Join us for the Party of the Century!

Minerpalooza is an annual campus-wide event/pep-rally that kicks off the UTEP football season. Highlights include carnival booths, inflatable games, a Kid Zone, musical entertainment, food, and special appearances by student athletes and coaches. 

Over the last several years the event has grown from a picnic-style program to a major campus tradition for UTEP and the El Paso community attracting more than 30,000 people each year.

This year will be extra special as we celebrate UTEP’s Centennial in a big way. We anticipate record crowds and more than 100 student organizations involved in the festivities.

Minerpalooza 2014 Music Lineup Revealed

Since it began 24 years ago, Minerpalooza has become the largest, loudest and most energetic pep rally in El Paso. In honor of its Centennial year, UTEP is preparing to make Minerpalooza 2014 the “Party of the Century” on Friday, Sept.5.

Minerpalooza | 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at the corner of Glory Road and Sun Bowl Drive

UTEP vs. Texas Tech Home Opener | 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 at Sun Bowl Stadium

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An official UTEP Centennial event

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