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Tradition Starts Here!

Longhorn Welcome is UT’s official welcome for all incoming undergraduate Longhorns. This campus-wide initiative starts just prior to the fall term and features Signature Events as well as dozens of other events hosted by various campus partners. Continue to check this website and the Longhorn Welcome app as events are continually added to the schedule.

All events are created for new students to meet their peers, gain valuable resources, and celebrate UT’s culture and tradition!


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Signature Events

Traditions Starts Here! Learn about key events that you can participate in to learn about UT traditions and meet other new Longhorns.

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Download the Longhorn Welcome App!

To see all of the events and details for this year’s events, download the Longhorn Welcome app available on Guidebook.

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Gone to Texas

Don’t miss Gone to Texas, the official welcome to UT Austin hosted by President Hartzell on Wednesday, August 24. Held on the Main Mall in front of the Tower, this tradition ushers in the newest members of Longhorn Nation with a ceremony rich in tradition, Longhorn spirit, and of course, fireworks. Don’t miss this milestone event specifically for new students!

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Longhorn Friday

Longhorn Friday is a way for Longhorns everywhere to show their Texas spirit and unite the UT community around the world, and it’s as simple as wearing burnt orange or the Longhorn silhouette every Friday.


Full List of Events

Check out the full schedule of events for Longhorn Welcome 2022.


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