagement, and various campus departments are registering students to vote through Oct. 6, 2014. If you have not registered to vote, visit one of our campus locations to register before the Oct. 6 deadline. Registering before the deadline will give... More >>

Free flu vaccine for UTB students. Fight the flu. It starts with you.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Flu vaccines are available to all UTB students. Stop by Student Health Services or call to make an appointment at 956-882-3896. Please bring your student ID. While supplies last.... More >>

Prepare for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Are you prepared to take the Medical College Admissions Test? The Office of Health Professions Careers will be hosting a series of enrichment programs designed to help students get a better score on the MCAT. ... More >>

Grief Support Group

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Join us  at 1:15 p.m. in Cortez Hall, Room 220.

Topics for Grief Support Group:

  • Coping with a loved one’s serious and long-term illness - Thursday, Sept. 25
  • Coping with a loss of a friendship, breakup or divorce - Thursday, Oct. 9
  • Loss of cherished... More >>

Health and Wellness Series

Monday, September 08, 2014

Student Health Services, in collaboration with the Campus Suicide Prevention Program and Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Program, invite you to start the semester with healthier life choices by attending free sessions.

  • Monday, Sept. 22 Spread the knowledge, not the virus. Think... More >>

Exhibition opportunity

Monday, September 08, 2014

The Gallery at Rusteberg Hall is looking for artists to be featured in the glass case located in Rusteberg Hall. If you or anyone you know is interested in showing, please send all proposals to or More >>

Busy Moms Group

Friday, September 05, 2014

Bring your lunch and join us every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. starting Sept. 5 until Dec. 5, 2014 in Cortez Hall, Room 220. Free and open to all UTB students, faculty and staff... More >>

Veteran Females United Support Group

Friday, September 05, 2014

Join us for a confidential support meeting. Learn about women veteran medical and compensation benefits, veteran resources, transitioning, healthy relationships, self care and more at noon Sept. 5 and 19, Oct. 3 and 17, and Nov. 7 and 21. Female veteran spouses welcome. Lunch... More >>

Peer Support Group

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Ready, set, heal! Join us for a confidential peer support group from 1-2 p.m. in Cortez 220 the following dates:

  • Sept. 4 and 18
  • Oct. 2, 16, and 30
  • Nov. 13
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Donations Needed: Humanitarian Aid

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Center for Civic Engagement in collaboration with Dr. John Cook's Communication courses  and various university departments are seeking your assistance with providing humanitarian aid to immigrant refugees.

Donations needed:

  • Individually wrapped snacks, e.g. granola... More >>

Healthy Living, Diet and Nutrition Program

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Fourteen-week weight management program. Would you like to participate in a research study that focuses on healthy living, diet, and nutrition? Student Health Services, Student Life, and UREC are recruiting 25 UTB students who are serious about changing their sedentary lifestyles and who... More >>

Men and Women's Cross Country

Monday, August 25, 2014

The UTB Ocelots men and women's cross country teams will compete in all their meets on the road away from Brownsville in 2014. The closest meet coming on Saturday, Oct. 25 in La Feria at 8 a.m.... More >>

UTB Student Health Insurance 2014-2015

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Need to purchase a student health insurance plan? You may purchase medical/dental for yourself, spouse, and/or children.... More >>

Free HIV testing every Wednesday at Student Health Services

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Stop by Student Health Services from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays to get tested. Did you know that about 1 in 4 new HIV infections are among youth ages 13-24? Most of them do not know they are infected, are not getting treated, and can unknowingly pass the virus on to others. This service... More >>

Free yoga classes at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Casa Bella

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Join us for Hatha Yoga every Tuesday and Thursday at Casa Bella! The Campus Suicide Prevention Program is hosting weekly yoga classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Casa Bella to promote well-being on campus. Students, faculty and staff of all levels of yoga are welcome! Classes are held at the... More >>

Zumba classes at 5:30 p.m. every Monday at Casa Bella

Monday, August 11, 2014

Join us for Zumba. Students, faculty and staff of all levels of Zumba are welcome! Classes are held with certified instructor Fanny Pinales. Please be punctual. See you there!

The Campus Suicide Prevention Program is hosting weekly zumba classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Monday to promote... More >>

Co-Dependency Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Learn how to grow and make healthy relationships.

Types of Codependent behaviors:
• Dependency
• Control
• Poor behavior
• Low self-esteem

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Free aqua aerobics at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Free and open to UTB students, faculty and staff. Aqua aerobics can help you burn between 450 and 700 calories during an hour-long workout. Aqua aerobics works for people of every fitness level and size.

Novices, obese people and those suffering from muscle and joint problems get a complete... More >>

Student Works Portal

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dear Students
We are excited to announce the launch of our new Student Works Portal.
Created with you in mind, this new site will help you find a great job by enabling you to:
• Maintain... More >>

Collegiate Recovery Program Meets Every Wednesday

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

UTB Student Health Services is starting a new Collegiate Recovery Program. There will be Alcoholics Anonymous meetings that will take place at 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Cortez Hall Room 220. All the meetings are open and everyone is welcome to attend. ... More >>
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