• July 27, 2021
 UTEP set to celebrate longest-running student tradition: 100th TCM Day

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UTEP set to celebrate longest-running student tradition: 100th TCM Day

TCM Day, The University of Texas at El Paso’s longest-running student tradition, returns to the campus this week.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the event. Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in various TCM Day events Friday, March 13.

The daylong series of events includes the Team Mining Challenge and the whitewashing of the “M” on the mountain north of Sun Bowl Stadium.

Students also will serenade UTEP President Heather Wilson at 10:30 a.m. outside the Administration Building.

TCM Day is celebrated on campus every March in observance of St. Patrick’s Day. The tradition began in 1920 when UTEP was known as the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy, or TCM.

College officials share that the event is an annual rite of passage to initiate new engineers and geologists into the Order of St. Patrick, the patron saint of engineers. TCM Day activities are open to all students, regardless of their major.

Visit the TCM Day homepage for more information.  Video below courtesy UTEP Communications.


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While the initial information was provided by either UTEP or UTEP Athletics, it has been reviewed and copy-checked by a Herald-Post editor. In some cases, the text has been reformatted for better readability.

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