Across the American frontier in the 1820’s, many seeking a new start began moving to Texas, known a place of unlimited opportunities. As they left their homes and began their journey, these pioneers carved three letters on their doors and fences:
GTT… Gone to Texas!
Texas remains a place of limitless possibility and this pioneering tradition continues each year as thousands of students come from around the world, across the country and from every county in Texas to start their adventures as new students at The University of Texas at Austin.
Join President Gregory Fenves, along with other new students, for Gone to Texas, the University’s official welcome to your new home. Gone to Texas is a powerful rite of passage held on the Main Mall in front of the UT Tower, the site of your future graduation. Not to be missed, this unique celebration is a rich tradition for all new students to assemble together and formally mark your arrival as the newest members of The University of Texas community.