Across the American frontier in the 1820s, many seeking a new start began moving to Texas, known as 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 from around the world start their adventures as new students at The University of Texas at Austin.
This unique celebration is a rich tradition for all new students to formally mark their arrival as the newest members of The University of Texas community.
Gone to Texas 2020 will be a virtual event hosted by Interim President Jay Hartzell and featuring student leaders and special guests.