2022 Signature Events
Aug. 19-20, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. | Aug. 21, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. | UFCU Disch-Falk Field
New and returning Longhorns are welcomed to the Forty Acres during this three-day event. Students pick up their room key and unloading zone pass at centralized check-in and settle into 15 on-campus residence halls and Dobie Twenty21.
Beat the Heat
Aug. 20th | 2-6 p.m. | University Union
Take a break from the blazing Texas sun and make new friends at Beat the Heat. The Texas Union is throwing open its doors to welcome new students to campus with a variety of fun activities and events hosted throughout the building for all to enjoy. Offerings include trivia, movies, billiards, karaoke, bowling, food, and a pop-up arcade. Guests will also have a chance to check out the all-new Alienware Longhorn Esports Lounge.
Aug. 21 | 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. | East Mall
Compete with friends in this team-based scavenger hunt that can help you learn more about campus resources and key spots at The University of Texas at Austin. Prizes will be handed out to winning teams.
Find Your Way
Aug. 21 | 7-10 p.m. | GRE Plaza
Explore all that UT Austin involvement has to offer at Find Your Way! Come for live student performances, engage in activities with student organizations, grab some snacks, and enjoy an evening of fun and spirit!
Orange and White Welcome
Aug. 22 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Etter-Harbin Alumni Center
Celebrate your first class day with the Texas Exes! Enjoy free food, prizes and carnival games, sign the #UT26 official class banner and more! Student Members can also pick up their member packets. Free t-shirt for the first 100 students!
Aug. 29 (RESCHEDULED FROM AUG 22) | 5:30 p.m. | Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium
Be part of the Tradition! You are invited to take part in the official photo for the Class of ’26! Join your fellow classmates for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity on Campbell-Williams Field at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium to commemorate the start of your Longhorn journey. Please arrive by 5:15.
RecSports Warm Up
Aug. 23 | 12-7 p.m. | Gregory Gym
Explore all that RecSports has to offer during this open house-style event featuring group exercise classes, indoor rock climbing, games, and more!
Aug. 25 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | WCP Ballroom
Mix and mingle with Longhorns and staff of all backgrounds! Learn about campus resources available to help you feel more connected while enjoying live music, interactive photobooth, and great food.
Soccer UT vs. North Carolina
Aug. 25 | 7 p.m. | Mike A. Myers Soccer Field
The first 500 UT students will get FREE Raising Cane’s before the Longhorns take on perennial power North Carolina. Food will be distributed starting at 6 p.m. so arrive early and bring the Texas Fight!
Aug. 26 | 8-10 p.m. | Gregory Gym Plaza
Join Living the Longhorn Life for a musical experience you won’t want to miss: Silent Disco! Pick up a headset and jam out to several different DJs based on your musical preferences.
Aug. 27 | 7-10 p.m. | Main Mall
Come one, come all to the Neon Circus at Longhorn Fair! Stop by the Main Mall Saturday, Aug. 27 for glow-in-the-dark games, circus treats and more.The fun starts at 7 p.m.
*All events are subject to change