RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS -- JAN. 30, 2017 – To help connect with potential students interested in joining the Vaquero family, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley starts a six-city Discover UTRGV Tour on Feb. 1 in Laredo.

The tour will make stops in the following Texas cities:

LAREDO - Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

Location: Ramada Plaza Laredo

Address: 800 Garden St., Laredo 78040

Time: 6-7:30 p.m. (Check-in 5:30 p.m.)

BROWNSVILLE - Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017

Location: TSC Arts Center

Address: 1 W University Blvd, Brownsville 78520

Time: 8:30 a.m. (Check-in 8 a.m.)

CORPUS CHRISTI - Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Location: Ortiz Center

Address: 402 Harbor Dr. Corpus Christi 78401

Time: 9-11:30 a.m. (Check-in 8:30 a.m.)

EDINBURG - Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

Location: Performing Arts Complex

Address: 1201 W. University Dr. Edinburg 78539

Time: 8:30 a.m. (Check-in 8 a.m.)

SAN ANTONIO - Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Location: Hilton Palacio del Rio

Address: 200 S Alamo St., San Antonio 78205

Time: 9-11:30 a.m. (Check-in 8:30 a.m.)

HOUSTON - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Location: Hyatt Regency Houston

Address: 1200 Louisiana St., Houston 77002

Time: 9-11:30 a.m. (Check-in 8:30 a.m.)

Discover UTRGV is ideal for any student who wants to learn what it takes to become part of UTRGV, and will help potential students with the essential building blocks they need for a successful future at the university.

Students who already have been admitted to UTRGV can attend and sign up for new student orientation before anyone else. They also will have an opportunity to learn about the variety of academic fields and majors offered at UTRGV, and can find out about the university’s student services, financial aid, and how they can get involved with student organizations.

For questions, special accommodations or general information, contact the Office of Recruitment and Scholarships at (956) 665-7335 or email Vanessa Martinez at