More than 70 unique buildings make up the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso. Each structure constructed during the past century has served a distinct purpose — from providing classrooms and labs, housing students and hosting art exhibits to serving as an arena for the community to enjoy athletic and entertainment events.
“It was one of the greatest college pranks of all time,” crowed Ron Mishkin, one of the seven perpetrators who “borrowed” Oscar the alligator from the pond at San Jacinto Plaza during the overnight hours of Dec. 10-11, 1952, and deposited him in the second-floor office of Howard Quinn, a no-nonsense professor of geology.
In the early days of UTEP's history, two women, Kathleen Worrell and Ruth Monro Augur, encouraged and supported the admission of women to the male-dominated engineering school.
The El Paso economy would not be the same without The University of Texas at El Paso. Since its establishment 100 years ago.
From its beginnings as an engineering school in 1914, The University of Texas at El Paso has remained at the forefront of employing computing technology for both administrative and academic purposes.
The University of Texas at El Paso and the U.S. military have benefited from each other’s presence in the region during the past 100 years.
Being part of a Greek organization at UTEP is about growing as an individual and giving back to the community, and it has been part and parcel of the University’s rich 100-year history.
Home to the UTEP men's and women's basketball teams, the Don Haskins Center is named after the University's legendary basketball coach, who died in 2008.
The University of Texas at El Paso's foundation may be in mining, yet an array of UTEP graduates have made their mark within the visual arts, entertainment industry and other creative realms.
In 2011, the University unveiled a new master plan that incorporated parts of the Mission '73 vision for a Campus Transformation proposal.