Spirit Week October 21 - 26
  • Bronc Madness, Friday October 25th, 5 to 11 P.M., UTPA Fieldhouse
  • Spirit Week Shirt Sale, October 21st through 25th, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., $5 Payments and Collections
  • Pink Out Volley Ball, October 21st, 7 P.M., UTPA Fieldhouse
  • Ladies Night, October 21, 4 to 6 pm, Student Union Commons

Calendar of Events

Friday - October 18, 2013

Let's Paint The Campus Green!
Time: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: University Center Atrium

Behind every Bronc there is a story of individual spirit, passion and determination. Let’s Paint the Campus Green is an invitation from the Office for Student Involvement for ALL Broncs to join together to cheer ALL athletes on to victory in 2013-2014.

Monday - October 21, 2013

Spirit Week T-shirt Sales
Time: 8 a.m. - 5:00 pm.
MON - FRI, 10/21 - 10/25
Location: Payments and Collections

Pay and pick up your Spirit Week T-shirt at Payments and Collections.

Ladies Night
Time: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Student Union Commons

Get pampered as we prep for the UTPA Broncs Against Breast Cancer volleyball game at 7:00 p.m. at the Fieldhouse

Pink Out Volleyball Game - UTPA vs. Grand Canyon University
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: UTPA Fieldhouse

Broncs Against Breast Cancer: Pink Out and join the Broncs Volleyball team when they face Grand Canyon University. Purchase a Broncs Against Breast Cancer T-Shirt to support Breast Cancer Research in the Rio Grande Valley.

Tuesday - October 22, 2013

Bronc Spirit Bash
Time: 7p.m.
Location: Quad

We got spirit yes we do, we got spirit how about YOU? It’s that time of the year where you Bronc yourself out and represent your organization in the battle for the spirit stick. You must be there to let everyone know who the most spirited organization is on campus. In order to have bragging rights and win the spirit stick, you must go through several competitions to accumulate points for your organization. The points will be tallied and the winners of the overall Spirit Rally will WIN the spirit stick! We will also be having performances by our very own pep band, cheerleaders, blazers and drum line! Join us at the Quad at 7 p.m. where you can party with your Bronc Athletes while enjoying some hotdogs, sliding down the portable inflatable slides, competing in activities and showing off your Bronc Pride! GO BRONCS!

Wednesday - October 23, 2013

DIY Spirit Shirts, Scarves and Hats!
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Student Union Commons

Bring your old UTPA t-shirts and go from drab to fab! OR just personalize a new t-shirt!

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Student Union Café

Spirit Week is finally here! It's time to relax, enjoy, and have some fun at the Student Union Cafe. University Program Board is proud to present you to CoMeTrY an African refugee and small town Cajun boy who blend standup comedy and spoken word into a new art form of clean, observational comedy with the artistry of performance poetry. They create an environment that not only educates, but engages the mental capacities of students. CoMeTrY has perfected Edu-tainment, the craft of educating through entertainment. Using Iggy's poetic rhythms with Chad's comedic outlook, CoMeTrY creates a whirlwind of emotion to challenge others to think beyond their comfort zones.

Thursday - October 24, 2013

Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: Wellness & Recreational Sports Complex

Come enjoy 3 hours of non-stop Zumba of all genres!

Friday - October 25, 2013

Time: 5 - 9 p.m.
Location: UTPA Fieldhouse Parking Lot

On your marks, get set, cook off! It's that time of the year again where you get to enjoy barbecuing or simply tasting the delicious fajitas that our student organizations provide as they battle to be number one in the fajita cook off contest. It's an event you DO NOT want to miss! The field house east parking lot is where the party is at! Come join us on October 25, 2013 at 5:00 PM sharp! Showcase your Bronc spirit and be loud because it's going to be a huge celebration. Mixing it in the 1s and 2s is DJ Marky Mark from 107.9 mix FM. You just simply have to be there! UPB will host various activities which will include some cool prizes! What a best way to end the week of school with students, faculty and staff as they gather to celebrate UTPA pride. Go BRONCS!!

