Focus on First Year
At UTPA, we want your first experiences with us to be engaging and intellectually exciting, so we have designed a comprehensive program, through which we hope to offer you immediate opportunities to
- Make lasting connections to other students and faculty on campus, particularly those from your chosen college
- Engage in hands-on learning both inside and outside the classroom
- Come to see yourself as contributing scholars who are part of a larger community of engaged students and citizens.
To those ends, we are kicking off a new program to engage all first-year UTPA students in a year-long discussion of a common book. You’ll receive a free copy of the book at Bronc Round-up, and faculty, students, and staff will participate in a variety of events related to the book throughout the rest of the academic year. A peer mentoring program will also pair experienced upper-level students with groups of first year students enrolled in UNIV 1301.