Thousands Attend UTEP’s Open House
UTEP invited the entire Paso del Norte community to join in a campuswide open house and celebration spanning three days, April 10-12, 2014, and thousands took us up on the offer.
With a theme of “Come and Discover,” the 2014 Open House featured nearly 100 events hosted by departments within all seven of UTEP’s colleges, including lab tours, lectures, exhibits, hands-on activities, athletic events, performances and interactive demonstrations.
The weekend included the premiere of a new documentary about UTEP by Hollywood producer and UTEP distinguished alumnus Hank Cohen, who created the film in honor of the University’s 100th birthday.
High school students and their families learned about applying to UTEP, academic programs, financial aid and scholarships during the weekend’s Orange, Blue and You event. They also had a chance to tour the campus.
Another highlight was an appearance by the women’s basketball team just a week after their Cinderella run at the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, where they took second place. The players and Coach Keitha Adams signed posters and posed for photos with fans and their trophy in front of the University Library.
“This Open House was a very important dimension of our Centennial Celebration because UTEP is El Paso’s university,” said UTEP President Diana Natalicio. “It’s very exciting for us to be able to have a 100th birthday and to be able to celebrate with all of our friends and partners."
The University has plans to continue the Open House tradition in future years.