DID YOU KNOW?
The University of Texas at El Paso has a wide variety of resources available to students, faculty and staff – many of which are free or low cost. DID YOU KNOW? … is a series that highlights these resources, such as tech support, camping equipment rentals and police escort services, so that students, faculty and staff can learn more and utilize these services.
UTEP now has 12 ATMs conveniently located across campus for those days when you need cash but don’t have time to go to the bank. Find the ATM closest to you on this map: https://map.concept3d.com/?id=843#!ce/12788?t/22459,21271
Safety Training Courses
You can participate in a variety of safety training courses — such as CPR or laboratory safety certification — for free! UTEP’s Environmental Health and Safety Department offers safety training classes for UTEP faculty, students and staff. To learn more about what’s available for you, call 915-747-7124 or visit utep.edu/ehs/training.html.
Outdoor Adventure Program
You can rent equipment for your next outdoor adventure at the Student Recreation Center. Gear like tents, sleeping bags, camp stoves and more is available to all students, faculty and staff for a nominal fee. Learn more about equipment rental through the Outdoor Adventure Program: https://www.utep.edu/student-affairs/rsd/programs/outdooradventureprograms/OAPEquipmentRental.html.
University Police Escort Service
You don’t have to walk alone. You can ask a University Police officer to accompany you to your vehicle or a Miner Metro Shuttle stop at any time. Enhance your peace of mind 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 915-747-5611. utep.edu/police/police-services.
You can take your children to an on-campus childcare center, whether it’s just for a few hours or all week. The University Heights Early Learning Academy is supported by the YWCA and open to children of UTEP students, faculty and staff. For more information and rates: https://utepn.ws/2XWLdt7.
Student Career Closet
Students can use the Career Closet, a free lending service that provides professional clothing for interviews, networking events and other occasions where they need to make a good first impression. Learn more at https://utepn.ws/2HtZdpl.
UTEP Employee and Family Care Center
UTEP employees, their dependents and retirees have priority status to see a doctor at the UTEP Employee and Family Care Center with Texas Tech Physicians. Members of the UTEP community are fast-tracked to the head of the line, allowing them to return to work and their daily routines as soon as possible. carecenter.utep.edu.
Miner Metro Shuttle Tracking
You don’t have to wonder when the next Miner Metro Shuttle is coming. You can track their locations through a free app. Check out the routes and track the shuttles at https://utepn.ws/2FxAGxb.
UTEP Food Pantry
UTEP students who are enrolled in courses in the fall or spring semesters have access to nonperishable and nutritious food at the UTEP Food Pantry, located in Memorial Gym. Learn more at utep.edu/student-affairs/foodpantry.
Tech Support for Personal Computers
Students, staff and faculty can get technical support for personally owned computers free of charge at UTEP’s Technology Support Center. Learn about Computer Clinic hours and services here: https://utepn.ws/2JWKiWM.
Dining Services Hours of Operation
You can find out when your favorite restaurant is open throughout the day using UTEP Dining Services' helpful slider tool. Find out where you can get a quick bite when you’re on campus here: https://utepn.ws/2I8qoWj.
UTEP has three lactation stations on campus where nursing mothers can express milk or nurse their child in a private, comfortable and quiet space. The newest lactation room is in University Towers room 208. Other available rooms are located in Union Building West room 112 and the Health Sciences and Nursing Building room 400. For more information and to book a room, visit utep.edu/human-resources/lactation-rooms.
Theatre and Dance Discounted Pricing
The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance offers faculty, staff and students special discount pricing for family-friendly entertainment during the academic year in the Fox Fine Arts Center. Learn more about their next performance here: https://utepn.ws/2G5kti6.
UTEP Student Health and Wellness Center
The UTEP Student Health and Wellness Center offers low-cost wellness exams, immunizations, laboratory services, and more. Insurance is accepted and a payment plan is available for uninsured or underinsured students. For a list of services, click here: https://utepn.ws/2GlMMJk.
