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Tour Services

FOR FAMILIES VISITING UTPA:

Future Broncs

Length of Tour: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Audience: Available to families visiting UTPA

This tour is designed for the prospective student, accompanied with family, planning to attend The University of Texas-Pan American. Visit our beautiful campus with your family and learn about the opportunities UTPA has to offer you! This tour includes a presentation with an Admissions Counselor and a walking tour of the campus.

FOR SPECIAL GROUPS:

Discover UTPA

Length of Tour: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Audience: Available to ALL grade levels

Teachers: Get your students on the college track! This tour is recommended for pre-college age students ranging from elementary to high school, community college students and all UTPA guests. Friends and classmates will discover exactly what UTPA has to offer. This tour service begins with an authentic THINK BIG film and continues on to a walking tour showcasing the 7 academic colleges and the entire campus.

High School groups have the option to add any of the following to the Discover UTPA tour:

  • An Admissions Presentation                                           Length of time: 20 minutes

    A presentation given by an Admissions Counselor which informs the prospective Bronc the 5 different ways they can take to be admitted to UTPA.
     
  • Wellness & Recreational Sports Complex tour              Length of time: 20 minutes

    During this tour, groups will witness firsthand all the services and facilities of the WRSC. This tour is only available during morning visits.  

 

Journey through the Solar System

Length of Tour: 45 minutes

Audience: Only available to Elementary and Middle School groups

Take a walk around the galaxy with this tour that showcases the planets representing our solar system using buildings in the UTPA Science Building courtyard. Groups scheduling a showing in the UTPA Planetarium will view the planetarium show and the take solar system courtyard tour. This tour includes a journey taken in conjunction with the Planetarium.

 

The Center of Excellence in STEM Education: Activities and Tour 

Length of Tour: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Audience: Only available to Elementary and Middle School groups

This tour features a 40-45 minute IMAX 3D film related to marine biology, paleontology, or space followed by an activity related to the film. Students will be engaged in hands- on activities that will get them excited, interested and curious about STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

 

Option 1 of the Center of Excellence in STEM Education

Length of Tour: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Audience: Only available to High School groups

This tour includes a 30 minute STEM presentation that is designed to encourage and excite high school students about traditional and non-traditional career paths in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Students will be advised on their high school preparation to succeed in a STEM field and will be provided information about STEM scholarships and research opportunities available at UTPA. After the presentation, students will be engaged in an hour-long hands-on STEM challenge that will necessitate creative thinking and innovative solutions. This activity will strengthen problem-solving and critical thinking skills in students and encourage them to explore careers in STEM.


Option 2 of the Center of Excellence in STEM Education

Length of Tour: 1 hour

Audience: Only available to High School groups

This tour will include an introduction to the resources available in the Center, and an hour-long hands-on STEM challenge that necessitates creative thinking and innovative solutions. This activity strengthens problem-solving and critical thinking skills in students and encourage them to explore careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
 

FOR SELF-GUIDED TOURS:

UTPA Campus Trek

Length of Tour: Varies, self-guided

Audience: Available to ALL grade levels

Groups who participate in the Campus Trek, including their school provided chaperones, will search for campus landmarks at Bronc Country. A brochure will be provided to the group leader which includes helpful photographs and clues! The recommended group size per chaperone is 15 students. The Trek begins and ends at the Visitors Center. 
 

Seating capacity in the Planetarium is 40. Larger groups will be separated into smaller groups and will enjoy additional sites on the UTPA campus and rotate into the Planetarium in 30 minute intervals. Group capacity per Planetarium tour is 150.