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Lodging and Travel

Driving to UTPA?

  • If driving to UTPA from the North or West, take I-10E to I-37S to US-281 S exit US-281 BUS S, make a right on Schunior St., turn left on N 5th Ave, then right on W University Drive.
  • If driving to UTPA from the East, take US-83 W to US-281 N toward Edinburg, Exit TX-107/University Drive follow to UTPA’s campus on the right.
  • If driving to UTPA from the South, take TX-336 N toward McAllen, right on TX-107 TX-107/University Drive follow to UTPA’s campus on the left.

Parking?

We recommend arriving about 20 minutes ahead of time to account for parking, etc. The campus map can be found at http://www.utpa.edu/maps/. When visiting the main campus, you can get directions to your specific destination and the closest parking by stopping at the Visitors Information Booth just inside the main entry off of University Drive. The attendants there will provide you with a campus map and visitor parking permit. They will also indicate where you can park.

Flying to the ARC?

Depending on the airline and flight you select, you may fly into the Valley International Airport in Harlingen or the McAllen-Miller International Airport (MFE) in McAllen. The Harlingen airport (HRL) is 45 miles east of Edinburg, and the McAllen airport is 15 miles from campus. There is also a Brownsville airport (BRO), which is 68 miles east of Edinburg.

Automobiles may be rented at these airports. Once on campus, you can get directions to your specific destination and the closest parking by stopping at the Visitors Information Booth just inside the main entry off of University Drive. The attendants there will provide you a campus map and visitor parking permit.

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