High School Juniors and Seniors to Experience UTEP at Orange and Blue Day

webobdWhat: Orange and Blue Day Campus Experience at UTEP
When: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 (Pep rally begins at 9 a.m.)
Where: Centennial Plaza, UTEP campus

The University of Texas at El Paso will host Orange and Blue Day, a free open house event during which all high school juniors and seniors can experience life as a UTEP Miner. The event will kick off with a pep rally featuring the UTEP band, cheerleaders and Golddiggers dance team.

Each high school student will receive a tailored agenda to get the most out of their UTEP experience. UTEP’s colleges and schools will showcase their majors and degree options. These college showcases will range from visiting research labs to presentations from faculty and staff.

“Orange and Blue Day is the opportune time for any prospective high school junior or senior student and their parents to obtain a full perspective on all the wonderful things that are happening at The University of Texas at El Paso,” said Michael Talamantes, director of UTEP’s Office of Admissions and Recruitment.  “All participants will get a firsthand look at our existing vibrant campus culture in which every student and supporter of UTEP are integral family members of an ever-growing Miner Nation: a Miner Nation that is welcoming and a long-lasting support system for every student to achieve their dreams.”

Students will have the opportunity to visit with more than 50 of the University’s 200 existing student organizations at the Involvement Fair around the perimeter of Centennial Plaza. Admitted and prospective students and their family members will have the chance to visit with the student services departments at the Enrollment Fair and check on their financial aid and admissions status.

A variety of live entertainment acts will perform at Centennial Plaza throughout the day.

Miner Shuttles will transport students and family members to the state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center and the newest residence facilities at Miner Canyon for tours.


High school students will receive a free T-shirt at the event.

To register for Orange and Blue Day, visit sa.utep.edu/orangeandblueday. Only prospective students need a registration ticket for the event. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions and Recruitment at 915-747-5890.