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Engineering Building Breaks Ground

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin held a ground breaking ceremony for the new engineering building on Friday, March 24th at 11:00 am. The three-story building will house Mechanical, Petroleum and Aerospace Engineering programs, as well as research labs for faculty and graduate research. Construction is expected to begin in late April and is projected to conclude in April, 2019.

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Student Email Changes & Free Access to Office 365

Starting March 22, 2017 UTPB institutional emails will be sent to the student's UTPB email address only. Students are also receiving free access to Office 365. Click the link at the bottom of every UTPB web page titled "UTPB Email & Office 365" or the "Your Email" button on to access your UTPB email account and to use Office 365 for free.

More about email and Office 365

Falcon Faces

Name: Joevany Sanchez
Year: Senior
Major: Psychology/Spanish
Hometown: Presidio, Texas

“I am in the Ballet Folklorico and I enjoy having a second family away from home. We all get along long so well that it is like having a lot of siblings. I also have the opportunity to continue dancing at a professional level.”

Read more about Joevany

Register Now for Summer 2017

Go to to see what courses are available and register for Summer 2017.

Students are encouraged to visit with faculty advisors for degree and class schedule planning. Students needing an academic advisor should contact their dean’s office.

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UTPB Named to Multiple Best Lists

UTPB has been named one of the nation’s best colleges for online learning by (ACO). ACO is a leader in higher education information, resources and rankings. UTPB was recognized seven times by ACO, which generated their rankings by analyzing cost and quality metrics of thousands of U.S. colleges with online degree programs.

More about UTPB's seven recognitions

Software Donated to UTPB

Schlumberger, CGG GeoSoftware and Ikon Science have donated nearly $56 million in software to the Geology Program at UTPB.

"Our aim is to train students with modern geoscience tools on workstations," says Sumit Verma, assistant professor of Geophysics and head of the Geology Program. "Exposure to these types of tools in the classroom will make them ready to join leading oil companies.”

More about the donated software

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UTPB Presidential Search

The University of Texas System has created a website to keep the community informed about the presidential search as well as to invite nominations and applications for the position.

If you would like to learn more about the search, apply or nominate someone for the position of UTPB president please visit following link for additional information.

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Falcon Days!

UTPB’s visitation day for prospective students and families!

  • March 25, 2017
  • April 22, 2017

Visit UTPB to learn more about what we can offer you.  Get a glimpse of college life and see why UTPB is ranked one of the top institutions in the state for affordability and recognized for placing our students in jobs related to their major or graduate/professional schools.

UTPB Basketball Players

Falcon's Season Ends

#17 UTPB men's basketball's magical season came to an end Saturday night as the Falcons fell victim to a last-second buzzer-beating 30 foot 3-pointer as time expired in a 74-71 loss to Texas A&M Kingsville in the first round of the NCAA Tournament South Central Region.

The Falcons finished the season 26-6 and were Lone Star Conference regular season and tournament champions.