About TCM Day
Q: What is TCM Day all about?
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 via Job Mine and pay $10.00/person with credit card or pay cash on the day of the event. Bring clothes that you don’t mind getting “Miner dirty” and comfortable shoes as some hiking will occur on the mountain.
Q: What do I get when I register for TCM Day and the Team Mining Challenge?
A: Registration for TCM 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. The Team Mining Challenge is the opportunity to race as part of a team of 5 to win $100 and experience the rigors and challenges faced by miners of the past.
Q: How do I get a t-shirt and certificate?
A: Shirts along with a mini certificate, aka as the TCM Day 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 started the St. Pat's Day initiation 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.