About TCM Day

Q: What or who is The Mighty Guard of St. Pat?

A: Students, faculty and staff who have participated and who have completed all parts of TCM Day and have received their TCM Green Card.

Q: How do I register to participate in TCM Day and what should I bring the day of the event?

A: You can pre-register on-line and pay $10.00/person with credit card or pay cash on the day of the event.

Q: What do I get when I register for for TCM Day or for the Team Mining Challenge?

A: Registration for TMC Day (all activities) will get you lunch (St. Pat's Feast), a miner's hard hat (while supplies last) and entry to participate in the Team Mining Challenge. Registration for the Team Mining Challenge will get you the opportunity to race as part of a team of 5 to win prizes, but more importantly, you will experience the rigors and challenges faced by miners of the past.

Q: How do I get a t-shirt?

A: Shirts along with the TCM Green Card are issued to participants who complete all elements of TCM Day.

Q: What are the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) Student Awards?

A: First, APO was the social fraternity that began St. Pat's Day or what is known today as TCM Day. Many APO activities involved student pride and spirit. Today, the APO awards recognize students who contributed to the same UTEP esprit de corps and culture that keeps tradition like TCM Day alive and kicking.

Q: What if I have class? Do I miss?

A: Talk to your professor(s) about participating in TCM Day and invite them to join you while you are at it. If you must leave the group, talk to a coordinator (person with the green hard hat ) or report to Magoffin Auditorium to ask for an approximate area of campus of where you can catch up when you return.