New and returning Longhorns are welcomed to the Forty Acres during this three-day event. Students pick up their room keys, UT ID cards and unloading pass at centralized check-in and settle into 14 on-campus residence halls.
Aug. 21 | 2-4 p.m. | Texas Union Building
Take a break from the blazing Texas sun and make new friends at Beat the Heat. The Texas Union is throwing open its doors to welcome new students to campus with a variety of fun activities and events hosted throughout the building for all to enjoy. Offerings include trivia, movies, billiards, karaoke, bowling, food, and a pop-up arcade.
Find Your Way
Aug. 22 | 7-10 p.m. | GRE Plaza
Explore all that UT Austin involvement has to offer at Find Your Way! Come for live student performances, engage in activities with student organizations, grab some snacks, and enjoy an evening of fun and spirit!
Aug. 23 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Etter-Harbin Alumni Center
Kick off the fall semester at Orange & White Welcome hosted by the Texas Exes! Free T-shirt for the first 100 students! Enjoy free food, prizes and carnival games, sign the #UT25 official class banner and more! Texas Exes Student Members can also pick up their student member packets at the event.
Aug. 23 | 3-7 p.m. | Gregory Gym Plaza
Learn how to navigate campus while earning event activity points to win a prize! Bevo's Quest is an in-person scavenger hunt that can help you learn more about campus traditions and key spots at The University of Texas at Austin.
RecSports Warm Up
Aug. 24 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Gregory Gym
Explore all that RecSports has to offer during RecSports Warm Up with activities guaranteed to get you moving. Participate in free group fitness classes, intramural sports sessions, indoor rock climbing, learn about our sport club program, plus check out activities exclusive to UT 25. All skill levels welcome.
Aug. 24 | TBD | TBD
Held the night before the first day of class, Gone to Texas serves as incoming students’ official welcome to the Forty Acres. Campus leaders will share their hopes for the newest Longhorns and everyone is invited to celebrate the start of their UT experience. Gone to Texas is the only time other than Commencement when the Tower will be lit in honor of the class of 2025. Get your horns up and see you there!
Aug. 25 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Jester Corner
Start the new semester off right, and come pick up a supply kit filled with all of your favorite back to school essentials!
Aug. 26 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | University Union Ballroom
Mix and mingle with Longhorns and staff of all backgrounds! Students will learn about campus resources available to help you feel more connected during your time on the Forty Acres.
Aug. 26 | 8-10 p.m. | TBD
Join Living the Longhorn Life for a musical experience you won’t want to miss: Silent Disco! Pick up a headset and jam out to several different DJs based on your musical preferences.
Aug. 28 | 12-2 p.m. | TBD
Mooov on down to the Longhorn Fair! We’re bringing the Texas State Fair to the Forty Acres to welcome all of our new Longhorns. There will be a variety of fabulous fried food, creative twists on Texas classics, live music, and fun fair games you won’t want to miss. We look forward to seeing you at the fair, y’all!