Friday, August 25
Staff, students, and faculty continue the 24-year tradition of helping new and returning Longhorns move into 14 on-campus residence halls.
Beat the Heat
Saturday, August 26
Keep it cool in the Texas Union. Make new friends over karaoke. Play arcade games. Watch free movies in the Theatre. Try your hand at air hockey, billiards, and bowling in the Underground. Win great prizes at trivia. There’s fun, snacks, and air conditioning for one and all!
Texas Union, 2-6 p.m.
Lost in Austin
Sunday, August 27
Find yourself and enjoy a night of learning all that UT and Austin have to offer you! Enjoy live music from student talent all around campus. Take part in games and activities put on by different student organizations. Have some great food and a chance to win several giveaways and prizes throughout the night!
Gregory Plaza, 8-11 p.m.
Orange & White Welcome
Monday, August 28
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 #UT21 official class banner, and more! Texas Exes Student Members can also pick up their student member packets at the event. Sponsored by the University Co-op.
Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
RecSports Warm Up
Monday, August 28
Get moving with FREE fitness classes, intramural sports, indoor climbing, sport club exhibitions, and more at one of the top recreation centers in the nation.
Gregory Gym, 11 a.m.-5p.m.
Gone to Texas
Tuesday, August 29
The Gone to Texas rally is the official start of your life as a Longhorn. Start your time at The University of Texas at Austin with this fun and inspiring kickoff to the best years of your life.
Horns Up Night
Wednesday, August 30
Join your fellow Longhorns in DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium at 5:45 p.m. for the Texas Kickoff Rally featuring President Greg Fenves and new Head Coach Tom Herman, followed immediately by the official Texas ’21 Class Photo on the field. Freshmen, be sure to wear orange for the photo! Enter Gate 8 on the northwest corner of DKR.
Football: Texas vs. Maryland, presented by Southwest Airlines
Saturday, September 2
Cheer on the Longhorns as they face off against Maryland in the first football game under new Head Coach Tom Herman. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium. The Big Ticket is required for students to enter this event. For more information, visit TexasSports.com/BigTicket.
Party on the Plaza
Wednesday, September 6
This Texas-sized party includes food, games, performances, and a chance to win a $2,000 scholarship. Also get to know some of our 1,300 student organizations.
Gregory Gym Plaza, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball: Texas vs. Denver
Thursday, September 7
The first 750 students inside Gregory Gym receive a FREE 2017 Horns’ House T-shirt starting at 6 p.m., courtesy of Mighty Fine Burgers Fries & Shakes (sizes subject to availability). Texas Volleyball takes on the Denver Pioneers starting at 7 p.m.
Women’s Soccer: Texas vs. Colorado
Friday, September 8
The first 300 students get FREE food before Texas Soccer hosts the Colorado Buffaloes at Mike A. Myers Stadium. The match starts at 6 p.m. with free food beginning at 5:30 p.m.