Signature Events

Two weeks. Twelve signature events. One unforgettable welcome.

Signature Events


Mooov-In Begins

Friday, August 24
In its 25th year, Mooov-In brings together staff, students and faculty to help new and returning Longhorns settle into 14 on-campus residence halls.

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Beat the Heat

Saturday, August 25
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.


Find Your Way

Sunday, August 26
Find your way by enjoying a night learning all that UT Austin has to offer you! Enjoy live performances from student talent. 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 Gym, 7-10 p.m.

Offered before Find Your Way:
Out of State Welcome Reception – SAC South Ballroom, 6-7 p.m.
Transfer Welcome Reception – SAC Legislative Assembly Room, 6-7 p.m.


Orange & White Welcome, sponsored by University Co-op and Austin's Pizza

Monday, August 27
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 #UT22 official class banner and more! Texas Exes Student Members can also pick up their student member packets at the event. Sponsored by University Co-op and Austin's Pizza.
Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


RecSports Warm Up

Monday, August 27
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.

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Gone to Texas

Tuesday, August 28
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.


Multicultural Mixer

Tuesday, August 28
Enjoy some snacks while you mix and mingle with Longhorns and staff of all backgrounds. You will learn about resources available to you to help you feel more connected during your time on the Forty Acres.
Texas Union - Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.


Women’s Soccer: Texas vs. Long Beach State

Thursday, August 30
The first 250 students get FREE Raising Cane’s before Texas Soccer hosts the Long Beach State 49ers at Mike A. Myers Stadium. The match time is 7 p.m.

Party on Plaza

Party on the Plaza

Wednesday, September 5
This Texas-sized party includes food, games, performances and a chance to win a $2,000 scholarship. Also get to know some of our 1,200 student organizations.
Gregory Gym Plaza, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Horns up Night/Class of '22 Photo

Wednesday, September 5
Join your fellow Longhorns in DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m. for the Texas Kickoff Rally featuring football head Coach Tom Herman, followed immediately by the official Texas ’22 Class Photo on the field. Freshmen, be sure to wear orange for the photo!
Enter Gate 8 on the northwest corner of DKR.


Women’s Volleyball: Texas vs. Texas State

Thursday, September 6
Texas Volleyball has competed in eight of the last 10 NCAA final fours. Cheer on the Longhorns in historic Gregory Gym when they take on the Texas State Bobcats starting at 7 p.m. Free Horns’ House shirts for UT students!

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Football: Texas vs. Tulsa, presented by Southwest Airlines

Saturday, September 8
Cheer on Coach Tom Herman and the Longhorns as they face off against Tulsa. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. The Big Ticket is required for students to enter this event. For more information, visit