UTEP Encyclopedia

The UTEP Encyclopedia serves as the authoritative, online source of information about the history of The University of Texas at El Paso.

About UTEP

Learn all about UTEP’s history, personalities, architecture, and traditions.



Why is Orange the school color?

Learn more about why UTEP’s colors are Orange, Silver and Blue.

Story behind the Bhutanese architectures

UTEP has a rich history and has evolved into a multicultural university. Take a look back at the milestones UTEP has surpassed.



What is the school song?

UTEP has a variety of official and unofficial songs.

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The Centennial Celebration will dramatically change the University’s campus. Stay informed of the latest construction timelines and street closures at onthemove.utep.edu

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