The University of Texas at El Paso is kicking off its Fall 2019 semester with Miner Welcome, five days of fun-filled activities planned by the Student Engagement and Leadership Center that begins Monday, August 26.
“Miner Welcome is UTEP’s official welcome to all new and returning students,” said Nicole Aguilar, Student Engagement and Leadership Center director. “When you pair interactive activities, student leaders, and engaging opportunities with live music, food, and giveaways, it makes for a celebration! We’re here to help students navigate their way across campus and enjoy all that UTEP has to offer.”
Events are planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Centennial Plaza.
The week will culminate with Minerpalooza from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, at Glory Road and Sun Bowl Drive.
Street teams will also be also be at various locations around campus to welcome students, assist them with finding their classes, promoting Miner Welcome, Minerpalooza and more.
Here are a few highlights:
Monday, Aug. 26, Jump into the New Year: Students can enjoy free Starbucks samples, learn about the importance of recycling with the Pepsi Recycling Roadster and entertain themselves by sliding down inflatable slides and chairs.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 27-28, Discover the UTEP Edge: Students can discover the many UTEP Edge experiences on campus that will help them develop key skills that prepare them for leadership positions and lifelong success. Free pancakes will be provided. Learn more at www.utep.edu/edge
Thursday, Aug. 29, Orange Revival: UTEP’s Student Government Association will be present as students enjoy free papas locas, corn in a cup and funnel cake. Students can also showcase their skills at the inflatable soccer, football and basketball challenges.
Friday, Aug. 30, Minerpalooza: The 29th edition of Minerpalooza – UTEP’s most anticipated celebration – will feature live entertainment, interactive activities, food vendors, and Pete’s Playground, a dedicated children’s play area. A beer and wine garden will also be accessible to those ages 21 and older. Admission is free and open to the public.
Indie pop act lovelytheband will headline a lineup of world-renowned musical acts including Lemaitre, an electronic duo from Oslo, Norway, DJ James Kennedy, known from the hit Bravo reality show “Vanderpump Rules,” and El Paso’s own Jake C, who will open up the set starting at 6 p.m.
Learn more at www.minerpalooza.com