Aug. 20-23, 2020 UFCU Disch-Falk Field, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
For the 27th year, new and returning Longhorns are welcomed to the Forty Acres during this four-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. 22, 2020 Virtual 4 p.m.-Midnight
Join the University Unions for an evening of friendly competition and fun from the comfort of your room! Our annual Beat the Heat celebration is going digital this year to help welcome all students back to campus regardless of their location. Make new friends and win prizes at trivia night (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.). Afterward, stick around for our virtual Mario Kart 8 e-sports tournament (6 p.m. - midnight). You can participate as a tournament competitor or follow along on our live stream! We hope to see you there!
Find Your Way
Aug. 23, 2020 Virtual youtube.com/user/TexasOrientation, 5-6:30 p.m.
Learn about all that UT Austin involvement has to offer at Find Your Way! We will be showcasing talented students through video performances. Students can also learn more about the importance of student involvement and how to start their search. This event will also offer a chance to win a free cookie-delivery giveaway from our sponsor, Tiff's Treats! To enter, please complete the following form, and be sure to chat during the event!
Aug. 24-28, 2020 Virtual texasexes.org/orange-white-welcome-2020
Kick off the fall semester with the Texas Exes and our Orange & White Welcome Virtual Scavenger Hunt! We've partnered with social media accounts across campus and we'll be playing each day of Welcome Week. Be one of the first 50 students to complete the scavenger hunt and tag us to win a free Texas Fight shirt. All students who complete the scavenger hunt will also be entered to win other fun prizes. Follow us @TexasExes for more details!
Aug. 25, 2020 Virtual gonetotexas.utexas.edu/webcast, 8 p.m.
A University of Texas at Austin tradition, this event welcomes all new students into the Longhorn community the night before classes begin. This virtual event, hosted by Interim President Jay Hartzell, will feature student leaders, alumni, and the winners of the student video contest.
Aug. 25-Sept. 2, 2020 Virtual utrecsports.org/backtoschool
Join RecSports for a week-long series of activities that will introduce you to ways to stay active and get involved during your time on the Forty Acres. The week will feature activities that you can participate in from wherever you are including live fitness classes, games, eSports, how-to's, DIY sessions and more.
Aug. 27, 2020 Virtual Noon-1:30 p.m.
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. Students can enjoy a virtual tabling hour where students can meet campus representatives from various diversity and inclusion units, and there will also be a keynote. Students will also have the chance to win several giveaways throughout the event.