Due to the impact of Hurricane Harvey on our community, the university-wide Gone To Texas program has been cancelled. Please consult the schedule for information on Gone To Texas college and school programs.
In the 1820s, three letters began appearing across the American frontier, etched into front doors and posted on fences: GTT. The cabins and farms were abandoned. Their former occupants had “Gone to Texas!”
Since 1997, the phrase has had a second meaning — as a rallying point for new students from around the world who likewise have “Gone to Texas.” It’s a massive celebration and the official beginning of life as a Longhorn.
Held each year the evening before classes begin, Gone to Texas kicks off the academic year with a brilliant showcase of the university’s spirit and traditions, showing new students firsthand what it means to be a Longhorn. Think of it as a citizenship ceremony for Longhorn Nation.