Burning of the UTPA Letters
Time: 8:30-8:45p.m.
Location: UTPA Fieldhouse Parking Lot

Come watch this Bronc tradition as we light up the night with the burning of the UTPA letters

Bronc Madness
Time: 9 - 11 p.m.
Location: UTPA Fieldhouse

Students, faculty and staff come together to show their Bronc Pride. Join the Broncs Basketball teams at their first official practice of the season along with a greek-life dance competition and performances by UTPA Cheer & Dance.

Saturday - October 26, 2013

National Make a Difference Day
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: UTPA Fieldhouse

Make a Difference Day is an annual event celebrating neighbors helping neighbors. It was created in 1980 by USA Weekend Magazine and typically it's scheduled on the fourth Saturday of October, where millions of Americans unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others.

The annual Make a Difference Day project has become one of the many service projects UTPA's Office for Student Involvement's - Community Service Connection organizes for and with students. This year's project will be done on an individual basis to donate blood to the United Blood Services. This year's goal is to have at least 100 donors that would in turn save over 300 hundred lives! For more information contact the Office for Student Involvement at 956-665-2660 or email us at

47th Annual Carnival of the Great Pumpkin
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: UTPA Fieldhouse

Hello there my fellow Monsters, Halloween has come again and that means it's time to celebrate the 47th Annual Carnival of the Great Pumpkin! Come join the University Program Board along with the UTPA community in our festival filled with many activities such as inflatables, novelties and our spectacular Haunted House free of charge! Bring your creativity to have a chance to win in the costume contest. Also, many of the different organizations at UT-Pan Am will be fundraising with either food or games so don't forget your spending money to join in on their excitement that they will provide. Mark your calendars for October 26, 2013 from 6-10pm at the UTPA Fieldhouse, come celebrate and join the excitement.

10/21 - 10/25

Door Decorating Contest
All UTPA departments are incited to participate.

UTPA departments are encouraged to participate in the door decorating contest. Doors will be judged based on creativity and best showcase of UTPA Bronc Spirit. The first and second place departments will receive a catering credit with Sodexo Food Service. First place will receive $100 and second place $50. The deadline to enter in Wednesday, October 16th. Register online through BroncLink. For more information, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 665-2260 or email

Participating Departments:

  •  Admissions and New Student Services
  •  Career Services
  •  Center for Online Learning, Teaching & Technology
  •  Child Development Center
  •  Dean's Office - College of Education
  •  Dean's Office - College of Engineering and Computer Science
  •  Disability Services
  • English Language Institute
  • Office for Student Involvement
  • Office of Field Experiences
  • Office of Residence Life
  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Provost
  • Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Student Union
  • University Writing Center
  • Wellness and Recreational Sports

10/21 - 10/25

Window Painting Contest
Location: Student Union

All student organizations are invited to participate.

  • Deadline to sign up is Wednesday, October 16th.
  • Windows must be completely painted by Sunday, October 20th
  • Each organization is responsible for cleaning up their respective window by 10:00 pm on Sunday, October 27th.
  • Windows will be judged based on best showcase of UTPA Bronc Spirit, creativity and graphic design.
  • Judging will take place on Monday, October 21th.

1st Place: will receive a $150 credit to Sodexo Dining Services
2nd Place: $100 Sodexo credit
3rd Place: $75 Sodexo credit

*all credits are to be redeemed at one time by August 2014

Spirit Video Competition

What does Bronc spirit mean to you? We challenge all UTPA students to send in a 20 second original video that identifies what is to be a Bronc and demonstrates school spirit. Videos will be released on the spirit week Facebook page as submitted (after review). The UTPA Wellness and Recreational Sports is inviting teams or groups of students to participate in creating these short videos. Winners of the spirit video competition will be announced October 25, 2013 at Bronc Madness along with trophies and cash value prizes! Top 3 videos will be shown at the Bronc Madness event and played throughout the year in various events. Click here for more information and details on the competition.