Incoming UTEP Freshmen attend Miner Melt


Carolina Alvarez

Students climb a rock wall at the 4th annual Miner Melt

Paulina Astrid Spencer, Contributor

On Sunday, July 13, the Office of Admissions & Recruitment at UTEP held the event Miner Melt for incoming freshmen. The event took place at the Student Recreation Center and was open to all incoming freshmen admitted for Summer or Fall 2019.

The event gave students access to everything the Student Recreation Center offers, such as the indoor pool, basketball courts, gym, and gaming lounge. This year marked Miner Melt’s fourth year at the Student Recreation Center. 

“The university hopes to “foster an opportunity to create relationships, and engage the students to come on campus and feel at home” through Miner Melt” Michael Talamantes, Director of Admissions & Recruitment said.

  “Campus involvement is very important to foster relationships and connecting and networking,”  Talamantes said. 

Around 150 students registered for the event and were able to participate in many activities such as rock climbing, swimming, and playing basketball. The event also provided snacks, drinks and swag bags. 

I’m excited to be here and I am ready for the semester to begin” Freshman Marco Vargas said.

 “ I attended the event to meet new people and I hope to  meet with them later on when Fall 2019 begins,” Freshman Alan Gonzalez said.

Miner Melt was also an opportunity to show students what the Student Recreation Center offers, and prepare students for the upcoming semester. 

“I will come back for the gym and racquetball courts in the future,”Freshman Maria Avila said.