Online Course Placement Exams
If you have been admitted to UTEP and don’t live in El Paso, you can take your course placement examinations online. For more information, call 915-747-5009 or visit https://utepn.ws/2vdEEoN.
UTEP Paydirt Loan
If you need emergency financial assistance, the UTEP Paydirt Loan is a short-term loan up to $500 that can help students stay enrolled at UTEP and continue their education. Learn more about this and other emergency aid resources here: https://utepn.ws/2KPETkI.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Senior adults can learn new skills, including portrait painting, cooking plant-based dishes, and how to tango, at UTEP’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Classes enroll every semester. Learn more: https://utepn.ws/2IAGt83.
Free Professional Headshots for Students
UTEP’s Career Center offers free professional headshots for your LinkedIn account. Dress in professional attire when taking your photo. https://www.utep.edu/student-affairs/careers/events/linkedin-photo-shoots.html.
Mobile Food Orders with Tapingo
You can order food from a variety of locations on campus right from your phone! Tapingo lets you order your favorite item from places like Starbucks, Einstein Bros. Bagels or Mein Bowl without having to wait in line. Learn more and download the app here: https://utepn.ws/2Phy21X.
Use Miner Bucks On and Off Campus
Miner Bucks are now accepted at Luby’s and Chipotle! You can use your Miner Gold Card to make purchases on campus at the UTEP Bookstore or food service outlets with Miner Bucks. You can also use your Miner Bucks to pay for purchases at some off-campus locations. Learn more: https://utepn.ws/2UVpH5a.
Military Resource Center
In addition to the Military Student Success Center in the library, the Military Resource Center in the El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center is a dedicated area where military students and veterans can learn about resources available to them. It’s also a quiet place for them to study, use computers and hold workshops. Learn more: military.utep.edu.
Free Bicycle Registration
You can register your bicycle with UTEP Police for free. Registering your bike allows campus police and area law enforcement to reunite you with your bike if it is ever lost or stolen. Register here: https://utepn.ws/2Jbw573.
“Mining Minds” Hidden Message
There is a secret message hidden on the “Mining Minds” sculpture located on the University Avenue roundabout. The message "Believe in yourself and in your dreams. Believe in UTEP and its aspirations. Share the dream!" is written in binary on the sculpture. Learn more: utep.edu/miningminds.
University Writing Center Resources
The University Writing Center offers online writing consultations if you can’t meet face-to-face. The UWC provides writing resources for all UTEP students and faculty. Learn more at utep.edu/uwc.
The Office of Human Resources offers free notary services to UTEP employees. Bring your documents and a picture ID to room 216 in the Administration Building to get your documents notarized. More info: https://utepn.ws/2VaG9Pn.
University Library’s “Browsing” Section
Students, faculty and staff can catch up on contemporary literature by visiting the University Library’s “browsing” section. The section features a variety of recently released fiction and nonfiction books. For more information, visit https://utepn.ws/2Inblqb.
Center for Accommodations and Support Services (CASS)
UTEP provides notetakers and other services for people with disabilities through the Center for Accommodations and Support Services (CASS). Learn more about their services at https://utepn.ws/2IbfJcX.
Lost and Found
Lost and found items submitted to University Police are stored for up to 90 days. To see a current list of lost and found items and to learn how to file a claim, click here: https://utepn.ws/2XXr4Tv.
Free Counseling Services for Students
UTEP students can participate in individual, group and couples counseling for free at Counseling and Psychological Services in Union Building West, room 202. For an appointment, click here: https://utepn.ws/31P60kg.
To talk to a licensed mental health professional after hours or weekends, call Miners Talk: After Hours Crisis Line at 915-747-5302.
The University Library offers free workshops that cover topics such as tools for citation and how to use the library’s free streaming services. See a list of upcoming workshops here: utep.edu/library.
Working on campus is a great way to gain work experience that can enhance your resume. Job Mine gives students and recent graduates access to an online database with hundreds of job postings. Learn more: https://utepn.ws/2JzEgca.