POSTED: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 12:13pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 2:29pm
EL PASO — For high school students who are curious to see what The University of Texas at El Paso is all about – Orange and Blue Day has arrived.
About 2,000 high school students and their families from throughout the region are expected to participate in this fall’s “Open House” on Saturday, Sept. 29.
“Parents and students are encouraged to attend Orange and Blue Day to learn about educational opportunities available at UTEP,” said Gus Monzon, associate director of recruitment, outreach and communications at UTEP.
The free event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Union Building gives prospective students the chance to meet with University administrators, faculty, staff and students, and experience UTEP, its majors, amenities and student services such as financial aid and scholarships. It will include campus walking tours, shuttle rides to the Student Recreation Center and Miner Village, and a complimentary lunch.
“The highlight to Saturday's event will be the College Showcase, designed to give parents and students the opportunity to meet the dean of each college and to visit with faculty and staff from their academic areas of interest,” Monzon said.
Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided at the Union, as well as the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center.
For students and families needing a ride to campus, Miner Metro Shuttles will pick up passengers from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the corner of El Paso Street and Sixth Avenue, as well as the Santa Fe Bridge. Return trips will leave campus from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.