6626-It's Official! New BroncMail for all UTPA Students
Posted for Information Technology by Irma Hermida on May, 11 2011
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A Message from the Division of Information Technology

Attention students:

In line with other UT system components and in compliance with the UTPA 2009-2011 Catalog, the University community along with the Student Government Association has approved the move to mandatory use of the UTPA assigned email address (BroncMail) for all official university email communication with the students.   

When will the change take effect?

Effective June 1, 2011, the use of an alternative “preferred” email will no longer be available to receive email communication from the University. Instead the official university assigned email address must be used (example:  

What is the reason for making this change? 

When communicating to students using non-University assigned email addresses, the University cannot guarantee delivery as an outside email provider is responsible for delivering the message. The University has experienced issues where the email is blocked or delayed significantly due to the University being placed on the outside email provider’s spam list.  This has created a situation where important information is not being delivered to you, our students (examples: student financial aid notices, grades, academic coursework notices, etc.).  

What does this mean to me?

  • Your BroncMail email account is your UTPA username (example:
  • You should periodically check your BroncMail account for important information from the University.
  • Your BroncMail account is available through the student portal at
  • The password is the same password you use to log into the portal, however if you experience problems you can call the IT Help desk at 965-665-2020 or stop by the service desk. You can also go to to reset your password. Note: Your security questions and answers must be setup prior to resetting your password using the Self Service Password Application.   

Thank You,
Division of Information Technology

Need Help Accessing Your Account?
Please call IT Help desk at 965-665-2020 or stop by the service desk located in the first floor of the Academic Services Building.