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.