Family Orientation

Parents and Family Members: We are excited to welcome you to our UTPA family.  Parent and family involvement is an important factor in a student's success.  UTPA wants to partner with you to encourage and support the academic success and personal growth of our students. 

Join us at Family Orientation where you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to support their transition.  Learn how you can be actively involved in their education from now until graduation.  The following topics will be addressed during the session: Academic Support Services, Campus Safety, Factors Leading to Student Success, Financial Literacy, Health and Wellness, Role of Families in Supporting Students, Student Involvement, and Student Services and Resources.

When students register for orientation, they will have the option to add the names of two family members who will join them.  Please note that family members must attend on the same day the student registers to attend orientation.  There is no fee to attend, but there is a limit of two family members per student. In order to focus on the presentations, we advise that you leave small children at home. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For more information, please call (956) 665-3183 or email

What to Expect
Family members will have their own orientation presentations separate from their students.  University students and staff members will present on various topics and will be able to answer questions and concerns.

Download Sample Agenda 

Below are links to the presentations that are offered during family orientation.

Parent & Family Involvement
University 101
Healthy Broncs
The Bronc Way
Career Services
Undergraduate Research & Service Learning
Commuter Services
Residence Life & Campus Dining
Financial Literacy
Academic Success
Student Involvement


Students can register by logging in at and clicking on ASSIST.  Under the Admissions tab, click on Orientation Reservation System.