UTPB freshmen live in a brand-new residence building featuring fully furnished suite-style rooms and the campus’ dining hall. Later, move into a campus apartment building with one-, two- or four-bedroom suites including full kitchens, utilities, Wi-Fi access, and basic cable TV.
You can also enjoy:
Falcons also flock to the Student Activities Center’s game rooms, fitness center, Starbucks coffee shop, or Olympic-sized outdoor pool.
UTPB has about 50 student organizations, and the numbers continue to grow! It only takes five students to get together and start a new student organization if you want to pursue your own passion as an organized extracurricular.
Otherwise, you might join your fellow Falcons:
Abide College Ministry
American Association of Drilling Engineers
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
American Chemical Society
American Nuclear Society
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Association of Computing Machinery
Baptist/Basin Student Ministry
Black Leadership Council
Campus Activities Board
Catholic Student Association
Chemistry Honor Society
Christians on Campus
Coalition of Organized Gaming
Every Nation Campus
Falcon Lacrosse Club
Falcon Lions Club
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Financial Management Association
Gay Straight Alliance
International Student Organization
Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Delta Rho
Kappa Pi Honorary Art Fraternity
Latter-Day Saint Student Association
Military Society of Permian Basin
Movement to Unify and Secure Equality
Office of Student Life
Ping Pong Club
Pre-Physician Assistant Society
Social Work Club
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Society of Women Engineers
Student Veterans Association
Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Students in Philanthropy
The National Society of Leadership and Success
Zeta Xi Nu
Building on our success in a previous conference, UTPB Athletics moved to the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference starting in Fall 2016.
Intramurals are hugely popular on campus, too. Activities include:
Winning UTPB teams have even competed in statewide intramural championships!
A proud tradition at UTPB is the swim team Speedo Run when Falcons streak through campus in their swimsuits. Check out one swimmer’s Speedo Run video on youtube.
“The dorms are really nice for a university, and they’re convenient. You can walk to class in five minutes, and even if you don’t have a vehicle it’s not tough to get around here.”
— Ashley Redwine, Biology ‘17, Arlington, TX
Newsweek and US News & World Report have both recognized UTPB for superior student achievement.
The Permian Basin is a large, booming oil- and natural gas-producing area in West Texas, an easy drive from several major cities.
UTPB is headquartered in Odessa, with a satellite campus (with engineering and performing arts spaces) in nearby Midland (with shuttle service there and back).
Hike in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, the highest point in Texas.
Acres of white dunes and sand surfing await in Monahans Sandhills State Park.
Take river trips or hike among the cacti in Big Bend National Park.
Road trip with friends to Roswell to spot some aliens.