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Campus Life

Campus Housing

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.

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Clubs & Organizations

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:

  • Belting out tunes at Battle of the Bands
  • Belting balls out of the park in the Faculty/Student Baseball game
  • Cheering on the Homecoming Court
  • Joining Greek Life — Kappa Delta Rho, Theta Eta, Zeta Zi Nu
  • Writing for the student-run newspaper
  • Enjoying faith-based fellowship
  • Hanging out at the campus outdoor Olympic-sized pool after classes
  • Performing with our new marching band, or Ballet Folklorico, Mariachi, or the cheerleading, Falcon Heat Dance or STEP teams
  • Serving the community with Enactus.

Abide College Ministry

Accounting Association

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

Biology Club

Black Leadership Council

Campus Activities Board

Catholic Student Association

Chemistry Honor Society

Christians on Campus

Coalition of Organized Gaming

Education Club

Enactus

Every Nation Campus

Falcon Lacrosse Club

Falcon Lions Club

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Film Club

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

Marketing Experiences

Military Society of Permian Basin

Movement to Unify and Secure Equality

Musicians@UTPB

Office of Student Life

Ping Pong Club

Pre-Physician Assistant Society

Soccer Club

Social Work Club

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Society of Women Engineers

Sociology Club

Student Senate

Student Veterans Association

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Students in Philanthropy

The Flock

The National Society of Leadership and Success

Theta Eta

Volunteer Center

Zeta Xi Nu

Athletics & Intramurals

Building on our success in a previous conference, UTPB Athletics moved to the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference starting in Fall 2016.

Go Falcons!

  • Baseball (M)
  • Basketball (M, W)
  • Cross Country (M, W)
  • Football (M)
  • Golf (M, W)
  • Soccer (M, W)
  • Softball (W)
  • Swimming (M, W)
  • Tennis (M, W)
  • Volleyball (W)

Intramurals are hugely popular on campus, too. Activities include:

  • Billiards
  • Flag Football
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Ping Pong
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball (indoor and sand)


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.

UTPB Falcons football players in action.

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“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

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Newsweek and US News & World Report have both recognized UTPB for superior student achievement.

West Texas

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).

Cities nearby:

  • Lubbock: 2 hrs 15
  • San Angelo: 2 hrs 15
  • Abilene: 2 hrs 30
  • El Paso: 4 hrs
  • Fort Worth: 5 hrs
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hikers

Hike in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, the highest point in Texas.

surfer

Acres of white dunes and sand surfing await in Monahans Sandhills State Park.

river

Take river trips or hike among the cacti in Big Bend National Park.

alien

Road trip with friends to Roswell to spot some aliens.