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Information about Longhorn Welcome 2020 will be available in August 2020!

Longhorn Welcome is UT’s official welcome for all incoming Longhorns. This campus-wide initiative takes place during the first weeks of the fall semester featuring 12 Signature Events, as well as dozens of other events hosted by various campus partners.

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


Longhorn Welcome 2019 Recap Video


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Signature Events

Two weeks. Twelve signature events. One unforgettable welcome.


All events

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Connect with UT

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Welcome, Longhorns

A welcome message from Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

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Texas ’23 Class Photo

Each year, incoming Longhorns gathers in DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium to pose for an iconic photo commemorating their freshman year at The University of Texas at Austin.

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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.

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Multicultural Engagement Center Welcome Events

Check out some of the welcome events that are hosted by the Multicultural Engagement Center (MEC) during Longhorn Welcome.